People Reckon Adam Sandler Was Performing Moldova's Song At Eurovision
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Moldova's act was the Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers performing their song 'Trenuleţul', though plenty of people watching reckon the group's leading man was none other than Sandler in disguise.
To be honest, it really does look like him and we wouldn't be at all surprised if at some point it's revealed the whole thing was some elaborate comedy routine from Sandler.
Even if it isn't, Moldova's entry was a nice change of pace from the slow ballads several countries decided to go for which left many viewers growing bored.
Plenty of people took to social media to point out how much it looked like Sandler was on the Eurovision stage performing for Moldova.
One person wrote: "This guy is like a mix between Adam Sandler and Jake Peralta from Brooklyn 99."
Another chipped in: "Are we sure the lead singer of Moldova isn't just Adam Sandler in disguise?"
A third tweeted: "Didn't know Adam Sandler was from Moldova and was also participating in Eurovision."
Fans were happy to have something to tweet about to take their minds off the mind-numbing ballads, and if there's ever a night to get excited about a guy who looks like Adam Sandler singing about trains it's got to be Eurovision.
This is actually the third time Zdob şi Zdub have competed at Eurovision, having previously appeared in 2005 and 2011.
I would say on balance this is one of Adam Sandler's less successful characters. #Eurovision— Chris Addison💙 (@mrchrisaddison) May 14, 2022
They were Moldova's first Eurovision entry when the country joined the competition in 2005, finishing sixth during the event in Kyiv.
In 2011 they starred again in Dusseldorf and utterly embraced the madness of Eurovision by wearing garden gnome hats while a woman unicycled her way around the stage, unfortunately that sort of wackiness is par for the course in Eurovision and they dropped to 12th place that year.
To shake things up, they were joined this year by folk music duo the Advahov Brothers who brought a violin and an accordion into the mix.
While it wasn't quite enough to win Eurovision this year – that honour went to the Ukrainian entry which scored an incredible 631 points – the Moldovans notched up a respectable 253 points to finish in seventh place.
If nothing else, Sandler can always play the part for real if they ever decide to make a movie of this year's Eurovision.