The band, originally conveived as an acoustic duo, was formed in 2002 by the brothers Dmitry and Vladimir Karyakin. In 2004, the band was changed into a quartet, also including bassist Mario Gulinsky and drummer Sergey Grinko. In 2006, the band won the Maiori International Music Festival, held in Italy, during which they met Italian singer Jacopo Massa, also taking part in the competition. Massa and LiteSound started co-working, and Massa appeared as a guest in serveral concerts of the band. Massa later became an official member of the band, while Gulinsky and Grinko left the group in 2006.
The band competed in the Eurofest 2006, performing the song “My Faith”. Litesound also participated in the Eurofest 2008, performing the song “Do You Believe”, and in the Eurofest 2009, placing third with the song “Carry On”, also featuring vocals by Dakota. In 2010, the band released the debut album Going to Holliwood, including the single “Solo per te”.
Starting from December 2011, Litesound took part in Eurofest 2012, the national selection for the Belarusian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. During the semi-final of the contest, held on 21 December 2011, Litesound performed the song “We Are the Heroes”. After being admitted to the final, they decided not to change their entry. On 14 February 2012, Alyona Lanskaya was announced the winner of the Eurofest 2012, while Litesound came in second place.
However, on 21 February 2012, the Belarusian president conducted an investigation about an alleged fraud in the televote, which turned out to be true. As a result of the investigation, the original winner was disqualified on 22 February. Litesound were then internally chosen to replace Alyona Lanskaya to represent Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
Edited by KatieDementie on 1 Jul 2012, 05:08
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