We kick off this year’s Eurovision reviews off with Moldova and their song ‘I Want Your Love’. The song is an uptempo amazingly infectious song with whistley flutes and drum beat, which might help it stand out from all the female ballads that make up the field of entries this year.
The song is sang by Ukrainian pop star Eduard Romanyuta, who managed to fend off competition from over 20 entries in the Moldovan national selection process including ex X-Factor contestant Kitty Brucknell who unfortunately failed to qualify from her heat with her song ‘Remix’.
Romanyuta’s video takes on a cops and robbers theme, somewhat akin to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “’03 Bonnie and Clyde’ video only with more of a blockbuster direction. We are treated to high speed car chases, guns, helicopters, explosions and of course a sex scene in the back of a car. Romanyuta takes on the role of ‘bad guy’ (which is difficult to buy into given his squeaky clean pop image) who has been chained to a ball and chain in the back of a police van and awaits his lover to help to escape. How will it end up? Watch the video to find out.
While this is a solid effort, it doesn’t seem to have much of a following and though it is a little bit different from a lot of the same old same old ballads, we think that this song may struggle to qualify, and if it does qualify, it will finish close to bottom in the final.
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