Wiwi: Someone needs to call the circus because the bearded lady has escaped. Oh wait, that’s just Cezar Ouatu singing falsetto. This polarising number was always going to be difficult to stage and I’m afraid the Romanian team was not up to the task during their first rehearsal. Cezar wears Swarovski crystals and, sadly, they shine far more than he does. The interpretive dancers are somewhat distracting as are the people lifting a red tarp up and down. If they’re trying to fan the flames of my dislike for this song they have done a pretty good job. Cezar is way too good of an opera singer for such a cheap presentation.
Vebooboo: Cezar may be winning our Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model competition, but judging from his outfit and voice, I think he may be in the wrong competition. I actually thought the staging in the Romanian national final was better, albeit simpler. Cezar’s voice is undoubtedly amazing…but is it really meant for this type of song??
Photo: Sander Hesterman (EBU)