|Birth name||Ruslan Feodorovich Alehno|
14 October, 1981|
Bobruysk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR (now Belarus)
Ruslan Alehno (Russian: Руслан Фёдорович Алехно, Ruslan Feodorovich Alehno,(born October 14, 1981 in Bobruysk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR (now Belarus)) is a Russian and Belarusian singer who rose to popularity after winning Narodniy Artist - 2 translated as People's Artist-2 (in Russian Народный Артист-2), the Russian version of Pop Idol.
In 2001, Ruslan Alehno was the winner of the Belarusian TV project Hit-Moment, and in 2003 he was the winner in "Clear Voice" nomination at the "Crossroads of Europe Festival" in Belarus and was also the laureate of "Molodechno-2003" vocal contest in Belarus. In 2004, he also won the second prize in the International Malvy Festival in Poland. In 2005, together with Aleksey Goman, winner of Narodniy Artist-1, he was the prize winner of Festival of Patriotic songs with "This is my Homeland", devoted to Victory anniversary.
In 2008, Ruslan Alehno became the winner of National Television Musical project EuroFest, the Belarusian annual competition to decide who would sing for the Republic of Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Emerging as the victor, he went on to represent Belarus in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. Alehno sang in the second semi-final elimination round on May 22, 2008, singing "Hasta la Vista", but failed to win a place in the final.