Anna Ermakova (23) enchanted TV viewers with her “Let’s Dance” victory last year. Now the model wants to inspire people as a singer away from the dance floor. This Friday (January 12th) she released her first single "Behind Blue Eyes". It is a cover of the song by the British rock band The Who, which has already been successfully reissued by the US band Limp Bizkit, among others. On Instagram, Ermakova published a series of photos from the recording studio to mark the release of her soulful version with driving beats. She is visibly happy in front of the microphone with headphones on.
“Such a mix of feelings,” is how she describes her emotional state in the comment field on the snapshots. "Nervous to both sing and open up emotionally, but also so full of joy to share it with you and send some healing, empowering energy to start 2024." In addition, Ermakova, who was taught singing and several musical instruments as a child, would like to thank everyone "who helped make this possible and everyone who supported me on this journey - I hope you all proudly tonight close". The video for the single premieres at 6 p.m.
Some Instagram users were already excited about Ermakova's debut single, including "Let's Dance" stars. "Wonderful! Let's go," wrote René Casselly (27). Malika Dzumaev (32) left a series of heart-eye emojis and Ermakova's dance partner Valentin Lusin (36) explains: "I'm super proud."
With lines like "No one knows what it's like to be a sad girl behind blue eyes" or "... but my dreams are "not that empty" (in German: "... but my dreams are not so empty"), Ermakova, whose eyes are blue, deliberately chose the song to tell her personal story.
As the illegitimate daughter of tennis legend Boris Becker (56) and due to Becker's headline-grabbing affair with Ermakova's mother, the Russian-born model Angela Ermakova (born 1968), it was not easy for her "to cope with all the press hype "Growing up the intimate details of my parents' meeting without my perspective or my feelings on the matter being really taken into account since I was a small child," she recently told Bild newspaper. Some of the song's lyrics provide insight "into some of my more vulnerable, intimate feelings," Ermakova continued. She hopes that she will be judged based on her creative work and not her family history.