Lidia Isac from Moldova may be singing about “Falling Stars” but she is rising up! Wearing a bejewelled dress, dancing with a yummy astronaut and serving cheekbones that could be seen from the moon, Lidia still managed to absolutely slay her live vocal – perhaps sounding the best she ever has.

The standard of this performance has stepped up since her first rehearsal. The blue LED’s are maybe one of the handful of performances where blue lighting works. Lidia also previewed her outfit — a loose-fitting dress covered in big blue rhinestones. Her backing dancer (aka the astronaut) is rocking his metallic silver costume whilst breakdancing. It’s typical Moldovan stage show — one part crazy, one part wow, and 100% fabulous!

Lidia works the life out of the wind machine in the final chorus – her long blonde locks flow in the breeze and look absolutely fabulous.

Moldova: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Lidia Isac: Interview after first rehearsal

Moldova’s press conference after first rehearsal

MOLDOVA REACTION TO FIRST REHEARSAL

Read all of our Eurovision rehearsal reviews

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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George
4 years ago

Seems that tackiness is on the DNA of maaaany Balkans. The ” staging ” is abject and she looks clumsy and totally unable to dance. Needless to say, I cannot see this qualifying.

Deniel
Deniel
4 years ago

There is nothing dazzling about the Molodvan entry. Cheap rubbish. Next, please

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

Katy Perry had left shark

Lidia Isaac has Tae-Bo Astronaut.

Viewers get ALL TEH CHEEZ

Hello hi
Hello hi
4 years ago

Another stupid Moldova entry with a damn astronaut on stage … Soo silly and crap

Hugh
Hugh
4 years ago

Vocals considerable improved, and can’t say anything bad about Lidia. Still dislike the song.

But the staging… Sooo. Baaad. Almost ‘needs to be in the final cos it’s so bad’ bad, but not quite kitsch enough.

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

First of all, a huge compliment to Lidia and Moldova. Who would have thought they’d come up with such a good package in the end after the messed-up national final? Well done.
I like the French addition, but I wonder if the EBU should/will allow it.
If this was in Semi 2, it would qualify. Will struggle in Semi 1.
However, I would rather see this in the final than Malta for example.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

Anton: I think its better. IF you dont, im sorry

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

Anton: I think its better. IF you dont, om sorry

Österrike
Österrike
4 years ago

The astronaut’s happy dance was quite fun to watch

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Still not qualifying. It’s a bland song. And what’s up with the cosmonaut?
And she isn’t breaking any rules if she gained approval from TVM and EBU to change lyrics. If they aid no he wouldn’t have changed it.

esc1234
esc1234
4 years ago

Where is the article about greece?

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

Score based on jury criteria < 5/10

If a country wants to change the language at this late stage they would have to gain approval from the Host Broadcaster, in consultation with the EBU Permanent Services. Approval can be given for minor changes but major changes can incur an automatic penalty.

Anton
Anton
4 years ago

Ut’s not better than Russia, Australia and Malta. But she will qualify for sure.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

Well Turkey was allowed to have a verse in English during the final back in 2006, while they performed the song fully in Turkish during the semi final.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

This is so mutch better than Russia, Australia and Malta. This is a winner gor me.

chessguy99
4 years ago

This has advanced light-years since the national final. Vast improvements in vocals, staging and choreography. Still not advancing.

ESCArgy
ESCArgy
4 years ago

The performance was good but I prefer the previous dress.

Ms
Ms
4 years ago

ps: and France will vote in the first semi-final too, It’s another second good reason!

ESC84
ESC84
4 years ago

It’ s great she changed into French. After all, it’ s what rehearsal about, get rid off the bad part, improve it

Ms
Ms
4 years ago

It’s not against the rules to change some English lyrics into French because you seem to forget that French as well as English is the official language of the Eurovision Song Contest.
So you don’t need any authorization to sing some lyrics in French.Rules of the contest since 1956.
I must say that I like the French part , she has already sung the entire song in French and it’s much more beautiful than in English that’s why I suppose she decides to sing some lyrics in French at the last moment .

Leo
Leo
4 years ago

I actually liked this one !

ESCArgy
ESCArgy
4 years ago

This proves that Lidia DOES know how to sing. Her song is really catchy, but also underrated. I just love it and I hope Moldova will qualify, although I don’t think so. Something else: does anyone know why she sang the second verses in French? Is she going to do that on Tuesday as well?

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

@Sunny

no she just changed a lot of her lyrics, it’s actually against the rules but who cares

Moldova can be a qualifier for sure

Sunny
Sunny
4 years ago

This is the biggest vocal improvement of Eurovision 2016. She’s actually a very good singer!

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

@Darren

so what, i don’t care about Lidia breaking the rules, as long as she does enough to qualify and this song now that they changed it for second rehearsal, it’s way better and it deserves to qualify now 🙂

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

I love the French and the whole performance is just perfect.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

I’ve heard from other sources that Moldova completely broke the rules of the contest and sang a verse in French. Is this true?

If so, that should not be allowed, songs shouldn’t be allowed to change st such a late stage. I wonder is Moldova doing this in retaliation for Romania’s expulsion :/

Dan Marino
Dan Marino
4 years ago

IS SHE SINGING IN FRENCH ON THE SECOND VERSE?!

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
4 years ago

“slay”

Drink a shot!