Romania has selected Mandinga as their entrant for Baku with the sunny and uncomplicated little ditty "Zaleilah". My first impression is that you could not physically bring more gimmicks into a three-minute song without wrecking some kind of universal law.
Fancy little drums. Bagpipes. Ultracool white glasses. And a song with at least two languages in it.
I found myself a little annoyed with the whole thing, so I switched to another window while hearing the rest of the entry. And suddenly I started liking it. It had all the summery beach flavour you want from a summer hit and there is nothing wrong with the vocal delivery.
I suppose that with some improvement to the stage presentation (and better camera work), Romania will get the whole thing working in the end.
Mandinga - Zaleilah (Romania 2012)