Happy Valentine’s Day! As people variously embrace (or avoid) the pinch of Cupid’s arrow, we in the House of Wiwi are indulging in some sweet “Sugar”. And by that we mean the news that Moldova’s Natalia Gordienko will sing “Sugar” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. This is not just an upcoming single. We can confirm that it is indeed the song title for ESC.

The Moldovan beauty shared the provocative cover art for her Eurovision 2021 song on her Instagram account. We see a pair of pink lips — presumably hers — covered in the sweet stuff. The position of the lips is reminiscent of what the MailOnline calls the “fish gape” pose — “a sensual expression in which the mouth is partly opened and totally serene.”

If you turn the photo sideways, it may invoke something else, but we couldn’t possibly comment on that.

Wishing you all a happy February 14, Natalia wrote: “Life is short — break the rules, say goodbye quickly, laugh uncontrollably, kiss slowly and love sincerely. Happy Valentine’s Day! And get ready to welcome spring with a lot of SUGAR in your life!”

As with any sugar rush, Natalia’s will make you bounce. Our girl is leaving the dramatic sounds of “Prison” in the parole office and will take us to the dance floor with her new-found freedom. This has been clear since last September, when she and her Dream Team shared snaps from the studio.

As you can see in the clip below, originally uploaded by creative director and collaborator Ilias Kokotos, composer Dimitris Kontopoulos is bobbing and bouncing — this ain’t no ballad! We’re taking this as a very good sign. Moldova does well when it leans upbeat and quirky, as seen through its best finishes on the scoreboard: SunStroke Project’s “Hey, Mamma!” (third place, 2017) and Zdob si Zdub’s “Boonika bate doba” (sixth place, 2005). Natalia’s devoted fans will remember she’s great with wild and outré, as seen in the sensual number “Loca” from Eurovision 2006.

 

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Fans who were introduced to Natalia through “Prison” may think of her as a ballad queen. It’s true that she can hit the big notes and slay emotion, as seen in her win at New Wave 2007 — the prestigious international contest for young performers. New Wave winners have also included future Eurovision stars like Sergey Lazarev (as part of Smash), Jamala, DoReDos and Croatia’s Damir Kedžo.

But beyond vocal gymnastics, she’s very much an established pop performer. In 2016, she collaborated with the Swedish R&B star and Melodifestivalen regular Mohombi. Their song “Habibi” combined Middle Eastern and Latin vibes, creating a breezy, summer feel. To date, the video has clocked up over one million views on YouTube. If she melds Moldovan sounds, a fierce beat and that voice we are already sold.

Natalia is a Eurovision performer doing things on her own terms. In July, she went ahead and announced she’d be returning to Eurovision in 2021 by updating her verified Instagram account. As well as noting that she’s a “singer, TV host, model and mum of a beautiful boy”, her bio also said she was the “Representative of Moldova on Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam”. Why wait for a press release, when you can be your own publicity machine? TRM confirmed the news several months later.

Are you excited for the sweet song that’s in the pipeline? What do you think of the cover art? Let us know down below!

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Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago

“I love you!!!
I don’t love you!!!
Suuuuugaaaaaaar”

Xd

I mean I hope its better

Ermin
Ermin
2 months ago

This is the last chance I give to Kirkorov. Make it dated, but make it entertaining!!!!!!!

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  Ermin

Damn you’re patient fella

SHAUUNZERS
SHAUUNZERS
2 months ago

Am I the only one getting MAJOR Maruv vibes from the descriptions?

Vivi
Vivi
2 months ago
Reply to  SHAUUNZERS

You mean, nightclub vibes?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  SHAUUNZERS

Nope, me too. Good concepts should never die.

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago

I am personally a fan of every genre, if I had to choose one genre then it would be a ballad, but there is simply one country of which I never want to see them send a ballad: Moldova. I am honestly glad that Natalalia Gordienko’s song is an uptempo song considering that 80% of the Moldovan uptempo songs are great in my opinion. I honestly don’t have any expectations yet, gladly so, because if Sugar turns out to be a bad song, then I won’t be dissappointed by the hype I could’ve had for it.

Dalth
Dalth
2 months ago

Probably be utter nonsense, crap songs but fun and entertaining that’s Moldovas niche at Eurovision.

eha
eha
2 months ago

Looks cheap,
whoever edited this, didn’t do a good job.

Markyboy
Markyboy
2 months ago

This is curiously almost identical to the cover of Whigfield’s 2020 single ‘Suga’…

VlaD
VlaD
2 months ago
Reply to  Markyboy

But much better

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
2 months ago
Reply to  Markyboy

Natalia’s cover art is better, but identical indeed.

Flo
Flo
2 months ago

“If you turn the photo sideways, it may invoke something else, but we couldn’t possibly comment on that.” Guys! it made my day lfmao!!!!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Flo

Wiwibloggs couldn’t possibly comment. But we can. 🙂
It’s publicity 101, sex sells. The important thing will be the song, and I’m looking forward to it.

nycforever
nycforever
2 months ago

I hope nobody really expects anything from it. Going to be another tasteless production from Kirkorov and Bros)))

Last edited 2 months ago by nycforever
EmilyG
EmilyG
2 months ago
Reply to  nycforever

I expect another top 10 from them

James
James
2 months ago

Sugar
Ah, honey, honey
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you

coca_cola
coca_cola
2 months ago

I hope the song will be as nice as the cover.
Good luck Moldova

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

Sounds exciting and intriguing. As long as it has the class and sophistication of Prison, I will be happy!

Lisianthus
Lisianthus
2 months ago

Holy airbrush, she put a Sim on the cover art.

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
2 months ago

I’m living for a tiny bit Pussy Galore attitude… She will slay and I think are all sleeping on Moldova at the moment.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

I already eat too much sugar but if it’s good enough, I’ll take it anyway.

KRM
KRM
2 months ago

Well, given that they hyped the song so much that they said it could even reach the TOP 3 in Rotterdam, they better fulfill the expectations.

Last edited 2 months ago by KRM
Mors
Mors
2 months ago

Sounds promising! I really think it will be a better song than “Prison” and we all know Moldova can do good with uptempo songs (they tend to have spectacular stagings).

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago

I like her artistic direction, it has more personality than Victoria

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

lol

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Yikes

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Oh no. 

Alphalpha
Alphalpha
2 months ago

We were introduced to Natalia way back in 2006 with her Eurovision song ‘Loca’.