Oleksandr Balabanov from Ukraine

Oleksandr Balabanov

Vidkryvai (Open Up)

Country
🇺🇦 Ukraine
Final
Finished 7th
Song
Vidkryvai (Open Up)
Written by
Mykhailo Klymenko, Oleksandr Balabanov
Composed by
Mykhailo Klymenko, Oleksandr Balabanov
Broadcaster
UA:PBC

Out of 11 shortlisted participants, Oleksandr Balabanov was selected to represent Ukraine at the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. He took part in Ukraine's national selection in 2018 and 2019 as well, with the songs 'We Are The Children Of The Earth' and 'Power In You'.

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What are the favourite lyrics in your song?
'
But you are the argonaut who has found his fleece!' There is a deep meaning in these words. An argonaut is a hero of ancient Greek mythology who came a long way in search of the desired golden fleece.

To find your happiness, your calling, you must not stop, never give up, only believe in the best, discover this world and open up to this world.

How and when did you start with music?
I started playing music at the age of 4, attending a children's folk singing group. At the age of 8 I began to practice pop vocals and entered an art school at the Faculty of Music.

Who are your idols?
Michael Jackson and British band Jungle

How would you celebrate a Junior Eurovision victory?
I would be incredibly happy! Yes, I would be the happiest person in the world at that time!

How do you 'Move The World?'
I try to motivate people with my music. I also participate in World Cleanup Day and support the environmental movement. Even the smallest deeds can help our world become a better place.

This or That

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Playlist

  1. House in LA - Jungle

  2. She Drives Me Wild - Michael Jackson

  3. Gamesofluck - Parcels

  4. Heavy, California - Jungle

  5. Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka

  6. Can't Hold Back - Kano

  7. The Heat - Jungle

  8. Devotion - Breakbot

  9. Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson

  10. Part-time Lover - Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Vidkryvai (Open Up)

When you're giving something To who's asking for Well, you should keep on going forward to change this world Oh, were they right? To survive any sorrow You have to be full of You have to be full of Love... Відкривай! Сяйво своє сій! Серце відкривай! Давай засвіти усім! Це той самий момент, це та сама мить, Коли твоє серце шепоче тобі, Давай! Відкривай! Хитає човен, Лякає дно, Та ти аргонавт, який знайшов своє руно! When I was blind I kept on going And heard it calling, calling Відкривай! Сяйво своє сій! Серце відкривай! Давай засвіти усім! Це той самий момент, це та сама мить, Коли твоє серце шепоче тобі, Давай! Відкривай! (Сяйво своє сій) Ти відкривай! (Давай засвіти усім) Той самий момент, це та сама мить, Коли твоє серце шепоче тобі, Давай! Давай! Давай! Відкривай! Це той самий момент, це та сама мить, Коли твоє серце шепоче тобі, Давай! Open up!

Updates about Oleksandr Balabanov

Oleksandr Balabanov backstage during the recording of his performance

Check in with Oleksandr!

1 week ago
Oleksandr Balanov and his majestic cat

A day in the life of: Oleksandr Balabanov

1 week ago

UPDATE: Ukraine's Oleksandr Balabanov releases music video of Vidkryvai

1 month ago
Oleksandr Balabanov will represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2020

Oleksandr Balabanov will represent Ukraine!

2 months ago