Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
It is still possible for Moldova to make the cut provided they lose the plastic-y feel and somehow drag this production closer to the 21st-century.
O melodie pentru Europa 2018 has delivered a result: DoReDos will represent Moldova in Lisbon with the song My Lucky Day.
With a Kirkorov-penned song, the Moldovan national final was always going to be a rather dodgy affair. For a start, the vocally ropey and dated My Lucky Day topped the jury score with straight 12s. Hmmm, not enough to cry foul? They then when on to blitz the SMS vote with 3,813 votes vs 385 from their nearest challenger. #NothingToSeeHere
Prior to the SunStroke Project’s third place finish last year, Moldova suffered three consecutive non-qualifications. Eduard Romanyuta finished 21-points adrift of qualification in 2015 with an arguably more competent song and visual package. Lidia Isac ended up 100-points off qualification a year later with the generic, Falling Stars. Admittedly, My Lucky Day is a different genre, but it is still a dated cheese-fest with an incongruous stage show performed by wooden singers with poor diction – and it only got to Eurovision on the back of an allegedly dodgy voting process.
Semi-2 is wide open and it is still possible for Moldova to make the cut provided they lose the plastic-y feel and somehow drag this production closer to the 21st-century.
- Has friends and an Eastern/Balkan sound
- Has potential to improve
- Could be a distinctive entry among serious songs
- Likes a brown envelope or two
- Too easy for non-affiliated juries to rank low
- Poor diction
- Extremely dated production
Are Moldova heading for an early flight home?