- Azis with 'Kato Skitnica' and Rumaneca & Enchev with 'Shatrata' for our Bulgarian neighbours (Azis has a clear comparative advantage over all our songs inspired by (a) the Turkish-Arab leitmotiv (chalga, here, as Bulgarian version)- and he is far from being the only one- so much for our Adi Wunderkind de Vito, Guta & the rest; Rumaneca and Enchev are a mistake in there, but that is a matter of de gustibus and I am not going to fight over yoghurt brands with my Bulgarian friends...plus, they are still much much better than our 'manelists' :-) ). Other Bulgarian artists mentioned: Mariana Popova, Grafa, Epizod (from these arbitrary clips, Epizod seems pretty interesting- the others are again 'common'- reminds me of our Phoenix, unexpectedly missing from the Romanian artists mentioned in the sequel).
- Cleopatra Stratan with 'Ghita' and Holograf with 'Asa frumoasa' as the 'Romanian representatives' ('runners-up' mentioned as well in the article are Voltaj, DJ Project, Akcent, Morandi, which are 'sort of okay' for such a 'popular' top; there is however far too much credit- who on Earth was the Romanian source of Osborn?!- given to Marius Moga, aka the 'Little Mozart' -LOL!). Moreover, Vama Veche (and many others, better than most those mentioned) are surprinsingly omitted.
But unfortunately we can't party as yet: we lose badly in terms of the TV programmes given as representative, in the remainder of the BBC article on media culture (fortunately our EU friends who do not understand Romanian will never be fully exposed to such nonsense, brain-washing, shows as 'Iarta-ma' & the like...).