Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich to bring the giant on stage in Malmo

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Zlata Ognevich the 2013 Ukrainian Eurovision representative has revealed futher details regarding the staging of her entry in Malmo. The Ukranian beauty is all set to mesmerise Europe with a dazzling show which will leave European viewers spellbound!

Zlata Ognevich – Photographer: Vlad Kramskoi

The Ukrainian butterfly Zlata Ognevich lifts the veil on her staging. Zlata  has shared more details on her show and has explained its concept. According to Zlata, the Ukrainian entry, her stage show will reflect the main message of the song.

Achieving your dream requires lots of efforts, despite all the obstacles which may arise on your way. Dreams beckon but too often social conventions and prejudices get on the way as we face the temptation to give up. It takes lots of inner strength to follow your heart and achieve what you wish for. This is what Gravity is all about.

The stage story will feature a giant man who brings the singer to a “magic circle”. When she finds herself in a fairy forest, she suddenly gains a supernatural power. Zlata explains that a giant is a metaphor character meaning her inner strength which helps to achieve her dream despite the dense forests and tricky mountain trails on her way.

Zlata Ognevich said the giant is a real person invited to take part in the show. His name is yet to be revealed. He will be  the sixth artist on stage. The other four elements accompanying Zlata on stage will be 4 backing vocalists,  Cleveland Watkiss will be one of them, described as a “Jazz Legend” by Telegraph.

Zlata Ognevich – Photographer: Yurii Demchuk

Zlata Ognevich will perform Gravity in the First Semi Final on 14 May 2013. Gravity was written by Mikhail Nekrasov, who was responsible for arranging Ruslana’s winning entry in 2004. The lyrics Gravity have been penned by  by Karen Kavaleryan, author of Ani Lorak’s Shady Lady and Dima Bilan’s Never Let You GoGravity is a song which one can find to be at the intersection of various cultures. Zlata says it very much coincides with the theme art of this year’s Eurovision. The intercultural sound of music in Gravity reflects the big idea of cultural diversity behind Eurovision.

Watch Gravity on YouTube. The track is available for download on iTunes or SoundCloud. For latest updates please follow Zlata on Twitter @zlata_ognevich or on Facebook.

Gravity- Official videoclip

Ukraine debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and has won the event in 2004 with Ruslana’s Wild Dances, and successfully hosted the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Stay tuned to for the latest news on the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Photographs: NTU,, Aleksandr Lysenko, Sergeii Yushkov, Vlad Kramskoi

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