During her promotional tour to Belgium Alyona Lanskaya wasn’t caught with her pants down. She was, however, caught staring at a boy without any pants.
Alyona Lanskaya is one of the few Eurovision contestants to have entered and won her national selection, only to be disqualified and then win again the following year. Saying all that was exhausting, but Alyona appears to have taken it all in stride. She was looking well-rested and rather taut when we caught up with her […]
Today the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—gathered our readings on democracy and headed to Belarus, which George W. Bush once called “the last dictatorship in Europe”. Did Alyona Lanskaya’s Eurovision song “Solayoh” fill us with a sense of freedom? Or was it totes totalitarian and nasty? Read on to find out…
Last night, during the final of Romania’s Selectia Nationala, Belarusian beauty Alyona Lanskaya delivered her highly anticipated premiere of “Solayoh. She didn’t disappoint. Although the backing vocals were pre-recorded, she gave us a surprisingly good live performance of her (slightly controversial and second) song for Belarus.
We recently asked y’all if Belarus’ Alyona Lanskaya was stretching the rules by performing “Solayoh”—an updated version of a song first written back in 2008. That got wiwiblogger David thinking. As he commented on that post:
Just as horse manure always attracts flies, Alyona Lanskaya has a habit of courting controversy. The Belarusian diva—whose 2012 victory at the national selection was later revoked—now finds herself facing mounting suspicion over her song “Solayoh”.
Alyona Lanskaya may have won the Belarusian national selection with “Rhythm of Love”, but it looks like she’s ditching it in favor of “Solayoh”.
On December 21st 2011, Alyona Lanskaya appeared on stage in a huge ball gown and ridiculously long hair extensions sorrowfully belting out “All My Life”. Immediately, one was reminded of a modern day Rapunzel longing for an ESC victory.