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.

James Longbotham contributed this report from Berlin. Follow him on Twitter @jimk1n and keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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Oualid
Oualid
8 years ago

Great singer.

margareta .?
margareta .?
8 years ago

paradise is a wonderful song very pleasand to listen ,I love it ??

Isis Veritas
Isis Veritas
8 years ago

Thanks WIWIBLOGS for posting this wonderful song and also for your kind words about Cezar’s great voice and amazing talent!
It seems that the Romanian media also woke up and have made known the result of your poll. Hopefully we will hear Cezar’s magical voice on more radio stations and TV channels than before, both in Europe and across the Ocean.
Read the Romanian article here! http://www.cancan.ro/actualitate/cezar-ouatu-rupe-topurile-dupa-eurovision.html

David Thielen
David Thielen(@davidthielen)
8 years ago

I saw Cezar several times at ESC (red carpet, press events, etc) and he struck me as having a strong belief in himself, but not an egoist as the term is normally used. Rather someone very comfortable at being incredibly good at what he does.

Arianna
8 years ago

Go Cezar wooooooo!! Not surprised at the more “normal” sounding countertenor here. 😛 Bit of an ego, but fantastic voice.

straycat
straycat
8 years ago

Hah. Pretty much every countertenor I ever met has had a beard. I’m not saying overcompensation but it’s a very common trait among the breed.

He does have a beautiful voice, though, when he’s not using it to troll the voting audience of Europe.