The official music video for the Romanian entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been released today. “Yodel It!” is sang by Ilinca and Alex Florea.
Today Romanian entrants Ilinca and Alex Florea have released the official music video for their Eurovision 2017 entry “Yodel It!”. The video was filmed in the city of Cluj, and shows several locations such as the National Theatre and Central Park. Romania was one of the last countries to have filmed an official music video for their Eurovision entry in Ukraine.
This follows the news that Alex Florea’s brother will join the two on stage as a backing singer. It’s unknown if there will be any more backing vocalists yet to be announced.
Ilinca ft. Alex Florea won the Romanian national final with their song “Yodel It!”, and will be representing Romania at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. They recieved 10,377 votes on the night, almost double that of the second place winner Mihai, who received 5201 points. The winner was decided by 100% jury vote during the final. The finalists qualified from a 15 artist semi-final via 100% jury vote.
The two have been attending multiple pre-party events over the past few weeks, their first being the London Eurovision Party. They then went on to attend the Israel Calling event in the Israeli capital Tel-Aviv, the Eurovision In Concert event in Amsterdam, and the Spanish Pre-Party event in Madrid. Their next stop is the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Watch the official music video here:
Source: Ilinca and Alex Florea
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Romania first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, the country had tried to participate in 1993 but failed to get through the pre-qualifying round. At the 1994 contest Dan Bittman finished 21st in the final scoring 14 points, Romania didn’t make it through to another final until 1998. Romania’s best results in the contest are two third place finishes. In 2005 Luminita Anghel & Sistem finished 3rd scoring 158 points, while Paula Seling & Ovi finished 3rd in Oslo with the song “Playing with Fire”. Romania missed the 2016 contest due to TVR being removed from the EBU.