Distress over Ukraine’s Eurovision entry

By |2018-01-16T11:36:10-05:00April 12th, 2007|News|

by Rex Wockner

Ukrainian nationalists are protesting the nation’s official entry in the Eurovision Song Contest – a single by drag queen Verka Serdyuchka.
They demonstrated in several cities April 1, calling for Ukraine to withdraw from the wildly popular pan-European extravaganza.
Serdyuchka lampoons rural Ukrainian women. Although sometimes vulgar, she is a cult icon with a diverse fan base. Her selection by public vote as Ukraine’s Eurovision entry was a landslide.
Serdyuchka also is popular elsewhere in the former Soviet Union.

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