Moldova‘s 2016 Eurovision star Lidia Isac shined bright last night on The Voice of Romania.
With a heartfelt rendition of Adele’s “When We Were Young”, Lidia managed to impress all four judges, who turned their chairs to see the beauty behind the voice.
In the end, she picked Tudor Chirila, the first judge who turned around, and the mentor behind the last three winners of the show.
Lidia, the Moldovan singer who represented Moldova at Eurovision in 2016 with “Falling Stars”, has attempted to win the hit talent show before.
Earlier this year she competed on France’s The Voice: La plus belle voix, where she convinced Florent Pagny to take her under his wing. That time she only advanced to the Battles stage. But this time around she looks set for a much longer journey after she wowed all four judges with her amazing pipes. Not in the least because she chose Tudor Chirila, the judge who won the last three editions of Romania’s show.
In the testimonial ahead of the blind audition performance, Lidia said that she chose The Voice of Romania because she is little known in her neighbouring country and wanted to remedy that. After her pitch-perfect and emotional audition, the judges praised her singing and the fact that she managed to own the song and make it personal. “You made me cry,” Loredana said, thanking Lidia for her performance.
Smiley, who took Aliona Moon to the final of the same show back in 2014, was caught in a moment. “I was embarrassed to push the noisy button, for fear that I would ruin the intimate moment that you created,” he said. “I loved the fact that you didn’t sound like Adele.”
“I want to discover you,” said Tudor, the judge who eventually became Lidia’s mentor for the remainder of the show.
SunStroke Project, the beloved band who took Moldova to third place at Eurovision this year, were among the first countrymen to congratulate Lidia Isac on her performance last night.
We will keep you updated with Lidia Isac’s journey on the Romanian talent show, where we wish her the best of luck.
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