Monday, 9 March 2015

Romania 2015 - Rodica Aculova - My Light

Aside from the winners and that glorious frocky horror from Romania last night, there's one other song that's caught the public's attention from last evening's Romanian, and it's quite probably for entirely the wrong reasons. Yes, here is a song more than worthy of a place in the top ranks of our good friends at SCARYvision.

Poor Rodicia started off OK, but the sound in the massive Craiova hall was approximate at best, and once she lost her pitch she was desperately battling to get it back, and only very occasionally meeting with success. It didn't help that it was a complicated song, with highs and lows all over the shop, so the best she could do would have been to have played the percentages and averaged all the big notes out. Fair play to her though, she soldiered on as rehearsed, but boy did it make uncomfortable listening at times.

It didn't help that the big pay off at the end hinged on the lighting MacGuffin attached to her hand. We suspect that it was supposed to be a secret, but her expressive hand movements kept giving the game away throughout. Then when it came to the money shot at the end, it briefly sputtered into life before giving up the ghost - only to startle and partially blind her during her exit interview.

This was one of those occasions where you really feel for a performer - but still can't help having a crafty giggle at her expense too. Poor lass.

1 comment:

  1. Rodica originally submitted that song to Moldova, but she didn't make it past the live audition round. She had another go with Romania and - luckily for her - the selectors based their decision on the studio version of the song, choosing to disregard the Moldovan audition video.