More than 600 million people saw that. This is what the Universe wanted. The organizers of the project said “From now on we will not let you go without bodyguards”. The life changed a little bit. “Fifth in the network” About why he is wearing a mask in the crowd I wear a mask because I’m a media person and people are always taking pictures, and you don’t always turn out well in them when you’re… …in that moment you don’t even know that people are photographing you, and I want to turn out in all the pictures with a beautiful face or with a mask. Yes, there are many pictures like that. About the decision of doing music I don’t even remember that moment because I could barely walk, back then. From childhood I dreamed to become an artist and until this day I still dream about becoming an artist. I never thought about alternative options in a different profession. I hope God gives me the opportunity to sing a little bit more. I am very lucky to actually do what I love to do and be able to earn my bread doing it. First and foremost, to be an artist is a great happiness, a huge happiness. Happiness is when you are loved, when you receive some type of emotions from strangers even, but in our profession, all the strangers are becoming people that are almost like relatives. The role of the family in talent development I am very grateful to my parents for being now able to “taste” this enjoyment, to be on the stage, to sing for the audience. This is all thanks to my parents, my granddad and granny. Back then they always brought me to the musical school, when I was 5 years old, more precisely, I’m talking about my granny. She was always walking me to school even though her legs were in pain/sick. And now I’m reaping the benefits thanks to them. About the abrupt popularity in China and the world That’s how the Universe wanted, I don’t know. That’s how it turned out. I accepted the invitation to participate at this competition in China, we prepared ourselves, I sang the first song – “SOS d’un terrien en detresse” in French. In the evening they showed it on TV – 10 days after the filming, and then, the next morning it was revealed that more than 600 million people watched that, in China. I myself got a bit surprised. Not just a little bit… I was heavily surprised, actually. And after the first round, we went out in the streets, and after that, the organizers of the project said, we’re not letting you out without the bodyguards, and in that moment I understood that my life changed a little bit. About the plans in South Korea. Now we’re trying to start our creative activity with a Korean producer. This is a producer that works with a lot of K-POP stars. He worked with the group “EXO” and with other groups, if I’m not mistaken. I try to work with those people that are proposing me good terms/conditions. As a creative person, I need to feel absolutely free. So that I could take decisions by myself, decisions concerning my creative work. In order to grow I need to try to create, to work in this direction, without pressure. About working with Igor Krutoy Between us everything is purely on trust. He is like an older comrade that is a more experienced person and I’m like a young artist… Before that I worked with American composers, with the composer of Madonna, Shakira and Rihanna and with an European composer that makes music for Eurovison. But with Igor Yakovlevich is a different story, because he writes very well in the direction I want to develop. I want to improvise, I want to add something personal. About personal preferences in music I’m a music lover. I love any type of music. I could listen to rap, I could listen to heavy rock, metal, and after that I could listen to opera.