Everyone remembers Romania’s entry at Eurovision this year – especially those of you who are still listening to “It’s My Life”. If you found the giant, sparkly dress, fiery background, crimson dancers and dubstep to be annoying distractions from Cezar’s high-flying vocal gymnastics, you might like the video he’s just put out on his official YouTube channel.
He’s singing “Cinema Paradiso,” his first single, at a Romanian radio station with minimal accompaniment. The vibe is less techno-Dracula and more classic opera, and what should be a jarring disconnect between the bearded Eurodude and the lilting melodies just kind of works.
He might be the first person who could put Charlotte Church and Josh Groban out of a job.