Yakut khomus may sound at Eurovision for the first time
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Ethnic musician Olena Podluzhnaya will perform as part of the Chakras music group in the finals of Belarus Eurovision 2020 qualifying round. The team will perform the song “without words” by the sounds of a khomus.
“The group has been recently created specially for Eurovision. All the participating girls are professional artists and singers with big experience. The project producers Olga Drozdova and Maxim Oleinikov found a video with me on the Internet and decided to invite me,” says Olena Podluzhnaya.
According to her, the producers wanted to complement the academic, ethnic and pop voices of the band members with a “shamanic, natural voice.” The gurl tells she was happy to receive the letter, since there would be no way to enter Eurovision stage withsuch a specific instrument as khomus.
Olena Podluzhnaya adds that 12 participants will compete in the qualifying round finals for the right to represent Belarus. The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be held in Rotterdam in May.