The Baku Collection presents the releases, versions, backgrounds and chart trivia for the songs of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Belarus - We Are The Heroes - Litesound
16 - 35 pts in semi 2
The song that Litesound sang in the Eurofest is We Are The Heroes, and it was confirmed it will be the Eurovision entry, even if a different entry seemed to have won the Eurofest National Final (see below)
A new, more dance tinged, version was recorded for Eurovision, which is already the third version of the song.
Listen to the new version here at Litesounds website.
All My Life by Alyona Lanskaya (Алёна Ланская) was originally announced as the winner of the 2012 Eurofest in the televisionshow, but it now is Litesound who will represent Belarus.
The updated page of BTRC doesn't mention Alonya Lanskaya as the original winner (or: it doen't mention her at all) so there is no official confirmation that the choice for Litesound is related to irregularities in the voting.
Download and Listen
Listen to the 2nd version of We Are The Heroes here at Litesounds MySpace or at Reverbnation. You can download the song with the widget below. (click the small arrow and you will get a fb option or an e-mail option to join and get two Litesound songs for free including We Are The Heroes.
A promo cds is issued by BTRC. It has four versions (see below) and the video of We Are The Heroes. versions:
We Are The Heroes - Eurovision version ♫
We Are The Heroes - Video version
We Are The Heroes - Litesound and Alexander Lipnitsky Orchestra
We Are The Heroes - Zaga feat. Alex Kolchin remix - above 4 versions on promo disc
We Are The Heroes - National final version - in widget below
We Are The Heroes - Original version - Original has only been performed with live vocals.
+ remixes, see below
Litesound have been participating in the Belorussian preselection on several occasions:
2006 - My Faith
2007 - Summer Trip
2008 - Do You Believe
2009 - Carry On (with Dakota)
Litesound is based around brothers Dmitry and Vladimir Karjakin (Дмитрий and Уладзімір Каракін a.k.a. Jay and Ronnie Blade) with Italian singer Jacopo Massa (Якопа Маса).
The other members are Alex Kolchin (Алекс Колчын) and Ignat Yakovich (Ігнат Яковіч).
You can listen to the studio version of the Alonya Lanskaya song All My Life here at VK.ru
On Valentines day Belarus chose their entry for Eurovision 2012. (... well they had their Eurofest selection)
Five artists were in the running, but it's not guaranteed that the (now, new) winning song will also be the Eurovision entry. Belarus have been known to change songs in the process on several occasions. It is the first time that they ditched and switched the artist though.