Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Belarus – “Help You Fly” By Ivan

Ivan-Belarus-Eurovision-2016-winnerEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. The Belarus song is called “Help You Fly” and is performed by Ivan.

ARTIST

IVAN is a stage name of Alexander Ivanov. The Belarusian singer is already known to the Russian audience. He won the Five Stars competition, reached the Main Stage semifinal and got the Producers’ Choice Award in the project

SONG

The song was originally titled “How To Fly” and was composed and produced by Victor Drobysh, with lyrics by Mary Applegate. The duo also penned the Russian entries in 2005 (Nobody Hurt No One by Natalia Podolskaya) and 2012 (Party For Everybody by Buranovskie Babushki) respectively.

OFFICIAL VIDEO

Coming soon…

OPINION

Perhaps the headline here should be “Hanson brother goes solo and decides to copy last year’s Eurovision winner’s performance but fails miserably”. Seriously – are we going to see a lot of computer generated backgrounds this year because that’s what won last year?

Ivan needs to go get a haircut and an original idea.

PREDICTION

This will not qualify!

LYRICS

“I will help you learn how to fly, how to fly

Do you remember when you were younger
You didn’t worry for a day
Now all the questions and no direction
They make our reasons insane

It’s time you released yourself
Before you can let go

I will help you learn how to fly, how to fly
Free, leave all the madness behind, far behind

You feel like you are the poison
It’s time to heal you from the pain
I know that you’ve been the hunted
I want to free you again

It’s time you released yourself
Before you can let go

I will help you learn how to fly, how to fly
Free, leave all the madness behind, far behind

If I can fly then you can
If I can fly then you can fly
If I can fly then you can fly
If I can fly (If I can fly)
If I can fly

I will help you learn how to fly, how to fly
Free, leave all the madness behind, far behind
All behind”

Good luck Ivan!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

 

*photo credit Wiwibloggs – they’re Eurovisiontastic!

 

 

 

 

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