BELARUS – In a recent interview Dmitry Koldun (2008) decided to reveal how difficult was the contract signed with CHANNEL ONE, his bad relationship with Philip Kirkorov, and how he was forced to work with Alexander Lunyov.
“After Eurovision, the most unpleasant part happened. Viktor Drobysh said that we should record an album in America, and Philipp said that we should do more of that rogue prince out of me, the wizard. Channel One said: ‘You don’t need one or the other, you will now work with Alexander Lunyov, because… because we decided that way. It was said that ‘You don’t have to tell us: “I want to work with Philipp there”, you don’t need to do that. I was a fourth-year student at the Faculty of Chemistry, who ended up in all that just from another world. And in just that one year, that all happened. I didn’t take any decision, just you know, I swam in the stream.”
“They gave me a car, Channel One provided a car for me. I drove in it. Like you said, that I had to go to something. I had a Porsche Cayenne, which I drove a time or four. That’s all. To some kind of award gala, I would be arriving. I very much believe that he was not satisfied with what happened. It was hard to find a person that was satisfied with it. That’s not how it was supposed to happen, but it’s how it happened. It’s completely possible that very deep inside him, the unpleasant aftertaste of that situation stayed with him. On the other side, I don’t think that Philipp often reminisces about it, if we didn’t ask that question. Because Philipp has a very fruitful life, these very multifaceted, prolific artistic activities, which he is busy with. I also do not reminisce about it, because I have somewhere to put my energy towards, in art, in other things. I don’t have the desire to remember it. Those who often remember it, clearly have a goal. There is such ‘You have everything because of him!’. No, I don’t think so.”