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23
June
2017

Samra brings sexy back in Badminton

Samra brings sexy back in Badminton

Samra during her "Badminton" video

2016 Eurovision participant Samra has just released a new single titled “Badminton”. Along with the song, the Azerbaijani representative premiered the respective music video unleashing all of her sensuality influenced by pop artists such as Ariana Grande or Nicki Minaj.

We all were introduced to Samra due to her Eurovision entry Miracle – an anthem for all the broken-hearted ones – but times have change and she finally made justice to her 2016 entry lyrics… Just in a more personal way as she surely said goodbye to her innocent girly image. “This time, I’m letting you go”, she sang.

Well, she did and her mother approved. In fact, despite of how sexy and sassy the video is, Samra revealed in a press release that her mother was the one “working on the images”. The video contains no storyline, instead it features multiple sets that resemble to Nicki Minaj’s 2014 video for Anaconda or Ariana Grande’s current looks while making obvious visual references to the sport badminton.

While the video and the song have just been released, Samrra admits it has been hanging around for a while: “The song appeared in my repertoire more than six months ago…”, she tells, admitting that this time around she is not focused in quantity but in quality: “I am satisfied with the work done and I am grateful to the whole team working on the project.”

The pretty pop once heard in Miracle has now been replaced by a more mature electropop. The pretty girl image promoted during Eurovision ’16 has also been substituted for the bad girl image represented in the song and respective video. If you’re having a hard time imagining such scenario, go ahead and check it out:

Categories: Eurovisionary

23
June
2017

MAD Video Music Awards 2017: five reasons to attend the event

GREECE – Four days left for the 2017 edition of MAD Video Music Awards. The event will take place on June 27th at the Athens Take Kwon Do arena supported this year by #cocacolagreece and #aussie. Lots of Eurostars will attend and perform on stage such as Demy and Helena Paparizou and almost all of them are nominated for an award as you can see and vote for them at www.videomusicawards.gr. The following five videos made huge success due to their premiere at the MAD video Music Awards throughout the 13 years the event is taking place. So you have the following five reasons why to buy your ticket and attend the event via www.viva.gr.

Categories: Oiko Times

23
June
2017

Ukraine’s trying to understand reasons of withholding Eurovision guarantee

UKRAINE – The National Public Television Broadcasting Company is trying to understand the reasons of initiating the procedure of arresting the EUR 15 million guarantee in Geneva provided by Ukraine to the European Broadcasting Union for hosing the Eurovision song contest.

“We have hired a law firm from Switzerland, as we need to clarify all the circumstances of the lawsuit and determine the procedure for applying the arrest in line with Swiss legislation,” Board Chairman of National Public Television Broadcasting Company Zurab Alasania said.

According to a letter to the European Broadcasting Union, the Geneva department did not inform the union on the grounds of arresting the funds and did not mention the initiator of the procedure.

SOURCE: INTERFAX

Categories: Oiko Times

23
June
2017

Engelbert Humperdinck: I don’t watch Eurovision. It’s very political.

UNITED KINGDOM – In 2012 Engelbert Humperdinck represented the United Kingdom ending up 25th with 12 points. Speaking to Metro UK he explained how he justifies the result and why he doesn’t watch the Eurovision Song Contest.

No, I don’t watch it. It’s very political. The UK will never be up there again because the competition is too controlled. No matter how much talent you send out there from the UK, nothing will come of it. […] How can you put a person on who is a global artist when there are people there who don’t have record contracts and have never appeared in an arena before and win a music contest? There was a group of Russian grannies who were cooking when they were singing. How does that make sense? And they came second.

Categories: Oiko Times

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