Moscow was truly in love with music on Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February, with performers enchanting the audiences during the ‘Big Love Show 2014’ at the Olympic Stadium. Dima took part in the show for the sixth time, performing some of his hit songs.
On the 25th of February Dima supported his close friend, the Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko. He performed the anthem of the Russian Figure Skating Federation dedicated to all Olympic figure skaters.
Dima also performed the Paralympic anthem, ‘I can,’ written by his friend, the Hungarian violinist Edvin Marton. In early spring Dima went to Sochi to take part in the gala concert of the ‘White Cane’ international charity festival, part of the Paralympics cultural programme. The Sochi 2014 organizing committee recognised the great impact that a duet between a known performer and a young debut artist can have - true friendships developed behind the stage and touched many lives.
The 86th Academy Awards took place on March 2nd in Los Angeles in an effort to celebrate the cinematic achievements of the previous year. The Walt Disney animation film ’Frozen’, for which Dima did a voiceover of one of the main characters, won 2 Oscars, including for best animation picture.
Spring was also the time when the long-awaited show ’The Voice Kids’ was aired and Dima was one of the coaches. The show introduced a wave of fresh talent to the Russian audience and Dima’s proteges left a lasting impression, with two of the finalists – Christian Kostov and Lev Axelrod – becoming the public’s darlings.
Dima chose the 12th of April, Cosmonautics Day, for the debut of his new electronic music project ’Alien24’. The premiere took place on the show ’Vechernyi Urgant’ and gave the audience the opportunity to discover a completely new kind of music and a new side to Dima. This didn’t interfere in any way with his mainstream work as he released his new single ’Bolen Toboy’ (’Tormented by your love’) on the 15th of April.
This spring Dima really kept himself busy as he was given the chance to make one of his dreams come true. He was able to test his abilities in a whole different genre as he was cast in a feature film. Director Yuryi Vasiliev offered Dima the role of a white officer in his film about love in the time of the 1st World War. ’Music on Ice’ was filmed in Lithuania and Dima was delighted to start shooting for the feature, where he played alongside young up-and-coming actress Svetlana Ivanova.
The 9th awards ceremony organised by the ’Hello!’ magazine took place on April 22nd. This edition was called ’Russia’s Most Stylish’ and this year Dima stole the show as he won the prize for the category of ’Russia’s Most Stylish Man’.
Dima was also nominated twice for the categories of ’Best Singer’ and ’Best Song’ at the yearly RuTV music awards. On May 31st he saw his efforts crowned as his song ’Malish’ was announced as the ’Best Song’ winner.