Bunica Bate Toba

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Moldova "Bunica Bate Toba"
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Country Moldova
Artist(s) Zdob şi Zdub
Languages Moldovan (chorus), English
Composer(s) Mihai Gîncu
Lyricist(s) Roman Iagupov
Finals performance
Semi-final result 2nd
Semi-final points 207
Final result 6th
Final points 148
Appearance chronology
"Loca" (2006) ►

"Bunica Bate Toba" (in English, "Grandmamma Beats the Drum") was Moldova's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in English and Romanian by Zdob şi Zdub.

The song was performed fourth in the semi-final of that year's Contest (following Portugal's 2B performing "Amar" and preceding Latvia's Walters & Kazha with "The War Is Not Over") and qualified in second place with 207 points. In the final, it was performed seventh, following Turkey's Gülseren singing "Rimi Rimi Ley" and preceding Albania's Ledina Çelo with "Tomorrow I Go". Here, the song scored 148 points to qualify 6th, thus ensuring debutants Moldova an automatic final berth for the 2006 Contest.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed and released in Moldova in 2005. The video shows the band playing on a background of flags of different countries. Grandmothers from different countries are seen playing the drum in different parts of the world. The song is written in English and Moldovan. At the end of the video in the bottom corner is written "Au revoir" (English: the end).

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[1] 10

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