Plenty of drama takes place on stage at a National Final. Especially when that final is Ukraine’s Vidbir 2019. Just think about Jamala asking that question. So it’s incredibly refreshing to see that when the cameras were off, the Vidbir studio was full of fun, laughter and nipple tassels.
In a vlog uploaded to her Youtube channel, Maruv has documented her behind-the-scenes Vidbir experience and it’s a real hoot. Bang!
Maruv will go down in Eurovision history as at the centre of political drama, so it’s heartwarming to see a more personal side to her in this vlog. She gives us an insight into the real camaraderie she shared with her team throughout the contest.
There’s the rehearsals, all done in “Stripper Shoes” (ouch!) as she mastered the infamous leg kick. Then there are the scenes where we see that everyone in the crew has a nickname printed on hoodies, with Maruv’s being the ever-fitting “Main Pussy Queen”. She even gets a birthday surprise before Vidbir — a Siren Song birthday cake! Seriously. There are legs made from icing, y’all!
Between the laughter, Maruv isn’t afraid to show us moments of vulnerability. Before her semi-final performance she tells the camera, “we are really exhausted. All we want is a good sleep. But we’ll get our sh*t together, we’ll cheer ourselves up. We’ll go there and deliver something”. She doesn’t shy away from the judge’s critique either, making light of the constructive criticism she received during the Semi Final.
When the cameras started rolling, Maruv certainly lived up to her reputation as Ukraine’s baddest b****. When one reporter asked “is the final performance going to be even more explicit?” following her qualification to the Final, she responded in the best way possible: “What are you talking about? I’m dressed like a monk! Sometimes my ass fell out, but only sometimes. Other than that I’m covered from head to toe.”
The vlog ends with the caption “The Rest is History…” and a promise that her video diary will be continued. We’re going to miss Maruv on the Eurovision stage, so all hail the Main Pussy Queen for filling our Ukraine shaped void with these delightful vlogs.
What did you think of the first in a series of Maruvian vlogs? Let us know in the comments!