Bogdan Honciuc, our Transylvania correspondent, scoured the Romanian press and found a whole bunch of haters. In the following dispatch he sticks up for Mandinga, who he believes are moving from strength to strength despite domestic criticism. I was as surprised as many Eurovision fans that Mandinga did not fare better at this year’s Eurovision. […]
The international media had high hopes for Romania’s Mandinga and their song “Zaleilah.” Sadly they crashed and burned in Baku—and now Romanian journalists are spewing all sorts of nasty. But according to our Balkans correspondent Alexander Green, composer Costi Ionita is firing back.
The road to winning Eurovision’s Next Top Model is littered with shattered dreams and broken stilettos. Twenty-five women entered the semi-finals of our contest on April 1. But along the way we had to said goodbye to nine women including Bulgaria’s Sofi Marinova, a beautiful Gypsy with nipples as large as cupcakes, and Pernilla Karlsson, […]
Sweden’s Loreen will win Eurovision 2012 in a landslide, but Romania’s Mandinga and Albania’s Rona Nishliu remain outside threats. That’s according to Wiwi’s readers, who cast a total of 20,299 votes in our poll to determine this year’s winner. The “Euphoria” singer, who has done a good job hiding her back-up singers this year, earned […]
Wiwi’s readers cast a total of 8,318 votes in our first semi-final prediction poll. If the results are anything to go by then the first semi-final is a three-horse race. Greece’s Eleftheria Eleftheriou leads the pack with her song “Aphrodisiac.” She earned 1,300 votes, or 15.5%, suggesting that her song really does turn Europe on. […]
Elena Ionescu has filmed a special greeting for Wiwi’s readers, and the men of Mandinga have filmed themselves working out in honor of their fans on WiwiBloggs.Com. So it’s only appropriate that Mandinga and Wiwi finally got to hook up in person at the recent Eurovision in Concert event in Amsterdam. In the video below, […]
A strong woman often has a strong man behind her. Romania’s Elena Ionescu is lucky enough to have several. The men of Mandinga—that’s Alex, Chupi, Bazooka, and Florin Zach—help Elena shape the group’s distinctive Romanian-Cuban sound, and also its hot, hot look. In this video filmed exclusively for WiwiBloggs.Com, the Mandinga boys give us a […]
Wiwi: Romania remains one of the favorites with the Wiwi Jury, and Elena is still the front-runner in the race to become Eurovision’s Next Top Model. So naturally we’ve been holding our breath in anticipation of Mandinga’s first rehearsal. As expected they bring a lot of energy to the stage with their song “Zaleilah,” and […]