Mukachevo group has a chance to perform at the "Eurovision-2016"
A press conference has been held with the members of the Mukachevo group "PeaksofKings" in the Uzhhorod press club. They are to perform at the national preliminary tour of the "Eurovision-2016" this week. The live show will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on 13 February on the "STB" and the "1-yi Natsionalnyi" TV channels. The rules of voting via SMS will be announced in the live show.
Valentyn Madiar, Tomash Mykytych, Mykhailo Koshtura, Danyl Zvenyhorodskyi and Liubov Lukina (the members of the group) have met the journalists.
The " PeaksofKings" is a young group, created in the summer of 2015. The boys recorded a song and made a video clip to it. Everything was made by themselves. They collected money, looked for operators and made up scenarios, said Valentyn Madiar. Now, the boys are working on their first album. In addition, they have decided to take part in the preliminary tour of the "Eurovision-2016". "I've sent an application to the "STB", given my phone number (it was before New Year), and three weeks later we received an answer that they have chosen us, – says Valentyn Madiar. – We haven't even expected!". Applications from 7 thousand groups were sent in. Out of these, at first 60, then 18 groups were picked. The Mukachevo group got in this list. There are no more than 2-3 groups among the selected.
Danyl Zvenyhorodskyi spoke about the group's first song with the symbolic title "Last hope" (about human feelings). He says that the feedbacks were positive. "The "Eurovision" is not only a competition for us. It's a great chance for a beginner group. We haven't expected such an opportunity," – added Tomash Mykytych.
The boys told us that the group has gone through a difficult period of selecting musicians. They even have considered whether they should continue or not. However, Liubov Lukina appeared at the right moment. She is a keyboardist and she has brought a new tone into the group's music. A new artistic period has begun.
Each member has their own history of joining the group. For example, Valentyn Madiar has been studying on a classic guitar. He wrote his first symphony for a large symphonic orchestra at 23. He gave the regional philharmonic his composition. However, there was no reaction. "I has been inspired by classical music since childhood. It has begun with classics, but it does not interest anyone", – shares his opinion Valentyn Madiar.
Liubov Lukina works at a music school. She has got a lot of her own works. It was not easy to implement her works for her too.
"We focus on western groups prevailingly, – says Valentyn Madiar. – If people are fans of Scorpions and AC/DC, then they are our audience."
Andriy Baloha, city Mayor of Mukachevo has also supported the "PeaksofKings" group. He has helped with advertising and other costs.
In all, this will be the second performance of the "PeaksofKings" this week, since their short history. And this will be a national stage already. The boys hope for the support of Transcarpathia since 50% of the success depends on the SMS votes.
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