Participant(s): Natalia BARBU Song: Fight Writer(s): Elena BUGA Composer(s): Alexandru BRASOVEANU
Moldova is one of the newest members in the Eurovision family. The great debut has been held in Kiev in 2005 with “Mama Botnika” – remember the grandma sitting on the swing chair - and so it is the third participation this year. Last year’s entry “Loca” was not that successful as the previous entry and that’s the reason why Moldova has to start in this year’s semifinal. If there is a good entry there is a real chance to qualify. Of course, not every good song can qualify, because there is a limited number of 10 open spots in the final. The competition has grown, too. Two new countries like Georgia and the Czech Republic are going to make their debut and also countries with risen interest like Austria and Hungary are coming back. So for the first time the number of countries in the semifinal has been climbed up to 28! That’s a record. For that reason it’s is more than necessary to bring a high quality song. It might appear that countries, which are already in the final take it more easy.
Natalia Barbu’s song is a strong power ballad. There are just a few ballads this year and this one is definitely a good tune. There is clear melody and she appears authentic. It can be an advantage being on stage twice