Everyone loves going to see their nan at the weekend, so we were especially glad when this bouncy little number made the last fourteen in Moldova. The latest in a long line of ethno-grans in the competition, it's a pleasing blend of rural folkisms and almost up-to-date pop (for Moldova) - but the new stuff never entirely smothers the charm of the old girls.
In a world where Bognibov misses out on qualification yet again, one can only hope that Ethno Republic fly the flag for regional colour - even if the more one dimensional quarters of fandom only have the language to compare it to the Russian Babushkas. These gals offer a much more authentic slice of small town life. Well, we call them nans, but to be honest they're not a whole lot older than me!