Eurovision returnees Paula Seling and Ovi are the last to unveil their official video for “Miracle” ahead of the contest. Was it worth the wait?
The new video starts with Ovi singing at the piano in a stark, derelict cabin. Then Paula comes in and everything starts to change. Two dancers dance around as the cabin comes to life in the rain, the place becomes a mini-paradise, complete with a (forbidden?) tree, and even the piano gets covered with grass. The shooting for the official video took 24 hours and, afterwards, the director decided that the grass that they used be planted around the studio, in an effort to save it.
Stormy weather seems to be a common trend this year, with Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and even Armenia bringing it one way or another. We didn’t expect Romania to jump on the rain bandwagon, but here it is.
Speaking of rain, since the first photos from behind the camera were revealed last week, many Spanish fans – and even Ruth’s dancer Giuseppe – noticed some similarities with the video of “Dancing in the Rain” and even claimed that the Romanian duo copied their idea. Oh, Dios mío, controversia!
We pointed out at the time that Ruth Lorenzo did not invent the concept of dancing in the rain, but what do you think? Is it a mere coincidence or are Paula and Ovi really emulating their Spanish counterpart? And what do you think about the “Miracle” video, does it elevate the song for you? Sound off below!
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.