Country
🇧🇾 Belarus
Song
Da Vidna
Written by
Mikita Naidzenau
Composed by
Vladislav Pashkevich, Valeria Gribusova
On the internet
on Facebook
on YouTube
on Spotify
on Instagram
Broadcaster
Belaruskaja Tele-Radio Campanija

VAL is a Belarusian duo consisting of music producer Vlad Pashkevich and singer-songwriter Valerie Gribusova.

Valerie Gribusova participated in The Voice Ukraine and won a vocal competition at the Slavic Bazaar festival. Vlad Pashkevich produced Belarus’ Eurovision 2017 entry Story Of My Life by Naviband and has collaborated with various global brands.

Experimenting with genres such as house, R&B, pop, hip-hop, and many other, VAL have been pushing the boundaries of their music and live performances since 2016. With influences of vogue and fashion, the duo consistently surprises fans with extravagant looks. Valerie and Vlad first met in 2015, with the little help of their friends. Their first single, Who Are You, was entirely written and produced by the duo. In May 2017, VAL released their first EP In My Room, which consisted of 5 tracks, mixing house with R&B, along with other electronic musical influences. It helped the duo begin their live performances, along with session drummer and keyboardist. Since then, VAL performed as an opening act for Cream Soda, Zivert, Beissoul & Einius and other famous artists.

In 2018, VAL was featured a ToneTwins’ track, where Valerie first experimented with folk vocal influences. On 14 September 2018, VAL released the single Aftermath, along with their first professional music video. The track became a radio hit in Belarus. Their creative path continued to unfold into 2019: VAL released the single Safe Haven, where Vlad sang lead vocals alongside Valerie for the first time.

Near the end of 2019, the duo decided to put themselves forward for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and, together with lyricist Mikita Naidzenau, wrote Da Vidna. The single was released in January, and one month later an acoustic version was released along with the music video, shot in one take. On 28 February, the song won the National Selection contest in Belarus and became the Belarusian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Lyrics of Da Vidna

  • Belarusian
  • Belarusian (transliterated)
  • English (translated)
Заплятала восень ясну косамі ды распляла. Заплутала, як зіма замятае сцежкі познія сабой дабяла. Запытала, ой нашто мне той, каго не выбірала? Ой, заблытала да відна ночка цёмна таямніцамі і жарсцю паўна. Да відна, да відна засталася не адна. Да відна, да відна востры месяц нас яднаў. Да відна, да відна востры месяц нас яднаў. Да відна, да відна засталася не адна. Не мая віна, засталася не адна... Ой, як мала маладзенькая ў дзеўках ды пабыла. Ой, як рана, ой рана, ружа белая, каму ты так квітнець пачала? Ой, ты мама, ой нашто мне той, каго не выбірала? Ой, заблытала да відна ночка цёмна таямніцамі і жарсцю паўна. Да відна, да відна засталася не адна. Да відна, да відна востры месяц нас яднаў. Да відна, да відна востры месяц нас яднаў. Да відна, да відна засталася не адна. Не мая віна, засталася не адна. Засталася не адна...
Zaplyatala vosen yasnu kosami dy rasplyala Zaplutala, yak zima zamyatae stsežki pozniya saboy dabyala Zapytala, oy našto mne toy, kaho ne vybirala Oy, zablytala da vidna, nočka tsyomna tayamnitsami i žarstsyu pauna Da vidna, da vidna zastalasya ne adna Da vidna, da vidna vostry mesyats nas yadnau Da vidna, da vidna vostry mesyats nas yadnau Da vidna, da vidna zastalasya ne adna Ne maya vina, zastalasya ne adna Oy, yak mala maladženkaya u džeukah dy pabyla Oy, yak rana, oy rana, ruža belaya, kamu ty tak kvitnets pačala? Oy, ty mamo, oy našto mne toy, kaho ne vybirala Oy, zablytala da vidna nočka tsyomna tayamnitsami i žarstsyu pauna Da vidna, da vidna zastalasya ne adna Da vidna, da vidna vostry mesyats nas yadnau Da vidna, da vidna vostry mesyats nas yadnau Da vidna, da vidna zastalasya ne adna Ne maya vina, zastalasya ne adna Zastalasya ne adna
I braided the autumn and then untwisted it. I got lost, just like winter covers the late paths with snow. I asked myself: do I need the one that I had not chosen? Oh, I was confused until dawn, in the dark night full of secrets and passion... Until dawn, until dawn I didn't stay alone. Until dawn, until dawn the clear moon united us. Until dawn, until dawn the clear moon united us. Until dawn, until dawn I didn't stay alone... I wasn't the one to blame for staying not alone. Oh, my youth just passed me by. Oh how early, oh so early, my white rose, to whom did you bloom? Oh mom, do I need the one that I had not chosen? Oh, I was confused until dawn, in the dark night full of secrets and passion... Until dawn, until dawn I didn't stay alone. Until dawn, until dawn the clear moon united us. Until dawn, until dawn the clear moon united us. Until dawn, until dawn I didn't stay alone. I wasn't the one to blame for staying not alone. I didn't stay alone...