Morten Thomassen is back to discuss second place in 2007. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English.

Then we’re going to one entry which was admittedly 33 points away from a win, but which still does its victory dances at every GP party with self-respect.

We are naturally talking about Ukrainian Verke Serduchka who officially sang the song “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”.

In retrospect, it has been admitted that the lady actually sang “Russia Goodbye” and these days you understand very well the meaning of that.

But, back in 2007 everything was supposed to be very politically correct so then the tone was that “Lasha Tumbai” probably meant whipped cream in Mongolian, this was rejected by Mongolians interviewed on Russian TV.

Probably believe that Verka was satisfied with the fact that Russia appeared in the back place, a full 28 points behind in fact.

A slightly dubious victory went to our Ukrainian friends this evening, namely the Barbara Dex award, the award for worst dressed artist.

You have to wonder how those who voted here thought such a number should look costume-wise, but about that.

Most people have realized that Verka is actually a man called Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko.

He has created several characters, including as a policeman, a soldier and a female ballet dancer.

But, it is probably as the sleeping car guard Verka Serduchka that he will forever be best known and we have already seen this character at the international finals in 2017 and 2019.

And who knows, maybe the lady will bring her mother and participate again, you can never have enough GP party songs, can you?

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