Moldova – Gangnam Style? Any Style?

Natalia Gordienko, Moldova, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses
It's all about the nipples

Mrs Trellis from North Wales writes into us: Dear Madam, can you play one song to the tune of another? … and it’s taken me weeks to work out that the backing track to the Moldovan entry has more than a passing resemblance to Gangnam Style. Now I’ve heard it, I fully expect Natalia to.

Psy can rest easy though because thankfully for all concerned she doesn’t, but doing the horse dancing thing on stage would be a lot better than what they have actually come up with. She’s still on the turntable, still spinning round, still using stutter steps to give the illusion of movement and her backing boys are there just to make the numbers up.

Not even a whisp of old Caster sugar anywhere on the staging and it’s lost any appeal or impact that the preview or anything staged like that preview would have had. It’s just merging into the background when it has so much potential.

Qualifying? No

Image Credits: EBU / Thomas Hanses.