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Paula Seling & OVI

ROMANIA 2010 & 2014

It’s a miracle! Double entrants in the Eurovision Song Contest - and twice the fun - it’s Paula Seling & OVI from Romania!

Much loved by Eurovision fans, Paula Seling and OVI are not shy of a bit of onstage flamboyance and are well know for their unusual pianos! From their transparent double piano in their Eurovision debut in 2010 with ‘Playing with Fire’. To the circular piano used in their performance of ‘Miracle’ in 2014 which symbolises unity. “A circle of wonders”. That same unity reflected in the little hug they give each other before the last chorus.

 

At a press conference Paula and OVI revealed their own personal miracles. "My miracle is my two kids", OVI said. "Mine is yet to come - my husband probably", Paula stated.
 

Outside of Eurovision they are both huge stars in Romania. Between them they have released more than 16 albums, one of which is the joint album ‘Playing with Fire’.

 

They have both had many successes individually also. In 2012 Paula sang a song called "I'll Show You" with and also written by Alexander Rybak. She sang Romanian version of ‘My Spirit Flies’ (Chiar pot zbura) for Disney’s Brave.

 

You may know Ovi from his first into the world of Eurovision when he took part in the Melodi Grand Prix 2006 in Norway with the song "The Better Side of Me"   he didn't qualify to the final. He reached the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2009 with the song "Seven Seconds", however Alexander Rybak (him again?!) went on to represent Norway that year. OVI is also a successful producer - watch this space!

 

Both Paula and Ovi are regulars on Romanian TV. Paula participated in the 2010 series of Dansez Pentru Tine (Romanian "Dancing with the Stars") where she finished third. In 2011 she was a juror and mentor in the first series of Romanian X Factor, joined by, yep you guessed it, Alexander Rybak to select the final four. Most recently they both feature on the Romanian Saturday night tv show Duelul Pianelor (Dueling Pianos).

Talking of pianos, check out one of our favourite collaborations from the pair:

Playing With Fire

Girl, girl, girl can't you see

What you do to me, tonight

 

Boy, boy, boy, if you're mean

I will start a fight tonight

 

You and I could try to stop

Oh boy till you drop

If we get together now

We'll burn this place down

 

You and me, can't you see

We're playing with fire

Tell me now

Do you feel this burning desire?

Don't stop, make it rock

It's taking us higher

Could it be just a dream?

Are you running away?

Ah-ha-ha-ha

Ah-ha-ha-ha

Ah-ha-ha-ha

 

Boy, boy boy, want a fight?

Come and stay with me the night

 

Girl, girl, girl, are you sure (aha)

I ain't here to fight, alright?

 

You and I could try to stop

Oh boy till you drop

If we get together now

We'll burn this place down

 

You and me, can't you see

We're playing with fire

Tell me now

Do you feel this burning desire?

Don't stop, make it rock

It's taking us higher

Could it be just a dream?

Are you running away?

 

Ah-ha-ha-ha

Ah-ha-ha-ha

Ah-ha-ha-ha

 

You and me, can't you see

We're playing with fire

Tell me now

Do you feel this burning desire?

Don't stop, make it rock

It's taking us higher

Could it be just a dream?

Are you running away?

 

You and me, can't you see

We're playing with fire

Tell me now

Do you feel this burning desire?

Don't stop, make it rock

It's taking us higher

Could it be just a dream?

Are you running away?

 

Ah-hahaha

Ah-hahaha

Ah

If we get together now

We'll burn this place down