BELARUS – Since we got the information it was clear to us that Belarus is definitely heading too the Eurovision 2018 Grand Final’s top five. It seems that tomorrow Alekseev is presenting his Eurovision bid through the Belarusian selection and the song is already released on November 9th (don’t shout he’s in within the EBU rules). After all Alekseev said that he would enter with a song already released.
Alekseev (Born Alekseev Nikita Vladimirovich) is a Ukrainian singer. He is best known for being a semifinalist on Ukraine’s version of The Voice, “Voice Of The Country” and for his chart topping song Pyanoye solntse (Drunken Sun), which has over 30 million views on YouTube.
During Voice Of The Country’s blind auditions, Ani Lorak turned her chair for Alekseev, but he did not go beyond the 1st live broadcast. As a consolation prize, Ani Lorak helped Alekseev shoot the music video for his debut single “Everything is in Time”.
In September 2015, Alekseev released Drunken Sun, with lyrics by Vitaly Kurovsky and music by Rusland Quint. The next month, a music video directed by Alan Badoev was shot in which Alekseev kills his alter ego after breaking up with a girl. In late May 2016, he received the RU.TV award for best song. He also received a prestigious YUNA award for Drunken Sun. His hit Drunken Sun gained the status of a Platinum Single on iTunes and was in Shazam’s Top 100 World Chart the following week. No less successful were the subsequent singles “Dreams of Shards”, “Oceans of Steel” and “Feeling Soul” whos music videos were also directed by Alan Badoev.
On June 29, 2016, Alekseev performed at Miss Ukraine Universe 2016.
In June 2016, Alekseev won Breakthrough Artist of The Year at the Russian MUZ-TV Awards and Breakthrough Artist of The Year at the Ukrainian M1 Music Awards in December 2016. In March 2017, the artist won was awarded many ZD Awards and Top Hit Music Awards in several categories; “Breakthrough Artist of The Year”, “Artist of The Year”, “Take-Off of The Year”, “Most Frequently Played on The Radio” for the track Dunken Sun and “Most Popular Radio Artist”.
On February 14, 2017, Valentine’s Day, Alekseev started his first All-Ukrainian Tour.
The final show took place on the artist’s birthday, May 18, at the Oktyabrsky Palace.