Dmitry Koldun the most successful Belarussian artist at the Eurovision Song Contest, will mark 10 years since the competition at this years Slavianski Bazaar.
Dmitry Koldun will mark 10 years since he finished 6th at the Eurovision Song Contest, with a concert at this years Slavianski Bazaar. The singer took part in Slavianski Bazaar in 2005 but failed to reach the top three of the competition, following his participation in the festival his career bloomed when he took part in a Russian singing competition. Slavianski Bazaar is something of a tradition in the Koldun, family with his brother finishing second at the competition in 2007.
In 2007 Dmitry went on to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest, becoming the first singer to take the country to a Eurovision final. In the final he performed the song “Work Your Magic” finishing 6th with a total of 145 points. The song scored 12 points from Israel, Ukraine and Russia. Since the competition he has released four album the latest of which came out in 2013.
Watch Dmitry’s performance at Eurovision 2007 below:
Source: Slavianski Bazaar
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Slavianski Bazaar has been held annually in Vibetsk, Belarus since 1992. The event consists of two competitive contests, the International Pop Song Performers Contest for singers age 18 to 31, and the Children’s Contest for those age between 7 and 12. The competition is popular in the former Soviet Union, Baltic States and the Balkans. Winners include Ruslana, Zeljko Joksimovic, Donny Montell and Alyona Lanskaya. The Children’s Contest has been held since 2003 and former winners include singers who have gone on to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes former winner Ksenia Sitnik who won for Belarus in 2005.