Ukrainian song title change

by Michael Kuipers 387 views

The title of the Ukrainian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 has been changed from Danzing to Dancing lasha tumbai, as confirmed on the official website, eurovision.tv

The original lyrics of Danzing caused controversy when the singer was heard to be singing "Russia goodbye" – something that her management has since denied, saying it was in fact "lasha tumbai", which was claiemd to be Mongolian for "whipped cream". However, after popular lyrics site diggiloo.net checked with Mongolian translators, it was confirmed to be not Mongolian at all! So what the official lyrics are meant to say for this part of the song remains a mystery.

It seems that Verka will sing "lasha tumbai" instead of "Russia goodbye" in Helsinki, and other parts of the lyrics will be changed too. Last year the Ukrainian entry also had a full lyric makeover before appearing in Athens as Show me your love, despite having won the Ukrainian national final as I am your queen. It worked however, as Tina Karol ended 7th in Athens, meaning that Verka Serduchka is directly qualified for the final in Helsinki.

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