t.a.T.u, the pop duo who brought you the lesbionic dance hit “All The Things She Said”, which reached No. 7 in the UK charts, and No. 1 in the US dance charts — are set to perform at the Sochi 2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony!
This seems a bit strange, considering Russia’s stance and laws against homosexuality. Especially considering the fact that t.a.T.u’s lyrics and video for “All The Things She Said,” were suggestive of homosexuality and bisexuality (The chorus even sings “I’m losing my mind. I need her.”).
t.a.T.u posted on their Twitter that they’d be performing at the opening ceremony but later deleted that shit. They’ve said nothing about it since, and State television Channel One, whose producers and directors are staging the ceremony, have also declined to comment. According to the Wall Street Journal though:
Details of the opening ceremony are a closely guarded secret. But two people familiar with the matter say Russia’s team will enter the stadium to the music of t.a.T.u, made up of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. The group will perform at the warm-up show that won’t be broadcast internationally, the people said. The Russian team will then file into the stadium to the sound of their 2003 hit “Not Gonna Get Us.”
The rest of the ceremony will focus on Russia’s history from ancient times through Imperial Russia to the Soviet era, according to the people familiar with the plans. Church domes will float above the newly-built stadium, giant magic horses will glow in the sky, and Russian heavy weight boxing champion and the lawmaker Nikolai Valuyev will perform as Uncle Styopa, a benign giant policeman from a Russian children’s book.
Sounds charming! The band has been accused of being “fake lezzie” which I guess is enough of an excuse for Putin to let this one slide? Who the f*ck knows! Hopefully they slip eachother the tongue onstage, and then cut to Putin’s reaction. Check out their lady-loving hit below!