Way back in January, Belarus was one of the first countries to reveal its entry for Eurovision 2016. During a 100% televote national final, they selected Ivan with “Help You Fly”. And the long-haired singer hasn’t been idle during the intervening two months. In February, he performed in the first show of Ukraine’s national selection and today he’s dropped a new and improved version of his song for Stockholm.
“Help You Fly” Revamp
The revamp remains largely faithful to the original — no butcher knives were used in the recording studio. But the changes are noticeable nonetheless. Despite Ivan’s rock vocals, the synth background has become more pronounced. They’ve also thrown in some howling wolves and a little plaintive wailing, because why not? One hopes the wolves recorded their vocals separately.
Reacting to the revamp
Ivan “Help You Fly” our first reaction
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