Eldar Gasymov – a singer, an actor, the winner of Eurovision 2011, the master of Eurovision 2012 in Baku, often visits Kiev for cooperation with the Ukrainian specialists in the creation of the musical material. Zlata Ognevich - Ukrainian singer and public figure, a bronze medalist in Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
And the stars had jointed in a such way, that the ways of the Azerbaijan and Ukraine Eurovision stars crossed almost in the sky – the meeting was held at the airport when Eldar went back home, and Zlata had a flight to a concert in Baku, and has grown into a wonderful union, which resulted in the laborious and creative work on mutual track ICE & FIRE.
The first live performance of the song took place during the live broadcast on the Ukrainian national selection for Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the picturesque Bukovel, where Eldar Gasimov had been invited by the head of the First National Channel as a member of the jury, and Zlata Ognevich was the guest of honor. The song was very warmly accepted by Ukrainian public, and this is the quite logical result - because a large international team had been working on it.
"For me that was very easy to work on a duet ICE & FIRE - Zlata Ognevich says - because Eldar is a true professional musician and the artist! And I am happy that the music is able to unite the hearts and entire nations! "
"Our song - Eldar says – about two elements, or about two people who have come together on one stage or in one life ... or it is the one person where whether fighting or combine both of these two elements of nature. For me –this is a song about hope, about the fact that the fire of love always melts the ice of misunderstanding. "