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Moldova: Eduard Romanyuta – I Want Your Love

  This year's Moldovan selection featured ex-X-Factor contestant, Kitty Brucknell, who failed to make the final with her song, Remix. In tonight's final, Moldova selected Eduard Romanyuta, a millionaire Ukrainian with a slightly suspect televote, with the song I Want Your Love. I don't want to dwell too long on a song that might be replaced if the Moldovan broadcaster chooses to disqualify Eduard for blatant levels of power-voting. I Want Your Love isn't a bad song, it's just woefully delivered by someone who thinks he can sing, but is about as tuneful as a primary-school-level recorder recital. In the…

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I Want You Gone

Eduardo is on a par with Miro and Alexey Vorobyov, but his song has way more potential to extract in time for Vienna.

User Rating: 1.54 ( 23 votes)

 
This year’s Moldovan selection featured ex-X-Factor contestant, Kitty Brucknell, who failed to make the final with her song, Remix.

In tonight’s final, Moldova selected Eduard Romanyuta, a millionaire Ukrainian with a slightly suspect televote, with the song I Want Your Love.

I don’t want to dwell too long on a song that might be replaced if the Moldovan broadcaster chooses to disqualify Eduard for blatant levels of power-voting.

I Want Your Love isn’t a bad song, it’s just woefully delivered by someone who thinks he can sing, but is about as tuneful as a primary-school-level recorder recital. In the right hands, this song could be pretty decent, but with Eduard at the mic, it’s a wasted opportunity.

Last year the new rankings system proved that regardless of apparent diaspora, or regional voting strength, a poor song will struggle to make it through the semi-finals. Cristina Scarlat scored a measly 13-points in Copenhagen and finished last. If Eduard doesn’t improve his vocals and visual presentation, Moldova won’t be in the final.

Eurovision doesn’t like male singers who present themselves as the second coming that go on to disappoint. Bulgaria 2010 is a fine example of a guy that loved himself a tad too much, but had very little to offer in terms of likeablilty. Alexey Vorobyov was another smug individual with airs well above his station and brought Russia tantalisingly close to not qualifying in 2011. Eduardo is on a par with Miro and Alexey, but his song has way more potential to extract in time for Vienna.

At present, I recommend holding fire on qualification bets until we learn more about Eduardo’s Eurovision staging. Moldova might end up being a great value back.

How will Moldova fare this year?

  • Qualification History
  • Final Performance
  • Allies
Since 2008, Moldova have failed to qualify twice times in seven attempts. 71% qualification success.

Highest semi-final score: 207 (2005: Zdob şi Zdub – Bunica Bate Toba)
Lowest semi-final score: 13 (2014: Cristina Scarlat – Wild Soul)
Average semi-final finishing position (since 2008): 9th
Average semi-final score (since 2008): 65 points

Moldova have finished in the top-10 twice since 2004.

Highest score (since 2004): 87 (2005: Zdob şi Zdub – Bunica Bate Toba)
Lowest score (since 2004): 27 (2010: SunStroke Project & Olia Tira – Run Away)
Average final position: 13th
Average final score: 72 points

Average Points Received

Romania – 11.5
Portugal – 7.3
Belarus – 6.4
Russia – 6.3
Ukraine – 6.2
Italy – 5.8
Turkey – 4.7
Azerbaijan- 4.3
Spain – 3.7

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12 comments

  1. Verka’s Vault candidate surely.Moldova have always batted above their weight at ESC sending wonderful entries year after year.Now they send this?.Gav has hit the nail on the head i think on the only possible way this could win.

  2. its all Ukraine’s fault, if Ukraine were in Eurovision then this would be in the Ukraine selection rather than Moldova, anyway i heard there was vote rigging hopefully action is taken.

  3. Okay this was clearly rigged, noway such a sh*t song would win a tele vote that convincingly!

  4. I think we have our first certain non-qualifier. Juries will butcher it and I would say it’s very low in the “ex-Soviet voting pecking order”

    Plus the jab at Conchita at the end was completely tasteless.

  5. I’m just thinking how deep his pocket are, and if he is done shopping. So I can’t say it’s a certain nq.

  6. I really like this in a guilty pleasure type of way, but it’s actually dreadful and totally dated. I think I’d enjoy dancing to it at one of the Eurovision discos whilst drunk 😀

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