Saturday, January 1, 2011

"La Voix" Music Video Featuring Anna Netrebko

In 2010, Russia's pop star Philipp Kirkorov and opera singer Anna Netrebko recorded a cover of the song "La Voix" with Kirkorov singing verses and Netrebko singing chorus. They did two versions of the song, one with original French and English lyrics and the other sung exclusively in Russian.
The couple went on several television shows to promote the single (appearances can all be found on YouTube). In the process the two have become good friends. Visit the websites for both artists:

Watch the video and see many more photos of the two together after the jump. As an added bonus, there is also a clip about the making of the video which features backstage scenes, hair & make-up and sets for the video.

"La voix" (The voice) is a song by Swedish singer Malena Ernman and was the Swedish entry at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Moscow, Russia. It was composed by Fredrik Kempe, with lyrics by both Kempe and Ernman. It is the first Swedish entry to contain lyrics in French.

The song was the winner of Melodifestivalen 2009 on March 14, 2009, and competed for Sweden in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2009 on May 12, 2009. The song qualified for the final round where it finished 21st place with 33 points, making it Sweden's second lowest placing in the Contest since 1992's "I morgon är en annan dag" (#22), and also the second time the country failed to place within the Top 20.
Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov (Bulgarian: Фи́лип Бедро́сов Кирко́ров; Russian: Фили́пп Бедро́сович Кирко́ров) is an Armenian-Bulgarian singer and producer living and working in Moscow.
Philipp Kirkorov was born on April 30, 1967 in Varna, Bulgaria. His father is Bulgarian singer of Armenian ethnicity Bedros Kirkorov. His mother, Victoria, is Jewish. In 1984, he entered the Gnesin State Music School and graduated with honors in 1988. His musical style is generic Russian pop music with occasional Western influences and, like many Russian pop stars of the 90s and later, he frequently records duets with other artists working in the same field.

In 1994 he proposed to Alla Pugacheva, and she accepted. On January 13, the couple announced their engagement in Moscow. On March 15, the marriage was registered in St. Petersburg by then-mayor Anatoly Sobchak. On May 15 the wedding of Kirkorov and Pugacheva took place in Jerusalem. Kirkorov represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 held in Dublin with the song "Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana" ("Lullaby for the volcano") and finished in 17th place.

He co-wrote the Belarusian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, "Work Your Magic" for Dmitry Koldun, and wrote the 2008 Ukrainian entry "Shady Lady", performed by Ani Lorak. He was also a judge in the second season of Music Idol in Bulgaria. Kirkorov makes a cameo in Verka Serduchka's video "Do Re Mi."

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