Moldova

More experiences from the Euroclub last night

Desiree on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 09:43

Yesterday I also went to the Euroclub opening and while a larger review and all the videos/photos are already posted, just a few words from me to add!

I thought I was going to late as the word was the opening would be around 9 pm and I didn't make it until 9.30 approximately. Just a tip for those who haven't been there - once you're walking in the (very dark) park you're going into the wrong direction! I ended up standing right next to the Euroclub according to the map, however the park is situated much higher than the road the Euroclub is on. At least I got a nice photo from the Euroclub, if only it weren't so dark...

Luckily the programme didn't start until after 10 so I still got to see Sunstroke Project and O.Torvald perform.

The drink menu was already mentioned. I decided to try one of the special shots, with the name Jamala. So I got to taste a winning recipe obviously. Still didn't really see what it is so I can't help those who were looking for the recipe for success!

Shot "Jamala" in Euroclub

Rehearsals Day 2 Summary

ChrisB on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 00:30

I had a few issues with Ukrainian internet since leaving the press centre, so I apologize for the delay of this Day 2 summary.

I just wanted to give you a quick overview which entries stood out the most today in the press centre:

- Armenia won the press centre poll for day 2. It looks modern, sophisticated and professional, and Artsvik performs it really well. My only caveat would be that it lacks a real climax at the moment.

- Moldova received the second highest score. The staging is fun and upbeat, that should certainly help in a semi full of ballads.

- Iceland and Czech Republic the losers of the day based on the press centre poll. But there is still enough time to turn things around. And the press centre has gotten things wrong in the past, so fans of these entries shouldn't lose hope.

We will see what kind of adjustments the delegations will make later this week.

Have a good night and see you tomorrow!

Moldova first rehearsal

Desiree on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 09:35

Another big contrast between this and the previous song on stage. I'll have to admit right away that Moldova is totally one of my guilty pleasures this year. One of the big fun songs of the year!

No big surprises when it comes to the choreography of the performance - the same as we saw in the national final and promotour performances. The three backings are once again in their wedding dresses. The big difference is that they are really making all of it when it comes to the visuals. In the first part led screens show square arches, which is different from what the other countries have on stage. During the 'walk dance' if I may call it like that Anton and Sergei (the violinist and saxophone player) are duplicated on the led-screens, a real nice touch.
Another small change is that 'she'll be back until sunrise' just before the instrumental break is now not sung but replaced by a still of Sunstroke Project and the backings.

Vocally Sergey (the singer) is great as usual. So I'm afraid I might be a bit alone in this but I really hope it's going to do well!

Moldova First Rehearsal

ChrisB on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 09:26

Epic Sax Guy is back. Moldova have a slick dance choreography and a modern backdrop. They have three girls as backing singers, they toned down the bridesmaid outfits from National Final Performance and I think that's the right choice. For the latter part of the performance the girls join the guys in a line. It's an uplifting entry.

Semi One predictions from Daniel and me

Mike;

Finland No
Greece No
Moldova Maybe
Hungary Yes
Croatia Yes
The Netherlands Yes
Armenia Yes
San Marino No
Russia Yes
Czech Republic Yes
Cyprus Maybe
Austria Yes
Estonia Maybe
Azerbaijan Yes
Montenegro No
Iceland Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes
Malta Yes

So someone will miss out from my predictions, and sadly I think it will be Austria

From Daniel;

Finland No
Greece No
Moldova Maybe
Hungary Yes
Croatia Yes
The Netherlands Yes
Armenia Yes
San Marino No
Russia Yes
Czech Republic Yes
Cyprus No
Austria Yes
Estonia No
Azerbaijan Maybe
Montenegro No
Iceland Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes
Malta Yes

Some slight disagreements here, but more or less we agree this year

Anyway what the hell do we know.....though we usually get 7-9 out of 10

Rehearsals from Finland, Greece and Moldova

Finland
Ok so this is kinda competent but that's all really. Nothing much else to say, the vocal could do with some work really, but in the arena it looks nice as an opener to the show. Still in the cat suit, still using the whole of the stage hope this works out for them

Greece
The big surprise for me so far, was never going to give this much hope tbh, but it looks really cool not he stage, and we have short ripping off moments so early in the show which is always a good thing

Moldova
Starting to come together for Lidia now, vast improvement on her first run through. Well done.

First Rehearsal Impressions of Moldova

Space man alert! Space man alert! Yes Moldova's will wake you up this year, and bring some of that good old Eurovision craziness to you.

Lidia starts off her song Falling Stars by her own. The camera work is pretty much focussed on her and varies close up shots with long shots. And then boom!!! He's behind you!!!! The cosmonaut that is...

Funny to think that recently Lidia invited Romanian hopeful Ovidiu Anton to join her on stage, and that would have most likely been his role. Whether he would have managed to do the same dance routine as cosmonaut, is a question we'll never have answered I think. Cosmonaut, has worked with that other Eurovision alum Aliona Moon.

Unfortunately we don't have any sound either, but we've been promised they are working hard on getting it fixed.

Hurrah! Sound... I'm not panicking yet, but I hope Lidia is saving her voice. She's sounding a little bit off at the moment. Could however be the sound as well.... Neither Lidia nor her backings are actually sounding like they are mastering the backing track at the moment. Let's hope that gets sorted out before the next rehearsal.

Ukrainian Eduard Romanyuta was arrested right on the red carpet

Andy on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:52

Ukrainian Eduard Romanyuta was arrested right on the red carpet

Representative of Moldova was arrested right on the red carpet of "Eurovision 2015"

Ukrainian singer Eduard Romanyuta, who is representing Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest 2015, appeared on the red carpet In Vienna accompanied by police and handcuffed. The audience was shocked.

"Watch the first act on the first half-final and you will get answers to all your questions"- Eduard Romanyuta's comments on his appearances added to already high level of curiosity of the audience. After completion of European-wide promo-tour, Eduard Romanyuta arrived to Vienna to challenge his competition at the final fight and show a worthy performance thus cementing his chances for a victory. The Moldavian representative will be opening 60th Eurovision Song Contest with song "I Want Your Love".

During the last three years Eduard Rmanyuta was hoing his talent and skills at national Eurovision contests in Ukraine. In 2015 absolutely everything was rip and ready - the act, as well as the song. Unfortunately the well-known tragic events at the motherland of the artist left their mark also on art life of the country - Ukraine decided not to partake in the contest this year. Nevertheless, Eduard decided, that Ukrainian voice must be heard in Vienna and instead of despairing, entered Moldovan national Eurovision 2015 contest.

In intense and fair competition between representatives of several countries Eduard Romanyuta emerged victorious and won the right to perform on the stage of the biggest European song contest. And now Eduard is representing not just one, but two nations at Eurovision.