He’s among the most successful acts ever to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest, having secured a second-place finish in 2006 before winning it all two years later.
And now Russian singer Dima Bilan has teased Eurovision fans by suggesting he’s open to a return.
As Gazeta reports, the “Believe” hitmaker made his comments on the talk show “Alena, damn it!”.
Dima, one of the most popular and highly-paid pop stars in his country, said that he supports a national final system, whereby the public has a say in choosing the country’s Eurovision act, rather than just handing all the power to the heads of the big television channels.
He said: “If we take the popular vote, then I wonder what the limit is if I go for the third time.”
Life since Eurovision
Dima Bilan is rarely out of the spotlight. His enduring popularity reflects his obvious charisma and singing ability, but also his wise decisions when it comes to choosing and performing music. He’s won countless awards and now counts more MTV Russia Music Awards than anyone else (including gongs for Best Performer, Best Singer and Best Video).
Although his Eurovision winning entry may not be one of the most beloved by fans, there’s no denying that Dima’s career has only continued to grow in the eleven years since his victory.
The Russian signer started off 2019 by releasing “Океан” (“Ocean”). A simple but powerful pop-ballad, the Eurovision 2008 winner’s emotions come across here whether you understand Russian or not, helping to lift it above some of his previous ballads.
The music video sees the star in a number of stunning natural landscapes while he sings to his lover: “You are my ocean, my unbearable / I love you so much I … / You are my ocean, my cosmos / My universe, extraordinary …”
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