Poland: Donatan and Cleo

Poland Donatan Cleo

 

 

Poland have given Eurovision a wide berth for the past two years, after handful of contestants failing to make the final. But now they’re back, and with a bang. After weeks of speculation, it’s official: Donatan and Cleo will be performing (My Słowianie) We Are Slavic in Copenhagen. The original Polish version of this track has had over 40 million views on YouTube – possibly not hard to guess why, with all that charming beauty in the video – but the ‘parody’ will be performed in English in Copenhagen. Donatan is a platinum-selling producer and Cleo, so it is told, is a singer, songwriter, chorus gospel girl and painter.

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Here’s a song that you can’t take at face value, but, undoubtedly, if it does even make it to the final, My Słowianie is looking at an upward battle against snarky commentators and voters who won’t be able to see past what will be a presumably mish-mashed crew on stage. Then again, lending a sharp(ish) tongue is what Cleo is singing all about, proving that Eurovision is a prime platform for socio-cultural commentary – even if in an unexpected, quasi-rapping way. Just read the lyrics on the next tab over. Then we can talk.

Contagious rating: 9/10

 

 

(My Słowianie) We Are Slavic

We are Slavic girls
We know how to use our charming beauty
Now, shake what your mama gave ya
Clap your hands to this music
This is our nature
This is our call
This is our hot Slavic blood

We are Slavic girls
We know how to use our charming beauty
Now, shake what your mama gave ya
Clap your hands to this music
This is our nature
This is our call
This is our hot Slavic blood

The special thing we have in our genes
Makes us proud of our natural shapes
On our lands you have everything you need
So pour the vodka straight, no need to mix
Cream and butter tastes so good
We prepare for you delicious food
Our beauty’s famous all over the world
You’ve gotta to see it for yourself and then you will know…

We are Slavic girls
We know how to use our charming beauty
Now, shake what your mama gave ya
Clap your hands to this music
This is our nature
This is our call
This is our hot Slavic blood
Just clap your hands with us and move your beat
Clap your hands with us and feel the beat
Clap your hands with us and move your hips
Clap your hands with us and feel the beat
Slavic girls are wicked and oh-so smart
Look at this twice if you search for the one
Cause beautiful ladies sweet as a cake
You better try them before it’s too late
Bring out a bottle and make you feel good
If you don’t believe us we can give you sweet proof
Our beauty will always take your breathe away

We are Slavic girls
We know how to use our charming beauty
Now, shake what your mama gave ya
Clap your hands to this music
This is our nature
This is our call
This is our hot Slavic blood

We are Slavic girls
We know how to use our charming beauty
Now, shake what your mama gave ya
Clap your hands to this music
This is our nature
This is our call
This is our hot Slavic blood

Just clap your hands with us and move your beat
Clap your hands with us and feel the beat
Clap your hands with us and move your hips
Clap your hands with us and feel the beat