Doors can conceal many things. And in Moldova’s Eurovision 2018 performance, they hide humour, creativity and so much more. Popping in and out of a large white panel with a series of doors, DoReDos deliver one of the most memorable and feel-good performances of the year.
The three singers each wear a different coloured outfit — a red crushed velvet suit, a blue crushed velvet suit and a yellow daisy dress — and twirl and jive before the doors. The three of them seem to be lost in their various worlds, occasionally colliding with hilarious consequences. In a statement sent to wiwibloggs, stage director Fokas Evaggelinos explained why.
“It is a story of misunderstandings between one woman and two men. The doors symbolize the personal space of our main characters and the windows their thoughts, as the clouds that we see in comics.”
“When misunderstandings cause laughter and then laughter leads to forgiveness.”
When the doors open, we get peeks of the trio’s extracurricular activities. There’s a great deal of passion and lovemaking — female arms pulling a man forward, and even a bum against a pelvis — and at times legs stretched outright as if someone is sleeping in the air. In the bridge of the song, body doubles in identical clothing emerge, revealing how they managed all the intricate illusions. They break it down with high-energy, traditional dance — it’s River Dance sped up and with a lot more attitude — and you can’t help but smile. Added bonus: When they stand in a line, the colours of their clothes seem to form the Moldovan flag.
Energetic, creative and incredibly memorable, this performance is deserving of a Top 10 finish. Given the mood on the evening, maybe it can go even higher.
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Moldova: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2018
Moldova: First press conference 2018
Footage & Photos: Thomas Hanses (EBU)