As we all know, every genre is welcome at our favourite TV show. Whether they're popular is another matter. And it can show that a popular type in one country falls flat elsewhere.

Which brings me onto today's genre. It's what is probably called traditional, or perhaps turbo-folk. Traditional in the Balkan sense, and turbo-folk as it is a little bit upbeat and a little bit mad. Madness sums up songs from our friends in Moldova and today's birthday girl Nelea 'Nelly' Ciobanu-Mărgineanu continues that dubious tradition. A horror it ain't, and the semi-final voters thought so. This will feature in compilation shows for years to come.

Nelly is 44 today.

La mulți ani, Nelly!