Eurovision 2016 is on its way, with the annual songfest taking place in Stockholm on May 10, 12 and 14. But with all of this year’s 43 songs now chosen, who’ll be in contention for the win – and who’ll be left staring in dismay at the results?
Well, we’ve listened to all of the entries, and we can give you some idea of exactly what’s coming your way when they take to the stage in the Swedish capital.
We’re coming to the last few songs in the first semi-final now, and, here’s a relative Eurovision newcomer who’s still waiting for that elusive first victory.
Lidia, 23, is Russian-born and is no stranger to this whole Eurovision business, having previously attempted to represent Moldova in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Fourth time lucky then.
The Moldova’s effort falls in to that category too, with Lidia singing about how we can be the brightest falling stars, to a bit of a disco beat. It’s perfectly decent but like other, similar entries this year, doesn’t do a whole lot to stand out from the pack. Suspect we may have a bit of a dance to it anyway on the night…
Lidia Isac, in a sparkly dress, singing the song in a photo studio. That’s pretty much it. Although they do throw in some falling stars, and she is so ridiculously perky it’s hard not to raise a smile at it all.
Moldova made a sensational debut in the contest back in 2005 with Zdob si Zdub bringing their drum-banging granny along to the contest in Kiev and finishing in an impressive sixth place.