Eurovision 2017 host country Ukraine has already revealed its 24 semi-finalists for the national selection. However, only some of the artists have decided to share information about their songs.
Among them is Tatyana Reshetnyak, who fans may recognise as a former member of the female pop group “Goryachiy shokolad” (“Hot Chocolate”). In 2014 she failed to pass the blind auditions of The Voice of Ukraine. But a year later she managed to sing her way to the final, where she ultimately finished as runner-up. She was coached by Ukrainian singer, composer and producer Potap.
Now, as she heads into Ukraine’s Eurovision selection, Tatyana has been reborn as TAYANNA. The capital letters suggest her seriousness of intent. “I want to start this journey with a new stage name given to me by Alan Badoev,” she said in a statement sent to wiwibloggs. Badoev, of course, is a famed music video director who has worked with artists including Markus Riva, Sergey Lazarev and Polina Gagarina.
She will perform a song called “I Love You”, an English version of her song “Osen” (Autumn), which comes from her debut EP “TAYANNA: Portraits”. Tatyana wrote the music and lyrics, and Max Barskih produced the track. Max also adapted the lyrics from Russian into English.
Here’s the clip of the original version of “Autumn”, which has been viewed more than one million times.
“I really hope that the song ‘I Love You’ will awake an echo in women’s hearts all over the world,” she said.
“This piece is my private story but it is also familiar to all of us. Don’t let the melancholic memories let you down, whatever it takes! You have to move on, stay strong and bring love to the world!”
TAYANNA, in collaboration with pianist Evgeny Khmara, will create an instrumental cover of her song for the national selection. The idea was born during rehearsals as she was carried away by the sound.
Tayanna’s “I Love You”
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