Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2013 Part 26 - MOLDOVA O Mie by Aliona Moone

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It’s an environmentally friendly entry for Moldova this year as they’re recycling so much from Baku. Aliona was one of the backing singers for lovely Pasha Parforthecourse and she’s taking centre stage this time. But look, who’s that at the piano? Why, it’s Pasha himself, and he’s even written the song. But that’s not all, as they’ve also recycled Azerbaijan’s gimmick by projecting gobos and other imagery onto Aliona’s frock, just like during Sabina Babayeva’s performance. Aliona has something strange going on with her hair: it’s highly fashioned but all pulled over onto one side and lacquered to within an inch of its life. It makes her look like she’s modelled the right hand side of herself on Crystal Tips from the popular children’s cartoon and not known what to do with the left. The song is a big ballad, moody and effective and Aliona is flanked by three chaps I’d like a closer look at, but whose faces are shrouded by silken hoodies. I’ll see if I can pull their hoods back in Malmö and admire the delights that surely hide within. I do like this, but it’s slap in the middle of so many other moody and effective female ballads something is going to have to give. We might be as well advised to either draw lots for which of them will qualify, or perhaps just let them have a catfight. Aliona could have an edge there; that hair looks like a weapon of mass destruction.

My score: 7 points

Monty x

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