The first song I’m featuring here is once again written by Igor Krutoy for Dimash to perform at the World Skills 2019 in I believe Kazakhstan. Don’t shoot me, my geography knowledge is rubbish.
However what I do know is this, so far you have heard him sing in French, Kazak, Russian and now in Ogni Pietra (Olympico) he sings in Italian. further down in this post he is going to be singing in English! Dimash sings in 12 different languages and while his pronunciation of certain words is not always perfect, the emotion of the words and song are there and he delivers, note perfect each and every time. I cannot fault him, I can only speak English and therefore could not nor should not comment on his pronunciation good or otherwise! I wouldn’t even attempt to speak in a foreign language let alone sing in 12 different ones!
Ogni Pietra is a call to greatness, a call to strive to do your best and was written to inspire the contestants of the world skills 2019 competition. For me, this song is a particular favourite because he makes the hairs stand up on my arms and gives me chills with his vocal acrobatics, just when you think you have heard everything he has to offer he gives you Ogni Pietra and in Italian no less!
I see Dimash growing so much in his performance technique and his composure while singing this song, it is hard to marry together the earlier performances on ‘the Singer in 2017’ to his now polished presentation in 2019. 2 short years can really make a difference. Once again his vocal range is stunning but it is his emotional connection to the song that is the stand out in this song for me. He fills your heart up with the drive to succeed. The best call to excellence I have ever heard.
So far on this trip through Dimash land, I have concentrated on the ballads and the obvious vocal versatility, sung in the neo-classical style. So, now I want to explore the different styles and genres he performs in. Screaming is sung in English and this I think was his first official contemporary music video. He does all his own backing vocals too, and as usual we are treated to the vocal gymnastics he is renowned for.
I confess, while I like this song, it is not my preferred genre, so other than to say WOW when he vocalises the instrumental section and gives us a stunning staccato run mid way through, which is so exceptionally difficult to do and which he delivers with such ease, I have little to add on the content. It’s a contemporary pop song and he delivers a stunning performance vocally and visually. He could make me a convert to pop music if they all come out like this one.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy two more trips into the awe inspiring world of Dimash Qudaibergen and his world class voice.