Just 28 songs were submitted to Moldova‘s national selection O melodie pentru Europa 2018, but we all know that the small Eastern-European country always serves quality, not quantity. And DoReDos‘ song “My Lucky Day”, the beautiful child of a so-called “Dream Team” collaboration with Philipp Kirkorov, is just that: high quality.
When we first broke the news that the famed Eurovision songwriter Philipp Kirkorov was teaming up with O melodie pentru Europa fan favourites DoReDos, we expected the song to be quintessentially Moldovan, with dance, folk and funk elements. That’s what they served back in 2015, when “Maricica” marked their debut at the Moldova national selection, when they won their semi-final.
And did they deliver! Their 2018 entry “My Lucky Day” is full of energy, passion, and happiness — three ingredients that also helped secure SunStroke Project’s third place success in Kyiv. Philipp Kikorov has obviously been taking notes!
The track borrows elements from Moldovan traditional dance, is beautifully produced and flows seamlessly between verses and choruses. And, unlike “Maricica”, it is less repetitive and more interesting, with more than just one layer of fun. And fun is perfect for Eurovision!
“My Lucky Day” is stage-ready and we can expect a similarly lively performance that is bound to steal the show — not only in Chisinau but also in Lisbon, should DoReDos win O melodie pentru Europa 2018. Philipp Kirkorov is likely to assemble a “Dream Team” for the band if they get the ticket to Portugal — and judging by the fact that only 28 acts entered the national selection this year, their chances are going up, up, up!
Kirkorov has been a fan of the group for some time and cheered them on as they won the prestigious New Wave International Music Festival last September. During the competition, Kirkorov sang the group’s praises.
“They heat it up, they are my favorites,” he says in the video below. “They are unique and energetic, they infect the audience with their energy from the stage!”
What do you think? Do you like “My Lucky Day”? Let us know in the comments!
I see many people complaining about some comments and saying that this is real music from the Balkans… But I don’t see any negative comments about the Balkan sound. I actually loved the beginning, I love traditional folk music and instruments, but then the tacky “club” music comes on and I can’t stand it…. I’m 100% sure that when someone says this song is dated, he talks about the “club” part, not traditional instruments. It would be great without this tacky beat…
A nice nod to the past. I like it.
One question though: What’s with the “Number one” and “number two” lyrics in the choruses? Is that supposed to be an indication for a paticular dance move? Or are they toilet humour jokes? 😀
No. 1 and 2 are steps to follow to achieve your purpose, I guess.
It’s amazing how attractive countries are after a good place in Eurovision.
Now Kirkorov puts his effort on Moldova. Like it or not, ambition of people like Kirkorov makes Eurovision what it is today.
Greece will have something folk too, because it is their criteria, I hope for Tamar-Armenia and Voxxclub-Germany.
Too generic and dated. If Moldova send this, they won’t qualify.
Dated and annoying! The jury will bury this entry for sure if they are chosen to be the one representing Moldova. Hey Mama is really radio-friendly but this is not!
They said the same about Moldova on their debut in 2005, they were last on the polls and in the end they have qualified and ended up 6th in the final. Same thing last year, they weren’t favorites. Who knew they’ll beat the fan favorites Francesco Gabbani, Robin Bengtsson and Blanche and will rank higher than them? Eurovision is unpredictable, I think this song has the same beats and ethnic energy that Moldova had in 2009 (Hora din Moldova) and 2012 (Lautar), it will sound and look amazing on a big stage, you will see…
This is not the kind of song that you listen on the radio,this is the kind of song that grows on stage and YES this kind of songs exist especially in Balkan countries.
If this song and DoReDos is the best Moldova has, I wouldn’t like to be a Moldovan eurofan. Sorry. “Hey Mamma” is miles away from this.
I love it!!! Moldova will place well once again. 🙂
I find it really dated and dissapointing…
Bring on the Balkan sound!
Very nice! Cheesy lyrics, but hey, the music helps.
It’s so funny how these songs are demoted by fans and Western Europe as a whole. The Balkan is not afraid from its tunes, not like you from yours.
And beside, these tunes are nowadays more than shared and enjoyed by millions of people on the Balkans and beyond.
But hey, go and get those Swedish/Norwegian/Danish bland computer tunes and make them God-like! LOL Pathetic.
It reminds me of Hora Din Moldova
thats SO much better than I expected. well done. I can see Moldova easily qualifying & having a lot of chances for a top 10 placing with this one.
The music is bright and catchy folk-funk style. Shame about the inferior English lyrics we’ve all heard so often before.
The music is bright and catchy folk-funk style. Shame about the Z-grade lyrics we’ve all heard so often.
This is actually really good! I like it!
I love the music, it’s song with folk elements but without sounding old fashioned. It’s modern in a way. I also like they don’t go for sth current and pop without its own identity.
I need to listen to all the songs of the Moldovan selection, but I believe this can do really well at Eurovision. A live performance will showcase the song itself.
OMG!! This is actually SO much better than “You’re the only One”! Very well done, Philip. Absolutely loving it! 😮
It’s funny how some people reject some songs only because they include instruments, and not just some empty, dry electronic sounds in order to seem “modern”! My Lucky Day is quite good (not top, but really decent) and could bring a good result for Moldova. Just keep in mind what kind of song won the Eurovision last year, and you ‘ll see that modern is much more than random computer music.
Didnt have too high expectations but this is actually quite good..
Sounds a bit too mid 2000’s Eurovision and I just don’t see that translating to a good score, ethnic folk can definitely be modernised better than this. I’d rather see what else Moldova has to offer.
I like how some people expect a folk song sound modern… lol They should probably add some dubstep elements or just rap to the music XD
It’s not a folk song. It’s supposed to be a modern song with folk elements, but ends up being a late 90’s filler track.
If this is not a folk song then what is? ?
Go to YouTube. Search for Moldova Traditional Music/Song. Educate yourself.
Traditional and folk is not the same thing.
Google doredos and you will understand their music style.
sounds like Michael Bublé song
it sounds very dated… sounds like a Eurovision songs in end 90’s
With a better production and modern sounds would be better
This is the kind of song you show to international people to show them what ESC is about. It has ESC written all over it!
It is however far from a winner. It will get top 10 but mostly due to performance and not song. It is a bit old-fashioned like most of Kirkorov’s work .But good luck!
You can’t call a Balkan dance song “old fashioned”. This kind of songs are all-time classic in their own way.
Doredos are a folk group and this is the music they do after all.
The only thing I find wrong in this song after listening several times is that the lyrics are in English
Actually this is the kind of song you show to international people when you want to show them what Balkan dance music is about ?
…what Balkan generic dance music was about 20 years ago.
Most probably you are not familiar with this kind of music and folk artists in Balkan countries.
I live in Sofia, friend. It’s like the geographical center of the Balkan peninsula. I was literally surrounded by “this kind of music”… in the mid 1990’s. This kind of music became extinct in the early 2000’s. Any song from the Greek duo Antique (active 1999–2003) sounds more relevant than this “new” song from Moldova. Not to mention I like Antique for not being generic and boring. Desi Slava (Bulgaria) used “this kind of music” as a filler (!) song for her album released in 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-MNZxybCXk Another blast from the past – late 1990’s, but still more relevant and… Read more »
But it sounds like the not so inspired “club remix” version of an original and better song that we’ll never get to hear.
I actually like it! It’s ethnic, original and so Eurovision! Don’t get why some don’t like it
Also it reminds me of their 2009 entry, which can be a good sign for them
I really like This, the instrumental is great and I think that This could have a great performer and really stand out. The lyrics are cheesy tho…
Kirkorov will never win eurovision with this but the song is good and he will probably manage another top 5
Sorry, but this is just terrible… 😛 It sounds totally cheap
The song seems very good to me, I don’t know what Kirkorov wants. Top10, Top3, or No.1. He was trying so hard, I guess he wants No.1, but he should be happy to give Moldova Top3/5 and get a medal from Moldovian president.
the lyrics should not be in English but the music is very catchy and the production very good for this kind of song
this is a song I can’t judge from a lyric video since its not my style of music but if they are good on stage I can see it doing very well since has the authenticity people are looking for
Change the words and make them fit a bit better and you’re onto a winner!
It’s upbeat but sounds very very old. May not generate enough televote points to qualify if it wins here.
I don t see this song in TOP 5 even TOP 10 in final.
I think that this time Kirkorov bought his song from a different composer than Kontopoulos since this is totally not Kontopoulos sound but I must admit he did a very good job for him.
The lady sings out of tune all the way to the first chorus. Love the balkan trumpets (reminds me of Nelly Ciorbanu in 2009), but this is a long way from being the winner.
I like it!
It’s very eurodance 90’s , not bad but not memorable.
I’m really not into it 🙁 seems not enough modern to my mind.
How could it be modern since they are a folk group performing an ethnic dance song? LOL
It’s good, but I would never guess is Phil on the producing studio.
I can see this doing very well, it will stand out between all these contemporary songs that I listen in all national selections.
I was hoping for more
Its clear that Kirkorov is “inspired” by one of his biggest hits in Russia “Disco Partizani” by Shantel.
I like it, its authentic,memorable and I think its a song that will get to another level with its live performance since the members of the group are very charismatic on stage.
hahaha Philipp Kirkorov should just be referred to as Eurovision Emperor. He’s everywhere you turn to. ?
No this title clearly belongs to Christer Bjorkman! No one can take it from him. Not even Jon Ola Sand. LOL
Bjorkman gave himself the title of The General and he likes it this way.
Bjorkman is The General. This is what he wants.