The ninth and final press conference report was for Moldova. We know that Zdob și Zdub has entered the contest on previous occasions so strap yourselves in for that to be mentioned again and again and again.
Our lead singer tells us, in rather faultering English, that he has participated in the last three decades and it’s not a Contest more a festival of peace and harmony.
They do not have any superstitions before they get on stage (for some reason that has been today’s theme/tired question). They mention they have no emotions when they get onto stage – I think they mean they didn’t have any nerves – and the violinist plays live, even though they should not play live on the stage.
At this point they seemed to take over the conference by playing and singing some parts of their song with violin and accordion. The lyric of the song is about the historical fact that Moldova and Romania are one tribe and two nations – not really hiding their nationalistic tendencies here me thinks.
Three and done
Roman had previously said he would not take part for a third time in the Eurovision… so what changed his mind? He said he wanted to stay in the mountains but the project was too good to pass up and he had to join again.