Kicking off this year’s contest with a whistly dance groove will be Moldova with an entry performed by Ukrainian Eduard Romanyuta. Far from bashful, young Eduard proudly boasts that he’s accumulated over 1000 television appearances and, in a year where there’s scant pop songs to consider, “I Want Your Love” could “want, want, want, want” its way into the final. Additionally the cute Ukrainian will have the 3G voting block on his side (Girls, Grannies and Gays) and you’d expect his performance to be accompanied by some slick backing dancer antics. It’s nice to see that Ukraine, a crowd favourite tragically unable to participate in this year’s contest, will have some representation on the Vienna stage – expect that factor to earn a vote of two.
Spoiler: Watch Moldova's Semi Final 1 performance below
4 Questions with Eduard Romanyuta
What are three interesting aspects about your entry?
- It was prepared by renowned international music producers: Erik Lewander, Hayley Aitken and Tom Andrews.
- I dedicated the song to a Moldovan girl with whom I fell in love.
- We'll give life to the Eurovision slogan of this year, building a beautiful musical bridge between Moldova and Ukraine to all Europe!
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
- For my early musical achievements, the president of the Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, held me in his arms. After that the press called me the "Lobertino Loretti of Ukraine".
- I have performed with former participants of Eurovision as T.A.T.U and Sophie Gelovani from Georgia.
- I have more than 1000 television appearances and I'm looking forward to sing for a huge audience in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
Yes, we have special test for concentration.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
This competition means a lot for each artist, it's a new step in our career. In my case it will mean the opportunity to improve myself, to meet new people, to show all my best on the stage, and to fulfil the expectations of those who supported me in Moldova and for sure my own country.