There’s been a lot of discussion of late of Big Dick Energy, a way to describe the cool confidence with which some people (not just men) seem to move through life, achieving things which should be waaaaaay out of their grasp.
A prime example of BDE? Serhat, the 2016 Eurovision contestant from San Marino who failed to make it into the finals with his disco-tinged song I Didn’t Know.
Oh, he’s also famous for having a strap-on monocle.
Now, according to popular wisdom, there should be no way – absolutely no way – that Serhat should have a career in entertainment.
But guess what? Two years after his Eurovision washout, Serhat is living large. He’s Eurovision’s Mr. Worldwide!
Earlier this year, he actually placed on the US charts with a remake of I Didn’t Know, sung as a duet with the diva Martha Washington:
Yes, he managed to hit the charts with a video in which it’s very clear he’s never been in the same room as Martha Washington. Impressive!
And now, Serhat’s done it again, doing a remake of his TWELVE YEAR OLD song Total Disguise, this time duetting with Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou.
Let me be very clear – this is not a good song. And yet I am in complete admiration over what Serhat has done – he has taken a song that is older than most Little League players, used pretty much the exact same backing track, convinced a former Eurovision winner to sing it, and managed to get all of us writing about it again. It’s leftovers served on a silver platter, and we are all joyously eating it up because Serhat has BDE.
I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the news of the upcoming Serhat/Selena Gomez collaboration. What will they sing? Who knows? Does Serhat have any other songs to mine?