The singer told about a family in a candid interview with “StarHit”. According to Oksana Kazakova, just go and get married she could not – it was necessary to obtain the approval of the parents. The chosen girl had to prove that they were serious. We talked with the artist and learned how close to support her during the period of participation in the popular project “the Voice” and what really happens behind the scenes.
Mentee Dima Bilan won the audience still in the blind auditions song “house of cards”. It turned all four of the master. The first was Polina Gagarina. As it turned out, she was already familiar with the work of the contestants, but the voice, which according to her is much stronger and richer, not learned. After a few seconds turned the chair Leonid Agutin, Dima Bilan and Grigory Leps. Everyone wanted to see her in his team, however, the girls stayed on the Stage.
In the life of the actress was a place of severe shocks, the disappointments, the unexpected UPS and downs. About his past, family relationships and an important stage in her life, Oksana Kazakova said in an exclusive interview with “StarHit”.
The inner “Voice”: the fees, personal drama and other secrets of the project
Oksana, how come you decided to go for the project “the Voice”? Advised by whom and why haven’t you done this before?
I sent applications all four years, went to auditions, and only in the anniversary, the 5th season of “the Voice” fate finally smiled at me. The stimulus gave friends – they just insisted on my participation in the project, but called and reminded. On the day of the audition woke up, collected and taken.—
Dima Bilan is easy work? You all thought or was a surprise?
I would call it Dating than work. We sometimes give birth to interesting ideas in terms of music, sometimes even simultaneously. I like to know with this guide, I reveal a new side. Initially wanted to go to him, and when I asked myself the question “why”, understand that trusted my gut and not in vain.
What’s your relationship with the other participants of the show? Feel the spirit of competition?
I can honestly say that we are one team. Roar behind the scenes for each other and support. I was so rooting for our team that will not be able to migrate someone’s leaving the show, but those are the rules. We get used to each other, the friendship grows stronger, but then remember that this is a contest, struggle for victory. Acute awareness comes in the moment when Bilan summarizes. The heart begins to beat less often to not to miss a single word mentor. This season is full of surprises – from the point of view of the vocals are almost all very strong guys.—
But you not only perform famous songs and write their..
Yes. I write poems, do some music demos in a special program. While in the reserve of about 50 songs, including a Capella vocal arrangements. This lyrical and incendiary compositions – depending on the mood. Can be pop, rock or, conversely, something tender, Latin American motifs, with humor or Euro-pop. Lately it’s more emotional lyrics. They are mostly based on real events experienced feelings from me or someone they know – so honest.—
What the latest you wrote the song?
It’s about the fact that loneliness you can feel while surrounded by people. This feeling arose in me. Melancholy, romance and reality in one person. In some it is sad, others spirituality, mission and inspiration. The song is called “One of us”. You can find her in social networks.
You sang a duet with Soso Pavliashvili and Larisa Dolina. Maintain relationships?
We share great music. With Larisa Alexandrovna, we very rarely intersect. With Soso often behind the scenes, visiting our friends at events, music competitions… Not just crossed on tour, and sang at dinner. This is the most beautiful moments and the most cozy encounter.—
You have with husband and producer Alexei Filippov difference in 12 years. You both feel it? Who in your family home?
No, I’m not 20 or 30 years younger than him. On the contrary, it helps us, and we come to a consensus, the issues and complexity of man’s nature decides it, I have no relationship. It tries to the max to take on almost everything. At me it is impossible to push – this leads to resistance. From the first moment of life together we listened to each other. Now everything is on the machine, tested and verified to the smallest details. —
How do you divide chores?
This is no problem. Who is free, and proceeds to action. Often I’m very busy, very tired… One time I even thought about cleaning companies, but the problem itself was resolved, and the idea to invite strangers into the house refused.
Work is work, and dinner for the beloved has not been canceled. A good cook?
I don’t like to hurry. If you stand over the stove, cook something complicated. For me it is a ritual. Special attention is given to the table setting – I love every time a special way to decorate it. The most important thing – the taste, color and how it is served. —
Surely in such a serious approach it is difficult to resist the extra piece. How to watch the figure?
This is a sick question, but I’m not particularly soul. In the morning eat what I want, how I want and in any quantity. This is my all! Sometimes bullies night. This is due to evening work. In this concert you can throw 1.5 kg. for five Days per month to relax, but then return to the previous mode: do not eat bread, do not add sugar in tea, no sweets. If the night hungry, take a couple SIPS of kefir or replace a piece of cheese helps distracting.—
How was the acquaintance of the spouse with your parents?
First, Alex long looked after me, we were just friends. Only after 2.5 years I realized that he means to me something more. But when he proposed to me, I suggested not to change anything and remain friends. It took me a little longer to realize – this is my soul mate. He tried again, and I agreed. But it was not enough. It was necessary to obtain the approval of the parents. First, he was denied. My family suggested we get to know each other better, and there is, say, view. Three years passed before the young man once again decided to talk to the parents. This time, he heard: “Well, Yes, now you can go!” On his part, I was accepted immediately and easily – the good, warm, embrace.—
What is now engaged in your family?
Now they’re retired. Mom and dad a lot for me, and now it’s my turn to please them. I help them and try to cherish our warm relationship. Order via the Internet equipment, gifts, repairs, leisure, health, sport. Wildly miss them and dream to move from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Until that happens, talk on the phone every day and chat over the computer for an hour, and then two. —
As mom and dad support you “Voice”?
They don’t let me relax in the competition, saying: “We do not come to you until, until you overcome your fear and anxiety itself. The only way you will become a really strong actor.” I really feel vulnerable. Parents know me well and feel everything that was happening to me. We have an amazing connection. Apparently, this is the power of family.
At what age did you become to be self-reliant?
At 21, when he went to Moscow. I was working before, but serious earnings is not called. Parents instilled a love of work and plenty of five. I understand that I can ask the father for money, but only explaining what and why he needs them to get me. “They get the labour,” said my dad. I began to wonder. Each child was a piggy Bank, where he kept the money earned for the innocent requests of the parents. For example, my father asked me to sort out with brother parent wardrobe with outerwear, the two of us to hang curtains or to wash the feast of the mountain of dishes. This proposal was well-liked. —
Tell me about your first earnings.
It was my first real secret earnings. In the 12 years I overheard in the front talking about how you can make money on curd cheese. When the parents gone for a week for work, I took the neighbors into debt and went to the factory. They said that I sent my mom and bought a box of the most delicious cheese. Then I sold them in the market of hungry sellers. The parents knew nothing. I waited until the brother goes to work, pretending to be asleep. —
What to spend the earned money?
I gave my mom the first most expensive perfume, and as she kissed me, looked mysteriously at his father. Of course, she thought the gift was made because of him. Later the secret was revealed. I will not be abused, but continue to be asked to share their ideas and nothing to hide.—
You’re pretty early start to work. What has already accumulated?
Oh, what a question! A lot of time. In General, today I have everything. Spend a lot on creativity and its development, help funds a little give to charities, but enough to feel a good person.
Make plans for the future or live one day?
Parents recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. Therefore, in the nearest plans – to book a family photo shoot. I think this will be a gift for the ages – huge portraits of our family. If in a global sense, I want it all: a house with a splendid garden, children, and each pre-opened Bank account. If global, then the only thing for a long time dream – to open his own art school. And I’ll do it, just give me time…—
As far as I know, you already teach vocals. At home or at school?
Usually, I rent a room and convey my knowledge to those who come for advice. As an exception, constant, very close and faithful disciples receive at home. If you see that the baby is hungry, first feed. Nothing should distract from concentration. Not been invited to the master classes in the school singing to other cities. But, unfortunately, time is short. Word of mouth works and is very nice.—
What is special about your teaching?
Many people want to achieve good technique, playing scales. I’m forced to pay attention to the details on the features. Tactilely determine the muscle at the time of key-pressing control everything from breathing to the natural problems of a student while singing. Together we achieve the real sound without clips and artificial overtones. —
What, in your opinion, the most difficult thing in this case? Are you a strict teacher?
The most difficult task is to get rid of bad habits. It is as difficult as to quit Smoking. I do not give to sing, stop, require. Sometimes even cry from emotion when I hear and see that the student is doing right, but a little bit doubt. Sometimes shout loudly: “Yeah, right!”, it is audible even on the street! The teacher I’m different – I can crack a joke and to relax and stretch, and to scold. Sometimes you have to be a psychologist because the problems are different, they can also burden and obstruct freedom. If a person is not allowed to speak, if there is resentment, then the jaw when singing is clamped. All this prevents. Together with the student we achieve phenomenal results. —
You said you jumped with a parachute, to overcome fear. I mean, you’re a very desperate girl. What bold steps do you still dare?
God forbid someone such a girl as I was in childhood! It was a hurricane in a skirt, all the trees and the roof of my house facades, St. Petersburg doors and cabinets – it’s only the most harmless — Adrenaline – my alter ego. In deadly stunts, I don’t go now, both hemispheres of the brain as if saying: “Oksana , you are a future mother , you still live and live.” Skydiving was an extreme form of struggle with a fear of flying.—
Like extreme sports? How do you spend your leisure time?
The first three days is complete silence, the sea, the intoxication of sunshine, delicious cocktails, enjoying nature. Next worse – total isolation in the wilds of exotics, boats, hills, crazy riding motorcycles, diving… anything the least bit exciting. I love to meet new people, dance till you drop and make all sorts of funny battles . If you relax, so that was really good. And it is good for us always happens in childhood, when allowed myself crazy without looking back.—
Ready for some time to leave the stage for the advent of children?
Well, it is not necessary. All can be combined. During the recovery period, of course, needs to rest, but two months and I’m back at work! Relatives and friends, eager to help, and loved people – that is enough for happiness without the fuss and concern for the work.