With just a couple of days until the submission period is over, the heat is on in the Romanian Selectia Nationala. After Paula Seling & Ovi and Mihai Traistariu released their songs, Anca Florescu is challenging their bids with a strong track, “Hearts Collide”. Her participation includes an unexpected Eurovision connection.
Anca, one half of the now defunct Romanian duo Laguna, is submitting “Hearts Collide”, a song written by Hotel FM pianist Gabriel Baruta. (Told you there’s a Eurovision connection!)
We have to say that the song, which has been making the rounds and gathering a lot of views and likes on Youtube since November (but was only just now announced as a contender for Selectia Nationala), sounds pretty amazing—especially coming from a relative newcomer. The video, which has Kylie Minogue’s “All The Lovers” small footprint somewhere, is alright as well, and the melody has a “Dear Darlin'” vibe that we like, without sounding like a rip-off. And yes, there’s a little bit of “Change” there, too. Plus, Anca is pretty and she can sing!
Last but not least, Anca Florescu is backed by the same production company that sent the likes of Mandinga and Cezar to Eurovision – Cat Music. And, as we’ve seen in previous years, they know business!
What do you think? Do you think that “Hearts Collide” is a strong contender for Romania?
Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.