Ten years ago, she and her fellow Serebro bandmates took third place for Russia at Eurovision 2007 with their rather provocative girl group number “Song #1“.
Now, Elena Temnikova is an established solo star and she recently teamed up with the rapper ST, a fellow Russian.
Their collaboration, “Sumasshedsiy Russkiy” (or “Crazy Russians”), sees Elena continue to stroll down provocative paths.
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Serebro’s discography consists mostly of upbeat dance-pop songs á la “Mama Luba“, the bands most popular single.
After going solo, Elena’s music took a turn towards sultry electro-pop. “Sumasshedsiy Russkiy” sticks to that template, but with some added ‘dropping-the-beat’-style rap.
Elena Temnikova Sumasshedsiy Russkiy feat. ST (Official Video)
Composed by Artashes Andresyan, Oleg Tsoy and Viktor Poleev, with lyrics written by Alexander Stepanov, “Sumasshedsiy Russkiy” forms part of the soundtrack to a new Russian film Guardians (Zashchitniki).
The neo-noir superhero movie is due to be released at the end of this month and follows a team of DNA-altered Soviet superheroes that were created during the Cold War.
The single’s music video is directed by Guardians’ creative producer Nikita Argunov, and fully captures the film’s neo-noir feel.
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Elena Temnikova and Eurovision 2017
Rumours have been flying around that Elena is one of the candidates shortlisted to represent Russia in Kyiv.
And she provided the oil for the fire with a recent Instagram post.
The singer reposted a photo that suggested her possible participation in Eurovision 2017 and even made some very suggestive comments on her VK page, both of which she’s subsequently deleted.
But you can check out the original pic she reposted below.
Whether or not she will be Russia’s 2017 representative is still debatable. Only time will tell.
What do you think of Elena’s latest release? And do you want to see her sing for Russia at Eurovision 2017? Let us know in the comments below.
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