UPDATE NUMERO DOS (2/16/2014, 6:05 p.m., EST): Thanks to a wonderful reader and TMZ, I found out that t.A.T.u. DID IN FACT perform during this year’s Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony. I thought that I missed it, having maybe fallen victim to a sleep gnome, because there is no way I would have missed hearing or seeing t.A.T.u. otherwise that night. What indeed happened for us American viewers is that we were not able to see this performance during the broadcast, as it was shown during the pre-show. I was completely unaware until this weekend, but thank God for the Internet, because it’s all here for your viewing pleasure, in case you missed it:
UPDATE (2/8/2014, 12:11 p.m., EST): So, t.A.T.u. did not perform during the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony. But their song “Not Gonna Get Us” in Russian was heard as background remix music throughout the show, which still raises a ton of questions. A song about lesbian love, played in a country during the world’s most-watched sporting event, that denounces lesbian and gay relationships? What’s that about?
Remember t.A.T.u.? Just in case you have no idea who I’m talking about, in brief they were a manufactured Russian pop duo who turned out to be faux lesbians and created one of the most memorable live performances in awards show history:
That song and their other hit “All The Things She Said” were golden in the early 00’s!
Presently there are reports that the twosome are performing tomorrow during the opening ceremony at the Olympics. While I eagerly await to see this with my own two eyes, this raises a big red flag because it is very well known that Russia, as a country, is intolerant of homosexuality and may enforce a ban on gay “propaganda“. Is the country sending a different message by allowing t.A.T.u. to perform on its soil at the most celebrated sporting event in the world? What song(s) will t.A.T.u. even sing?