She sings about falling stars and during her first rehearsal at Eurovision 2016, Moldova’s Lidia Isac went intergalactic. Standing centre stage and serving face, she vogues and twists and works her hand choreography like no other. To keep things interesting an astronaut in a space suit appears beside her and they bob and sway together. It may sound kitsch, but it keeps with Moldova’s unique and laudable brand of crazy at Eurovision.
In terms of staging the LED was rather simple — just a vast blue space, presumably indicative of the sky. Earlier in the day the stage swallowed Finland. But for some reason the vast amount of space works well for Lidia, perhaps because of the space themes present in her lyrics. Vocally she was on-point and the backing gives this the power it needs to be a proper club banger. Previously I worried about the song becoming monotonous, but the visuals and dancing spaceman have sorted that out.
Moldova: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)