Uzari (real name; Yury Navrotsky) is one of the five participants in this year’s Belarussian Eurovision 2012 national selection; “EuroFest”. In our series of interviews with all five participants in this competition, today we speak to Uzari about his background, his participation in EuroFest and the Eurovision Song Contest in general.
ED: Hello, Uzari! Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your music background?
Hello everyone! I am singing, writing songs and making productions, it gives me a lot of joy! I like sports very much… and I am studying, one year actually is left. I think, all my achievements are in the future. I can’t say I already have a lot of musical achievements, but those that I had are really valuable for me – my participation in the «New wave» international vocal contest and my experience at «Eurovision 2011» as well…
ED: What is your song, “The Winner” about?
My song is about the fact that the medal, even if its the medal of the winner, it always has 2 sides. It’s about the thing, that the victory can be different, and even if there is a barrier or you are in some desire’s power, you never have to lose yourself.
ED: Do you plan to change your song in the final to a different composition?
No I don’t have such plans.
ED: You were a backing singer for Anastasiya Vinnikova at Eurovision-2011 with her entry, “I love Belarus”. How was the experience in Dusseldorf, and what did you learn from it?
Being at «Eurovision 2011», I clearly understood what a contest of European level is. Brilliant organization, the work process, peoples attitude to the real things, mentality.. All of these features lived in me for a long time after I came back from Germany. And of course, it meant to me a lot of positive and light emotions.
ED: What are your favourite past entries from Eurovision?
It’s really hard to mention only one participant, because this one had a good song, that one – a good show, and another one had a strong charisma..
ED: Belarus only qualified to the final of Eurovision twice, with Dmitry Koldun and 3+2. Why do you think other Belarusian entries haven’t been so successful?
The winner is the person who has the formula of victory, maybe that’s the thing..
ED: Thank you for the interview, and good luck in the final of Eurofest!