When Cristina Scarlat ripped out her hair extensions at the climax of her song “Wild Soul,” the team at wiwibloggs.com gasped with excitement. We gasped again—this time with shock and horror—when we found out that she had finished last in her semi-final.
I sat down with Cristina two days after her exit to discuss her performance. Far from being bitter and angry, she was positive and grateful about her experience. “It’s a risk that you take,” she says. “Once you don’t pass to the finals it’s a difficult situation, specifically for Moldova where Eurovision is so big. But we feel the support from a lot of press.”
The biggest news is that she plans to do this again. I hope she does: I think she had one of the best songs in her semi.
Cristina also said that her music will continue to have its own unique edge. She’s not taking the semi-final results as a repudiation of her music and style, but as a consequence of how incredible all the acts are. She also talked about her favorite in the final. There’s one that spoke to her very strongly. You’ll have to watch the video to hear who that artist was….