Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package
The whole presentation looks rather amateur at the national final.
The big fan favourite of Selecția Națională 2017, Yodel It, has just won the televote-only final and ticket to represent Romania in Kyiv.
Ilinca feat. Alex Florea will perform Yodel It in first half of semi-final 1.
About 10-days ago, Romania were matched as low as 10/1 in the Eurovision outright on the basis this song would be selected. I have no idea why punters thought that juries would rank Yodel It any higher than 10th, let alone televoters from outside of Romania’s diaspora supporting it.
I guess if punters were drawing parallels with Playing With Fire, then fair enough, but at least in 2010 they had a catchy and coherent song with entertaining staging. This time they have a yodelling girl and a guy that does the Sean Paul MCing thing, albeit even more off key. There is no concept, or actually any real charisma on show. The whole presentation looks rather amateur in current form.
If they can design a visually impressive stage concept and tighten the choreography for Kyiv, they could have a shot at top-10, or maybe higher, which would be heavily dependent on the diaspora turning up. However, if they can’t broaden its appeal to juries and a non-Romanian audience, then a Cezar result will likely be on the cards.
Can Romania’s Yodel storm the top-10 in Kyiv?