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 […]
Since we last reviewed the odds to win the second semi-final at Eurovision 2012, little has changed at the top. Sweden, Serbia, Norway and Turkey have held on to the top four spots. Further down the bookies’ oddstable, however, competitors have been shuffling around like a man with ants in his pants.
Gaitana—Ukraine’s most famous singer of Congolese descent—has released the official video for her Eurovision entry “Be My Guest.” In a statement released this afternoon, her publicity team described the video as “inflammatory, vibrant and bright.” They went on to say that, through the video, Gaitaina “calls the whole world for friendship, by stirring the hearts […]
Over the past month Gaitana has survived Ukraine’s national Eurovision selection—and racist slurs from a right-wing politician. Despite her busy schedule and the ongoing controversy, she recently took some time to speak with wiwibloggs. In her first English-language interview, she discusses her Eurovision entry “Be My Guest,” her dream of creating a women’s high heel […]