Believe it or not, the one and only Verka Serduchka has landed herself a (very) minor role in Melissa McCarthy’s new film: Spy. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance, Verka stars alongside Hollywood heavy hitters McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham. The film has already reached the top of the box office in the U.K. and the U.S. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton even gave Verka a shoutout!

Not only does Verka contribute a brand new song to the soundtrack of the film (see below), but she also performs her infamous Eurovision 2007 entry “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”, complete with sparkly backing vocalists and dancers. I probably need not remind you…

Verka features in a chase scene, in which Susan Cooper (McCarthy) pursues fellow spy Rick Ford (Statham) in order to warn him of a bomb placed in his backpack by an enemy agent. Verka and her entourage find themselves caught up in the chaos whilst performing outside in central Paris. As you can imagine, it’s hilarious.

Verka’s New Single — “Spy Party”

“Spy Party”, Verka’s new song in the film, is at the very least a cousin of “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”. It involves a similarly squeaky and lively instrumental, over which Serduchka sings in a robotically monotone style. It’s a tad repetitive — the lyrics mainly consist of Verka repeating the title phrase over and over again — so I don’t think we would see this amass the 235 points which Ukraine’s 2007 effort did. Nevertheless, “Spy Party” is fun, bouncy, and totally in-keeping with the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XujRmYqEGAY

And it’s clear that Verka’s exposure across the pond has brought some new fans. Indeed, here’s Melissa McCarthy bopping along to Verka’s signature hit:

What do you think of Verka’s foray into film? Are there any other Eurovision stars you would like to see make their Hollywood debut? Let us know in the comments section.

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Otnat
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Otnat

And Björn Gustafsson (the ESC Swedish spokesperson) 😀

iamawarrior
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iamawarrior

and they say ‘Eurovision won’t get you anywhere’!
Well, haters. You’re wrong!

Kate
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Kate

Even though Verka only did a minor part in the movie, she totally slayed it. Spy Party may not exactly be as good as Dancing Lasha Tumbai but it’s still phenomenal. I hope Spy Party gets to spend some time in the Billboard Hot 100 soon (for those who don’t know, you can actually buy an individual song in the Spy official soundtrack on iTunes – same is true for most albums sold in there).

random.sage2.0
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Yall have smileys/emojis now! YAY! 😀 🙂

random.sage2.0
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😀 Bout Verka and Marija were amazing in 2007 and I’m happy to see Verka breaking in the States!

Adam
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Adam

okay ill be honest i didnt even know he was a drag queen until this year, i thought he just dressed up as a really fashionable and flamboyant looking robot this whole time lol

Paul D
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Paul D

I saw the movie and didn’t know that Verka was in… in I was so shocked when I saw her on the screen !
It made me really happy, and overall the movie and Melissa McCarthy were VERY good ! I highly recommend it…

Kjetil
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Kjetil

I watched it and i loooved it! The creators were Eurovision Fans for sure hahaha

Mario
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Mario

Well his visionary entry of 2007 was hella entertaining & so much fun! <3
I liked it & enjoyed it more than the winner song of Serbia *Molitva*..

Desiree
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Desiree

Thanks for spoiling the movie! Very clever article!

Antranig Shokayan
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This movie was absolutely incredible. Verka’s appearance made it that much better!

And Serebro were there with Mi Mi Mi too – that was a really great Eurovision 2007 shoutout!