Two weeks tomorrow! Yes, the countdown is in the final stretch with a little over two weeks before the first of the two semi finals kicks off in Copenhagen as 16 countries face off for the chance to be one of the ten moving through to the Grand Final four nights later. The Grand Final (on May 10) will feature ten successful entries from each of the semi finals, along with the “big five” and host nation Denmark. Who’s going to be lucky enough to make the cut this year? We’re continuing our Countdown To Eurovision series with a look at the Romanian entry, which features a couple of familiar faces.
PAULA SELING & OVI : Miracle
Paula Seling and Ovi are no strangers to the Eurovision competition. They’re the duo behind possibly one of our favourite Eurovision tracks ever in 2010’s ‘Playing With Fire’. The track placed third in the Grand Final – Romania’s best ever result in Eurovision competition, so no doubt the powers that be hope that lightning can strike twice, with Paul and Ovi getting a second shot with ‘Miracle’. Betting agencies have the Romanians within the top ten to take out the prize, but will ‘Miracle’ deliver them ultimate glory? There’s no denying ‘Miracle’ has appeal. It’s a blend of pop and EDM with some pretty extraordinary vocal performances, as the clip below reveals. Paula in particular soars – and those playing the drinking games will have two reasons to skull; money note : check. key change : check.