It’s only been out for only a few hours, but everyone already has an opinion on “El Diablo” — Elena Tsagrinou‘s Eurovision 2021 entry. Comparisons to Lady Gaga, Eleni Foureira and Tamta have all been bandied about. But the chatter isn’t limited to Eurofans. The internationally acclaimed Swedish popstar Zara Larsson also has thoughts.
Zara Larsson on “El Diablo”
The woman behind international smashes such as “Lush Life”, “Never Forget You” and “Ruin My Life” took to Twitter to share her view on Elena’s new release. Quote tweeting the official Eurovision account’s “El Diablo” announcement, Zara writes: “Let me call my girl Mia Khalifa real quick”. For many, the meaning behind Larsson’s tweet won’t be immediately clear. But, with a little background, one can possibly deduce what she’s inferring. Let’s explain.
Let me call my girl Mia Khalifa real quick https://t.co/9gCIhw5yty
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) February 24, 2021
Back in July 2020, Zara had a bit of an online spat with Mia Khalifa, a pornstar turned media personality. Then Mia accused the Swede of being “sad trash” and “unoriginal”, claiming that Zara’s “Love Me Land” music video was too similar to that for Alice Chater’s “Hourglass”. The tit for tat continued when Zara thanked Mia for the free promo. Mia soon retracted her original comments and apologised.
There are a few potential interpretations of Zara’s “El Diablo” tweet. One she is pulling a Mia Khalifa herself and accusing Elena Tsagrinou of being unoriginal. Alternatively, she’s calling out Khalifa once again. And quite possibly she’s just having a laugh at the whole thing. Whatever the interpretation, fans have their popcorn at the ready.
As for Elena, she’s probably pulling a Zara on Zara and thanking her for the free promo.
Zara Larsson's Love Me Land or Elena's El Diablo? Who can tell the difference (lack of Head & Shoulders in one of them aside). pic.twitter.com/VKAiDLL2v7
— Jaz (@EurovisionByJaz) February 24, 2021
Elena taking the free promo after Zara Larsson tweeted about El Diablo to her 1.4 million followerspic.twitter.com/9NDCyD4Fzl
— Mark ???????? (@MCMESC) February 24, 2021
Zara stans after seeing El Diablo music video pic.twitter.com/RtT5MorvmH
— vee | EVERY MINUTE (@escvee_) February 24, 2021
You can watch the music videos for both Alice Chater’s “Hourglass” and “Zara Larsson’s “Love Me Land” below. “El Diablo” is available exclusively on the Panik website until Sunday.
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