Eurovision 2013 - Dress Rehearsals

Romania – First Eurovision Rehearsal – All Hail King Cezar

Cezar - Romanian Eurovision Entrant 2013. Photograph courtesy of "Cezar - The Voice - Facebook Page"

Cezar – Romanian Eurovision Entrant 2013. Photograph courtesy of “Cezar – The Voice – Facebook Page”

Cezar has taken to the stage for his first Eurovision Rehearsal of 2013 and he has not failed to disappoint! Where do we begin?

Cezar is dressed in a black bejewelled cloak and dress. He is shirtless under the cape that is opened down to his navel and is wearing a large crucifix. He is fixed to the ground and there is a giant red parachute like covering, surrounding him. Smoke billows across the stage which is a blood coloured red. There are crystal lights that start from the floor and gradually rise to the roof of the stadium.

From underneath the red carpet emerges 3 dancers – 1 women and 2 men. At present in the rehearsal it looks like they are having difficulty in finding their way out. They then continue to dance around Cezar for the duration of the song – well it is more like performing acrobats. This detracts somewhat from Cezar’s performance.

If this was not enough visual effects – when the song reaches it’s key change – Cezar begins to ascend to the sky and his costume extends. This in itself would be “Amazing” but the dancers spoil the effect by holding up the red carpet from which another woman enters the stage and is wrapped in the red cloak.

To me it looks like a musical take on Dracula. This is wonderfully camp and I think the Romanian Delegation should go even further and make the performance even more over the top. The red carpet needs to be of a richer texture and I would keep the dry ice for the entire performance.

This will divide the audience – the press arena were laughing and clapping at the performance. This is not just a song but a performance. I know I am in the minority but I LOVE the theatrical show that Cezar has brought to Eurovision. I cannot think of such a performance like this before – the nearest might be Bulgaria in 2009.

Eurovision needs Cezar in the Grand Final to raise the entertainment value of the contest. Coming after a static performance from Switzerland – Cezar will be remembered for certain.

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source – Eurovision Ireland

13 replies »

  1. Cezar is unique and his voice goes into your soul!Of course,he can’t be loved by everybody!For me is definetly the best!The costume,the show…are details..is a matter of taste!He is perfect!

  2. Mr. Garrett Mulhall,

    I am in the position to reconsider what I have replied to your post including the article about Cezar’s first Eurovision Rehearsal. Mainly because my reply is unfortunately but a proof of inattentiveness.

    I cannot agree with you that Cezar “did not fail to disappoint”. My reasons are many and diverse and are strongly related to my deep understanding of the concept that is basic to Cezar’s show. Moreover, I am too sincerely and lovingly committed to supporting Cezar and his talent to deny or contradict myself at this point in time.

    It is somehow that I also expected you would not adhere to the idea of failure as long as in the end of the description you make to Cezar’s performance, you state enthusiastically : ” I LOVE the theatrical show that Cezar has brought to Eurovision. I cannot think of such a performance like this before – the nearest might be Bulgaria in 2009.
    Eurovision needs Cezar in the Grand Final to raise the entertainment value of the contest. Coming after a static performance from Switzerland – Cezar will be remembered for certain”.

    In fact, this fragment made me think you are a friend of ours and thank you and share your work with others.
    It proved that my good intentions of spreading your good word were in vain and did much more evil than I could have ever imagined I am able to.

    Regretfully,
    Admin of the group – All CezarsFriends

    • This is Elaine working for Garrett. I think some of what Garrett wrote has been lost in translation. He loved the show and when he wrote “he did not fail to disappoint” what he really meant was – He was fabulous. Garrett loves the whole performance from Cezar and wants him in the final. I think it is the translation that has caused the problem.

      Hopefully i have cleared this up – Garrett wants Cezar in the final xxx

  3. Google translator says about the romanian „tenorino”:

    Miss Cezara Bowlless looks like a castrated eunuch full time employee in the harem of Sultan Mehmed II.
    „It’s my life” – the so-called „winner song” of the romanian national selection is just a orgiastic multiple onomatopoeia registered in the city of Sodom on the day preceding the divine cataclysm.
    Composition of moans and gasps with that Romania will get the last in EUROPE!

    The target audience of this musical blasphemy consists of sexless monoecious harridan inconsolable since the last glaciation and who perpetuate their species by parthenogenesis.

    Beat me My Lord, I cannot understand how can a MAN to make like a monkey in this plight!
    Last place in the semifinals and the last place in Europe!

  4. Headline SVT MELODIFESTIVALEN

    „At the end of 2nd semi final, Caesar from Romania will be forced to sweep the Malmo Arena.
    As the last competitor, both as input and as artistic performance, he must do penance for the broken windows and for viewers ears assaulted (abused) by indecent porn-blasphemy. ”

  5. http://oikotimes.com/2013/05/09/may-09-its-his-life-but-its-our-ears-though-video/comment-page-1/#comment-855

    „IT’S HIS LIFE BUT IT’S OUR EARS” – Oikotimes

    „WHAT WE LIKED
    Electro pop opera with high notes from the Romanian entrant. Lots of red elements on stage and lots of blue, red purple lights for the Romanian entry. Cezar on a podium and lots are happening on stage.

    WHAT WE DISLIKED
    It’s indeed the trash song of the year and this will not go to the final not because of the vocal performance (which is outstanding anyway) but because there is no point this song to even exist!”

  6. „Cezar squeezes out the start like an overwrought restaurant singer before launching into a falsetto that could crack glasses.

    The lyrics are ultra cheesy – or maybe that’s just the delivery – and adding some electronics to the bass won’t rescue it.

    It’s My Life is so awful I kind of hope it gets to the final – but I can’t see it happening.”

    Ann Gripper – Mirror UK

  7. And just when we think it can’t get anymore OTT or camp along comes this to end the semi finals. While I am a fan of Cezar’s talent I am not a fan of this hideous song. (His Cinema Paridiso is a quality song why couldn’t they find something like that for him to sing instead of this nonsense?) This is the sort of entry that just pushes Eurovision backwards and will give many more people license to ridicule it as a song contest imo. Sorry to those who do like it, it does nothing for me but make me squirm and cringe.

  8. “he has not failed to disappoint!”

    But you said at the end that you “LOVE the theatrical show that Cezar has brought to Eurovision.” o.0

    Which is it??

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