Ruslan Aslanov Belarus Junior Eurovision 2015

Ruslan Aslanov’s first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2015 made us think of two former Eurovision stars: Boggie from Hungary and Zlata Ognevich from Ukraine. The act opens with light rising on a large LED tree — when it goes green, you’ll be thinking “Wars for Nothing.” Like Boggie’s stage show, this number plays on darkness and light, albeit with a lot more drama. His tree goes from black to green to fiery red before being enveloped by a storm. Pack your umbrellas…

As at the Belarusian selection, Ruslan plays on his song title “Volshebstvo”, which translates to “magic.” The mysical sound is backed up by LED effects that jive with his motions — he flicks his hand and glitter shoots out of the tree, he holds out his hand and we see a Zlata-like butterfly land there. He reminds us of her vocally, too: loud to louder, but always on point.

He didn’t appear to be wearing his full costume, but what he did wear suggested he’ll go dark on the night. He had on black leather trousers, a black draped cape open at the front, and a very long dark necklace. It was made of string but resembled a chain.

Junior Eurovision 2015: Belarus’ first rehearsal

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Photo: EBU (Elena Volotova & Vladimir Dudakliev)

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Hanner McSinny/Calvin
6 years ago

@Renske – ohhhh yes it is (a tough song to sing, that is). It’s good that he’s taking care of his voice then; running on autopilot for the first rehearsal isn’t a horrible idea (see: Tinkara Kova?, Maja Keuc).

Bogdan Honciuc
6 years ago

Still my favourite to win.

6 years ago

@Hanner, I actually think he was holding back his voice for later. It’s such a difficult song to sing.

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
6 years ago

Well, what I assume was our collective biggest fear that his voice changes before the show looks to have been assuaged. He needs to nail down that high note about 2 minutes in; it was rough today. I’ll be crossing my fingers nervously during the performance.

Sarah Boucher
6 years ago

thank god the sun wasn’t made out of shower curtains this time. 🙂