Alsou Ralifovna Abramova (, , nÃƒÂ©e Safina, better known as just Alsou (, born on June 27, 1983) is a popular singer from Russia. She competed in Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came in second place giving her recognition all over Europe as well. Alsou will now host the semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 held in Moscow.
Alsou was born in BÃƒÂ¶gelmÃƒÂ¤, Tatarstan. Her father, Ralif Rafilovich Safin is a Russian oligarch, a former LUKoil executive and a current member of the Federal Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament. He is also the owner of the Sochi football team Zhemchuzhina and was named the 100th richest Russian by Forbes Magazine in 2004. Alsou's mother, Razia Iskhakovna, is an architect. She has a younger brother Renard and an older brother Marat, who is not related to a famous tennis player Marat Safin. Alsou is an ethnic Tatar.When Alsou was a year old her family moved from Tatarstan to Siberia. Until the age