Peter Nalitch & Friends
This year Russia picked an artist who became famous over night on YouTube to represent them. It's Peter Nalitch with Yura Kostenko, Sergey Sokolov, Kostya Shvetsov, Dima Simonov and Denis Marinkin who will take the stage in Oslo with a new style of music, called Jolly Babury.
Peter Nalitch has become famous after he published a music video on YouTube which he made himself for the song Guitar. In about a month after he did it, 70,000 persons had already watched it. The Russian users of LiveJournal were sending each other the link to the song and the number of views was increasing by thousand every day. That brought him into fame all over Russia.
After his first very popular concert, Peter gathered a grouped of musicians with whom he gave two more concerts in the winter of 2008 and took the name MKPN.
In the following summer they went to support the Russian sport teams at the UEFA European Cup and the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. That was followed by releasing an album and also the DVD of their Moscow concerts, making them established artists.