She’s been praised by Eurovision fans for the unique timbre of her voice and her ability to convey emotion on her ESC 2020 song “Tears Getting Sober”.
And on Friday Bulgaria’s VICTORIA proved that she can also connect with the work of other artists, delivering a high-impact cover of Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision winning song “Arcade”.
“I felt this song like my own and I love to sing it,” she wrote on Twitter. “Duncan, thank you for the beautiful song. I can’t wait to hear your new music!”
The video unfolds in what appears to be an abandoned garage. VICTORIA stands front and centre, accompanied by instrumentalists — keyboardist, guitarist, cellist — in the gritty expanse. She, like everyone else in the video, wears largely monochromatic shades, creating an understated vibe that keeps the attention on her voice.
Duncan’s original music video saw him swimming naked in an expanse of water. While fully clothed, VICTORIA is in some ways just as exposed — the camera frequently focuses on her face, conveying how she feels every note and each breath.
Responses on social media have been overwhelmingly positive. One Twitter user replied: “I love it! You’re amazing and I’m in love with your voice.” Another said: “I sobbed.”
Eurovision 2017 runner-up Kristian Kostov also sent a shout out, tweeting a broken heart emoji along with the words “Sooo so good.”
Soon VICTORIA will be giving her fans a chance to showcase their skills in a “Tears Getting Sober” cover contest.
That’s right. In an interview with Wiwibloggs filmed on Saturday, the Varna-born beauty explained that she’s been touched by watching people cover her songs. She’ll be looking for lots of emotion in her upcoming contest, so get your tissues and get ready to move her — and to be moved! We’ll publish our exclusive interview soon.
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