wiwibloggs has had his fingers crossed for weeks that Romania’s Elena Gheorghe, the half-Macedonian daughter of a priest, would deliver a Eurovision performance as exciting and surprising as her standout tune The Balkan Girls. Sadly, her rehearsal this afternoon was a total letdown.

First, the LCD screen features a tree that changes color, which seems completely irrelevant to a song about girls from the Balkans spending their night out dancing. Maybe they got thrown out of the discotheque? I’d expect to see more streetlife if that were the case. (Note: Wiwi has been informed that the tree is part of a famous Romanian legend called Iele, so maybe it does make sense after all).

Second, there is a tall blond backup vocalist who is REALLY distracting. She’s got a big pony tail that catches the light and distracts attention away from Elena. They need to cut the Amazonian’s hair pronto!

Third, the segments where they all hold hands and swing is a bit too wholesome and childish for Eurovision. They should really be rubbing themselves with chocolate sauce (think Ukraine’s Svetlana Lobodova) or thrusting their pelvises (think Greece’s Sakis Rouvas). The feel-good folksy air may resonate with European peasants, but sadly they don’t have mobile phones to text in their votes. Wiwi really hopes they don skanktastic outfits—think Cheeky Girls with a Balkan twist!

In any case, this song is still AMAZING and one of the best of the year. Wiwi is confident that Elena will get votes from all over Europe—the song is so catchy—and do well in the final.

If they don’t improve by the semi-finals, they could always bring on one of these singers to help their cause:

Turkish Man, whose white backdrop is more interesting than the one Romania chose for their performance:

This girl is way less distracting than that blond Amazon woman:

Romania’s Elena Gheorghe Adjust Her Hair

Elena Flies to Moscow on Private Plane

Why Romania Will Win Eurovision

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violeta man
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bravo elenatu vei cistiga eurovizionul toti sintem cu tine

alexiedu
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alexiedu

Elena Gheorghe … The balkan girl deserve to be the winner of Moscow Eurovision 2009.
Please support her.

oana
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oana

I couldn’t put them in the same comment,sorry. enjoy it! Elena is a great dancer,singer and actress.

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ryan
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ryan

yeah elana does have it all doesnt she

ugly face hs to put on loads of makeup cant even sing she sounds like a donkey at the semi final her accent is awful she is jealous of hadise

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oana

7.folclor (hora is part of romanian folclor-that hora from 2:06 in her rehearsal)
http://www.protv.ro/vedete/elena-gheorghe-cornel-ogrean/video/688

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nirgal
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yeah, i was nervous too!! i am SO happy she will perform 22nd in the final. people will remember her when they vote. i think ALL the balkan countries will give her points, in addition to spain and portugal. i am going to vote for her so manyne UK will give her points too : – ) the dancing was tasteful. and i love the smoke.

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nirgal
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Since Belarus got eliminated, I’ve added Denmark! Thanks for the tip. I’ve also given him 20 free votes since he is starting late.

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aragon
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aragon

Elena is the best, you’re probably blind or some shit that do not know music !!!! so shut the fuck up and look at you before you comment on someone else! Elena winner of ESC

Paul - Andrei
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Paul - Andrei

OK, I agree the dance is…well you all saw it….

But the part where they all hold hands you missinterpreted….that’s a national dance called HORA….check Moldova’s entry for this year and maybe see their promo video as well.

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if you want to see more of Elena’s dances,I can give you some links:)

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Paul
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Paul

Hi wiwi or….. what’s ur name! 🙂 I like ur point of view and i like the fact that u have humor, but that’s just because at the end u said u like the song and Elena 😉
It was one of the best’s rehersal till now….is good cuz she can move ( more or less) and she mentain the voice very strong. Anyway i am sure that she will be more confident in the semi-final and she will try 2 give the best ……

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oana

this song is very good and the tree is part of the myth of the nimphs,called “iele” in Romania.it’s about a legendend.I hope you inform yourself before say something bad about Romania’s rehearsal.it wasn’t a disaster,it was the best song and the best coregraphy of the day…and btw,everybody like that tree…

nirgal
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Wiwi cannot tolerate anti-gay comments. This is meant to be a friendly message board where we talk about the songs. It’s fine to make fun of people’s songs, but please do not say mean things about someone based on their sexuality or nationality or religion, etc.

Lorena Maddy
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Lorena Maddy

Elena is wearing heels of 15 cm and the floor is slippery…

nirgal
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i like Romania too! i just think that the blond girl is very distracting (her hair keeps bouncing). i also think that they need to work on their dancing a little.

nirgal
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I really, really liked FYR Macedonia, too. I think the vote got split because of Bosnia’s song. Ugh. Next year!

andree@
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omg why do you say it was a disaster:-S??? it was very ok!!! i think it’s one of the strongest songs and i will vote for it!!

lorena
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lorena

looool elena was awesome!!! i think you saw another video to say that was a disaster. maybe hadises ?!