Earlier in the week teenage girls did somersaults on beams and muscular men hurled themselves off of the vault. But on Sunday, at the end of the five-day European Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships in the Transylvanian city of Cluj Napoca, Ilinca and Alex Florea took the floor for an energy-filled performance of their Eurovision song “Yodel It!” Helping bring the festivities to a close, the two singers really wowed the crowd with their vocal gymnastics.
The 7th edition of the Artistic Gymnastics Championships took place in the Romanian city of Cluj Napoca between 19-23 April.
Ilinca and Alex — Romania’s Eurovision 2017 stars — were the only act to entertain the crowd at the closing ceremony. Already on a high after Romania picked several medals at the European Gymnastics Championships, the home public was happy to show its full support for the young Eurovision hopefuls.
This marks the last time the Romanian duo of Ilinca and Alex will perform the song in front of an audience before departing for Kyiv next week. Romania’s first rehearsals are scheduled for 2 May.
The performance comes just days after Ilinca and Alex released the video for “Yodel It!”, which was also filmed in Cluj Napoca, Ilinca’s hometown. Since the video was released, Romania has advanced three spots in the odds and is currently sitting pretty as the tenth-most-likely act to win Eurovision. The video has also amassed more than 250,000 views on YouTube in just 48 hours, which is amazing for a Eurovision video.
After finishing their European promo tour and receiving such a positive sendoff, Ilinca and Alex head to Kyiv on a high. This bodes well for their chances to make their country proud at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
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