STOCKHOLM (Rixstep) — The following was transmitted on Swedish national television as the introduction to the evening's semifinals to choose the Swedish entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. A translation follows immediately after the clip.
I'm a Barbie girl in a Barbie world A figurehead, a little doggie
Put me on stage, I've got good legs And a firm ass, like a little play-toy
Come on Barbie, let's go party I'm gonna rock my doll ooaho ooaho
I'm a blonde bimbo who can't say 'no' Stand right here, just like that, little doll
You're my doll rock 'n' roll, if I have someone like you
A hot girl next to me, I'm gonna be a star
Rickard is king, smart and cool and young He's my hero, he's my hero
You're a genius and I'm Marie I'm made for obedience, an ornamentation
I'm gonna rock with my doll ah ah ah yeah! I'm gonna rock with my doll ooaho ooaho
Oh Rickie I love being your doll! I'll do anything you want!
The original by Aqua from 1997 played on innuendoes with the Mattel dolls Barbie and Ken. The song was the group's third single and was inspired by an exhibit on kitsch culture. Norwegian singer Lene Nystrøm played the lead in the video.
I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie world Life in plastic, it's fantastic You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere Imagination, life is your creation
I'm a blonde single girl in the fantasy world Dress me up, make your time, I'm your dollie You're my doll, rock 'n' roll, feel the glamour and pain Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky-panky
You can touch, you can play You can say I'm always yours
Come on Barbie let's go party ha ha ha yeah Come on Barbie let's go party oooh oooh
Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees Come jump in, be my friend, let us do it again Hit the town, fool around, let's go party
Oh I'm having so much fun! Well Barbie we're just getting started!
Oh I love you Ken!
Now view the Swedish clip in its context as the evening's entertainment began. Rickard talks about their roles as hosts of the show and how they can improve them, says he's a hero and Marie is a 'girl'. Then watch Marie's response - yes that's her with the grimy face in the hoodie, with Rickard on all fours on a leash - something that gets the audience roaring their approval.
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