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Moldova: DoReDos – My Lucky Day

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…

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Dross

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. 

User Rating: 2.1 ( 16 votes)

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?

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8 comments

  1. The 2 worst songs of ESC 2018 picked within an hour of each other, some achievement.

  2. All I have to say is this: https://i.imgur.com/a24Swdy.gif

  3. This is quite bad. My main problem is with the lyrics- this John Ballard guy turns up in a lot of Kirkorov and Kontopoulos songs and I’m not certain who he is exactly but surely someone with English as a first language did not write this. This is so cheap and dated, but at least has some character and Moldova gets fun staging. A very nice draw with Russia, Ukraine and Romania all here to vote as well. I think this sneaks to the final and then bombs in 20th or lower.

  4. So the love duet turns out to be a threesome. It may be the lady in question’s lucky day indeed.

    Gav, I think you’re being a tad harsh on this one. It has a Latin feel about it, not to mention a touch of the Pasha Pervenys. Yes, the chorus is cheap. But the staging is energetic and I’m sure this and the TV picture quality will look a damn sight better in Lisbon.

    Considering Moldova has neighbours in Semi 2 I am not ready to write this one off just yet.

  5. It’s so good for Eurovision. Balkan garbage seems to always have a good result. The staging is very good for such a meaningless song. Everything works well and it will have success with the audience I think.

    Just to supervise DoReDos on the Eurovision will be Filip Kirkorov. This guy always has connections with the spectators of Eurovision.

  6. This is Moldova in ESC in a nutshell, its the kind of song I can see Moldova pull something out of a hat and qualify, its Swedish/Ukrainain shit they send that struggle’s usually. Like Gav said if it qualifies it has punched well above its weight.

  7. As far as Eurovision gimmicks work, having a third singer appearing for the first time at the 1.34 mark is one of the most senseless I’ve seen. [Insert multiple facepalm emojis here]

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