She’s the Eurovision 2021 singer who has cultivated an edgy, dark art-pop sound. But on a recent episode of Bulgaria’s most popular late night show, VICTORIA made it clear she can also work her magic within the folk genre.

Appearing on “The Nikolous Tsitiridis Show”, she delivered a rousing performance of her ESC 2020 song “Tears Getting Sober”, which she later described as “retro chalga.” That’s a genre you may recognise from the likes of Sofi Marinova, Bulgaria’s ESC 2021 queen.

The host asked VICTORIA why she prefers to perform in English. She said that for a song like “Tears Getting Sober” the lyrics in Bulgarian would sound silly for all native speakers.

VICTORIA to sample “The Screaming Sheep” meme

What’s she got cooking for her upcoming album? Well VICTORIA said that on one track she’ll sample the popular Internet meme “The Screaming Sheep”.  That song will also be one of the songs VICTORIA will consider for Eurovision 2021.

The screaming sheep video dates back to at least 2012. Reading in the comments section of YouTube, people familiar with sheep say the animals are known to make a variety of strange noises that can vary by weather conditions. At the same time, plenty of people online have questioned whether the video is authentic and if the sheep is actually making the noise.

In any case, it was fitting that the host gave VICTORIA a plush sheep doll as a gift. In return she gave him one of only 25 vinyl records of “Tears Getting Sober”. She’ll be handing one out to a fan sometime in early 2021.

Responding to our tweet on Twitter, VICTORIA — who is a known lover of animals, with several pets and a history of working with shelters — added another juicy detail.

“I also met some sheep in the Netherlands during the filming of my postcard for #Eurovision,” she wrote, punctuating that sentence with a sheep face emoji and some tears of joy. “It was so much fun!”

On 20 December VICTORIA hosted her first Christmas Concert on Wheels, which went around the streets of Sofia. Performing from the back of a holiday-decorated bus, she entertained the people of the Bulgarian capital with special holiday covers and, of course, her biggest hits. The full concert is available on her YouTube channel.

She’s also shared a backstage video from her concert, which captures the reactions of people on the street. You can watch that below.

Are you loving the idea of a sample of the screaming sheep? Do you think this will be a song to scream about? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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TheDr Mistery
TheDr Mistery
23 days ago

“Tears Getting Sober” was a classy and elegant song. Screaming sheep meme will certainly continue the trend. 😉

Great joke.
😀

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
24 days ago

I thought samples, remixes and covers were not allowed in Eurovision. Can anyone explain, please?

astro
astro
22 days ago

The screaming goat sound is not owned by anyone, nor is it copyrighted, nor is it even classified as a piece of music. It’s simply a sound. Where sampling becomes illegal is when it starts using pieces of music (guitar riffs, piano melodies, vocals) from other artists or songs.

khm
khm
24 days ago

The awkward moment when a website makes a news out of an obvious joke.

Pancake
Pancake
24 days ago

She’s a woman of culture, I like that

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
24 days ago

she’s like eight years too late, did a forty year old music producer suggest this?

Nini Kiwini
Nini Kiwini
24 days ago

The closest an animal has ever gotten to be on the Eurovision stage

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
24 days ago
Reply to  Nini Kiwini

Efendi exists

Bob
Bob
24 days ago
Reply to  Nini Kiwini

Dustin the Turkey!!

ESC8
ESC8
24 days ago

I don’t think that this will be her winning song but let’s see

ESC8
ESC8
24 days ago
Reply to  ESC8

This is the song that came to my mind (at 1:15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHvNB9xTitQ

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
24 days ago

Prediction; a Billie Eyelish rip off with some trap beat most probably

brunowskii
brunowskii
25 days ago

Queen Victoria S2

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
25 days ago

NO JUST NO

Erasmus
Erasmus
25 days ago

I would be worried… but this is Victoria we’re talking about – I have full trust in her.

Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi
25 days ago

I’m all for it.
I’m all for songs that are self aware and half-humoristic (like golden boy, space)

Esc nonsense
Esc nonsense
25 days ago

ummm……

Bruh
Bruh
25 days ago

An outdated meme sampled into a song?

KESC
KESC
25 days ago

I found my inner voice again
And it sounds like this:

Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi
25 days ago
Reply to  KESC

<unintelligible sanskrit>
Like Cleopatra!

Sale
Sale
25 days ago

?

Ashton
Ashton
25 days ago

I mean, ok lmaoo

Oriol99
Oriol99
25 days ago

Wait… it’s allowed to sample in ESC?

Colin
Colin
25 days ago
Reply to  Oriol99

As long as you have the copyright or it’s in the public domain. Personally, I’d limit the sampled material per a few seconds at most, because otherwise it cannot be ”an original content” by a default, but I don’t think that EBU would have any issues with that as long as there’s no copyright lawsuit involved.

Jo.
Jo.
25 days ago

2021 starting great already

Donkey
Donkey
25 days ago

What