Today the Moldovan entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 titled “Sugar” has officially been released. The entry is performed by singer Natalia Gordienko.
As previously revealed, Natalia in fact released her music video for her song “Sugar” after a live show from the Crave Theatre in Moscow, Russia which started at 18:00 CET. The video was shown at the end of the show at 21:40 CET.
Natalia Gordienko’s song “Sugar” was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov. Natalia was internally selected to represent Moldova this year, she was set to represent them last year with “Prison” before the contest was cancelled.
Who Is Natalia Gordienko?
Natalia Gordienko was born on December 11 1987 in Chișinău and is of Ukrainian descent. As a child, she sang in her school choir, studied piano at music school and danced in her school’s dance group for ten years. At the age of 15, she began participating in singing competitions.
In 2005, Natalia became the lead singer of the band Millenium. Later that year, the band were invited to participate in the Golden Stag Festival in Romania. In 2006, she represented Moldova alongside Arsenium and Connect-R at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song “Loca”. They placed 20th in the final.
In 2007, Natalia won New Wave 2007 in Jūrmala, Latvia. In 2009, she took part in DJ Star, despite having no prior experience as a DJ. She has released two studio albums; “Time” (2010) and “Cununa de flori” (Flower wreath – 2011).
Image Source: Natalia Gordienko
Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 when the contest was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. That year, Bulgaria also debuted in the contest and Hungary returned after a long absence since 1998. Moldova’s best result in the contest to date was the 3rd place in 2017 for Sunstroke Project with “Hey Mamma!”, this was the second time the group had represented their country in Eurovision.