Youtube crazy in love with Marina Satti after she rolls Eurovision dice

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Youtube has fallen crazy in love with acclaimed Greek singer-songwriter Marina Satti after the release of her Eurovision entry "ZARI" which has clocked up over 1.5 million views on the official Eurovision youtube channel and more than 2.2 million on her own channel in 5 days!

Similarly, the song is a hit with the Eurovision Song Content reaction youtubers who have had stunned reactions at the first hearing of the ultra original song by Satti.

Spanish youtuber Lavatom, had one of the most adorable reactions to ZARI which clocked up more than 240,000 views on his channel within 5 days. His reactions were a mixture of surprise, shock, ecstasy, joy and an irresistible urge to dance!

Lavatom has fallen so in love with the song, that on several occasions in his video he was tempted to say that Greece will win this year's Eurovision song contest.

Here are a few comments from fans on youtube:

This song is a masterpiece in every possible sense! It is too good for Eurovision to be honest. Amongst other things Greeks created satire and parody and this is a fine example of those. This song is highly symbolic, it connects east and west, north and south, modern and traditional, ethnic and international. Marina you deserve to win! Go Greece!

You start feeling the power of the song at the beginning with the instruments and the amazing voice, you think you know what will come after and then you are surprisingly face a crazy, strange, untraditional, but cool song supported by a Greek singer with an amazing presence, performance, and voice. The rhythm is unbeatable. The more you listen to it, the more you like it.

For those who are confused: The music video is a satire of the stereotypes of foreigners about Greece. Tzatziki, souvlaki, gyros , feta, Leonidas and more.She mocks the image of Greece as a tourist destination and the expectations. She said in an interview that she wants people to go beyond these stereotypes of Greece. Mixed with an essence of modern Greece and modern Greek culture, showing us the greek 'cult' culture whilst keeping it fresh and modern, showcasing the Greek "kitsch" elements of the 80s, clasic tourist destination style (come to Greece for souvlaki, sun etc) whilst keeping it real to her roots. She basically said "you want me to give you feta gyros and acropolis? Here you go but we are more than that so you're also gonna see what Greece actually is"

I have seen all the entries and this is the one. Marina Satti, I wish you the best of luck in the arena of madness and splendour, may the ζάρια roll in your favour. This entry is vibrant , authentic, surprising, glorious and the perfect amount of seductive. I love the subversive clash & the phonetically snappy use of the Greek language which seemlessly binds this whirlwind of sounds together to an emotionally charged , energetic and addictive explosion of ancient and modern European cultures. Greets from BE


Marina Satti (Greek: Μαρίνα Σάττι, pronounced [maˈrina ˈsati]; born 26 December 1986) is a Greek singer, songwriter, actress and music producer. Her music combines traditional Greek, Arab and Balkan sounds with urban elements, rhythm, and production. She is set to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with the song "Zari".

Satti was born in Athens to a Sudanese Arab father and a Greek mother from Heraklion, Crete. Her parents met at the Faculty of Medicine in Athens where they were studying. She was raised in Heraklion, and as a child she used to go to Sudan during the summers. She has a brother who lives in England and a half-sister from her father's subsequent marriage to another woman, whereby he had returned to Sudan and later moved to Egypt; Satti and her sister first met when her sister was 8 years old, as she had not seen her father for 13 years.

She began classical piano training at an early age and classical vocal training in high school. She enrolled at the National Technical University of Athens to study architecture without graduating.

In 2008, after studying with the baritone Panos Dimas, Satti earned a first degree in lyrical monody with honors and a first prize. One year later, she earned a second degree in advanced classical studies, while also studying jazz at the Nakas Conservatory.
In 2010, she completed two semesters in jazz composition and also in contemporary writing and production at the Berklee College of Music through a scholarship.
Among her teachers at Berklee were Jamie Haddad and Danilo Pérez.

(Source: Wiki)

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