In the evening on February 23, the national selection for Eurovision 2019 ended. The victory went to the singer Maruv, who is to present dancing track 'Siren Song' in Israeli Tel Aviv. We will tell you what we known about the singer in ten sometimes unexpected facts.
The real name of the singer is Anna Korsun. She was born in the city of Pavlohrad, Dnipropetrovsk region. On February 15 she turned 27. Anna is married.
Anna participated in the national selection for Eurovision for the second time. The first attempt was in 2016. Then the singer was the front woman of the Pringlez band. The team performed the song ‘Easy To Love’ and entered the final. But they lost to the future winner of the song contest - Jamala.
In early 2017, the Pringlez group was renamed to Maruv. And in March 2018, it broke up, and the name became the pseudonym of Anna as a solo singer.
Maruv did not plan to participate in the current national selection as a contestant, but wanted to sing as an invited guest. But on the day of the draw it became known that Tayanna had withdrawn from the competition. Anna was offered to take her place, and she suddenly agreed.
For a long time, the fans believed that Maruv would come out with a sensual track ‘For You’ on the national selection. However, the singer at the last moment decided to abandon this idea and wrote a new song – ‘Siren Song’. According to her, the song was created and recorded very quickly - literally in a few days.
Unexpected fact: Maruv is radiophysicist engineer by education. She studied in Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute. In one interview, the singer said that she was persuaded by her mother to get this specialty because singing and dancing may not turn out a success, and the real profession will always be useful. She thought these arguments were convincing.
In order to break through to the big stage, Anna participated in all possible talent shows. In X-factor, she stopped one step before live broadcasts, and in The Voice of the country she left after the first live show. By the way, in Tel Aviv Maruv could meet with the coach of her team at The Voice - Sergey Lazarev. The singer, let's remind, will represent Russia for the second time. In 2016, he lost to Jamal.
Before the start of the final selection bookmakers put Ukraine on the 14th place. Maruv’s victory raised our country immediately to 7 positions - to the 7th place.
The main hit of Maruv is a joint track with DJ Boosin - Drunk Groove. Over 11 months, the clip has gotten over 88 million views.