Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Poland – “My Słowianie – We Are Slavic” By Donatan & Cleo

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Eurovision 2014 – Poland

The Poland song was called “My Słowianie – We Are Slavic” and performed by Donatan & Cleo.

ARTIST

Donatan is famous in Poland as a music producer. He created music for more than 50 albums. Many of them received gold and platinum status. In 2012, Donatan launched his authorial album “Equinox” (Równonoc). This album is a compilation of the traditional Slavic sounds with some rap elements. “Equinox” reached, already at pre-sale, the gold status and after few months got granted the diamond sale status. Donatan received many prestigious music awards.

In 2013 Donatan began to work with Cleo. Their single debut We Are Slavs (My Słowianie), produced by Donatan, became a smash hit. Their video clip has become popular on youtube where it has been viewed more than 40 million times. Last year, the single My Słowianie also reached top ten in charts. This song has been chosen as the Polish entry in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

“The Slavic blond girl with the Polish charm and a black voice,” they say about Cleo. Cleo is a singer, songwriter, a chorus gospel girl and a painter. She is a woman with many faces, a chameleon discovered by Donatan.

SONG

“My Słowianie” (English: We Slavs), also known as “My Słowianie – We Are Slavic”, is a song by Polish record producer Donatan and singer Cleo. It was released on 4 November 2013 as a digital download. The song reached number two in the Polish Airplay Chart. The song was chosen to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark,[1] where it reached 14th place in overall.[2] The performance generated mild controversy for its suggestive elements.[3]

The song was recorded in Kraków Gorycki & Sznyterman. Mixing and mastering was done by the Delight band member, Jarosław “Jaro” Baran. The song is available in two versions; the Polish as “My Słowianie” and the English as “Slavic Girls” that was prepared for international music TV channels. “Slavic Girls” was played e.g. in Austria, Germany, Hungary and the UK.

The song was performed in a mix of these two languages at Eurovision. However, Donatan, who acts as the producer of the song, was not on stage at the event.

VIDEO

LIVE PERFORMANCE

LYRICS

“We are Slavic, we know how it is
We like to shake what mama in the genes gave us
This is the hot blood, this is our Slavic call
We’re Slavic girls, we know how to use our charming beauty
Now shake what your mama gave ya!
This is the Slavic blood, this is the beauty and grace

We have what no one else
We like that natural shape
Vodka is better than whisky and gin
The best in us whatever you want
Girls grown up on country cream
Fresh as Polish bread
No better than our Slavic girls
Whose seen and tried he knows!

Chorus:
We are Slavic, we know how it is
We like to shake what mama in the genes gave us
This is the hot blood, this is our Slavic call
We’re Slavic girls, we know how to use our charming beauty
Now shake what your mama gave ya!
This is the Slavic blood, this is the beauty and grace

This 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 taste so good
We will prepare for you delicious food
Our beauty is famous all over the world
You gotta see it for yourself and then You will know

Chorus:
We’re 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”

FINAL RESULT

Poland finished in 14th place with 62 points.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Poland - "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic" By Donatan & Cleo

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