Kseniya Simonova, who is the sand artist for Moldova’s performance, has hit out at the technical team for “killing” the nations performance.
Kseniya Simonova has hit out against the technical team for “killing” the Moldovan entry, “Stay” and its performance. The sand artist who was previously part of the Ukrainian entry in 2011, took to Facebook before the jury show last night and posted the following:
So. What I can say. The @eurovision semifinal 2 dress rehearsal is over and at 22-00 there is the rehearsal with judges vote. What I can say about the picture? Look at my face. Better to keep silence. It seems that fourth time nobody considers our notes and I can say that how it was shot today is horrible! Then the Eurovision tech team confessed they had made mistakes with us, but guys…. and what????
I haven’t finally seen not a single normal shooting of Moldova staging. They killed our performance today – cameras, lights and cuts. Nothing even close to what we wrote them for hundred times and received each spoiled rehearsal hundreds of promises : “Yes. We know. Sorry. Next time we’ll fix it For you!” But any “next time is worth”.
It’s not my first Eurovision as you know and comparing to Düsseldorf now they just destroyed our show! I am very sad. I am very angry. I don’t know what they will show you. Dare to Dream? Not in our case. Kill the Dream is what I call it. Sorry for being tough…. I was silent until today though all (even 3rd) rehearsals they made it incorrect. But tomorrow is the broadcast. Today are the judges. Urgggggggg
Source: Kseniya Simonova
Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 when the contest was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2005 Moldova debuted in the contest alongside Bulgaria, while that year Hungary also returned to the contest having been absent since 1998. Moldova was in its worse run of results in their history in the contest, having failed to make it to the final between 2014 and 2016. Moldova finished 3rd at the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine marking the best result to date for the country.