2015 - Clip "Chasy" new Eau de Toilette Excite Force, Total Dictation
Dima took a break in January, to spend time with friends and family, and to travel to the US and Germany. However, in early February he got back to work, and on the 7th of February he went to Sochi with his mentees from ‘The Voice.’ They sang together the Olympic hymn, marking the one year anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2014. Dima also flew to Crimea to shoot the music video for his song ‘Chasy’ (‘Ticking Time’).
It is by now a tradition to associate Valentine’s Day (14th of February) with the Big Love Show, watched by more than 20 million people. The Alien24 project made its first appearance at the event, receiving great feedback from the public.
In late February, the ZD Music Awards were organised at the Kremlin, marking the 40th anniversary of the country’s oldest pop-rock publication – ‘Zvukovaya dorozhka (‘Sound Track’)/ ‘MK.’ Dima was the winner of the concerts category, for his ‘33’ concert, organised on the 27th of November 2014, at the Crocus City Hall. He also set a new record for the highest number of nominations (4) in the on-line poll organised my ‘MK,’ gathering responses from more than 120.000 readers.
March saw the release of a new music video, for the song ‘Chasy’ (‘Ticking Time’), which shows the heart breaking story of two twins separated by their feelings for the same woman. For the third time now, the love interest is played by Julia Sarkisova. The video was directed by Alexey Golubev, with camera work by Sergey Dyshuk.
2015 marked the 60th anniversary of the international song contest ‘Eurovision’. To mark the occasion Dima was a guest of honour in the BBC’s show ‘Eurovision’s Greatest Hits’ in London on March 31st. He performed a medley of both of his songs that have seen him conquer the hearts of viewers across Europe: ‘Never Let You Go’ (2006 entry) and ‘Believe’ (winner of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest).
Throughout spring, Dima continued touring in various Russian cities.
On April 8th Dima was once again in the spotlight, this time as a model. He strutted down the catwalk in an elegant Armani suit. His look was completed by a stylish purse. Judging by the reaction of his many fans and the uproar it created on social media, his look was impeccable.
The final of ‘Voice Kids’ took place later that month on April 17th and just as last year it was the viewers who decided the winner. Dima’s protégée, the charming Evdokya Maleskaya, was the runner-up of the competition.
The next day people across Russia and abroad participated in the contest ‘Total Dictation’. Over 60 countries became involved in the medium difficulty category. This year’s theme was Pre-revolutionary Russia. In the span of an hour all participants had the opportunity to test their literacy skills through writing by dictation. The dictation itself was done by famous writers, pop stars and TV presenters who read out passages of the book ‘Magic Lantern’ by Eugene Vodolazkin. All readers took their task very seriously. The contest itself has been around for 12 years now thanks to an initiative of researchers from Novosibirsk and year after year it attracts a bigger following. Dima was one of this year’s readers alongside the Chairman of the State Duma Sergey Naryshkin, presenter Vladimir Pozner and many others.
In the late evening of May 3rd Channel 1 broadcasted Dima’s concert ‘33’ that took place back in November in Crocus Hall. The concert also featured contestants from all three seasons of the Russian ‘Voice’ with Margarita Pozoyan Julia Tereshchenko, Andrey Tsvetkov, Alexandra Belyakova, Alexander Bon, Ksana Sergienko, Simona da Silva, Yegor Sesarev all making an appearance.
On the 70th anniversary of Victory Day, Dima was one of the singers in the celebration concert that aired on Channel 1 as he performed the classic Russian hit ‘Smugleanka’.
May was also the month when Dima debuted his song ‘Ne molchi’ (‘Say something’) that instantly became a hit with the public.
On May 26th Dima launched Oriflame’s new Eau de Toilette Excite Force inspired by the force of the elements. ‘Can’t wait to share some great news with you! My new fragrance Excite Force by Oriflame will be out soon! This is a continuation of the collaboration for my first Excite which has been a sales hit for the past 6 years.’ announced the singer on his Instagram account.
Translation, adaptation and editing volunteered by Daniela Cobiltean and Sandra Daroczi.