Several months ago Wiwi compared Moldova’s 21-year old starlet Olia Tira to Lady Gaga because of her outrageous outfits. At this morning’s second rehearsal, she didn’t let me down! She rocked a metallic-looking tutu with blue feather trim. Could “space age ballerina” paired with leather boots be the look of the year? Sadly, the guys […]
Elena Gheorghe, Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2009 As of May 17 at midnight, Wiwi’s readers had cast 1,720 votes to determine who should win Eurovision’s Next Top Model. Eurovision front-runner and teen singing sensation Safura has jumped into a commanding lead with 39% of all votes. Last week she was in fifth position with only […]
Rehearsals kicked off this morning in Oslo’s Telenor Arena and Moldova took to the stage early. Their front woman Olia Tira revealed to eurovision.tv that she’ll be wearing a “very short and sexy dress” during the first semi-final. Um, Wiwi kind of assumed she would. As in their official preview video, Moldova creates a general […]
Every year aspiring pop stars from Armenia to Albania pull out their English language dictionaries, cast their mother tongues aside and write lyrics they hope will appeal to English-speaking audiences. Fair enough: what’s the last Romanian single you heard on the radio? Unfortunately, many end up singing in “Eurovision English”—that frequently incomprehensible dialect characterized by […]
Moldova’s Sun Stroke Project with Olia Tira stormed to victory at Moldova’s national final on Saturday night. It’s early, but Wiwi already has a feeling that this band is going to put Chisinau on the map, if only because lead singer Olia bears a strong resemblance to Lady Gaga. In the national final, which you […]
“Run Away” lyrics — Olia Tira and the Sun Stroke Project (Moldova 2010)
Read the lyrics and translation of Nelly Ciobanu’s “Hora din Moldova” (Dance from Moldova) — Moldova’s Eurovision 2009 entry. She finished fifth in the second semi-final with 106 points, and 14th in the final with 69 points.