By Valentin Pavlovsky
Following the results of votes by the jury and audience, talented Lidia earned the greatest number of points out of ten entrants. This was her second time at the national selection round; last year, she was ranked fourth.
“Sometimes, a favourite is absolutely evident,” notes Lyudmila Borodina, Executive Producer of Lad TV Channel, analysing the results of the national contest. “However, this year, there were so many strong children with well-staged performances and unusual props; I think some theatrical elements have been intensified. Unfortunately, adults seem to be over-training children for contests more often these days, forgetting that they are just children. Lidia’s singing is sincere and spontaneous: something which comes only from the heart. We may lack perfect staging but teachers understand what we’re looking for.”
It seems that, this year, the jury chose a rather classic performance.
Musically, that’s true, but Lidia’s performance uses the interesting metaphor of sculpture — bringing inanimate beings to life through music. We plan to embody this more clearly on the Yerevan stage.
Lidia plans to prove that Belarus is worthy of being called a treasury of talents. She tells us, “Honestly, I didn’t expect to win, only wishing to worthily represent the Mogilev Region. Now, I’m looking forward to performing in Armenia, conveying the message that there should be more kindness in the world. I’ll try to be professional, working and rehearsing hard.”
We wish Lidia every success and hope that her image remains light and romantic, as admired by the audience and jury.