Listen to Lidia Zabolotskaya’s official video for “Angely dobra.” She’ll represent Belarus at Junior Eurovision 2011. English lyrics follow the video.
If members of the Soviet Politburo ever produced an adult video, it might have looked something like this. In “I Love Belarus,” Anastasiya Vinnikova suggests that nationalism is sexy, and that loving your motherland will get you some love from its daughters. In the opening bars, the 20-year-old singer–prone to posing provocatively in silhouette–describes herself […]
Predicting the winner of Eurovision is an imperfect science. But every year we create fan polls and consult the bookies’ ratings hoping to come closer to knowing the winner. As part of the ongoing Eurovision alchemy, Wiwi just spent some time on Eurovision’s official YouTube page and can now reveal which contestants have racked up […]
According to her Eurovision biography, 20-year old Anastasiya Vinnikova has always wanted to sing—and she’s never cared where she was or who was listening. During a mass christening at an Orthodox church when she was just four years old, all of the other children sat silently, but Anastasiya kept on singing. “Anastasiya, you will be […]
I’ve been biased against Belarus ever since I read the lyrics to their song “Butterflies.” They say “heartfully just wait for it” over and over and compare themselves to butterflies “flying to the sun.” Butterflies are disgusting, and I’m fairly certain “heartfully” isn’t a word. But after watching their first rehearsal, I’ve developed a soft […]
Honestly, all y’all Eurovision officials need to stop making changes because Wiwi is sick of updating his Video Player! On March 18 Ukraine’s national broadcaster decided that it was too embarrassing to send baritone crooner Vasyl Lazarovich to Oslo (despite his internal selection by Ukrainian producers last fall), so they’re staging ANOTHER final. Now Belarus […]
I’m gonna tell you what’s inside my soul. We are as fragile just like melting snow We’ll get to come to see the beauty of love And imagine, and imagine Just imagine And we’re like butterflies flying to the sun The sun will never let us look inside I believe that this will open up […]