Naviband are Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk and will represent Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Story of My Life. Ksenia is described as "a bullet" where as Artem is "calm reasonable".
Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk make up Naviband. Artem, 24, is a journalist and professional guitar and piano player. Ksenia is 25 and a vocalist. Naviband have been performing since 2013 and in 2014 they received their first award for the single Abdymi Mine at the National Music Awards in Belarus. The song was nominated for Best Song of the Year in Belarusian.
Naviband have recorded three studio albums and toured extensively in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2016, they presented the official anthem of the Belarusian national football team, Naperad Belakrylyja. Naviband won the right to represent Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the national selection earlier this year. Their entry, Story of My Life, will be the first entry for Belarus that will be performed in Belarusian.
Things you should know about Naviband
What are the most interesting aspects about your entry?
It is the first time that an entry in the Eurovision Song Contest will be performed in Belarusian language. This year our nation is 800 years old. For us it is symbolic and meaningful, because we want to tell the history of our country, our culture and traditions through our song. The Belarusian city of Polotsk is the geographical centre of Europe.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
We are talismans for each other.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
We are young musicians, our team is only three years old. We sing in our native language. All we want is during these three minutes to share our native language with Europe.