William: Moldova’s Eduard Romanyuta has taken inspiration from his Eurovision 2015 music video. During his first rehearsal this morning in Vienna he went for a police theme, with three dancers and two backing vocalists wearing sexy leather police outfits. There are plenty of moments that will divide viewers: You’ll either think this is super raunchy or super fabulous. Examples: the close-up shots of the dancer’s bum (replete with leather wedgie) and a backing vocalist ripping off Eduard’s vest. This is high-energy, fun and made for TV. His odds to qualify should certainly improve.

Padraig: Sleaze, sleaze, sleaze! Sex sells, but this is just plain creepy. Not a good look. He can keep his stripper cops for someone else. I’m not impressed, and the more conservative jurors are likely to mark this down due to the staging alone (remember Poland last year). That said, the whole thing is memorable. And may help Eduard rise up the rankings, although not enough to qualify.

Chris: Gasps from the press centre audience said it all about Eduard’s performance today. The issue is: even with the shocking, “sex sells” routine, I’m still not sold on Eduard. At the end of the day, I’ve been left struggling to remember much about this and I can’t see it qualifying, even with the problems that several of the other acts have had.

Moldova’s first rehearsal: Reviews and reactions

Moldova: Eduard Romanyuta press meet & greet

You can read our reviews of all of the rehearsals by clicking here.

Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

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mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

it didn’t sound any better than it was at o melodie pentru europa
say goodbyeeeeee

Joyce
Joyce
5 years ago

To me it’s like watching a very cheap, cheesy, fetish low butget movie!

Tha
Tha
5 years ago

It’s ironic… The first “song” will be my toilet break.

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

I might change my mind and support Eduard after all for his stage performance.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
5 years ago

Today is “Earthquake Eduard day”.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

The Svetlana Loboda Award goes to Moldova this year, which doesn’t come as surprise, since the singer is Ukrainian and Ukraine is motherland of tacky performances.

Jurors will give nul points, televoters might give some. Non-qualifier.

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

Moldova hes much better music
and of course….
better beautiful girls to show up, please make us happy and try a rapid change …

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

Sorry, that’s by far not my taste at all …..

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

WTF with the review guys, His vocals were so bad from the uploaded clip on the official youtube channel ….. This shouldn’t qualify if there is any justice in the world.

Ani
Ani
5 years ago

I think this is a big shame for Moldova

ct
ct
5 years ago

Gawd his vocals sound absolutely awful in this video…

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

This is just the song needed to open the semi final, so all Europeans once again think “Wow, Eurovision is on, the same gimmicky songs again”. If this qualifies, I’ll lose my faith in humanity.

Maltish
Maltish
5 years ago

So hoping this makes it to the final. If it does and Cyprus and Macedonia don’t. I’m voting for it.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Judging by this it’s going to be another crazy OTT light fest, shame they forgot to put lights on the people ON the stage. I would just not use the lights on that eye thing. It’s all a bit too much. It will be interesting to see how each country use the lights.

The costumes make it all look cheap and tacky, it has absolutely no chance now.

George
5 years ago

Moldovian tackyness.For once more. Can’t he hire a stylist?

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

I like it, it is very 2006-Eurovision style, which I like.

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

Damn he sounds bad!

G
G
5 years ago

If this tacky off-key mess goes to the final I’m giving up on humanity

Dar
Dar
5 years ago

crap crap crap .. shit like this gives eurovision a bad name .. awful tacky rubbish

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

I hate to think it but I think most casual viewers would vote for it based on the catchiness of the song and the gimmicks, which means a deserving song might be knocked out 😛

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

The singing doesn’t sound so good, does it ? Also if you’re going to go for cops in leather, then need to be proportioned more like Václav Noid Barta.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

THIS LOOKS SPECTACULAR! <33333333333333333333333333333333

GO EDUARD <3

Toti
Toti
5 years ago

vocally he is awful 🙁

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

You wouldn’t want to be like the Swiss, would you? That would be awful! You’d be rich!

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

OMG, this is just the perfect thing to open the first semi with. I cannot wait to see this in more detail. I don’t think juries will like it, though – juries generally tend to not like performances that are sexy. #hotcops

Martin
Martin
5 years ago

Those costumes are kinky as f**k