What do a woman taking a pregnancy test, a homeless man, and a struggling artist have in common? They each appear in Sofi Marinova’s official Eurovision 2012 video. The rather bizarre video is meant to convey the power of love, and the trauma of being separated from those important to us. As the lyrics tell us: “Love has no limits, language and color/ It’s equal for everybody on this world/ For me, for you, for them.” The same verse repeats later substituting “pain” for “love.”
Marinova debuted the video earlier this evening during a live broadcast on BNT, Bulgaria’s national broadcaster. Wiwi was slightly disappointed with what he saw. The video—an ode to electronica house music—weaves together five story lines. That’s meant to make the song’s themes universal, but it ultimately renders the video random and unfocused. Love manifests between an artist and her work; a pregnant lady and the man who knocked her up; a grandfather waiting to see his grandchildren; a soldier on the frontlines and his spouse; and a homeless man and his dog. All the while Sofi dances around in a white dress, making no effort to cover her breasts.
What do you think of this video? Should BNT try again?
Photo courtesy of the European Broadcasting Union