VIDEO / TIME IS RUNNING FOR UKRAINE
OLIVIER: BEAUTY AND THE GUINEA PIG
I didn’t like last year’s entry from Ukraine, and I kind of like this one. Maybe in a few years’ time I can see them as winners again. Mariya is giving a performance that is full of energy and sublimated but a good use of the LED screens. The interaction between the singer and the dancer in the wheel (who is a human guinea pig in fact) gives the act that little something that makes it memorable even though the song isn’t one of the best. Nevertheless, one negative point is the girl’s choreography (she doesn’t seem that comfortable with it) and it’s hard to tell she’s enjoying herself on stage.
FOTIS: SHE A 21 YEAR OLD SHOW-WOMAN
When I met her personally in Athens I thought it was another Ukrainian barbie and singer wanna be. Today Mariya proved to be a true show-woman not only singing great but also giving us a great acrobatic with the “hamster wheel” and the camera work definitely boosts this entry. Well having in mind people’s support to Ukraine, on the semifinal night Ukraine will get the biggest applause and they will definitely go to the final.