If Loreen has any doubts that she has arrived on the European music scene, then she needs to check out this cover by a contestant on Ukrainian X-Factor. Wiwi doesn’t speak Russian or Ukrainian, but he can tell that the judges were moved by this perma-tanned contestant. That probably says more about the relatively weak […]
Ruslana—winner of Eurovision 2004—fell in a bucket of paint and washed her hair with bleach before making her latest video for “My Brother!” She then invited all of her friends to get nasty at a street party. We need to know where she got her nails did, because we want to wear them during the […]
Gaitana, the world’s most successful Congolese-Ukrainian artist, seems to be issuing a command with her new single “You Will Like It”—and we’re happy to obey. “I prepared a hot summer surprise for you, my friends,” Gaitana said in an e-mail statement sent to WiwiBloggs.Com. “A new music hit ‘You Will Like It’ won’t leave any […]
When it comes to Junior Eurovision, we can never blame the child. We can, however, blame her parents and her costume designer and her choreographer. Anastasiya Petrik, Ukraine’s entry in 2012, is definitely a precocious little talent. But she is also absolutely frightening in this performance. I don’t know if it’s the fact that she’s […]
Happy, clappy Gaitana—our favorite Congolese-Ukrainian singer—has released yet another gooey and uplifting track. Rather than asking us to be her guest, she’s now directing her attention to raising our self-esteem. Cue her new song “You Are the Champion,” released just in time to support the men competing at Euro 2012.
In her Eurovision entry “Be My Guest,” Gaitana repeats the phrase “be my guest” 12 times. Just in case you didn’t understand what she meant, she explained that she wants you to come to her country—and be her guest—in our interview with her back in March. Since then she has repeated that idea at nearly every […]
Vebooboo: Ukraine is the land of the Orange Revolution, but I was super pleased to see the fashion gods followed the most sacred of staging rules — put a black woman in a white dress, and you’ve got a winner. From the first few seconds of today’s second rehearsal, Gaitana made it clear that she […]
Wiwi: Gaitana is my sentimental favourite. Shortly after winning Ukraine’s national selection back in February, she had to deal with ugly comments from a right-wing politician who said she wasn’t an “organic” representative of the Ukraine because she’s half-Congolese. But she held her head high, gave a kick ass interview to WiwiBloggs.Com, and emerged as […]