The world of sport and Eurovision may not collide all that often, but when they do the result can be pretty special. Just ask Eurovision alums Kristina, Polina Gagarina and Gaitana, who have all given major sporting events rhythm through song. Recently Bulgaria’s Deep Zone Project followed suit by releasing “Golden Girls” — the anthem for the 2018 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, which was held in Sofia last week.

The group brought trance to the Eurovision stage in Belgrade back in 2008, and now they have returned for their twentieth anniversary to present a catchy anthem worthy of its name. Slick and contemporary, the song has an ear-worm of a chorus that you’ll remember instantly.

Speaking in a recent interview, DJ Dian Solo — the leader of the group — expressed his gratitude to organisers of the event.

“It is an honour for us to have been chosen to compose an anthem for the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, an event which we fondly follow. The combination of the musical world and the sporting world has always been important for us.”

The idea behind the anthem came from the head of the Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation, Iliana Raeva. It played during the procession of all the competing athletes. The song bears reference to the “Golden Girls of Bulgaria” who dominated the field of gymnastics during the 1980s and spreads a message about promoting the magic of sport to unite people from the four corners of the world.

The music video for “Golden Girls” features, as one can imagine, copious amounts of gold — golden hues, golden glitter, golden outfits, the works. But it’s never overwhelming. The song also features snippets from teams around the world dancing to the rhythm of the song, helping solidify the message of sport and music uniting us all. It’s heavy on the theme of self-belief. As they sing: “We’re just like magic never touch the ground/ Up to the stars, we’re not coming down.”

It mixes the traditional and the modern with pockets of ethnic sounds performed by Kristina Karamfilova. All in all, it’s a wonderful representation of Bulgarian and Slavic culture.

Are you feeling the sound? And are you looking forward to more from Deep Zone Project? Let us know down below!

Golden Girls lyrics — Deep Zone

Sunrise, feel the butterflies
Let the light shine on you
Tonight you’re ready for the prize
Just fire up the winner in you
Together let’s make the world go round
We’re just like magic never touch the ground
Up to the stars, we’re not coming down

We are the Golden Girls
We are the Golden Girls
We are the Golden Girls

Together let’s make the world go round
We’re just like magic never touch the ground
Up to the stars, we’re not coming down

We are the Golden Girls
Zlatnite momicheta

Green light, you’re ready for this fight
Be the best is what you’ll choose
Tonight I am by your side
No matter if you win or lose
Together let’s make the world go round
We’re just like magic never touch the ground
Up to the stars, we’re not coming down

We are the Golden Girls
We are the Golden Girls
We are the Golden Girls

Together let’s make the world go round
We’re just like magic never touch the ground
Up to the stars, we`re not coming down

We are the Golden Girls
Zlatnite momicheta

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