November 27 2008 – Interview with Dasha, Alina, Karina and Svetlana (Kseniya’s mother/the trio’s vocal coach). Questions submitted by members of the public online.
Who manages the decision-making on jury voting? Whether you know results of voting of jury?
Svetlana Statsenko: I know nothing about results of voting. I do not understand what the purpose of the juries is. It seems to me to stop Belarus.
Svetlana Adamovna, I heard, that you consider the winner not as a song. And if you were the spectator would vote for it? Will you agree, it was original and was looked very advantageously on a background of all other songs?
Svetlana Statsenko: the Georgian children had an original, good number, but I have a question on age. I have worked with children for twenty years and correctly I define children from 5 till 18 years. In my opinion, it was not worthy of a 10 year old. We too have children aged 6-7 who could execute something similar, and they would be applauded. They had an original, interesting musical composition. If I have seen this number at other competition, I would give it high points. But consider, that “Eurovision” is competition of a song which must be sung in a national language, it seems that in Georgia there was a new national language. This song is not suitable for this competition.
Svetlana Adamovna how do you think the trio performed? Did our girls deserve 6th place?