Interview– Eduard Romanyuta may look like a young puppy when he’s performing the Moldova entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest ‘I want your love’, but don’t be deceived: he’s a very experienced performer and has a smart good-humoured intelligent air about him. The Eurovision Times caught up with the 22-year-old Ukrainian at the London Eurovision Party. As well as representing Moldova, he is currently promoting his album ‘Conspiracy‘.
ET (Jane) – Hi Eduard!
Eduard – Hi!
ET(J) – Can you tell me a bit about ‘I want your love’ and the story that’s in the song?
E – The song is about true feelings, a true story about my life … I think its interesting to anybody because everybody has their own first love, first true feelings, that you want to share with somebody, and I think it will be really interesting to everyone, and easy to understand.
ET(J) – Yes, its a universal theme. And the song is an upbeat pop song…
E – Yes, it’s pop, it was written by the Swedish publisher ‘The Kennel’ who is the international group of the authors from Great Britain, Sweden and Australia.
ET(J) – Is this the style of music that you like to sing and perform?
E – I really like to listen a lot of music. Take a look at my album ‘Conspiracy‘, it contains 13 tracks and 7 videos! There is different genres of songs: rock, pop, pop-rock, dance, r+b, soul – you can see that I really like a lot of songs and I sing a lot of different styles.
(At this point Eduard provides me with a copy of the very listenable ‘Conspiracy‘.)
E – I think we chose a pop song for the Eurovision, because last year Conchita won with the ballad song, and I think that two times we don’t win with the same type of song, there should be some changes and an active song would be great.
ET(J) – I think that’s a good point, there’s a lot ballads going this year so you’re going to stand out.
E – A lot of ballads, yes, that’s why we like something different.
ET(J) – When you’re performing the song in Vienna there’ll be millions of people watching on screen, what do you think they’re going to be feeling and thinking about Moldova the country your representing when they see you?
E – Of course I understand that I represent the country, but let’s take a look, this is a song contest, I think that first of all the audience need to feel and they need to understand the feelings that the song contains. The hardest part is that we are opening the 60th Anniversary, and we are singing first. And it’s really a little pressure, because it is difficult … we will do all our best to light it up, to show our feelings so everyone understands the story that the song contains.
ET(J) – So what are you planning to do in Vienna apart from performing and rehearsing?
E – First of all I would like to go to the town where we were shooting the postcard, to speak with the people we met – I can’t say the name of the town because its a secret ’til the performance!! That’s the first thing I would like to do. Second I would like to go and see some countryside and landscapes, see monuments and take a little a walk around. I think maybe we will make something special with the other delegations, we’ll see, it’s an idea!
J – That sounds fabulous! Thank you very much for talking to me.
Thanks to Eduard and Jane for the chat.