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 […]
As part of Wiwi’s day job, he sometimes gets to write about Eurovision. As such, he recently interviewed Ukraine’s Gaitana, who has become embroiled in a high-profile war of words with a conservative politician. You can read the full story on TIME.com by clicking here, or you can read the cut-n-paste story below. The story […]
The members of Wiwi’s Jury put on their tightest pants and headed to Kiev over the weekend to review Gaitana’s Eurovision 2012 song “Be My Guest.” The power ballad split the jury down the middle, resulting in a series of b*tch slaps, slurs and threats to post those nasty photos from last year’s Eurovision trip […]
Given that Ukraine consistently places in the Top 5 at Eurovision, you’d think critics would think twice before questioning the nation’s Eurovision candidate. Well apparently the ultra-conservative Svoboda (Freedom) Party didn’t get the message. Senior member Yuriy Syrotyuk has publicly blasted Gaitana-Lurdes Essami—the nation’s only Congolese-Ukrainian celebrity and its contestant for Eurovision 2012. Sadly, his […]
Gaitana—the only Afro-Ukrainian celebrity in her country—has just won the right to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2012 with her song “Be My Guest.” Wiwi laughed out loud earlier this afternoon when he was on Twitter and @EurovisionByJaz tweeted that “a pair of boobs” had won Ukraine’s national selection. As these photos show, Gaitana is a […]
Read the lyrics to Gaitana’s “Be My Guest”—Ukraine’s 2012 Eurovision contestant!
LOL. Anggun Cipta, France’s babe-a-licious Eurovision 2012 contestant, continues to lip-synch her way through Eurovision selection season. This afternoon the Indonesian-born beauty sang “Echo (You and I)” in Kyiv. Her beautifully re-mastered voice really stood out—and not just because the 21 acts that came before her were appalling! Her team is truly skilled at pressing […]