#BIRTHDAY: Cristina Scarlat from Moldova is 40 today
If you were lucky enough to get to the big Eurovision stage, what would your gimmick be? You only have three minutes to impress the juries and viewers, so it has to be instant. And memorable. But not shocking.
It’s a tough call, not overstepping that gimmicky mark. You don’t want people to point and laugh at you. Anyway, today’s birthday girl Cristina Scarlat. She had a nicely dramatic song in Copenhagen in 2014, and was in a very tough semi-final. She was up against some songs in with a real chance. So Cristina needed something to grab your attention. And grab she did. What did she grab? Well, you need to watch the performance to find out. Unfortunately for Cristina, she maybe went past the impressive gimmick to the shocker. And that’s not a good thing. At least no-one’s tried her little gimmick since.
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton