A few weeks ago Zlata Ognevich announced that she was consulting the people and re-working “Gravity”. Well the results of that poll can now be seen (and heard) in her official video.

The new version paces itself much better. Rather than giving it all up up front, Zlata plays the part of a lady and makes you wait. The song feels less repetitive now and builds, builds, builds.

Judging from the video, Ukrainians have a thing for sci-fi fantasy and unicorns. Zlata knows how to pose and pout in front of a green screen. We love when she spins in those leaves!

The old “Gravity”

The new “Gravity”

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John Browdy
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John Browdy

J’adore this song and singer

Emily
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Did you know Zlata Ognevich isn’t her real name? It is Inna Leonidivna Bordjug.

yogafire
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yogafire

I’m indonesian eurovision enthusiast. And I must say I feel more serene if I listen to the old version. I did not say the new one was not good. But certainly I found some unnecessary beats were inserted and I also like the lyrics the old one better.

Alex B
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Alex B

Can’t tell you how the song is going to do but she is definitely among the favorites to win Eurovision Top Model this year.

Alexander Green
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@Zolan and the others who think the ending is weak-

I definitely agree. The shift back to the primary motif at 2:45 seems a bit lazy. I admit that this is nitpicking, but the idea behind the new version was to improve upon the original, which I think it has done a poor job of doing.

Stephen Colville
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Stephen Colville

Generally better, but the ending ruins the whole thing.

Anthony Ko
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The new version is much better with all those improvements. It certainly has a lot more ‘oomph’ although the ending still lets it down though.

Adam
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Adam

So much better. Bringing down those awful background singers was smart. I do agree with others here that the ending still needs adjustment. Just kinda stops.

Joyces
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Joyces

It’s a nice tune and melody but it’s also not very original, she is not the only one I think that is not original.
This year songs (not all of them) are inspired by loreen’s act last year….dance, acts, songs, Loreen did well last year because she was original mostly, she did something different that year and she stood out!
This song Is a mix from all sort of songs together inspired by disney. That does not make the song bad but I do like diversity and originality it would be good for eurovision!

Bogdan Honciuc
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I like it better now, but the video is all sorts of ridonkulous, to quote Wiwi.

PS: To the person who said that Zlata has the best voice in the competition… Maybe you should listen to Anouk singing “Birds” live: http://youtu.be/04l_bmp3y4Q 🙂

Ian
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Ian

The ‘live’ performance will tell all about this song – she wont be able to use the gimmick effects. The song is good – but – there are quite a few female singers all performing the same style – and they will all take votes from each other – and they will have to rely on their neighbors voting for them.

Zolan
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Zolan

Short answer: It’s all good, but the new version is better. The main strength of the song is the direct uplifting emotional appeal of its changes. The first version was more effective in that respect, but struggled to maintain it after two minutes. I think live vocals will restore much of that power to the final version on stage. The main weakness of the song is a shortage of substance; it has nowhere to go. The new version is much better at varying the expression of those elements so they bring something new on each repetition. I like 2:30 a… Read more »

Emily
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Hmm, the video looks like something Disney came up with.

Roo
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Roo

Unbelievably awful song made worse. Yuk. Hopefully will not qualify for the final if there is any justice in this world.

takecare
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takecare

previous one-lot more better! it was more powerful, zlata could really show of her voice

Alex B
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Alex B

All I know is that I saw the live performance video that was floating around and found it quite good.

john browdy
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john browdy

preversion was much better

Hi :D
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Hi :D

I thought the song was great before, and I still think it is!! I will always love this song, and I think itll always be my favorite song from ESC 🙂 I just wish she wouldnt use much autotune in the studio version, because she does have the best voice in the competition!

AlAlekoff
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AlAlekoff

As a fan of the West End I can’t help but appreciate this one…a combo of Wicked and Lion King 🙂

Alexander Green
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In regards to the last comment, I’m actually referring to the last 30 seconds in particular. Originally it was a new verse, but now it’s been changed to a bridge that extends the chorus (a typical pop structure).

Alexander Green
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Honestly, I do not like how the last minute was handled from the perspective of an amateur songwriter. I know the change was based off of a public poll, but the song’s structure was changed from something a little more unique to something that resembles the generic structural formula for pop songs (i.e. having a short bridge after the 2nd chorus that leads back to a repeat of the chorus again).