Sunday, May 15, 2011

16 Russia - Get You - Alexey Vorobyov

16 - 77 pts / 09 - 64 pts in semi 1
Russia selected Alexey Vorobyov (Алексей Воробьёв) for Eurovision.
The song Get You is written by US based producer RedOne and was presented to the Russian public on March 12.
A new version is recorded for Eurovision. It features a vocal intro in Russian. This version is only released (so far) on the official Düsseldorf CD.
You can listen to the original Get You here at Alexeys website.
For Eurovision Alexey will also use his (translated) name Alex Sparrow.

A promo set has a 1-track CD with Get You and a DVD with bio's, the videoclip and other Alex Sparrow video footage.

Get You - Eurovision version
on the official Düsseldorf album
Get You - original version
On promo cds and  Alexey's website

National finals and coverversion
Vorobyov was already in the 2008 Russian selection final with the song New Russian Kalinka (5th) and in 2009 with Heart Hunting (4th).
If you check out the music page on Alexey's website you'll find a nice Russian coverversion of Spains 1966 entry Yo Soy Aquel (originally by Raphael) which Vorobyov recorded for the Russian version of the MonteCristo TV series. It's the track titled Ты и я.

Alexey Vorobyov homepage.
Special thanks to Marina.

Lie Detector
Vorobyov, also going by the name Alex Sparrow,  has just released his new album Lie Detector (Детектор лжи) but Get You will not be on it.
Vorobyovs Lie Detector project has its own MySpace and website where you can listen to some of the tracks.
Lie Detector MySpace
Lie Detector website
RedOne MySpace

Can Alex finally give up his day job?
Producer RedOne (Swedish/Morrocan Nadir Khayat) biggest claim to fame so far is his production work on Lady Gaga's The Fame album. He also wrote her biggest hit Poker Face.
He scored a huge hit with Mohombi's Bumpy Ride released on RedOnes 2101 Records label.
RedOne also worked with Enrique Iglesias, A*Teens, Darin, Akon, Pixie Lott, Little Boots, Alexandra Burke and Jennifer Lopez. He also had a song in the 2011 Swedish selection but Love Generation's Dance Alone didn't make it to the final.

Revisit all the 2009's Eurovision releases at The Moscow Collection

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