Sometimes late at night when we can’t sleep, we think about what Valentina Monetta would sound like as a man, and what Moje 3 would sound like if they overdosed on testosterone. OK, not really. But recently Zoe, one of our readers, got in touch with a discovery she had made on YouTube that did trigger these questions.
“A long time ago, I accidentally stumbled upon edited versions of songs, and saw that a lot of people made genderflipped, chipmunked, or Darth Vader-ized versions of songs,” she says. “So I thought I’d search to see if people have done the same with Eurovision songs too. Curiosity paid off!” She found Birgit Oigemeel singing her Eurovision song several octaves lower. If she closed her eyes and listened to Krista Siegfrids, Zoe could imagine the “Marry Me” singer with a mustache!
Zoe has rounded up some of her favourites below. As she says: “It’s amazing what a simple effect can do.”
1) Loreen — “Euphoria”
2) Moje 3 — “Ljubav je svuda”
3) Elena Gheorghe–The Balkan Girls:
4) Birgit Oigemeel–Et Uus Saaks Alguse
5) Valentina Monetta–Crisalide:
6) Krista Siegfrieds–Marry Me:
7) Elitsa and Stoyan–Samo Shampioni:
8) Emmelie De Forest–Only Teardrops:
Who sounds the most realistic? Should Loreen always sing as a baritone? And who sounds better as a man? Let us know in the comments below!
Thank you to wiwireader Zoe for compiling this round-up!