Artist/band you now love because of Eurovision
Helena Paparizou (Greece 2001/2005) – e.g. Light In Our Soul, Heroes and Baby It’s Over
Dima Bilan (Russia 2006/2008 – e.g. Not That Simple, Safety and Dreamers)
Milan Stanković (Serbia 2010 – e.g. Solo, Face and Perje)
Mika Newton (Ukraine 2011 – e.g. Anomaliya, Lunapark and Moscow Calling)
But my most loved is:
Serebro (Russia 2007)
Sigh…Russians just know how to do pop music. I’m not sure about Serebro’s tendency to get naked/all over each other in every video clip, Tatu-style, but their music more than makes up for that. Their first album OpiumRoz is one of the few I have that I love every song on, and it looks like their upcoming second one, which is more dance-inspired, will be the same.
I love Opium, Skazhi Ni Molchi and Like Mary Warner (to name a few) but my favourite (and one of my favourite songs EVER!) is Dyshi, or Breathe.