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Andrey Kosinsky (Андрей Косинский)
"Ya - eto Ya" (Я - это я)
Logo of Eurovision 1996 The song "Ya - eto Ya" ("Me, it's me" or "I am what I am") won Russian national final and should have represented Russia at Eurovision in Oslo. But … that year the additional pre-selection of the participants was carried out, 23 singers should have sung at the final, but the number of the National Final's winners has appeared to be 30. Then 8 members of jury in each country listened to audio of 29 songs (Norway as the last year winner became the participant of Eurovision automatically) and voted in competition style (12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1).
Russia hasn't gone to Oslo, as has only 26 place in preliminary voting, having received 4 votes from Estonia and 5 from Great Britain. But 9 points are not final result yet, because voting points of some countries are unknown till now. And if you know results of voting of the Russian jury, inform me, please: web@eurosong.net.ru.

Andrey Kosinsky's official site: http://www.realmusic.ru/kosinsky/


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The biography.
Lyrics of "Ya - eto Ya" + english translation.
Versions of the song. Discography. Downloads

The biography
      Andrey Kosinsky is a brilliant and talented musician from Saint Petersburg, Russia. The style of his works is euro-pop. Andrey Kosinsky is an excellent instrumental arranger and director of live concerts. He commercially released 2 solo albums as a singer: "Pervaya Collectsia" (Первая Коллекция, 1993) and "Posledniy vecher" (Последний вечер, 200?).
Kosinsky's autograph. Click to enlarge it       In 1993 the shooting of video clip of the Andrey Kosinsky's song titled "Mama, ti bila prava" ("Mum, you were right") was held.
      Andrey Kosinsky is the author of songs for russian female singer Aliona Apina (see National Contest -> 1994). In 1996 the album "Sopernitza" ("The contender") was produced (songs are written by V. Dobrinin, Lora Kwint, Andrey Kosinsky, A. Savchenko).
A.Kosinsky and N.Denisov. Click to enlarge the photo       Kosinsky is the author of songs for actress and singer Irina Shvedova. He was at her concert on the 15th of the December, 1996 in Moscow Music Theatre together with other authors of her songs: I. Demarin, V,Malezshik, U. Rogoza, N. Zinoviev, N. Denisov (photo: A. Kosinsky and N. Denisov).
      Andrey worked together with singer Valeriy Leontiev ("Made in India", "Posledniy vecher"). Song titled "Ch'i-to glaza" ("Someone's eyes") - one of their latest work.
Kosinsky after busy day in studio. Click to see large photo       Andrey also worked with such popular russian singers as A-Studio ("Nam 10 let"), Jasmin ("Perepishu lyubov").
      In 2000 Andrey Kosinsky recorded his own solo song "Ne govori" ("Don't speak").
      These days are still busy for Andrey Kosinsky, he writes his new songs and plays in the group "Kosinsky".

Andrey Kosinsky. Click to enlarge the photo Home studio. Kosinsky with sound-producer Zhenya Nikitenko. Click to enlarge foto Kosinsky photo from pass to Slavyansky Bazar Contest. Click to enlarge image Andrey Kosinsky at the rehearsal. Click to see big image Poster. Andrey Kosinsky. Click to enlarge photo Father is one of the first music teacher for 6 years old Andrey Kosinsky. Click to enlarge image Young Andrey Kosinsky with his mum. Click to enlarge foto
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Lyrics + english translation
"Я - это я" (Cyrillic alphabet)
Музыка: Андрей Косинский
Слова: Николай Денисов

Чисты, пусты улицы в ночи.
"Кто ты? Кто ты?" - ветер вслед кричит.
Слышу в чёрной мгле: "Кто ж ты на земле?"
Это жизнь моя: я - это я.

Я - это я...
Бьются струны во мне и звучат стихи.
Я - это я...
Все ошибки мои и мои грехи.
Сквозь обыденный бред,
Звон потёртых монет
Слышу трель соловья.
Я - это я.
Душу мою не губи -
Такого, как есть, полюби.

Горят мечты в пламени костра.
Я сжёг мои мосты, что прошел вчера.
Вновь передо мной чей-то путь чужой.
Где ж тропа моя? Я - это я.

Я - это я...
Бьются струны во мне и звучат стихи.
Я - это я...
Все ошибки мои и мои грехи.
Сквозь обыденный бред,
Звон потёртых монет
Слышу трель соловья.
Я - это я.
Душу мою не губи -
Такого, как есть, полюби.

"I am I" (Me, It's Me) (english translation)
Translation by
Nikolai Galanoff

Streets are innocent and empty in the night.
"Who're you? Who're you?"- the wind is shouting behind.
I hear in a black darkness: "Who are you in the world?"
This is my lifetime: I am what I am.

I am what I am...
Strings are beating inside of me & poems are sounding.
I am what I am...
With all my mistakes & my sins.
Through the daily madness,
Through the jingling of shabby coins
I can hear the nightingale's song.
I am I.
Don't ruin my soul -
Love me like I am.

My dreams die in the burning flames.
I burnt down all bridges, which I had crossed yesterday.
There is again someone's strange way in front of me.
Where is the way of mine? I am what I am.

I am what I am...
Strings are beating inside of me & poems are sounding.
I am what I am...
With all my mistakes & my sins.
Through the daily madness,
Through the jingling of shabby coins
I can hear the nightingale's song.
I am I.
Don't ruin my soul -
Love me like I am.


"Ya - eto Ya" (translit)
Music by Andrey Kosinsky
Lyrics by Nikolai Denisov

Chisti, pusti ulitsi v nachi.
"Kto ti? Kto ti?" - veter vslet krichit.
Slishu f chyornay mgle: "Kto sh ti na zimle?"
Eta zhizn' maya: Ya - eta Ya.

Ya - eta ya...
Byutsa struini va mne i zvuchat stikhi.
Ya - eta ya...
Vse ashipki mayi i mayi grikhi.
Skvos abideniy bret,
Zvon patyortikh manet
Slishu trel' salav'ya.
Ya - eta ya.
Dushu mayu ni gubi -
Takova, kak yest', palyubi.

Garyat michti f plamini kastra.
Ya zhiok mayu masti, shto prashol fchira.
Vnof' pireda mnoy chey-ta put' chuzhoy.
Gde zh trapa maya? Ya - eta Ya.

Ya - eta ya...
Byutsa struini va mne i zvuchat stikhi.
Ya - eta ya...
Vse ashipki mayi i mayi grikhi.
Skvos abideniy bret,
Zvon patyortikh manet
Slishu trel' salav'ya.
Ya - eta ya.
Dushu mayu ni gubi -
Takova, kak yest', palyubi.

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Versions of the song. Discography. Downloads
Audio:
1). Ya - eto ya (Я - это я) (original version) 2:52 (audiorecord for pre-selection esc voting)
      Download MP3 "Ya - eto ya" (original version) here: 2.6 Mb

2). Ya - eto ya  (Я - это я) (album version) 4:22 (on album "Ya eto Ya" (Я это R))
      Download MP3 "Ya - eto ya" (album version) here: 4.0 Mb

      Making of the original version: persons of Kosinsky's own family advised him to take part in the National Final. Kosinsky worked on the song "Ya - eto Ya" that moment, it was just a track for his future album. So in the urgent way he went by train to another Russian city Tver' to the "Salam" music studio, where this song was recorded in cooperation with V. Demyanov. At that time nobody could think about future success... nobody besides Andrey Kosinsky himself.
      Song "Ya eto ya" ("Я это R") (album version) was recorded in 1996 in "Anis" studio for the cd album with the same title. But unfortunately cd was never released commercially. Producer had financial difficulties (August 96 default, money crisis in Russia), although song "Ne govori" from this CD was in rotation on Russian MTV and other TV channels.
      "Я это R" (the second "Ya" in the title like in mirror) - is just graphic form of the title. This way it should have been written on album sleeve. Also the main idea of design was created. Letter "Я" (second Ya) is like in mirror and written as "R". There is a line, going down from letter "т" (t), which divides the sleeve into 2 parts. On the one side Andrey Kosinsky, weared jeans and with the guitar, walks towards to public along the embankment. On the other side: a person weared dinner-jacket goes by Kosinsky and looks back... It is R.
      Unfortunately the album was not released commercially, only several demo/promo copies exist. Although the album was prepared for commercial release (mastering by Maxim Fadeev, producer of Julia Savicheva and author of "Believe Me", Russia 2004).
      As to the song "Ya - eto ya" Andrey Kosinsky thinks sincerely, that it would have done well in ESC. This opinion is shared by many russian popular music critics.

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