She’s the most loved rapper in Ukraine. And her fans have asked her many times if she wishes to go to Eurovision. However, rapper alyona alyona is not sure whether the contest fits to her style.
In a recent television interview, alyona alyona revealed that her fans have been asking the rapper for a long time to go to Eurovision. However, she is not sure whether it’s something for her. To Kateryna Osadcha, Alyona said:
“I don’t know whether I would be ready. It’s rap… it’s such vocal competition, and I’m more of rap music. I wouldn’t know.”
alyona alyona’s Eurovision jury duty
Alyona alyona already has a connection with Eurovision. Last month, she was one of the five members of the Ukrainian jury for Eurovision 2021. The Ukrainian jury did quite well with predicting who would win the contest -— they were one of the very few juries to give Italy 12 points.
Speaking about her experiences on the jury, alyona alyona said that she felt a bit like a schoolgirl while doing the job. But for her, Italy and France brought something special. She said:
“When Italy came on the stage, when we saw them, we immediately went “Wow!”. The singer did not try to pretend, he went on stage like it was his concert, and that’s how it went. There were some doubts [whether this was better] than France. France also had a soulful song that gave goosebumps, it gave some goosebumps, someone else was moved to tears. I think that that we all equally gave the high points to France and Italy.”
From a kindergarten teacher to a rap star
Originally a kindergarten teacher, alyona alyona — whose real name is Alyona Savranenko — entered the music industry quite late. At the age of 27, she released her first rap composition on YouTube, titled “Rybky”.
From then onwards, it went fly for the skilled MC, who writes her songs in Ukrainian. In 2019, she received her nomination for a YUNA and performed at Sziget. The New York Times compared alyona aylona’s artistry with that of Azaelia Banks.
Meanwhile, she also penned the lyrics to “Vilna”, the hit duet between Tina Karol and The Hardkiss’ Julia Sanina. Next to that, she also performed two singles with Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala.
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