Patrick: Yesterday when I saw this performance I got a strange feeling. It told me, “This is a winning performance”. What a show! I love the song and I love the passion they have. The vocals were amazing, the staging was fantastic and both looked gorgeous. I know that normally I write longer comments when I love a performance.. but I’m speechless… only one word: WINNER!
Judit: Because of the song I waited for the miracle to happen, and it never did. I am a little disappointed. We know Paula and Ovi, and we love them. But for me “Playing with Fire” was way better than this. At least “Miracle” stuck in my head. The circle piano is very cool but Paula’s high notes aren’t necessary (and the high heels aren’t either — they emphasize that Ovi is shorter). But Romania will be in the final, there are no questions about that.
Bogdan: Guys, you gotta see the hologram! It’s amazing what they came up with, I have never seen this before. Although I did know that there was a hologram involved, it looks so real that I was stunned when Paula vanished from the screen. (Sadly, it is not visible from inside the arena.) Vocally, Paula and Ovi are both perfection. The energy that they share with the audience is very engaging. I think that Romania will do a lot better than many predict, provided that they get a good draw in the Final.
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Featured image: Andres Putting (EBU)