Short fame, oblivion and the search for the self: as the fate of the famous soloists of the choir Victoria Popova


Короткая слава, забвение и поиски себя: как сложились судьбы солистов знаменитого хора Викторая Попова Famous performers, children’s songs gathered in the Studio of “Hello, Andrew.” During the existence of the band, it was sung by tens of thousands of boys and girls of different ages. However, not all of them life was good.
Короткая слава, забвение и поиски себя: как сложились судьбы солистов знаменитого хора Викторая Попова

Every citizen of the USSR knew the soloists of the Bolshoi children’s choir of Viktor Popov. These children sang songs, which immediately gained national love. The band’s lineup was constantly changing and not every young star has managed to maintain its popularity.

In the program “Hello, Andrew” gathered many former members of the choir. So, the star of the team was once considered Margarita Suhankina. Victor Popov was obsessed with her star pupil, and for a long time did not want to part with it.

“I told him that I was uncomfortable singing with the children, I grew up, and Victor S. still insisted. About my experiments with the “Mirage” of long time he did not know. Then about it nobody knew. When the truth came to light, there was a terrible scandal. He was afraid that because of this I was expelled from the Conservatory”, – shared memories Suhankina.

Now the singer is nostalgic of those years when I worked with Popov. However, not all former members of the band managed to connect his life with music. Some of them chose a completely different profession. So, Victor Nikolaev, sung a ballad of “Belovezhskaya Pushcha” is now engaged in small repair.

“Working as a wagon master. Undertake only those jobs that can definitely perform. For example, repairing outlets, assemble furniture. At the time it was very difficult to find a job, my songs nobody liked. Then I remembered what my dad taught me. In this aspect as it has developed,” – said Nikolaev.
Короткая слава, забвение и поиски себя: как сложились судьбы солистов знаменитого хора Викторая Попова

Another soloist Tatiana Melekhina now works in the library of one of the capital’s universities. Colleagues women know about her starry past, and sometimes even asked to sing her most famous hits of the choir. She Melekhina does not deny that sometimes he misses speaking, but his life is quite happy.

But the life of Sergei Paramonov, who was the pet of Alexandra Pakhmutova, there is not the best way. After due to age changes of an organism it is broken voice, the young artist was forced to end careers. With age he became addicted to alcohol, and eventually was not able to get rid of bad habits.

“Our happy family life went on like that for three years. Then Sergei began to drink, and in the end I left him with my son. Moved to another area to less overlap. He never managed to overcome this weakness,” said ex-wife Paramonov.

In the program not only produced many of the choir members, but the composers who wrote the hits for all times for young talents. Each of the guests in the Studio talked about how Victor Popov had changed their lives.