We make no secret of the fact that we're massive fans of Doinita Gherman here at Apocalypse Towers. We've followed her through thick and thin, and harbour deep wishes for her to finally one day stamp about on the Eurovision stage proper. And even though we reckon her last couple of attempts have had the edges of pure unabashed lunacy sanded off from them, there's still always something for the casual observer to enjoy.
Witness Irresistible here as a case in point. What may one the face of it be one of the most normal and mainstream songs that she's presented, when it came to the stage show, she left nothing in the locker. A troupe of unhinged dancers all swathed in post apocalypse white and wearing big old crash helmets? Check! Giant mirrored shields covered in mirrors deflecting the spotlights and blinding the first ten rows of the audience? Check! Barking mad amazonian woman in leather stamping and shouting like a dangerous dervish? Check! What more could you possibly want?
Sadly she didn't quite make the grade, and the good people of Moldova chose something of a dreary mid tempo plodder instead. But it will happen one day, you mark our words. And then the whole of Europe will know the power of Queen Doinita! Oh yes! (I'm off for a lie down in a darkened room...)