08.13.09 9 years ago 17 Comments

Kseniya Simonova won “Ukraine’s Got Talent” by telling stories through pictures she drew in sand.  And I have to admit, this was pretty cool.  From the Guardian UK:

Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman’s face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping widow morphs into an obelisk for an unknown soldier. Simonova looks like some vengeful Old Testament deity as she destroys then recreates her scenes – with deft strokes, sprinkles and sweeps she keeps the narrative going. She moves the judges to tears as she subtitles the final scene “you are always near”.

Oh, that was about WWII?  I thought flying saucers attacked.  Sometimes the sand pictures lack detail.

Her war story has over 400,000 views on YouTube and is provoking an interesting debate in the comments section. Jgoo24 notes that “sand is her bitch” and few would argue with this. “Maybe the most magnificent master piece of art of all time” says DevinsDad90, not a man prone to hyperbole. And also “i just jizzed in my pants” (thank you, deaddevil6).

Hey, I jizzed my pants too!  So glad I’m not the only one.

On a more serious note, this is what I like about the “Got Talent” series.  I don’t want to see some watered-down “Idol” singing contest that turns into middling sober karaoke.  Give me cool, off-the-wall art and spectacle that I’m not going to otherwise see.  I mean, I’m still not going to watch your stupid talent show, but I’ll at least enjoy watching the good parts online.

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