Moldovan Eurovision representative Lidia Isac has unveiled her new video for “Falling Stars” today. Shot in the centre of the Moldovan capital and on a field nearby, the video gives a stellar date twist to the song.

Lidia is watching the news about a scientific discovery with astronomical implications — gravitational waves — when is then approached by an astronaut. Clad in a glittery blue dress with silver boots, Lidia seems poised to follow him to the end of the Universe, down Cosmonauts Street. The two interact with a star balloon, a drone, as well as colourful smoke in different locations around Chisinau and on a nearby field. At the end of the video, on the top of Cosmos (get it?) hotel in Chisinau, Lidia raises her date’s visor to reveal a galaxy instead of an actual face. The mystery deepens!

Lidia’s previous promotional video for “Falling Stars”, released back in February for O melodie pentru Europa 2016, was a more modest studio affair and saw her in wind machine heaven, with glittering little stars falling all around her.

We’re certainly glad that Lidia has found herself a galactic date in time for Stockholm. We wonder if he’s going to join her on the Eurovision stage!

So what do you think about Lidia Isac’s new video for “Falling Stars”? And what do you think about Moldova’s chances of advancing from the First Semi-final with this song?

Watch our interview with Lidia Isac in Amsterdam

Watch Lidia Isac performing “Falling Stars” in Tel Aviv

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Andrei
Andrei
5 years ago

Moldova will be in the final. Romanian diaspora will support her. Go Lidia! Such a modest girl.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@Sandro: No; but it might be the guy from Kygo’s video “Stole The Show”! 😛

Lolz
Lolz
5 years ago

LOL at the video. The beggining and the end make no sense at all. Seems like they had these astronomic ideas and inserted it as they could.

I’d no music video if I just can come up with this.

NL
NL
5 years ago

The fact is that she is performing in the first semi final and its the stronger semi. She won’t have any chanche to go to the final, not even with a amazing performance. The song sounds cheap, but still i like Lidia Isac and respect her music. Wish her goodluck.

ZanderZion
ZanderZion
5 years ago

atleast they have a very own music video this year unlike last year they just recycled it. the more I listened the more I love her song

Limmmmy
Limmmmy
5 years ago

Love it

Linnea
Linnea
5 years ago

First of all i really like this song, but this version of it sound so different. It almost sounds like they have mix in a bit of auto tune in her voice, which is a shame because Lidia have a great voice. The previous version of the song is so much better, i hope they stick to that instead.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

yikessss
i can tell that they tried but it really doesnt make any sense

Natalia Kills
Natalia Kills
5 years ago

Poor girl and poo video, that’s all.

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@Nicky91

I am from Croatia. And I feel like people might think I am favoring my country this year just because it’s my country. In 2011. I detested our entry and both in 2012. and 2013. Croatian entry was somewhere in the middle of my list. It’s just that Nina is so fantastic, and I genuinely love her song.

Where are you from Nicky?

Pollaski 2: Electric Boogaloo
Pollaski 2: Electric Boogaloo
5 years ago

Ive seen mega nacho platters with less cheese than that video.

Still leaps and bounds above the first preview.vid. Lidia actually looks like the attractive woman she is here instead of a strung out junkie

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Colin

thank you for also liking Croatia and Czech Republic, these 2 are in my current top 3 along with Malta

and where are you from Colin?

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@Nicky91 – My favorite is Estonia, closely followed by Croatia, Czech Republic and Iceland. But I wouldn’t mind Malta winning. The song really is different from the rest and in a good way. Ira is also a very good singer.

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

At least it’s better than Eduard Romanyuta’s “video” last year when they just recycled one of his old music videos lol.

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

It was RIGHT! The Moldovan Tv just uploaded a crappy quality version. The official ESC version is much better and it sounds the same as the original song does. 🙂

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Colin

for me that’s Ira’s Walk On Water, she isn’t overscreaming the song, like most of the singers do these days, and finally a entry where not only the singer but also a backing singer can have her moment, Molly with her high note 🙂

and Skorpion dancer of course, a awesome dancer, i’ve seen a video where he was teaching Ira some robotic dance moves just for fun 🙂

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

No problem. Thanks 🙂 About the sound difference, it’s my theory anyone. It sounds bit rushed in the recording IMO. Not entirely sure, though. I hope I’m right. 🙂

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@Nicky91

Exactly 🙂 🙂 🙂 None of them are in my bottom 5, but neither in top 10.

Lyrics wise, I actually think Moldova has the best ones.
Vocally speaking, it might even be Denmark, however they lyrics are so cheesy.
In the terms of high quality production, it’s Russia.

Yeah, none of them are bad, but not a winner. The winner needs to be a unique song. Maybe neither song is completely 100% unique these days, but at least special and distinguished among it’s peers from ESC.

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@Colin

I tend to do the same, I defend underrated songs and I criticize overrated ones! Also, I agree that the countries you just mentioned have sent “typical Eurovision songs” this year and thank you for the explanation, I was worried that the song is ruined with the “new sound”.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Colin

the countries you mentioned i think the same about it, typical eurovision songs, not bad of course, but you also want something different 🙂

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

@georgekirkas I agree. I would actually say several of the song would end-up in ‘typical ESC pop song’: Russia, Moldova, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Denmark and Ireland. I really don’t get why Moldova gets such a hate. It’s actually Lidia’s personality that makes me like this a bit more than I usually would. Also, I noticed that many times I take a defense on the songs that are underrated, even if they are not my favorites. Also, I tend to criticize the overrated songs, even if they are okay. And yes, the song does sound bit different. Not much, though. I have… Read more »

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

This song is a deep mystery, and the video reflects that quite well I think. The song itself is very odd because without the dance beat, the music and the lyrics are very very sad. I have heard an acoustic cover of this song on YouTube and I was left almost in tears by it. There are hallmarks of Gabriel Alares’ songwriting here, especially in the chorus – the appoggiaturas and descending phrases for “the sky is tumbling/the wildest fire” are followed by some hallmark repeated motifs and repeated notes. It’s undeniable that this is a beautiful song that has… Read more »

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@Niki

The song does sound different and I prefer the old version. The new version sounds like this one:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_oe5DTuWLY
Anyway, I hope that she will perform the original in Stockholm!

@Leaf

I agree with you, but the song matters more than the production value and the team behind the artists, so I don’t see the HUGE difference in the odds.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

I dislike both, but the production value and the team behind Sergey is so much stronger….. So I kinda get the gap between these 2 in the odds.

Previ
Previ
5 years ago

I don’t get it, its a pretty amateur video.

For me the best music videos for 2016 are: Russia, Malta, Armenia, Croatia & Czech Republic in that order

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

Didn’t like this at all, the first video is very simple but much better…

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

I can’t help but laugh when I see in the odds that Russia is 1st and Moldova is almost last… They are very similar songs, I just can’t understand why people love Russia’s song and hate Moldova’s song! It’s ridiculous, both of them are pop songs that one could call dated and cheap (although I disagree). The only difference is that Russia’s song is performed by a man, while Moldova’s song is performed by a woman.

Niki
Niki
5 years ago

The song sounds different in the new video, doesn’t it? Actually, I do prefer the previous music video and the previous version of the song.

F
F
5 years ago

cheap

Sandro
Sandro
5 years ago

Is that one of the guys from Who See (Montenegro 2013) ???

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@Nicky91

Thank God, I thought that I was crazy!

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

yeah it does sound different 🙂

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@Nicky91

Thank you! I will ask you once again: is it only me or does “Falling Stars” sound a little different in this music video?

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

thank you, and yeah you’ve got good taste in music

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@Nicky91

Sorry, my previous comment was for you, not for OR.

MarioMario
5 years ago

The simple video is cooler.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Is it possible for a vocal to sound so bad on a studio version….. It was like a voice recording over the music….. I prefered the simpler video.

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

@OR

I will vote for Croatia, Iceland, Moldova, Armenia and Malta. Did you hear the difference in the song or is it just me?

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

Could be border line.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@georgekirkas

hi and who will you be voting for in semi final 1?

@Colin

well i think the crowd-pleasing entries are the songs with the most dance-beat, people want to dance to a beat, i think that was the reason Malta didn’t qualify last year, it lacked a good rhythm, too bad because i liked the story in the song 🙂

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

I’m actually starting to really like Moldovan entry. It is certainly not one of my top favorites of semi 1, but could be a borderline qualifier. Lidia is so beautiful and the video is interesting. Little confusing, but effective. I certainly prefer seeing Moldova in the final than Greece, Finland, San Marino, Montenegro or Bosnia & Herzegovina. I think it’s quite underrated. A really powerful performance including strong lighting effects (mimicking lightning, thunder, flame and dust) and more focused vocal performance could actually save it for finals.

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

Is it only me or does the song sound different than before? Anyway, I don’t really like the music video but I still love the song and I think that Moldova is the most underrated country this year! Hopefully they will qualify, although I don’t think so…

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Jan

well i think the songs who will be popular with the public are Malta, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia ( okay it’s catchy but dated), Bosnia&Herzegovina, Iceland, Armenia and Azerbaijan and Cyprus or Estonia 🙂

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

Hopefully no final…