Doredos Cobilean Constantin

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to review the qualifying acts from Moldova’s O melodie pentru Europa 2018. Finally we listen to Cobilean Constantin‘s rock entry “Numai tu” and to Doredos‘ quirky “My lucky day“. Are these acts having a lucky day with the Wiwi Jury?

Cobilean Constantin – “Numai tu”

Antranig: While I enjoy the rock elements of this song, it feels like an amateur effort. I’m hearing teenagers rocking out in their mother’s garage rather than rock stars rocking out on stage. It would be nice to see Moldova go for a rock entry looking at the abundance of pop in their recent entries but this is not a quality rock entry.

Score: 4/10

Bogdan: I agree with Antradnig, this sounds like it was recorded in a garage, and it most likely was. The lyrics don’t make “Numai tu” stand out either — it’s a typical song about a girl who’s like an angel who descended upon the love-struck guy. And if the voice sounds so weak on the track, imagine how it will sound on a live stage.

Score: 1.5/10

Kristin: There is a good hook there, which unfortunately doesn’t manage to get through. The sound is unusually raw, considering this is supposed to be the final version for the show. But maybe that is how its supposed to be? However, there is some kind of strange appeal here, although I am not completely sold. It’s a middle-of-the-road rock song and it saddens my rock heart to say that it is doomed to fail.

Score: 5/10

Luis: While rock is a much-needed addition to the Eurovision, it needs to be in a decent form. This is just a song that came out of a jam session in a garage with some friends. You could say this is like a raw diamond, but it’s a raw diamond that is still unmined in the depths of a dark cave. Why would Moldova spend time and money polishing this when they have better options?

Score: 3.5/10

Robyn: This sounds like a field recording of a Sunday afternoon rehearsal from Chisinau’s hardest working rock unit, a bunch of dudes who are clinging on to their teenage rockstar dreams. In a year when Hungary’s A Dal is showing us how big, bold metal songs can be done well, it’s difficult to take a rough song like this seriously.

Score: 3/10

In the Moldovan Wiwi Jury, we have 10 jurors but only room for 5 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:

Aline: 7/10

Barnabas: 5.5/10

Bernardo: 2/10

Jonathan: 5/10

Lukas: 4.5/10

 

 

 

Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 1.5 and a high of 7.

WIWI JURY VERDICT: 4.06/10

DoReDos – “My lucky day”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJqe3M24PcY

Antranig: What do you get when you take “Hora Din Moldova” and make it sound more current? You end up with “My Lucky Day”. The traditional sounds of this song will absolutely pop out on the Eurovision stage and this has the potential to deliver a great result to build from their success in 2017. The vocals aren’t perfect and the singing feels like the weakest part of the song but if they can iron them out, this could be Moldova’s diamond in the rough.

Score: 8.5/10

Bogdan: What’s not to like? The song is very well produced, it’s tons of fun, and the three singers have charisma, good voices, and a winning atitude. DoReDos and “My Lucky Day” are unquestionably the best package of this year’s Moldovan national selection. Europe is going to have a lot of fun with this one. Haters to the left!

Score: 9/10

Kristin: Good Lord, I love DoReDos! They are just so damn entertaining and this song sums up everything that is good about traditional influenced dance music…especially the Moldovan type. Everything works here. The voices, the sound and the beat. DoReDos to Lisbon. End of story.

Score: 8/10

Luis: In the unlikely case you haven’t heard this song yet, go search for a live version of it. Doredos are the highlight of this: they’re quirky, likeable and they manage to put a smile on your face. The song is basically a definition of what Moldova is at Eurovision: fun, crazy and dodgy English lyrics. It’s just wonderful. Most importantly, this lends so well to become another memorably bananas Moldovan performance.

Score: 7.5/10

Robyn: DoReDos are adorkable. I’ve always wanted to see them at Eurovision, and this could be the song to take them there. Like their past national final entries — all written by different songwriters — “My lucky day” combines infectious dance beats with traditional Moldovan sounds. The trios’ voices sound great together and they could do fab things with this song in Lisbon.

Score: 8/10

In the Moldovan Wiwi Jury, we have 10 jurors but only room for 5 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:

Aline: 7/10

Barnabas: 5.5/10

Bernardo: 7.5/10

Jonathan: 7.5/10

Lukas: 7/10

 

 

 

Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 5.5 and a high of 9.

WIWI JURY VERDICT: 7.63/10

See our list of O melodie pentru Europa 2018’s rankings here

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“Numai tu”: It’s fine. Not a fan though. 5/10
“My lucky day“: My favourite song in this NF. Fun song, catchy chorus, nice melody and with potential. A good live performance will make it even better. I love everything about it! 8.5/10

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“Numai Tu” – 2/10
“My Lucky Day” – 7.5/10

Peter M
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Peter M

I hate the new version of “My Lucky Day.”
I hope DoReDos change it back. The old version was so much better

Christopher
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Christopher

I want Doinita Gherman to win the selection!

Colin
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Colin

Numai tu – I don’t like this, it’s too noisy. 3.5/10

My Lucky Day – Solid fun song with quite an engaging performance. 7/10

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evergreen

I want DoReDos to win, for the girl Marina that made them what they are today. The boys have said that without her, they would wear only t-shirts on stage. She makes the clothes with her own hands for all three of them (only the ones that really look like stage costumes).

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Are you serious with giving DoReDos a high note like this ? The only good thing is the traditional instruments. The beat sounds from the late 90s, the lyrics are dumb, in a bad english. This song sounds so cheap and simple, coming right from the bottom of the 2005 semi final… Rooting for Endlessly all the way !

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Lara

DoReDos in Lisbon, but with the new version, with more traditional instruments, and slower than the first version.
If Kirkorov is behind Moldova and also Azerbaijan, I wonder where will he be in the green room. He will be in both semifinals, but what if both countries go to the final, where will he be? Next to Aisel, or next to DoReDos?