The National Selection season of Eurovision 2019 has had more than its fair share of drama already. So you can imagine how happy it made everyone here at Wiwibloggs to watch LUME‘s video diary accounting their experience at O melodie pentru Europa. Even though things didn’t go to plan — and they were axed from the process — they’ve picked themselves up, had a laugh at the situation, and put a smile on our faces in the process.
The video tells the story of why they decided to send a song to the Moldovan selection (who wouldn’t want a free holiday to Tel Aviv?), their budget restrictions which meant they couldn’t quite get Philipp Kirkorov on board, and their travels across Chisinau to the first stage of the O melodie pentru Europa selection on February 2nd.
Keep your eyes peeled until the end of the video, because our very own William and Deban make an appearance!
The Wiwibloggs duo couldn’t quite believe LUME didn’t make it to the final, much like the rest of the Internet who couldn’t get enough of the track “Ca Adriano Celentano”. Though they might not have the ticket to Tel Aviv, LUME are still smiling. They’re fully booked for birthday parties and weddings until 2020, y’all!
Jokes aside, this video captures the real Eurovision spirit that seems to have been forgotten over the past week. LUME have wonderful showmanship and they aren’t afraid to laugh at themselves or acknowledge when things could have gone better. Let’s hope this positive attitude will keep them motivated to send another song next year, so we may finally see them in the O melodie pentru Europa final, and perhaps on the Eurovision stage. Chisinau 2021?
What do you think? Did LUME’s Eurovision journey bring a smile to your face? Are are you still crying into your wine glass because we won’t be seeing them in Tel Aviv? Let us know in the comments section!