Anna Odobescu

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: MOLDOVA – ‘Stay’ by Anna Odobescu

Eurovision 2019 – MOLDOVA

by Christopher Smith

The Moldovan song is called “Stay and is performed by Anna Odobescu.

ARTIST:

Anna Odobescu is a Moldovan singer. She will represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with her song “Stay”. She won the national selection show O melodie pentru Europa on 2nd March 2019.

“Stay” is written by Georgios Kalpakidis, Thomas Reil, Jeppe Reil and Maria Broberg.

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OPINION:

“Stay” opens as a piano ballad before launching into a credible pop number. Anna’s vocals are commanding and dominant and perfectly match the superb bassline of each chorus.

PREDICTION:

I hope this goes through to the final, the song and Anna’s vocal ability are worthy. Whether it will be enough to win major points each time is a different matter, so probably a mid-table finish will be the best we can all hope for, unless…!

LYRICS:

“Hold on
Even with the wind we’ll make it
Be strong
Keep the fire burning inside
Go on as I breathe in you

Look into my eyes
Fly me high
Right up to the sky
Stay
Until I find a way to be together
Forever’s here to stay
No matter what they say
It’s now or never
It’s forever

This time
We can try to keep our story
This crime
We can stop from breaking apart
No rhyme
Is a match for you

Never let me down
If I fall
I’m nothing at all
Stay
Until I find a way to be together
Forever’s here to stay
No matter what they say
It’s now or never
It’s forever
When you come stand beside me
The earth is moving fast
Stay
Stay

Oh …
Oh …
Stay, stay
Oh …
Oh …
Stay
Until I find a way to be together
Forever’s here to stay
No matter what they say
It’s now or never
It’s forever”

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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