Talk:Eduard Khil

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Performance with the Red Army Choir[edit]

In 1972 he performed "Don't Cry, Little Girl" (original Russian title "Не плачь, девчонка" along the Red Army Choir. There is a YouTube video of that performance. I think this information should definitely go into the article. ( (talk) 18:40, 7 December 2012 (UTC))

Family Guy[edit]

He wasn't actually in it. It wasn't his voice and his name is nowhere in the credits, so goodbye bit of info! Or rather, someone ought to remove it. I cannot, as I am anonymous. Single tear. ([[User talk:|talk]talk]) 06:37, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

[1] .. for reference. Yes it's him, yes it's the song. Such things go uncredited, as usual. (talk) 05:21, 10 September 2013 (UTC)


This singer is the subject of a current "meme"... For what it is worth, more information may be found here: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:16, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

website[edit] - official web-site (in russian) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:20, 8 March 2010 (UTC) - guestbook —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:21, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Gilberto Gil is not a Spanish name[edit]

Although it is possible that "Gil" also exists in Spanish, if Mr. Khil was making reference to the Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil (I don't know any other) than the name is, undoubtedly, Portuguese. Wikipedia is about providing correct information, and even if it is valid to say that Eduard Khil cited this name to illustrate the origin of his own (something I cannot confirm), either this should be omitted or, at least, a comment should be included clarifying this is due to Mr. Khil's apparent confusion. Araposo (talk) 10:44, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Our article Gil list a number of notable "Gils", all of which (other than Gilberto and Nikki) are from Spanish speaking countries. Fribbler (talk) 19:21, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Eduard Hill (Khil, Trololo Man) looks YouTube parodies and sings Trololo![edit] —Preceding unsigned comment added by DileSoft (talkcontribs) 20:18, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

The Fans of Eduard Hill Facebook fan page was created on February 20, 2010, predating the February 21st date currently cited in the article[edit]

The Fans of Eduard Hill Facebook fan page was created on February 20, 2010. Paging back through the posts, it's possible to see this date in the first post, and the original graphics uploaded. Numerous people became fans on Sunday, March 20th, including a number of journalists and writers and people whose other friends soon came to check out the page. By the following day, the meme was clearly accelerating, with the website posts cited in the article.

URL of the Fans of Eduard Hill Facebook fan page:!/pages/Fans-of-Eduard-Hill/319576151996

As this is a semi-protected page, I don't have the permission with my Wikipedia account to make the edit. Would somebody please verify this date at the Facebook page and make the edit? Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JIMWICh (talkcontribs) 08:45, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]


Hi there,

Please add to the language section this article is also available in Romanian. Thanks,

Ben (talk) 10:00, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by a bot. Algebraist 10:19, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Translation incomplete[edit]

It should say "I am very glad, because I'm going home", not just glad. -- (talk) 14:40, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

why cant I edit this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ololort (talkcontribs) 21:58, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Yup, I added the note. But is he very glad because he is going home or back home? KPUFFERFİSHĊ 10:54, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Wrong year?[edit]

According this video (, where Eduard Khil addresses to his fans, the song was performed 1966, not 1976, like it is written in wiki now. Merzmensch (talk) 09:56, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Yup, according to the subtitles of this video [2], the performance was in 1966, but only "in 1976 this music video appeared, named I am very glad, because I am going home." Then someone put it on Youtube in 2010. Wow. KPUFFERFİSHĊ 08:37, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

In 1966, the Soviet TV broadcast in black and white. A lot of TV shows of that period are known but none of them is in color. I don't think this video is a reliable source, they seem to simply take all the information and rumors from the internet. Khil told he sang this song in 1966, indeed there exists a 1968 performance and others, but what we discuss is this video clearly marked with "1976" in the corner. --Yms (talk) 09:54, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes We Canberra[edit]

Yes We Canberra aka The Chaser Decides, an Australian TV show, did a parody of Trololo for a few jokes in episode 5. Clip on YouTube:

Worth a mention? (talk) 07:36, 30 August 2010 (UTC)


The explanation that a part of trololo's song's popularity, especially in subculture, comes from it similarity to Troll (internet), LOL and trollol/etc was reverted for not having a source. Unfortunately, this is not something that is ever likely to appear in a WP:RS, except perhaps The song, however, is well associated with trollface - see, for instance this video. It's also common in Internet culture to play on the word lol - see for example lololol, rickrollol, many of the early hits for trollol on Google, and even this example from 2002. I'm not sure how this could ever be backed up by a source, but I feel this should remain in the article in some form. Twp, any suggestions? —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarkSteward (talkcontribs) 20:26, November 1, 2010

I sympathize with the problem, and I think you're probably right about the linguistic connection between "trololo" and "troll", but I think it's important not to fall into the trap of synthesizing likely-sounding explanations without a reliable source to back up that interpretation. I don't think it's at all implausible that a reliable source can be found that will agree with this interpretation, but until one is found I think it's best to leave it out. —Tim Pierce (talk) 03:34, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Wouldn't say that, since it is always used, when you detect a troll, or undermine laughing at someone (the lol and haha-parts while pointing a finger are especially noteable). It was a lucky pick to sing lololol, instead of the usually lalala. But he did picked the "right" words, and the world is a meme richer! Must've been a visionary thing! (talk) 00:35, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Check Urban Dictionary. Trolololo is often used to call out a troll in online forums or chat rooms, IE someone says something which is clearly trolling, others respond with "trolololololol". There is definitely a connection. Both Oh Internet and Encyclopedia Dramatica (mirror article) acknowledge this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:52, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

The link to The Chasers should be a link to The Chaser in the publicity section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:21, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Illythr (talk) 14:44, 8 November 2010 (UTC)


Theres no "K" in his name! Ето Хил! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:03, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

"Kh" is one way of writing Cyrillic "Х": Ijxcca (talk) 02:15, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
The correct way of transliterating between different alphabets is transliterating sounds, not letters. Russian "Х" is pronounced the way "KH" is in English. English "H" is almost not pronounced at all, which is very different from russian "Х". In English "KH" there is no "K" sound. This confusion is the source for the Russian accent of English pronounciation. Those Russians who are bad English-speakers tend to pronounce English "H" as "KH", because it is unusual for Russians to leave almost unpronounced a consonant at the beginning of a word. They also pronounce English "K" in front of other consonants, which is never pronounced in English. СЛУЖБА (talk) 11:20, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

His name is a form of the Spanish Gil.

There is no K in his name.

The only ways you can write his name are Gil, Jil, or Hil. (talk) 15:51, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

You're wrong. There's nothing bad with the "Kh". (talk) 06:19, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

episode name on familyguy[edit]


Lottery Fever — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:19, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

That WASN'T Khil doing his voice. Not sure why the article lists it as a cameo appearance. Do your damn homework, kids. -- (talk) 05:35, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Trolololo origins[edit]

As reported by the singer in his interview on some Russian news (, the song original said "Lalalalalala" and not "Trololololo". The name "Trolololo" is most likely a combination of other two memes, "lolololol" (one way of saying "lol") and "troll". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pepeypapas (talkcontribs) 08:28, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Broken link[edit]

Hi! Can someone change the reference to Hungarian singer János Koós? The link is broken, here's another (talk) 15:12, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

"Arkady Ostrovsky's son, Mikhail, gives another version of the vocalise story"[edit]

Actually, this appears to be the first and only version of the vocalise story in this article. i assume something significant has been removed, but shouldn't we either put it back in or at least tighten up this prose? tomasz. 16:31, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

The first story appears to come after the second story. Both stories give the impression that the song was altered either because or allegedly because of offending lyrics in the original, but then we are presented with the original lyrics as though it's supposed to be obvious what the offending portions were, yet whatever it was that was supposed to be offensive is completely mysterious. Can someone please do a better job of explaining the situation? —Largo Plazo (talk) 18:55, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Years Active[edit]

Shouldn't the 'Years Active' section say 1955-Early 1990s, 2010-2012? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:46, 6 June 2012 (UTC)


There was a UK advert that had this song playing in the background. Can it be added somewhere? ~ Tony64 (Talk) 19:12, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

His music is now featured on a new Volkswagon TV commercial[edit]

It has also been uploaded to the official VW YouTube channel:

I certainly think this milestone deserves a mention on his Wiki article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:25, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Date of Original Video[edit]

Though the news article cited states that the original video was uploaded in 2010, the actual video was uploaded on November 26, 2009: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:58, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Info in wrong field[edit]

The sidebar for this article states that the artist's genre is "EMI Music Russia." That's a recording company, not a genre. (talk) 11:20, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Feature in TV show[edit]

You can hear arguably his most prominent song (Trolololo Song) featured in the background of a 12 Monkeys episode on the Science channel (I believe) in which Cole, the time traveller pays a visit to Jennifer in a mental institution. As he walks past the main desk, there is the smallest snippet. Need source and technical things, verification, etc. Probably should be added under "Legacy?" Don't know if it's worth adding, just a suggestion. 2602:252:D20:CE30:CCFA:A7AC:70F0:2FFA (talk) 23:11, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Clarification: Second episode about 13 minutes into the episode without commercials. Just after North Korea part. Please help! 2602:252:D20:CE30:9AF:8516:9F88:14A7 (talk) 22:59, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

A little bias[edit]


"Khil's manner of execution of songs is unique and easily recognizable in Russia, characterized by charm, always having a great sounding bright, sonorous voice and the flight of lyrical baritone, with the powerful charge of optimism and humour."

"His name is connected to an era in the history of Russian music. Eduard Khil was unique in his extraordinary charm and lyricism, constant in his professionalism, vocal culture and creative taste. Many of the songs he performed became part of the golden fund of the Russian stage."

Do I need to say more? Peace BeefDaeRoastLXG praat 09:13, 3 July 2015 (UTC)