Moldova Eurovision 2021 Profile: “ Sucre ” by Natalia Gordienko
Moldova in Eurovision
Moldova made their Eurovision Song Contest debut in 2005, qualifying for the final ten times in 15 appearances. They have reached the top 10 four times, with Zdob Èi Zdub finishing sixth in their first year. Natalia Barbu (2007) and DoReDoS (2018) both placed tenth, with The Sunstroke Project having the best result in the country, placing third in 2017. Their only top 5 to date.
The previous decade provided above-average results for Moldova, missing the final four times in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019. Cristina Scarlat, Eduard Romanyuta, Lidia Isac and Anna Odobescu being the unlucky ones.
Entry 2021: Natalia Gordienko- ‘Sugar’
Semi-final: Natalia Gordienko will play in semi-final 2 in 7th position in the starting order
Ranking of fans of my Eurovision scoreboard: 24th out of 39 entries
Ranking of odds of winning: 20th out of 39 entries
Chances of qualifying for the classification: 7th out of 17 entries
(ranking as of April 30, 2021)
About the artist
Originally from ChiÈinÄu and winner of several international music competitions, Natalia Gordienko is of Ukrainian origin and was born in 1987. She is a singer, dancer, model and DJ. Gordienko also sang in his school choir and is an accomplished pianist. This year is his third foray into the competition. His Eurovision debut took place in 2006 in partnership with former O-Zone member Arsenium and Romanian rapper Connect-R for the unforgettable ‘Loca’ which placed 20th. The song reached the 4th place of the Romanian Top 100 after the competition.
Gordienko was internally selected to represent Moldova this year after winning O melodie pentru Europa 2020, the selection competition for the Moldovan national final with the song “ Prision ”. It would have been his second time on the Eurovision Song Contest.
In addition to her Eurovision curriculum vitae, Gordienko has collaborated with Melodifestivalen veteran Mohombi, outgoing “Habibi” in 2016. She also hosts the Moldovan national lottery fair.
Natalia Gordienko is also the mother of 4-year-old Christian, who has her own Instagram page.
About the song
This is the second time that Natalia Gordienko has worked with “The Dream Team” with her entry to Eurovision. The trio of accomplished songwriters / producers Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos and Sharon Vaughn also wrote âPrisonâ. Entrepreneur, businessman and 20th on Forbes magazine’s 200 richest Russians list – Mikhail Gutseriyev also contributed to the lyrics of “Sugar”.
The song is another that was inspired by the Covid-19 lockdown, with Gordienko stating that ‘Sugar’ was Dimitris Kontopoulos’ concept “it was even funny how he told us the point from which he started the creative process: he was at the restaurant and they ordered a coffee and they brought him sugar. He looked at sugar and suddenly thought the name would be “Sugar” and the concept would be as sweet as sugar, an extrapolation of the current situation and the troubled times we live in.
A Russian version of the song was released on April 9, 2021, titled âÐ¢ÑÐ· Ð±ÑÐ±Ð¸â / âTuz bubiâ (âAce of Diamondsâ). Mikhail Gutseriyev again, providing the lyrics.
Aussievision podcast episode Moldova
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