So far the public only knows the name of the song and some clues about the direction it will take. Now Moldova’s Natalia Gordienko has shared the date when her Eurovision 2021 entry “Sugar” will be released — and she has some big plans ahead.
Natalia — that’s Natalisa if you follow her on Insta — will premiere her music video on March 4, at 6pm (CET). However, she won’t stop there, as a simple YouTube Premiere is not enough for this ambitious artist. With the annual national selection O Melodie Pentru Europa on hiatus, Natalia is planning a big reveal with a red carpet event and presentation, coming to you live from Moscow.
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The magic will unfold in the splendid Crave Theatre right in the heart of Moscow. On its website, the theatre bills itself as a “fresh interpretation” of a cabaret theatre that serves “a little French flair in the cultural life of the capital.” Well sugar our croissants and call us happy — it’s the perfect place to hold such an event!
And here’s the best part: we can all join her! Natalia will share the show on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to her channel. She won’t be alone. Our sources tell us it will be a star-studded affair with several Eurovision alums in attendance. Given the Dream Team’s deep friendships with the likes of Sergey Lazarev and Ani Lorak, we’d like to think they’ll make a turn on the red carpet.
As you may remember, Natalia shared the song title and the cover art of her Eurovision entry 2021 a couple of weeks ago. It will be called “Sugar” and seems to go in a completely different direction than her entry last year “Prison”. Fittingly, she shared a message with her fans on Valentines Day about her song: “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!”
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Natalia Gordienko will deliver a dance song at Eurovision 2021
But what will “Sugar” sound like? No teaser or snippet has been released so far. But we have some clues where this sweet sensation may take us.
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 above, 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.
Are you ready for the sugar rush from Moldova? What are you expecting from “Sugar”? Tell us in the comments below!