One year since Kris visited Gothenburg

For exactly one year ago (July 10, 2017), Kris joined the summer tv-show Lotta på Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden. I want to dedicate this post to myself because it’s one of my most happiest days in my life, I’m gonna tell you my story of the day.

So…I went to Gothenburg on July 10, 2017 to see Kris and Robin Stjernberg perform on the show. I wished to meet him and it came true. After hours of waiting for the show and the chaos during the meet and greet which almost gave a panic attack, he noticed me with a smile. I can’t thank him enough that he saved me from getting a panic attack, if he hadn’t noticed me in the right moment as he did I would got an attack. I really don’t know what I said in the moment but I remember that he asked me if I wanted a picture and he grabbed my phone. I told him that I were the editor of the tributes and he couldn’t look even more happy. He looked at me (I was shaking and almost cried) and said, “Come here, give me another hug”. Then I said to him that I took photos and he told me to send them to him. That’s pretty much everything I remember. Thank you again, Kris.

To celebrate this happy day I thought it’s about time to share some of the photos I took (I’ve added 20 photos in the gallery, find the link to the gallery below) and exclusive content from the dress rehearsal on KKD. I also wanna say that it’s forbidden to repost any of this without credit to Sabina Nilsson Åkö or Kris Kostov Daily.

GALLERY LINK:
Appearances & Events > 2017 > Lotta på Liseberg – Gothenburg, SE (July 10)

Video from the DRESS REHEARSAL
(recorded by me and sorry for the shaking)

FULL TELEVISION PERFORMANCE
I feel so bad for Kris for the short voice crack in the tv performance but the rest of the performance was perfect. He sang flawlessly on the dress rehearsal so I feel with him so badly.

Eurovision Star sang a song in Kazakh [Article by SPUTNIK KAZAKHSTAN]

Kristian Kostov sang a duet with opera singer Maira Mukhamedkyzy at the memorial of Batyrkhan Shukenov (on Voice of Astana)

 

ASTANA, 16 Jun – Sputnik. Russian and Bulgarian singer Kristian Kostov performed the song in the Kazakh language and explained how he coped with this challenge.

Second place in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, Kristian Kostov sang the song “Otan Ana” by Batyrkhan Shukenov. The Kazakh language is familiar to the young performer because his mother is a Kazakh.

“I understand the Kazakh language, I’m in Astana for the fifth time, and every time I sing in Kazakh but it’s the same songs. “Otan Ana” is something new for me. I think that the Kazakh language incredibly musical. This is probably one of the few languages in which there is no fragmentation into words, but there is a fragmentation into syllables. That is, one word flows into another imperceptibly. This gives so many opportunities for writing songs. I’m a composer and I can say that it makes everything simpler. Perhaps that’s why the Kazakh songs are so beautiful,” Kostov said before entering the stage at Batyr’s memorial in Astana.

Kostov performed for the second time on the same stage together with Kazakh performers. In 2012, he was lucky to sing with Batyrkhan Shukenov, and six years later Kristian sang his song in Astana with opera singer Maira Mukhamedkyzy.

“I don’t know what to say, except that I feel lucky, because I had and I have the opportunity to sing with masters, the best of the best,” Kostov said.

During the performance, Kostov could not restrain emotions and interrupted the performance of the song, saying that it was very hard for him. Together with the hall he began to sing “Otan Ana” anew and ripped off applause.

On the question whether there will be repertoire of Kostov’s songs, the artist replied that the concert “doesn’t belong to himself.” However, exclude exclusion from the Kazakh list is not worth it, he added.

“I write more in English, because I have an international contract, so I can’t say anything definite, but I never say never,” Kostov replied with a smile.

Source: Article SPUTNIK NEWS and video Видосы Казахстан

Translated with Google translate, corrected/proofread by me

Kris visited the Kazakh morning show Tansholpan on June 14, 2018

Earlier this week, Kris flew to his mother’s birth-country Kazakhstan to perform at “Voice of Astana” but he also visited the Kazakh tv-channel Qazaqstan morning show Tansholpan on June 14 where he sang the Kazakh patriotic song “Atameken” and made an interview. I have uploaded 300 LQ screencaps (but adorable) from the appearance on Tansholpan. I also thought it was about time to link the video. You can find the performance and the interview below. It’s something special when Kris sings “Atameken”. Be sure to watch it and check the screencaps out in the gallery link below.

GALLERY LINK:
Screencaptures > TV-appearances > 2018 > Tansholpan (Qazaqstan) – June 14

 

TBTThe Last Time (Cover) ft. Jazz Parking Band @ Мьюзик Паркинг 2016

For this week’s TBT, we’ve decided to go with an amazing performance by Kris from the Grand Gala show of the singing competition Мьюзик Паркинг 2016 – Music Park 2016 (Jazz Parking Festival) in Moscow in March 2016. He joined the grand gala show as a special guest artist. He sang a cover of Eric Benet‘s beautiful song The Last Time together with Jazz Parking Band (he has worked with them before when he became one of Jazz Parking‘s resident artists in 2011-2013).

We really like this performance so it was a very easy choice for this week’s TBT!

Also we wanna remind you about the exclusive video project we did for Kris for the one-year anniversary of Eurovision 2017 with some help from his friends Jowst (Joakim With Steen) and Cesár Sampson (backing vocalist for Kris in Eurovision and competed as main artist for Austria this year). They sent us video messages where they shared exclusive moments they remember from last year’s Eurovision. Please share the YouTube link to Kris because we think he still hasn’t seen the whole thing (Link to the video) and of course enjoy the video of Kris singing The Last Time below!

EUROVISION WEEK ♡ DAY #5 – Kris’ semifinal performance

We have reached day 5 of this week dedicated to Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and what else to share today than Kris‘ semifinal performance from May 11th 2017, a year ago to the date!

Personally, the semifinal was the first time I (Messy) saw and heard Kris perform, as I hadn’t really paid any attention to the ESC preseason. At first, he looked so tiny on that huge stage, but then he opened his mouth and I could not believe that this incredibly deep, rich voice could come from such a young boy. And the emotions..! I was completely mesmerized, why had I never heard of him before? Why wasn’t he already a world star?

So much has happened for Kris in the year that has passed since then. He himself has admitted he wasn’t prepared for all the attention he would recieve, but that he is so grateful for the possibilities his participation has brought him, regarding building his own career. We couldn’t be more proud of him!

As mentioned earlier, visit our gallery to find photos and screencaps of Kris from Appearances & Events > 2017 > Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Enjoy his performance in the video below, and please visit us again tomorrow for another post of this special week!

EUROVISION WEEK ♡ DAY #3 – Kris at The Israeli Party in Kyiv

During the Eurovision season 2017, Kris actually attended all the preparties ..! That involved a lot of travelling and little sleep, but also a lot of great new experiences.

In Kyiv, he also attended the Israeli Eurovision Party, which was held on May 8th in the Euroclub. There were many other artists performing as well, like the French, Estonian, German, Dutch, Austrian, Romanian, Macedonian, Serbian and Israeli contestants.

The video of Kris performing Beautiful Mess at the Israeli Eurovision Party in Kyiv was posted on YouTube May 9th, exactly one year ago today. Enjoy!