Part 11 of our 39 part run up to the start of the Eurovision Song Contest takes us to Chișinău, and don’t ask me to pronounce that, I can’t. Cristina Scarlat can, but can she win this thing for Moldova? Let’s find out!
Artist: Cristina Scarlat
Song: “Wild Soul”
Analysis: Let’s get this out of the way first: what the fuck is this chick wearing? I thought we escaped the Thunderdome. Okay, that’s out of my system, to the music. First off: dark and depressing yet again. I guess that’s par for the course. The song itself is just bad. It’s such a dubstep wannabe without going all the way. Scarlat has a lovely husky voice, it’s just a shame that it’s wasted on this song. It’s also a shame that she stays in such a narrow range of notes until her power note where I swear she’s either off key, or the song is written deliberately in the most awkward way ever.
Verdict: Yeah, this is going nowhere. She doesn’t make the finals, and even if she did (and she’s not, but let’s say she did) she will clock in towards the bottom of the pack.