Romania: Theodor Andrei – D.G.T. (Off and On) Review

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Derived from the Romanian word for fingers, D.G.T. (Off and On) is the roughest, dirtiest, grimiest song I’ve heard this year. 

Theodor Andrei’s song has done little to nothing to help Romania stay on a steady path of Eurovision credibility with his contribution. The song is absolutely all over the place. It’s an incomplete jigsaw made up of different pieces dug up from eight or nine different gutters. 

There’s rock, there’s grunge, there’s brass, there’s borderline rap. Choose a lane. 

Andrei sings about a toxic partner who controls him through mind and sex. “I’m begging you, I’m on my knees, take your clothes off, step on me” is the most difficult line to hear sung. 

Andrei’s raspy and rough vocals are to his credit, and he uses them well. But the distinct lack of melody in the song and the inevident sophistication in the production downgrade the whole package. 

It’s a hard listen. I can’t believe that it lasts only three minutes. Completing 24 hours of community service would be a comparative treat.

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