They’re two of the nicest, quirkiest Eurovision contestants we have ever met in the nine years we’ve been covering the Eurovision Song Contest.

So on Monday morning we were overjoyed to learn that Naviband — that’s Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenya Zhuk — will soon welcome their first child into the world.

The duo teased the announcement of Ksenya’s pregnancy with their new music video for “A Dzie Zyvies Ty?” (And where do you live?), writing on Instagram that they had some big news.

“We reveal the secret and begin a new way of our creative and life story,” they wrote in the caption.

And the secret becomes more than clear by the end of the music video, when Artem gently rubs Ksenya’s stomach — and his to-be-named child.

Artem cleared up any ambiguity in a message to wiwibloggs.

“The song is about new life in our big creative family,” he wrote. “Because Ksenya is pregnant.”

As we’ve come to expect from the Belarusian duo, the music video is bright and cheery — even if it takes place at night and in winter.

The video cuts between the duo all warm and cosy at home and a jolly craftsman making a luminous moon. He carries it from his shop to a grand stage via a bus, serving a slice of Nathan Trent realness in the process. He eventually plants it outside of Naviband’s home — the perfect winter warmer as they welcome their child into the world.

The single is available on all digital platforms, and the full album is already available for pre-order on iTunes and GooglePlay.

We’re fairly confident that Artem and Ksenya will be the best parents ever. And that their child’s first words will be “Hey! Hey!”

Belarus at Eurovision 2017

The duo made history in 2017 as the first act from their country ever to sing in Belarusian.

Their track “Story of My Life” had a folksy, indigenous sound and was a splash of happy that made Europe smile.

It took Belarus back to the Eurovision final after two years of non-qualification, and remains a go-to track if you need a pick-me-up. That’s once reason I recommended it to BBC listeners over the summer when I was a guest on the BBC World Service’s Arts Hour. Europe needs to hear them!

Are you excited about Naviband’s big news? What message do you have for them? And are you loving the new video as much as we are? Let us know in the comments box below!

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R
R
3 years ago

Congratulations Guys! 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago

I can’t imagine a better way to come to the world than being this couple’s kid! I smile just by looking at them.

Josh Kennon
Josh Kennon
3 years ago

Wishing Ksenya and Artem the best as they prepare to welcome their new arrival into the world! They are just such good-hearted people who write songs that just connect to life and emotion, and you understand, no matter the language barrier! Also, Eurovision in the late 2030’s is going to be INSANELY amazing once all these babies grow up!

Kjetil
Kjetil
3 years ago

Great news! I’m so happy for them and their new song is beautiful! <3

Nikki
Nikki
3 years ago

Babyvision Watch 2018! The crocheter inside just wants to start making baby booties, I have a perfect pattern for baby Pegasus booties.

Congratulations to Ksenija and Arciom

Carmen
Carmen
3 years ago
Reply to  Nikki

Me too…weeoo weeooh weooh…I made a sweater for an octopus
I’m like that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ0K99BAXYE

Hada
Hada
3 years ago

Luísa Sobral’s pregnant, Jamala’s pregnant, Mans’ pregnant, and now Ksenya’s pregnant… did they call each other to synchronize the baby boom around Eurovision season?

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 years ago
Reply to  Hada

Måns can’t be pregnant hahaha
Also, so happy for them (and all the others!)

jim
jim
3 years ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

are u sure mans is pregnant? XD

R
R
3 years ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Well, not ACTUALLY pregnant, but 2nd hand pregnant. 😛

Tio
Tio
3 years ago

Have you heard the rumours that Rodrigo Alves (aka Human Ken) might host Eurovision?

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  Tio

That’s 99% to be untrue.

Carmen
Carmen
3 years ago
Reply to  Tio
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
3 years ago
Reply to  Tio

That would be so terrible xD also no way rtp would go for that.

R
R
3 years ago
Reply to  Tio

Nobody knows who he is.

Carmen
Carmen
3 years ago

Jamala, Mans, Luisa Sobral, Ksenya…this baby boom is because the eclipse, this is why they feature the moon in the video. I’m joking, or maybe not.

James
James
3 years ago

‘Tis the season of Eurovision babies!

Nickc
Nickc
3 years ago

I am really happy for them, congrats. First Jamaal, then mans and now this. Water cannot cool down esc stars

Carmen
Carmen
3 years ago

Is the moon representing motherhood? I like their style, very organic, quirky, cosy. Congratulations for the child.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

What wonderful news for a Monday! So much joy!!