|Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry|
|◄ "Loca" (2006)|
|"A Century of Love" (2008) ►|
The song is a metal-based number, comparable to Within Temptation or Evanescence in sound. Barbu sings about the need to "fight" in order "to face this cruel world", and sings that this is in fact the only way to get ahead. The melody line is provided by a violin, which Barbu herself plays in the video, as well as playing in the live performances. Barbu laughingly said that even though she couldn't play live at Eurovision (the rules forbid this), the background track violin is played by her and that it was actually a very easy part since she has been playing since she was seven years old.
The video features a number of schoolboys racing each other over what appears to be an unmarked cross-country course. Over the course of the song, all of the boys with one exception fall over, leaving one as the only victor.
During her performances, Barbu wore a bodysuit as well as pants which appeared to be very low-slung. BBC commentator Terry Wogan made reference to this and urged his viewers to call out "Pull your pants up!" at the start of the song.
As Moldova had not finished the previous Contest in the top ten, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed ninth (following Switzerland's DJ BoBo with "Vampires Are Alive" and preceding the Netherlands' Edsilia Rombley with "On Top of the World"). At the close of voting, it had received 91 points, placing 10th in a field of 28 and qualifying Moldova for the final.
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