Moldova Zdob Si Zdub and Advahov Brothers Trenuletul Eurovision 2022 first rehearsal
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The first day of Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals continues with Moldova’s Zdob si Zdub and Advahov Brothers. The three-time Eurovision legends and their newfound musical partners showcased “Trenuletul” on camera in full glory. What did we think? Scroll down to find out…

Moldova’s Zdob si Zdub & Advahov Brothers “Trenuletul” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: Those familiar with Zdob si Zdub’s two previous Eurovision appearances will already be prepared to expect the unexpected. And while there is most definitely plenty of crazy, it doesn’t quite match the heights of the drumming granny or the pointy hatted unicyclist from 2005 and 2011 respectively. Nonetheless, there’s plenty of madness to go around. The arena is filled with warm pinks and yellows while the two brothers peddle their upbeat Moldovan folk in matching black and white suits. There’s also a fun rock n’ roll moment when the guitarist gets down on his knees and lies backwards on the floor. As he does so, the staging resembles a tube map. Oddly, besides a choo, choo at the end, there are few other references to the train around which the song is based. One can only assume that the broken LED might have provided a bit more loco-locomotive.

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@wiwibloggs_official Hey ho, let’s go! #Moldova’s Zdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers have had their 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇲🇩 #ESC2022 #Trenulețul ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? Did Zdob si Zdub & Advahov Brothers live up to your expectations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Caroline
Caroline
1 month ago

I think it will finish top 3. We just love it in out household!

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

Qualifier for sure. Feet tapping , hand clapping , sing along folk song. This is what Eurovision is all about . It has to be in the final.

Rafs
Rafs
1 month ago

Let’s see how many 12 points buy Moldova this year to qualify…
Last year with Natalia Gordienko worked.

Lily
Lily
1 month ago
Reply to  Rafs

I don’t think they bought it… Phillip Kirkorov was just a powerhouse/votemagnet, so that was it. Do you have any proof that the points were bought?

Rafs
Rafs
1 month ago
Reply to  Lily

Fourth place in televote being the country with the most 12 points given of the whole semifinal?

Essie
Essie
1 month ago
Reply to  Rafs

I loved Natalia last year! Have you seen that music video? Sexy sassy cupcakes dancing with ice creams, pure fun.

Rafs
Rafs
1 month ago
Reply to  Essie

The problem wasn’t the video, it was her performance. It seems that I cannot paste links here due to approval, but:
Estonia, for instance, giving 12 points to Moldova at the semifinal, and 0 at the final. Quite suspicious, don’t you think? Same with Latvia.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

It appears here that Eurovision experience counts. As silly as the outfits and everything else looks, the band seems very comfortable and confident in their place on the stage. Also, there’s a tube map! 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

I don’t want this to qualify but they are presenting it about as well as they could.
If you like this sort of thing, you’ll like this sort of thing. Good rehearsal for Moldova!

Una
Una
2 months ago

I just *love* Moldova from the bottom of my heart this year. This song is so much fun – I just feel happy every time I listen to it. The performance is full of energy and joy. Moldova <3

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

Somehow EVEN THEM have a better stage than Albania today. Basically, probably EVERYONE seems to have a better staging to show than Albania today.

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

This sounds completely different from the studio version. And it’s really messy.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I’ll drive that #locolocomotive! Hey Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Xxx
Xxx
2 months ago

Another mess. And i’ll leave it at that.

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

The revamp doesnt work for me. Preferred the other version.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  Ted

So do I but I think they might have changed the song again cus what I’m hearing in the rehearsal sounds more similar to the original version??

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago

Wait wait wait a dang minute. Did they change the song again or is this still the second version of it? It sounds as good as the original did. Also the stage doesn’t look as bad as I thought. Hmm… nice. We shall see what the full thing looks like!

Lily
Lily
2 months ago

Well, I am smelling a NQ over here. Maybe something changes, when the actual 2nd rehearsal footage gets published

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  Lily

I always thought they would Q and I still think they will. Even if it’s not a comfortable Q.

Lily
Lily
2 months ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Let’s see what happens in the Night X:) Anyways good luck to everyone

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 months ago

No giant train on the stage… Disappointed.

Jimmy
Jimmy
2 months ago

Fun, upbeat folk—I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I’m really glad there’s a place for this at Eurovision.