In Kris‘ Eurovision 2018 Top 10 video, there was something that caught our attention:
“(…) Eurovision 2009, I think it was, in Russia actually, and I was opening it with an act (…) It was, it IS a fun story, I don’t wanna explain everything, but…”
Russia hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, after Dima Bilan won in 2008. On May 10th there was a Red Carpet Opening Party in the Eurodom, attracting thousands of guests from all over Europe. There were several former winners of the ESC performing, and it turns out, so was the Russian children’s music group Neposedy (Непоседы).
Kris was a member of Neposedy from around the age of 6 until the age of 11, and in the Eurovision Potpourri he was playing the part of a member of the group ABBA. They had already performed their Eurovision Potpourri at the Russian national selection as well as at the draw for the running order of the semis and the final, and now it was time to enter the big stage in front of a large international audience!
In 2009, the winner was Norway’s Alexander Rybak (fun fact: Fairytale got 2 points from Bulgaria). Alexander is taking part again this year, and even made it to number 8 on Kris’ list of Top 10 entries for 2018. Kris has mentioned wanting to go to the ESC as an audience, who knows – maybe he’ll get to meet Alexander in Lisbon next week?
We have found the videos of the performances at both the Russian national selection and the Opening Party. Enjoy!
Opening Party May 10th 2009:
Russian national selection March 7th 2009:
For some days ago, Kris uploaded a new video of his Top 10 in this year’s Eurovision on his YouTube channel. Where he reacts to his favorite entries this year but the video got blocked because of copyright on the Bulgarian song. The copyright got removed today after he talked to Bulgarian team. I’m so happy the copyright got removed this fast.
I agree with some of the opinions he has, especially for his number one Bulgaria! My favorite reaction from him have to been Israel or Norway.
Enjoy the video below and make sure to check the site tomorrow for an amazing TBT post by our newest member in the KKD Team, Lina.
The weather in Moscow can be unstable, it can sometimes be like experiencing all seasons in one day. Today it was sunny and around +20, which makes for a happy face, and there’s nothing TeamKris loves more!
In the Telegram Channel of Kris & Misha, Kris posted four video messages today, expressing his joy for the sunny, warm and almost summerlike weather. He was on his way to go roller skating, hoping he would survive – “wish me luck”!
Kris also mentioned the cover of Something Different by Why Don’t We that he had just recorded and posted in his Instagram account. Thank you, Kris, we are so grateful for all your recent covers!
Yesterday (April 26) after Kris‘ adventure at the airport he recorded a short cover to Instagram and Twitter of Naked, a song originally by Christopher by the piano.
Please give the cover a like on his twitter and instagram. I decided to link the video from Nanna‘s YouTube channel (Devoted TeamKris) but he deserves so many likes on his posts too so be sure to give your support because he was very disappointed after the situation at the airport and his cover is totally amazing.
We decided to wait to post this cover because of too many posts during one day. So if you still haven’t listened/watched or want to do it again, you can do it below!
Whenever I’m in pain, I sing🐯 #cover#singer#naked
— Kristian Kostov (@KristianKostov_) (link to tweet and Instagram)
On the morning of Thursday April 26th, Kris and Maria went to the Sheremetyevo International Airport to catch the 8:20 flight to Sofia, Bulgaria. Kris was supposed to perform at the send off party for Equinox, which most of you probably by now know to be the Bulgarian representative at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon.
Well, no such luck … Kris and Maria arrived at the airport in time, checked their luggage and went to the passport control. A large number of people were there, so Kris and Maria had to wait in line for 2 hours and unfortunately missed their flight, as did many other passengers. Afterwards no one wanted to take responsibility for what happened, and Kris and Maria had to spend several hours at the airport retrieving their luggage, and trying to get a ticket refund, as they spent almost 600 €. This is an issue which haven’t been resolved yet. Kris was really upset on behalf of other passengers, since there were people who really couldn’t afford to stay three more nights in Moscow waiting for an available flight.
Kris apologised to his Bulgarian fans, both in his Instagram story and on Twitter, and told them he’s really sorry he wouldn’t be able to attend the send off party after all. There were no other flights going to Sofia in time for the party, but he wished them the best of luck. We would of course all love to see Kris perform with Equinox again, but sometimes things happen over which we have no control.
We have compiled the Instagram stories of Kris and Maria chronologically, to give you a sense of today’s airport adventure. See the video here:
This article is based on Instagram story translations done by kkk.stories
This beautiful cover of All of me by Kris and Sophie Fay was posted on VK by Kris’ friend Ira Bogomolova in October 2014.
Sophie is also Kris’ friend, and an artist like him. She has actually released several singles lately, from LNT in October 2017 to her 4th single Around U last week, April 20th 2018. Check her out on Instagram here.
Let’s hope they will sing some more together, because this sounds amazing! Enjoy!