Oleksandr Balanov and his majestic cat
Oleksandr Balanov and his majestic cat Photo: Oleksandr Balanov

A day in the life of: Oleksandr Balabanov

What does a regular day in the life of a Junior Eurovision participant look like? You can get exclusive insight into what the 2020 participants are up to on a normal day right here! This time, it's Ukraine's Oleksandr who's sharing his daily life with us!

Oleksander was born in Donetsk and has been keen on singing since he was a child. When he was 8 years old, he and his family moved to Kyiv where he joined the music department of an art school and started taking singing classes.

"I start my day with positive thoughts and a nice breakfast. I need a good energy boost for the whole day. There are many things ahead: school, appointments and music, of course!"

"After school, l I drop by the Pencil TV Center for an appointment with my favourite team at UA:PBC. The heart of Eurovision in Ukraine beats here!"

"I enjoy the moment of having lunch. I have a free hour for a warm and delicious cup of cocoa in my favourite café. I like looking out the window, watching the flow of cars, dreaming and listening to music."

"At 17.00 I have a singing lesson. The positive, creative and demanding Anna Vakha is my vocal coach who keeps me up to par! Today we started learning a new song and improvised a lot. In short, we worked well!"

"At 19:00 I am finally at home. It's cosy and warm here. When I come back home, my fluffy queen, cat Niusha, always meets me. She is 10 years old but she acts like a kitten. I cannot imagine my life without her."

"After dinner, I play active games with my little sister Polina. She is three and she loves everything pink, dolls and flamingos. We often play hide-and-seek, run around, dance and sing. I love her so much."

"My family is my support. My mother, father and sister are the most important people in the whole world for me. They are my motivation, my team! We finish the day, round everything up and plan the next day. We wish everyone good health, inspiration and love!"

Good night Oleksandr, and thank you for taking us along on your busy day! We look forward to watching you perform Vidkryvai on Sunday 29 November!

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Oleksandr Balabanov

Oleksandr Balabanov

Vidkryvai (Open Up)

Ukraine