Polish Eurovision fans were over-the-moon last week when they learned that TVP had approached Doda — the Polish Britney Spears — to sing at Eurovision 2015. But that, of course, is not a confirmation that Doda, née Dorota Rabczewska, will sing at Eurovision. In fact, in a recent interview with the First Channel of Polish Radio, she suggested that TVP lacks the basic funds she would need to succeed on stage.
Here’s what she had to say, as quoted by Eska.pl:
We are not able to compete. First of all, it’s because we have no money. As a 13 year-old I worked in the theater. I have experience directing, set design and I have a few ideas about how to make a show cheaply. We have here a lot of creative young artists, so if we had budgets we could do something cool for Eurovision. Unfortunately there is no money for Eurovision. If I had money to spend on this show I think I could do something cool on stage. I’m won’t grow a beard. No funds, no show.
The beard, of course, refers to the most memorable (and cheapest) aspect of Conchita’s Wurst’s winning Eurovision performance.
Who is Doda?
A former member of the Polish rock band Virgin, she’s more experienced than that name suggests. She rose to prominence at 14, when she participated in a reality TV show called “Bar.” And at 16 she joined the aforementioned rock band. When the group disbanded in 2007 she went solo, releasing gold and double gold albums including 2008’s “Diamond Bitch”. CNN once named her one of the 10 Most Famous Poles in History, alongisde astronomer Nicolas Copernicus and composer Frederick Chopin. That’s power, y’all. We also love the URL of her official web site: dodaqueen.com.
Here’s her song “Bad Girls”:
And here she is getting a bit of “Katharsis”:
And, of course, here is her latest single “Riot-Ka”, which may Eurofans believe she’ll sing at Eurovision 2015: