It’s that time of year when, regardless of the sound of music, some artists will release videos with a Christmas feel, and Elena Gheorghe falls right into this category. Why, oh, why?! Let’s break it down.
So Eurovision 2009 starlet Elena Gheorghe, who represented Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with “The Balkan Girls”, is on a roll. She releases single after single after single, but sometimes less is more, especially when you end up with a messy product like “Polul Nord (Brrrrrr…)” :
The song is entitled “Polul Nord” (The North Pole), but the video shows Elena celebrating Christmas in a Romanian village house. Despite being a grown woman and the daughter of a preacher man, she is frolicking with two guys who could easily pass as jailbait. The two dudes are Adi Cristescu (a forgettable Selectia Nationala 2011 hopeful) and Uddi, X Factor Romania finalist.
Thanks to the video coming with English subtitles, everyone understands that she’d feel warm with her boyfriend even at the North Pole, although it’s difficult to grasp which of the two boys she is talking about. OK, we get the light metaphor and everything (it’s a silly video, after all), but the most problematic issue we have is the music. Despite the Christmassy setting, complete with all the cliches you can think of, the song sounds more suitable for a day on the beach. I mean, the Jamaican sounding Uddi is the cherry on the Christmas cake — hence the hot mess.
Last but not least, let’s ponder a bit on Elena’s outfit. Once again, she tries to act too young, which ain’t cute at all. We feel uncomfortable watching an adult woman — not to mention a mother — dressed like a sexy three year-old. Get it together and fire your stylist, woman!
Don’t get us wrong. We love Elena and we’re always the first to praise her when she is getting it right. Most recenty for instance, she shone brightly like a superstar in “In bucati” and looked demure in “De neinlocuit”. However, just like in “Pana dimineata”, she sometimes slips back into the sexy little girl phase, which is not only wrong, but also ridiculous to watch. We need our former Eurovision Next Top Model to do her title justice!
What do you think? Are we being too harsh? What do you think about “Polul Nord (Brrrrrr…)”?