The National Anthem of the Ukraine

Manolo says, one more reason the Eurovision contest should be outlawed: Verka Serduchka

13 Responses to “The National Anthem of the Ukraine”

  1. Ms. Berry May 11, 2007 at 10:32 am #

    Eins, Zwei, Drei! He’s such a happy little star-headed gnome!

    I guess years of listening to European music in Deutschklasse have warped my musical sensibilities, because I thought that was great! Of course, it was completely campy, ridiculous, over the top, and tasteless, but it wouldn’t be European pop music if it wasn’t.

  2. tanya May 11, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    NICE shoes though

  3. C* May 11, 2007 at 10:45 am #

    Wow. Just…wow.

  4. Nataly May 11, 2007 at 11:06 am #

    Delurking to stand up for Verka! He was/is actually a comedian and has made an incredibly successful career with the Verka character. His songs are great and his performances are always over-the-top, wacky, fun! How can you not love a singing Dame Edna!

  5. Manolo the Shoeblogger May 11, 2007 at 11:18 am #

    Ayyyyyy! This song, it is now stuck in the head of the Manolo!

  6. Robert May 11, 2007 at 11:27 am #

    That’s a darn good Euro-pop song. I’d also like to point out: if Boom Bang-a-Bang performed by Lulu won Eurovision, anything is possible. Go Dance!

  7. Style Spy May 11, 2007 at 1:24 pm #

    I must admit, I am a sucker for a good polka. Flog me if you must, but I kinda loved it. Blame my Polish grandma…

  8. Sara May 11, 2007 at 4:10 pm #

    He so reminds me of Mike Myers.

    “Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance.”

  9. OrangeLily May 11, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    First time poster, long time lurker.

    This is Turbofolk, which is popular in the Slavic countries. For those who listen to or have been exposed to Turbofolk, it’s nothing new, and it’s not a bad song.

    The costumes, on the otherhand, are not representative of the genre.

  10. great danger May 11, 2007 at 8:14 pm #

    i have never been so proud to be of ukrainian descent!! my people’s finest hour is upon us!!

  11. AFRIEND May 12, 2007 at 1:09 pm #

    This is absolutely very entertaining. I totally enjoyed it.

  12. Phyllis May 12, 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    When does her U.S. tour go on sale?

  13. AFRIEND May 12, 2007 at 8:41 pm #

    I forgot to mention that the accordian is wonderful. A great instrument which should be used more in pop music!