>First off, Moldova sends a song that is not only in Moldovan, but also liberally name-checks it every ten seconds. Nelly Ciobanu (with liberal help from a bunch of frenetic dancers) performs Hora din Moldova.
Just a little off to East from Moldova is Romania, which returns to their pop formula (although it was dance pop that actually did them favours not sugary pop) after last year’s May-December dirge. Performing The Balkan Girls is Elena Gheorghe, and I have to now put on my lyric-sensitive cap. Admittedly, this song is not deep by any stretch of the imagination, but the verses and the chorus do not mesh well…unless Elena (taking fashion cues from the mid 1980s) is trying to make a statement about how a party lifestyle is ultimately unfulfilling.