2000 and Whatever – Moldova

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Aliona Moon – O Mie | 11th place, 71 points (Final)

This is an example of a so-so ballad, lifted (literally) to a higher level in the live performance and staging. I like how Moldova decided to send in another song in their own language, making it stand out from the other ballads of 2013. It also shows the diversity of both Pasha Parfeny, who wrote the song, and Aliona, when we compare it to their fun and uplifting song in 2012. The rising dress and vocal power is what gives this song just that bit extra to make it one of the best of the nation in the decade.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Nelly Ciobanu – Hora Din Moldova | 14th place, 69 points (Final)

Love this song, so catchy and what energy Nelly portrayed on-stage. Loved the traditional outfits. Was just a great performance where all the elements blended together effortlessly on-stage. Such power and vocals in little Nelly too, wow!

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Moldova below: