Vladislav Kurasov

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Vladislav Kurasov
Vladislav Kurasov is a Guest Performer at The X-Factor-4 Ukraine Auditions.jpg
Vladislav Kurasov, guest performer at The X-Factor 4 auditions in Kharkov, Ukraine
Background information
Birth name Vladislav Kurasov
Born (1995-03-13) March 13, 1995 (age 22)
Brest, Belarus
Origin Krasnodar, Russia
Genres Pop, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2011–present
Website vladislavkurasov.com

Vladislav Kurasov (Vlad Kurasov, Владислав Курасов, Vladyslav Kurasov, born March 13, 1995) is an aspiring singer, songwriter, the finalist of the Ukrainian version of the television show The X-Factor, the winner of the television show Star Ring, The People's Voice Winner at the 2013 International Songwriting Competition,[1][2][3][4] winner of the 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition Fandemonium.[5] He became a semifinalist in the Ukrainian National Selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2016, with "I'm Insane"[6]

Early years[edit]

Kurasov was born on March 13, 1995 in Brest, Belarus. He has two sisters and a brother and is the youngest in the family. In 2006, the Kurasov's family moved to Krasnodar, Russia. Vladislav enrolled in the Interschool Aesthetic Center (IAC) to study variety vocal singing and pianoforte, and theatre at the Creative Union "Première". He graduated his studies at these institutions in 2011 with honors. He is the winner of many national and international competitions, such as: "Blue-Eyed Anapa", "Star Youth of the Planet", "Little Stars", "Eaglet Lights Up a Star" and many others.

In 2007 Kurasov took part in Minuta slavy a show on the Russian "First Channel" performing Elvis Presley's song "Blue Suede Shoes" which received high scores from the jury.[7]

X Factor[edit]

On August 27, 2011 the STB broadcast a program about the Х-Factor auditions in Donetsk where Kurasov performed Celine Dion's song "My Heart Will Go On". The audience rose in applause and all four judges said "Yes" to Kurasov.[7]

Having successfully passed the first three rounds of the selection process (preliminary and TV auditions and the training camp), Kurasov began competing in the fourth and deciding round for a place in the "Boys" category.

On October 22, 2011 in Х-Factor first live broadcast, Kurasov performed Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah" which eventually became the "visiting card" of the young performer.[8]

In the finale of the project he performed "Walking Away" in a duet with the British star Craig David. Kurasov finished third based on viewers voting.[9]

Stage of the show Song
Season 2: Casting Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On
Performance for judges Mariah Carey: Without You
First live broadcast Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah
Second live broadcast t.A.T.u.: "All About Us"
Third live broadcast Alla Pugacheva and Boris Pasternak: "Svecha Gorela na Stole (The Candle Burned)"
Fourth live broadcast Oleksandr Ponomaryov: "Varto Chi Ni"
Fifth live broadcast Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You
Sixth live broadcast Cats: Memory
Seventh live broadcast Iryna Bilyk: "Sneg"
Christina Aguilera: You Lost Me
Eighth live broadcast Mark Minkov and Leonid Derbenev: "Ti Na Svete Yest"
Beatles: Let It Be
Ninth live broadcast Bravo: "Doroga v Oblaka"
Yevgeniy Diatlov: "Nauchite Menya Ponimat Krasotu"
Tenth live broadcast (final) Craig David: "Walking Away"
Vladimir Vermenich and Mikola Singaivskiy: "Chornobrivtsi"
Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Dianne Warren: "It's My Time"

Star Ring[edit]

On March 6, 2012 the Ukrainian TV channel STB launched the show "Star Ring" which was a contest of finalists of two Х-Factor seasons and vocalists of Ukrayina maye talant. Kurasov was one of the contestants of that new project.

During the live broadcast of "Star Ring" on April 10, 2012, designated as the last broadcast of the show, and winner to be chosen by public voting, Kurasov performed "Hallelujah" from Leonard Cohen, his "visiting card", trying to impart new feelings to the song. Based on viewers’ voting he became was declared the winner and was awarded a cash prize of UAH 500,000 (equivalent to $61,550 USD) in addition to recording the song and releasing a music video.[10][11][12]

Music career[edit]

Kurasov's first authored song was "Farewell, My Town". It was released online on June 22, 2012 and was favorably received by his fans, getting good reviews.[13][14]

On December 2, 2012, as a winner of the contest at the "Yatalant.ru",[15] Kurasov presented his song "Proshchay, Moy Gorod" (Farewell, My Town) at "The Golden Gramophone Award" in St Petersburg, Russia. a yearly national Russian music award, established by Russian Radio in 1996 perfprming at the Ice Palace with a capacity of 11,000.[16]

His second single "Nol Liubvi v Kvadrate" ("Zero Love Squared") became a semifinalist of The International Songwriting Competition in 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee in the Teen and Dance categories. Over 20,000 songs entered the competition from over 119 countries in all genres.[17]

On December 22, 2012 Kurasov was an invitational guest at season three of the Ukrainian X Factor performing a new song "Shopot Dozhdey" ("Whisper of Rains").[18] On February 26, 2013 Kurasov released one more hit single "Zabudesh" ("You'll Forget") that was successfully played on Ukrainian radio stations, as well as in Germany and US stations,[19] and other countries.[20][21][21] On June 18, 2013 Kurasov released a music video for the song,[22][23][24] filmed by renowned Ukrainian director and screenwriter Maxim Litvinov.[25][26]

Vladislav Kurasov became a semifinalist of the international music competition Unsigned Only in 2013 held in Nashville, Tennessee in Teen category with his version of "Hallelujah" from Leonard Cohen.[27]

On September 13, 2013 Kurasov presented his single "Day Mne Ispit" self-written and composed and a music video following on October 8, 2013 [28] It became "The People's Voice" Winner at the 2013 International Songwriting Competitions, and got an Honorable mention in the Teen category.[4] On June 20, 2014 it was selected for the Al Walser Top 20 Countdown Show.[29] even though the song was in Russian.[30]

"Day Mne Ispit" was followed on April 7, 2014 with the song "Ya Bolen Toboy" ("I'm Sick of You) again self-written and composed by Kurasov.[31][32] With photographer Marina Khadzhinova, he produced a music video for his song that debuted on September 18, 2014 in a presentation in the Kiev complex Indigo[33] It was released by Moon Records [34]

Another success in an international music competition in USA was when Kurasov won "Fandemonium" with the song "Hallelujah" in the "Vocal Performance" category in the 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition. The competition attracted nearly 8000 entries from over 100 countries.[35][36]

Kurasov performed has performed at numerous concerts including a successful acoustic concert with Zhenya Khmara on November 29, 2014 in Kiev with part of proceeds going to charity.[37]

Kurasov new single "My Love" also written by Kurasov was released on Moon Records and ITunes on February 24, 2015. Vladislav was an invitational guest in a Premier Russian Radio in Los Angeles.

On January 22, 2016 video for his song "Na Glubine Dushi" was released. On January 26, 2016 Ukrainian TV Channels National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) and STB announced that he was among the participants of this year's Ukrainian National selection of famous and talented Ukrainian singers for Eurovision 2016.[38]

In October 2016 he released a single "Ne Smeysia Sudbe v Litso" that became a lead single of his first music album and music video with the famous music director Taras Golubkov and production of Icona Production at the StarPro music channel. On November 25, 2016 Vladislav Kurasov first album "Otrazhenie" was released on ITunes and GooglePlay.[39]

Singles[edit]

Presentation Song Author
June 22, 2012 Proshchay Moy Gorod (Farewell My Town) Vladislav Kurasov
October 20, 2012 Nol Lyubvi v Kvadrate (Zero Love Squared) Vladislav Kurasov
December 2, 2012 Shopot Dozhdey ( Whisper of Rains) Music by Dmitry Danov, Lyrics by Gleb Kraskovsky
February 26, 2013 Zabudesh (You'll Forget) Vladimir Kurto
September 13, 2013 Day Mne Ispit (Let Me Indulge) Vladislav Kurasov
April 7, 2014 Ya Bolen Toboy (I'm Sick of You) Vladislav Kurasov
May 18, 2014 18 Aleksey Malakhov
February 24, 2015 My Love Vladislav Kurasov
May 15, 2015 Po Luzham Elina Rashodova
November 9, 2015 Na Glubine Dushi Vladislav Kurasov
January 26, 2016 I'm Insane Music by Vladislav Kurasov, Lyrics by Natalia Rostova
October 13, 2016 Ne Smeysia Sudbe v Litso Elina Rashodova
November 25, 2016 Following the Play Vladislav Kurasov
November 25, 2016 VOODOO Vladislav Kurasov
November 25, 2016 Treugolnik Vladislav Kurasov
November 25, 2016 Lightness Music by Vladislav Kurasov, Lyrics by Natalia Rostova
November 25, 2016 Dnevniki Vladislav Kurasov
November 25, 2016 Hmari Music by Vladislav Kurasov, Lyrics by Natalia Rostova
November 25, 2016 Raznie Elina Rashodova

Discography[edit]

* November 25, 2016— Otrazhenie
Song Author
My Love Vladislav Kurasov
Ne Smeysia Sudbe v Litso Elina Rashodova.
Ya Bolen Toboy Vladislav Kurasov
Ha Glubine Dushi Vladislav Kurasov
I’m Insane Vladislav Kurasov, Lyrics by Natalia Rostova
Follow the Play Vladislav Kurasov
VOODOO Vladislav Kurasov
Treugolnik Vladislav Kurasov
Lightness Music by Vladislav Kurasov, Lyrics by Natalia Rostova
Po Luzham Elina Rashodova
Dnevniki Vladislav Kurasov
Hmari Music by Vladislav Kurasov, Lyrics by Natalia Rostova
Raznie Elina Rashodova

Videos[edit]

Presentation Video
June 18, 2013 Zabudesh (You'll Forget) [23]
October 8, 2013 Day Mne Ispit (Let Me Indulge)[28]
September 22, 2014 Ya Bolen Toboy [40]
January 22, 2016 Na Glubine Dushi[41]
October 28, 2016 Ne Smeysia Sydbe v Litso [42]

Solo Concerts[edit]

Date City Venue Featured
May 5, 2012 Lugansk, Ukraine Concert Hall " Colloseum"
May 19, 2012 Poltava, Ukraine Nightclub "Chocolate"
May 26, 2012 Odessa, Ukraine Night club "Nota Bene"
June 9, 2012 Kiev, Ukraine Night club "Manilov"
September 15, 2012 Donetsk, Ukraine "Chicago Music Hall"
September 22, 2012 Kharkov,Ukraine Night club "Jackson"
October 6, 2012 Odessa, Ukraine Night club "Nota Bene"
October 20, 2012 Kiev, Ukraine Concert Hall "Byblos"
November 17, 2012 St Petersburg, Russia Night club "My Bay"
December 1, 2012 Moscow, Russia Night Club FM CLUB
May 25, 2013 Lugansk, Ukraine Concert Hall " Colloseum"
May 17, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine B-52[43] Rihter
August 23, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine Club "D*Lux" [44] Vyacheslav Yefremov, Dmitriy Masyuchenko
September 27, 2014 Nikolayev, Ukraine "Metallurg"
November 1, 2014 Kharkov, Ukraine Night Club "Jackson"
November 29, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine House of Architect Yevgeniy Khmara
March 14, 2015 Odessa, Ukraine Club "Atlantic"
May 17, 2015 Kiev, Ukraine Karusel Club
November 7, 2015 Kiev Ukraine European University
November 26, 2016 Kiev, Ukraine Night Club SkyBar GINGER cover band

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
September 12, 2012 Master Chef Himself TV series Channel STB (2 episode. Post-Show);
September 9, 2012 Guten Morgen Himself TV Channel M-1;
November 22, 2012 Rankove Expresso Himself TV Channel TONIS;
December 2, 2012 The Golden Gramophone Award Performer St Petersburg, Russia
December 12, 2012 XFactor-3 Ukraine Performer [18] TV Series Channel STB, 9 Live Show
April 2, 2013 Guten Morgen Himself TV Chanel M-1;
April 2, 2013 Neymovirna Pravda pro Zirok Himself TV Channel STB;
April 12, 2013 Holostiak (Bachelor) Performer TV Chanel STB, Post-Show;
May 14, 2013 SHOW-STARS himself TV Channel in Odessa
June 8, 2013 Nashchadki performer TV Channel First National
June 26, 2013 Neymovirna Pravda Pro Zirok himself TV Channel STB
July 2, 2013 Vladislav Kurasov at Celebration of Youth Day himself TV Channel TPK Aleks Zaporozhie
August 14, 2013 SHOW-STARS himself TV Channel in Odessa
August 15, 2013 Nehay Nam Bude Colyorovo himself TV Channel First National
September 24, 2013 Story of creating Vladislav Kurasov's video himself TV Channel M-1
September 26, 2013 Story of creating Vladislav Kurasov's video himself TV Channel ICTV "Korisni Novini"
September 27, 2013 Story of creating Vladislav Kurasov's video himself TV Channel Noviy Channel (New Channel)"Pidiom"
October 2, 2013 Neymovirna Pravda pro Zirok himself TV Channel STB
October 9, 2013 Music Box Daily News [45] himself TV Channel Music Box UA
October 18, 2013 Zvazheni i Schastlivi (Biggest Looser) performer TV Channel STB, Post-Show
October 21, 2013 Neymovirna Pravda pro Zirok [46] himself TV Channel STB
April 5, 2014 Interview with Vladislav Kurasov himself TV Channel 112 Ukraine HD
April 5, 2014 Chas Sovi himself TV Channel -Central Channel Ukraine
April 11, 2014 Rankovi Kurasani [47] himself/performer TVi Channel
July 15, 2014 Teleacademiya performer TV Channel-First National
May 29, 2014 Idu na Ti himself TV-5, Zaporozhie
August 11, 2014 Detskiye Mudrosti himself TV Channel Humor TV
November 3, 2014 Vse Bude Dobre [48] performer TV Channel STB
February 24, 2015 Interview With Vladislav Kurasov himself, performer Premier Russian Radio, Los Angeles, USA [49]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2011 Finalist of the TV Show The X-Factor-2 Ukraine,
  • 2012 The Winner of the TV Show "Star Ring" [1][2][3]
  • 2013 Ukraine "Favorite of Success" Award Gold Winner in a Young Talent category [50][51][52]
  • 2013 International Songwriting Competitions "The People's Voice" Winner and the Honorable mention in the category Teen with his single "Day Mne Ispit" on May 6, 2014.[4]
  • 2014 Unsigned Only Music Competition Fandemonium Winner with the song "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen cover), Finalist in the "Vocal Performance" category [35][53]
  • 2015 Beat100 #1 Charting Video Award for "Ya Bolen Toboy" Original Video for week February 16, 2015 (won)[54]
  • 2015 Beat100 Gold Song A&R Award, Gold Video A&R Award & Silver Most Watched Video Award for "Ya Bolen Toboy" Original Video [55][56]
  • 2015 Beat100 Audio Chart #1 Award from week of May 29, 2015 for song "Po Luzham" (won)[57]
  • 2016 the semifinalist of the Ukrainian National Selection for Eurovision Song Contest -2016[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Владислав Курасов стал победителем шоу "Звездный ринг" [Vladislav Kurasov Became a Winner of the show "Star Ring"] (in Russian). 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Vladislav Kurasov" (in Russian). 
  3. ^ a b "Эксклюзивное интервью с Владиславом Курасовым для Music1.ru" [The Exclusive Interview with Vladislav Kurasov for music1.ru] (in Russian). 
  4. ^ a b c "Previous Winners 2013". 
  5. ^ "Владислав Курасов получил престижный титул UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION 2014" [Vladislav Kurasov obtained a prestige title from Unsigned Only Music competition]. 
  6. ^ a b "Participants in Ukrainian national selection revealed". 
  7. ^ a b "Vlad Kurasov / Biography". 
  8. ^ "Родители меня поддерживают издалека", - Влад Курасов [Parents Support Me from Far] (in Russian). 
  9. ^ Х-Фактор: шоу покинул Владислав Курасов [X Factor: Vladislav Kurasov Left The Show] (in Russian). 
  10. ^ "Vlad Kurasov/Biography". 
  11. ^ Победителем шоу "Зірковий ринг" стал Владислав Курасов [Vladislav Kurasov become a Winner of the Show "Star Ring"] (in Ukrainian). 
  12. ^ ""Звездный Ринг": победитель шоу Влад Курасов был уверен в поражении" ["Star Ring": A Winner of the Show Vlad Kurasov Was Sure He Will Lose] (in Russian). 
  13. ^ "Владислав Курасов презентовал свою первую авторскую песню "Прощай, мой город"" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented His First Author Song "Farewell My Town"]. 22 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Владислав Курасов обошел соперников по "Х-фактору"" [Vladislav Kurasov is Ahead of his X Factor Contenders]. 
  15. ^ "Владислав Курасов на премии "Золотой Граммофон"" [Vladislav Kurasov is at the Golden Gramophone Award]. 
  16. ^ "Владислав Курасов выступил на престижной церемонии "Золотой граммофон"" [Vladislav Kurasov performed at the prestigious "Golden Gramophone" Award]. 
  17. ^ "Click to See the List of Semi-Finalists". 
  18. ^ a b "Владислав Курасов представил на Х-Факторе свою версию саундтрека к Концу Света" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented on X Factor His Version of the Soundtrack to the Doomsday]. 
  19. ^ "И снова Премьера!" [And again Debut]. 
  20. ^ "Vladislav Kurasov Radio". 
  21. ^ a b "Владислав Курасов представил свой дебютный сингл "Забудешь"" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented his Single "You'll Forget"]. 
  22. ^ "Новое видео от Владислава Курасова" [A New Video from Vladislav Kurasov]. 
  23. ^ a b "Владислав Курасов презентовал свой дебютный клип" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented his Debut Music Video]. 
  24. ^ "Владислав Курасов презентовал свой дебютный клип" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented his Debut Music Video]. 
  25. ^ "Maxim Litvinov to Stage Ukrainian Entry". 
  26. ^ "Famous Director Released Video Of X-Factor Finalist". 
  27. ^ "Unsigned Only Music Competition-2013". 
  28. ^ a b "Финалист "Х-Фактора" и победитель "Звездного ринга" возмужал и сменил имидж" [The X Factor Finalist and a Winner of the "Star Ring" Matured and Change His Look]. 
  29. ^ "Al Walser's Weekly Top20". 
  30. ^ "Песня Влада Курасова попала в Al Walser's Weekly Top20" [The Vladislav Kurasov's song was selected to Al Walser Weekly Top 20]. 
  31. ^ "Влад Курасов рассказал о личном" [Vladislav Kurasov Share His Personal Staff]. 
  32. ^ "Влад Курасов - "Я болен"" [Vladislav Kurasov-"Ya Bolen"]. 
  33. ^ "Владислав Курасов представил новый клип на песню "Я болен тобой"" [Vladislav Kurasov presented a new video for his song "Ya Bolen Toboy"]. 
  34. ^ "MOON RECORDS" (in Russian). 
  35. ^ a b "Unsigned Only". 
  36. ^ "Владислав Курасов получил престижный титул UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION 2014" [Vladislav Kurasov obtained a prestige title from Unsigned Only Music competition]. 
  37. ^ "Владислав Курасов и Евгений Хмара показали своей публике волшебство" [Vladislav Kurasov and Yevgeniy Khmara show magic to their audience]. 
  38. ^ "Participants in Ukrainian national selection revealed". 
  39. ^ "Премьера Дебютного Альбома Владислава Курасова "Отражение"»" [A Premiere of the Vladislav Kurasov Debut Album "Otrazhenie"]. 
  40. ^ "Владислав Курасов презентовал авторский видеоклип" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented his Author Video]. 
  41. ^ "Влад Курасов представил клип на авторскую песню" [Vladislav Kurasov Presented Video for his Author Song]. 
  42. ^ "Премьера клипа: Владислав Курасов презентовал видео на сиqнгл "Не смейся судьбе в лицо"" [Premiere Video: Vladislav Kurasov presented a video for his song "Ne Smeysia Sudbe v Litso"]. 
  43. ^ "Ради Владислава Курасова люди преодолели тысячи километров" [People traveled thousand of kilometers to see Vladislav Kurasov]. 
  44. ^ "Владислав Курасов провёл "Летнюю Вечерику"»" [Vladislav Kurasov Held Summer Party]. 
  45. ^ "Новый клип: Владислав Курасов – Дай мне испить" [New Video:Vladislav Kurasov -Day Mne Ispit]. 
  46. ^ "Влад Курасов Отримав Серйозну Трамву Пiсля Стрибка з Парашутом" [Vlad Kurasov Seriously Insured After Parashute Jump]. 
  47. ^ "Влад Курасов у "Ранкових курасанах"" [Vlad Kurasov at "Rankovi Kurasani]. 
  48. ^ "Все буде добре". Выпуск 489" ["Vse Bude Dobre". Vol.489]. 
  49. ^ Интервью c ВЛАДОМ КУРАСОВЫМ [Interview With Vladislav Kurasov] (in Russian). 
  50. ^ "Владислав Курасов на 11-ой церемонии награждения конкурса "Фавориты Успеха"" [Vladislav Kurasov is at the 11 Award ceremony of Favorites of Success] (in Russian). 
  51. ^ "Favor UA 2013 Vote Results in Young Talent Category" (in Russian). 
  52. ^ "Состоялась 11 церемония награждения победителей конкурса Фавориты Успеха" [11-th Award Ceremony of Favorites of Success] (in Russian). 
  53. ^ "Владислав Курасов получил престижный титул UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION 2014" [Vladislav Kurasov obtained a prestige title from Unsigned Only Music competition]. 
  54. ^ Reid, Amy. "Congratulations to this Weeks Beat100 Music Video Chart Number One 'Ya Bolen Toboy' by Vladislav Kurasov Followed by HeadShy & Silent Company!". Beat100. Beat100. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  55. ^ "Beat 100 Vladislav Kurasov Page". Beat 100. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  56. ^ Reid, Amy. "Congratulations to this Weeks Beat100 Music Video Chart Number One 'Ya Bolen Toboy' by Vladislav Kurasov Followed by HeadShy & Silent Company!". Beat 100. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  57. ^ Reid, Amy. "Congratulations to this Weeks Beat100 Music Video Chart Number One 'Ya Bolen Toboy' by Vladislav Kurasov Followed by HeadShy & Silent Company!". Beat 100. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 

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