Even after two semi-finals of Ukraine’s Eurovision 2020 selection show Vidbir, some fans are still wishing that Verka Serduchka will represent the country with “Make It Rain Champagne”.

Verka released her new single back in December 2019.

With its debut performance on the same day as the Vidbir 2020 submission deadline, some media  outlets were quickly to report that Andriy Danylko was preparing Verka for a Eurovision comeback.

However, Danylko rebuked this rumour on the latest episode of the web series SLUH.

“I had barely released the song and people were already writing I was preparing [for Eurovision]. Let me just explain it like this: Serduchka wanted it, but Danylko was against.”

Verka Serduchka’s “Make It Rain Champagne” and Eurovision 2020

Speculation began the moment the single was released.

“Make It Rain Champagne” comes in at a Eurovision-friendly 2:53. The track was also written by two Swedish songwriters: occasional national final contributor Andreas Öhrn and “Euphoria” co-writer Peter Boström.

However, things got interesting during an appearance on Ukraine TV show Evening of Premieres with Kateryna Osadcha. There, Verka told the glamorous host that in case another Maruv-like scandal erupts around the Ukraine national final, “[his] song is, in principle, ready” for Eurovision.

On the show, Verka performed “Let It Rain Champagne” accompanied by a band, backing singers, dancers and her ever-present mother. They delivered an explosive performance which had the audience on their feet.

Some of Verka’s posse were wearing t-shirts reading “SEX / WORK / MAY” — a parody of an old Soviet-era phrase celebrating International Workers Day on 1 May. But fans couldn’t help also thinking of May as the month of Eurovision.

Would “Make It Rain Champagne” be a good Eurovision track? Could it have won Vidbir? Let us know in the comments.

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Dodo
Dodo
11 months ago

My only wish is that The Hardkiss would represent Ukraine one day….

Gabi
Gabi
11 months ago

It’s been so many years since his performance at Eurovision and he’s still wearing the same outfit? Borrow something from Kirkorov, dude.

Bart
Bart
11 months ago

The only good thing about Verka is her anti-establishment atitude in a homophobic country. But what her potential musical contribution for the ESC 2020 is concerned, I just have one word: deplorable.

wojtekpankok
wojtekpankok
11 months ago

BTW, KASIA DERE? WILL RELEASE HER SINGLE ”UFAJ MI” THIS FRIDAY!
YOU CAN HEAR THE FRAGMENT ON HER INSTAGRAM STORY!!

Andrei
Andrei
11 months ago

He should retire from the jurors table on Vidbir, his musical tastes are weird. The broadcaster should bring more diversity between the jury members, constantly change them… We got rid of Jamala, finally… When we’ll Danylko also leave? His alter ego Verka is dated, boring and quite irritating. It used to be funny in 2007 (that means 13 years ago), now it’s just emberrasing… He should retire in glory, before he becomes a shame for his country…

Claudiu
Claudiu
11 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

He is actually the only competent person in that jury.

Banana
Banana
11 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

He is an embarrassment. He can’t even speak Ukrainian.

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

I agree with everything you say, except that he was funny in 2007. He wasn’t really.

NOTHING
NOTHING
11 months ago

This is way better than all of their National final songs tho

Jakub
Jakub
11 months ago
Reply to  NOTHING

so true

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  NOTHING

LOL What a good joke !

Van
Van
11 months ago
Reply to  NOTHING

What are you on about? Vidbir has been the best national selection since it’s start back in 2016. The Ukrainian musicians are absolutely amazing in every way

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
11 months ago

Ukraine likes politicising everything

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

And you don’t?

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago

Thanks Danylko :3

Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago

it would’ve made a great entry, but vidbir was already going to happen with danylko as a judge, so it wouldn’t have made sense

The Roop is On Fire
The Roop is On Fire
11 months ago

“Serduchka wanted it, but Danylko was against” he can freely sing My Friend as Verka and Danylko then lol

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago

Yeah, Verka is more like Dame Edna.

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

It’d be disgraceful of the network to put all these artists through a national final only to announce that one of their judges was actually going. Verka had her time.

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe

zverka