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Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers

Zdob şi Zdub are a band who have become just as infamous for their spectacular live shows, as they have for their catchy, sing-along tunes.

The band have been around since 1994, honing their craft with a near constant schedule of gigs, tours and festival appearances, and managing to release 10 albums in the process.

Their debut at Eurovision was also Moldova’s very first outing at the Contest, at which Zdob și Zdub gave their nation a 6th place finish with the song Boonika Bate Toba. They were back again in 2011 with So Lucky, progressing to the grand final once more and giving Moldova a 12th place result to be proud of.

The band will be joined in Turin by the Advahov Brothers: two musicians who are so popular in Moldova, they even have their own folk orchestra, frequently playing at sold-out events across their country. Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers plan on releasing a whole album of material together.

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Lyrics of Trenulețul

The train’s going, just like flying
From one country to another
It is going but confused:
What's the country? Are they fused?
Is it old or is it new?
Seems like one, but also two
Both together and apart
Are there two? Or just one part?

Hey ho, Let’s go!
Folklore and Rock ‘n’ roll.
The train’s route is East to West
Chisinau – Bucharest!

Both in that land and in this
We dance hora - it's a bliss
And in each country within
Magic's made with violin

When the train gets to a stand
Feels like almost the same land
Feels like went without a change
Home-to-home. What an exchange!

Hey ho, Let's go!
Folklore and Rock ‘n’ roll.
The train’s route is East to West
Chisinau – Bucharest!

Going quickly, going good
Train of our nationhood
But it cannot comprehend
What’s the country? Where’s the end?
Is it old or is it new?
Seems like one, but also two
Both together and apart
Are there two? Or just one part?
Hey ho, Let's go!
Folklore and Rock ‘n’ roll.
The train's route is East to West
Chisinau – Bucharest!
Merge trenul, parcă zboară,
Dint-o țară-n altă țară.
Merge și nu poate pricepe:
Care țară? Unde-ncepe?

Țară veche, țară nouă,
Parcă-i una, parcă-s două.
Ba aparte, ba-mpreună,
Parcă-s două, parcă-i una.

Hey how! Let’s go!
Folklore și Rock’n’roll.
Pleacă trenul! Unde esti?
Chisinău – București.

Și-ntr-o țară, și-n cealaltă
Joacă hora laolaltă.
Și în fiecare țară
Face farmece vioara.

Când ajunge trenu-n gară,
Parcă n-a ieșit din țară,
Parcă-a mers, fără să iasă,
De acasă pân-acasă.

Hey how! Let’s go!
Folklore și Rock’n’roll
Pleacă trenul! Unde esti?
Chisinău – București.