Mădălina Lefter is a young Romanian singer. She started singing at the age of 4 years and has competed successfully in many competitions both in Romania and abroad. She represented Romania, along with her friend Andrada Popa, in the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) where they sang the song Salvati planeta! (Save the Planet!).
Illusion of Bliss was originally released by Alicia Keys on her 2016 album Here. It is about a drug addict who realises that the drugs only provide an illusion of bliss and wants to leave it all behind but knows that things are not likely to change. Mădălina here gives a magnificent rendition with her voice taking on a soulful R’n’B tone and sounding worn down by a hard life over a slow, almost bluesy, backing track. It is an emotional performance that will leave you drained and needing to relisten to try to regain what it has taken from you.
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