Saturday, January 12, 2013

Eurovision 2013: Ukraine

Zlata Ognevich's "Gravity" is the Ukrainian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

The land of Ruslana, Verka and Svetlana has given us some absolutely fantastic Eurovision tunes in the past. This is absolutely not one of them. I hate this song. I was already politically against the Ukraine after their moves to copy St. Petersburg's anti-gay laws, but with this song I don't even need to vote politically. BORING.


  1. I agree about it being 'boring', but I think is probably a deliberate move away from "Eastern European" to try and emulate more mainstream "Europop", although of 80s vintage.

    What interests me more about this, though, are the black members of the backing group. Are there lots of non-white people in Ukraine and how well are they integrated into Ukraine society (without getting beaten-up by right-wing skinhead racists, for example, or getting name-called in the street)? Pretty cynical effort, if you ask me.

  2. Very cynical indeed.