Sparrow, Pokerface writer have a go for Russia

Sparrow, Pokerface writer have a go for Russia
Will Alexej Vorobjov follow Dima Bilan, Russia's first winner? Photo: Channel One Russia
Moscow, Russia -

Alexej Vorobjov or Alex Sparrow as he's known at foreign markets, will represent Russia this year, with the song Get You, written by RedOne who penned the super hit Poker Face among other songs.

How was he picked?

It was up to Channel One Russia to pick their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest this year and they decided to have an internal selection.

See the Russian song presentation again in our WebTV!

The procedure was thrilling till the end - they revealed their entry just in March when it was announced Alexej Vorobjov would be the country's representative in Düsseldorf.

Some days later, the song - Get You - was also broadcast on Channel One and also on Eurovision.tv.

Also, check out our gallery of Alexej below.

Who is he?

This 23 year old Russian, actor, charismatic singer, great musician and incredible performer, is Russia's rising star. His extraordinary skills alongside passion for music and high work ethics have brought him to the point of signing a contract with world famous music producer - RedOne - with major hits for Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, JLo and many others on his repertoire.

Born into a large family in the city of Tula - Alexej was a child prodigy; winning every singing and dancing competition he ever entered.

17 year old Alexej heads for Moscow where he added another trophy to his collection by winning the Russian version of X-factor. His road to fame continues when he becomes the star of MTV comedy Dreams of Alice and in 2007 he got The MTV Russia Music Award's Breakthrough of the Year.

Alexej is currently the only young Russian star that has successfully combined a singing and acting career. At the age of 23, Alexej has already starred in 14 movies and written 11 soundtracks for Russian films.

Also providing great athletic skills, Alexej went through special stunt training and now makes his own stunts in all his movies!

He is also the winner of the Russian version of Dancing With The Stars - Fire And Ice, skating and dancing together with the Olympic champion Tatyana Navka.

Read Alexej Vorobjov's full biography on his profile page!

Alexej Vorobjov will perform seventh in the first Semi-Final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest.


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