In his Eurovision 2018 song “Forever”, Belarus’ Alekseev channels nostalgia, love and hope. And, following his interview with wiwiblogger William Lee Adams at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam, it’s clear that this song triggers some very deep emotions in the Ukrainian singer.

When Alekseev’s mother became pregnant, his father told her that she would have to choose between the baby or him. She went on to give birth to Alekseev, who has grown into a kind man and talented performer.

“I want to meet my father, because I’ve never seen him before and maybe we will see my act in Lisbon and he’ll say, ‘Oh that’s my boy and I want to say him hello,'” he tells us. “Maybe, maybe. I hope. He lives in Israel. I didn’t see him before, but maybe we’ll meet up after the Eurovision, who knows?”

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The 24-year-old’s vocals have improved dramatically since the Belarusian national final in February. He’s delivered a series of strong performances at his concerts, which show off his growing sense of confidence. How does he explain it?

“I have many rehearsals with the big Master Alex Panayi. I have many concerts when I can sing my song and see how the audience feels my music. So it was a good three months for me.”

When asked to describe his best performance, he was already looking to the future: “I hope it will be in Lisbon”.

Everyone wants to know if Alekseev will bring his electric bodysuit to Eurovision. But he says no, joking that it’s in his museum now. “It will be a different act [in Lisbon]. It’s a very emotional and personal show stage but I can say nothing because it’s a surprise for you.”

“It will be only my soul, my music and the audience of the Eurovision.”

“[Eurovision] is a great chance to meet new people and I really hope that in the Lisbon the audience will say, ‘Yes, I know this guy, he has a really good song, and I wish him a good luck.’

And what about Eurovision in Concert?

“Today in Amsterdam, I want to bring my soul and say my story, about my school years. I will come on the stage and say, ‘Hello, I am Nikita from Belarus, please support me.”

Alekseev will perform in the first half of the first semi-final on May 8.

What do you think of Alekseev’s story? Will he qualify for the grand final with ”Forever”? Share your thoughts below!

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Åsa
Åsa
2 years ago

Amazing how much Alekseev looks like Benjamin Ingrosso as a child, on that photo. You should put that photo side by side with a picture of Benjamin from 2007, like this one for instance:
https://www.expressen.se/noje/benjamin-drar-pa-turne-med-faster/

Malin
Malin
2 years ago

I love his song and I hope he will do a great liveperformance in ESC. It’s my nr 1. I hope he will meet his father someday.

Good luck and love from Sweden <3

Ern
Ern
2 years ago

Alekseev seems like a very nice young guy.

I hope he gets his wish. I also hope he isn’t disappointed.

This man who is his father sounds like a total jerk.

Victoria
Victoria
2 years ago

So you don’t believe that maybe the guy really wants for find his father? Be kind. Cheers…

Rada S.
2 years ago

I have the same story with my son. He is already 7. His dad and I were in legal marriage but he left me pregnant. Each baby’s birthday I call him to remind to speak to his son. He never pick up. I have only texts which are the same every year, “Sorry, but im working till 10” But I know what it means for a child. its a pain and at the same time vivid desire to share his love to his father. Alexeev is very outstanding strong person. I wish his dream come true. The song and its… Read more »

Malin
Malin
2 years ago
Reply to  Rada S.

Love for you and your son! <3

Malin
Malin
2 years ago
Reply to  Rada S.

Agree, it’s a beatufull song. Feels lika a song that are missing from my younger days. I hope he manage to let us feel all the emotions that this song has. The lyric and mrlodi is fantastic allready. Hope the performance will allow the auduence to feel his song as much that I do when I listen to the video.

love, love, peace, peace from Sweden

Juan
Juan
2 years ago

It’s nice we get to know artists from their inside. Music is not only combined sounds but personal stories or experiences and I’m glad Alekseev opened his heart for us. I share the same fate and I’ve also loved Forever since the very first day. Best of luck!

Amor
Amor
2 years ago

“When Alekseev’s mother became pregnant, his father told her that she would have to choose between the baby or him.”
Honestly, Alekseev, don’t meet this fool. Any man who says that to a woman does not deserve ANYONE’S time. You deserve better.

Iain
Iain
2 years ago

Personally I wouldn’t bother with him after being so awful to his mother and his unborn child but I guess humans are more complicated than that.

HoneyBS
HoneyBS
2 years ago

He has no hate inside. In this hard and dark world of hate, he doesn’t hate and Is amazing. I hope you could meet.

Madrileño
Madrileño
2 years ago

I didnt have a father too but Alexeey belive me is better not to have a father than to have a bad one.
Big Hug

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

Sending love to Alekseev and hope he qualify <3

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago

I’ ve watched the interview and I’m pretty sure he said ( or meant) that he doesn’t want the entry to be anout his childhood, his school years etc, he wants to be just a guy with a song. Meaning that he’s not in search for pity votes. And he doesn’t need the pity votes, the song is mesmerizing, the rendition is emotional and the boy is beautiful. He’s there for the win!

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Yaa

About, sorry

Laura
Laura
2 years ago

I hope he will meet with his father, I wish him this. But … I think … if it’s really important for you, you don’t need to talk about it in all interviews. This becomes not sincerity, especially when Alekseev is already a famous person in Israel.

Ali
Ali
2 years ago
Reply to  Laura

The only way for his father to ever find him would be through the media or seeing him perform- that’s the point of Alekseev mentioning it in the interviews, in hopes that his father will see it and recognize him. If he keeps it a secret and never tells anyone, his father will never notice him. He’s on a mission–and that’s sincere

mrcynic
mrcynic
2 years ago

Sob story.

Yawn

Mateo
Mateo
2 years ago
Reply to  mrcynic

Just a few examples of human cruelty towards each other. Both on your part and that of the singer’s sperm donor.

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

I really like his song! Hope he qualifies!

Emilyx33x
Emilyx33x
2 years ago

I thank the lord that the UK is voting in this semi! Belarus FTW 😀

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Emilyx33x

Put one vote for me, too, pleeese! My country is in the other semi.

Lagead
Lagead
2 years ago

<3

Ghost123
Ghost123
2 years ago

His teeth are so white!

Malin
Malin
2 years ago
Reply to  Ghost123

… more importent. IT seems that his heart is of gold. <3