I've been a very casual follower of the Eurovision contests. One of the favorites this year was Ukraine's entry, a singer/songwriter of Ukrainian and Congolese descent named Gaita-Lurdes Essami. Sadly, it doesn't come as a surprise to read that the hard-right contingency in Ukraine would say that “Gaitana is not an organic representative of the Ukrainian culture.” He probably wants to see her birth certificate.
Her official Eurovision contest video is a production titled "Be My Guest." Interestingly, it's sung in English, but that seems to be the trend.
In the final voting, Gaita (65 votes) lost out to Sweden's entry, Loreen, who had 372 votes.
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