Review: Anna Odobescu- ‘Stay’ (Moldova)

Artist: Anna Odobescu

Song: Stay

Country: Moldova

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Ranking: 33rd

Betting Odds: 251/1

Anna Odobescu will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2019 with her song ‘Stay’ having won the O Melodie Pentru Eurovision competition a few months ago. Find out what we made of her song.

Moldova are riding the crest of a wave of Eurovision success. Having placed third in 2017 with Sunstroke Project and gaining a second top ten finish in a row with DoReDos last year, the country will be hoping to maintain this momentum. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem likely to happen.

‘Stay’ is a piano ballad with an addition of drums to help escalate the tempo for the chorus. It has a real clapability factor and then oddly finishes with strings.

Anna’s vocal is quite similar to that of Iceland’s Hera Bjork, however can also border on being quite nasal at times. The chorus repetitive and the overall result is a song that is very dated and is instantly forgettable.

I think ‘Stay’ will struggle to stand out as she is in a semi final with an abundance of female ballads. Find out more about Anna with our 10 Things About…Anna Odobescu! article. The lyrics to ‘Stay’ can be found here and her official music video is below!

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