One is the queen who won Eurovision 2018 with the female empowerment anthem “Toy”. The other is the queen who controversially didn’t even make it to the Eurovision stage in 2019. Despite their mixed fortunes, both Netta and Maruv won over many new fans through their Eurovision experience. And now, the pair have performed a mashup duet we’ve been dying to see.

Netta & Maruv — “Siren Banana”

Performing in front of thousands of fans at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, the duet took the stage by storm — or bang. Netta started the performance by belting out the first verse of her new single “Nana Banana“, which she also performed during the Eurovision 2019 final. She is then joined by Maruv and the song seamlessly transitions into “Siren Song”. The Ukrainian diva also dazzles us with some signature sensual choreography, with Netta joining in.

Despite their two different styles, the “Siren Banana” mashup works. Maruv proved that she can hold her own alongside Eurovision royalty, sporting a sexy yellow outfit to match Netta’s “Nana Banana” theme.

The performance was part of the Europa Plus Live 2019 event in Moscow. The venue — the Luzhniki Stadium — also hosted the grand final of the FIFA World Cup in 2018. There was more Eurovision love to be felt throughout the event with other familiar faces taking the stage.

Arash ft. Helena — “Broken Angel”

Netta and Maruv weren’t the only Eurovision stars in the lineup. Arash — one half of Azerbaijan’s famous duet from 2009 — was on the scene to perform songs, including his 2014 single “Broken Angel”, featuring Helena Josefsson.

Mohombi — “Hello”

Melodifestivalen 2019 finalist Mohombi also performed a medley of his hits. His Melfest entry “Hello” was also part of the lineup as Mohombi took on Moscow. This wasn’t Mohombi’s first appearance at the event, having also performed in 2013. “Hello” brought the house down, with Mohombi adding a Russian touch to the song.

What do you think of the performances at Europa Plus? Which other Eurovision stars do you also want to see collaborate with each other? Let us know in the comments below.

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funkerman25
funkerman25
1 year ago

horrendous vocals

Elsa
Elsa
1 year ago

Awful!

NoGeoblocks
NoGeoblocks
1 year ago

Love Netta, getting to love Maruv!!

Hi Eurovision fans. The sun doesn’t shine out of your bums.
Yes this was not perfect, but yes, this is so much fun! Why trash this?

(this will get so many downvotes, but enough with the attitude!!)

Charles
Charles
1 year ago
Reply to  NoGeoblocks

Guurl we can’t trash what it’s already trash in its core… You can still love it … even 5th graders would.

Veta
Veta
1 year ago

So happy you wroteare about this festival, and not only about the most iconic thing like Netta&Maruv duo, but also about other Eurovision artists performing there!
On this festival there also performed Vanotek from Romanian National Selection 2016. Since then, he became extremely popular in Russia.

Sandrine
Sandrine
1 year ago

Love this a lot!

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

I always knew I wanted? How come? I like bananas … but sour lemons and rotten strawberries are not my thing …

Yodenman
Yodenman
1 year ago

I agree with the majority who are commenting on the vocals. Its one thing having a great song but if your live performance is weak, then you will fail in the contest. Just look at Belgium this year. I still listen to the studio version, but the live show was such a letdown.

Vlad
Vlad
1 year ago
Reply to  Yodenman

Chorus killed the song.

yodenman
yodenman
1 year ago
Reply to  Vlad

I know what you mean. It doesn’t hold together as strongly as the rest of the song. Having said that the song is still great but just not backed up by a solid live performances.

Talula
Talula
1 year ago

Maruv did the right thing to refused to go to ESC, she would failed hard, jury would smashed her …. so bad live voice….

ttjjj
ttjjj
1 year ago
Reply to  Talula

In music industry is a saying : Anybody can sing very well…one song. MARUV could have done it. And this is why some singing competition ask for two songs.

yeah yeah fire
yeah yeah fire
1 year ago

the crossover nobody asked for but the crossover everyone needed.

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Love the studio version of Siren Song, but Jesus, this is bad live!!!

INAMOO
INAMOO
1 year ago

It’s a crossover that nobody asked for but a crossover that we truly deserve

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
1 year ago

Here is Maruv’s solo performance during the event. She sounded bad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG8YVmQhknA

Lisianthus
Lisianthus
1 year ago

To me it sounds like the sound technicians messed up. You can barely hear her at some points.

WayToEsc
WayToEsc
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisianthus

I was there and the sound was great for all other artists, I think it is because of her weak voice.

KESC
KESC
1 year ago

Eleni is busy slaying with Snoop Dogg and KAAN

hehe
hehe
1 year ago

they wereent the best mix but iconic tho!

Victoria
Victoria
1 year ago

Is it me, or their live really sucked? Awful performance

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago
Reply to  Victoria

It’s you lol

AdD
AdD
1 year ago
Reply to  Victoria

Yeah, it’s pretty crap.

Gav
Gav
1 year ago

Now that’s a show!!!!

Kobe
Kobe
1 year ago

I hope Eleni stays far away from this crap…

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

“Nana Banana” and “Siren Song” are like chocolate and pizza. They’re both good, but you shouldn’t really mix them together.

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

More like pizza and pineapple — a surprising mix but not really in line with everyone’s flavor

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

gosh that was terrible

Dragoo
Dragoo
1 year ago

This should have been an interval act at GF!

Christopher
Christopher
1 year ago

Sounded horrible, I had to switch it off.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 year ago

ICONIC! if in some unforeseen circumstances that Ukraine and Israel joined forces to complete in ESC 2019 with this who thinks they would of won and how insane it would of been