It’s just a few weeks ’til the pop-loving eyes of Europe will be focussed on the Swedish city of Malmö for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. And here at auspOp, we’re continuing the count down to Eurovision by taking a look at each of the entries who’ll be vying for the all-important European vote.
Yes, the pop-loving eyes of Europe will be firmly affixed on the Swedish city of Malmö, as 39 countries from across the region compete for the most coveted prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest winner’s trophy.
As always, the competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Today we’re heading to Romania for the 18th part of our look at this year’s Eurovision entries.
CEZAR : It’s My Life
The Romanians have opted to take a different tack this year, fielding Cezar Florin Ouatu – a 31 year old opera singer who’s been extraordinarily successful in his chosen field. Cezar will take to the stage last during the second semi final on Thursday May 16 to perform the song ‘It’s My Life’.
Where to start… Does getting an opera singer to perform what’s essentially a commercial dance/pop number really work? Probably not. Does getting an opera singer to perform falsetto in the choruses of what’s essentially a commercial dance/pop number really work? Probably not. Credit to Cezar… his vocals are pretty astonishing. But we’re not sure they work in this context. On the bright side, there is a key change, so you’re guaranteed a drink in your Eurovision drinking game!