Natalia Gordienko has revealed the story behind how “Sugar” came to be her entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Speaking to Adevarul, Natalia Gordienko has revealed the story behind how “Sugar” came to be her entry for next month’s Eurovision Song Contest. Natalia explained that work on the song started shortly after the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in which she was due to compete with “Prison”.
Natalia added that:
It was the composer’s idea and it was even funny how he told us the point from which he started in the creative process: he was in the restaurant and ordered a coffee and they brought him sugar. He looked at sugar and suddenly thought that the name would be “Sugar” and the concept would be as sweet as sugar, an extrapolation of the current situation and the troubled times we live in.
“Sugar” was composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov with the lyrics written by Mikhail Gutseriev and Sharon Vaughn. The song was recently translated into Russian.
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).
Natalia was internally selected to represent Moldova this year, she was set to represent them last year with “Prison” before the contest was canceled.
Image Source: Natalia Gordienko | Source: Adevarul
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 3rd place in 2017 for Sunstroke Project with “Hey Mamma!”, this was the second time the group had represented their country in Eurovision.