Six songs are competing in the Romanian selection process for Roxen to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The Romanian Head of Delegation, Liana Stanciu has revealed today during an interview with Cu Capu’n Zori on TVR, that six songs are currently in the running to represent Romania at Eurovision 2021. All of the six songs are performed in English and are set to be presented to a jury to determine the nations entry.
Ms Stanciu explained that the jury is set to formed of radio personalities, Romanian singers and former Eurovision participants. The jurors will each be sent the songs to review and during a Zoom meeting the results of the voting will be revealed.
Who is Roxen?
Larisa Roxana Giurgiu (Roxen) was born on January 5 2000 in Cluj-Napoca in northwestern Romania. At the age of 7, she began singing and participating in numerous competitions and festivals, and has since gone on to release two songs which have featured in the Romanian radio charts: “You Don’t Love Me” and “Ce-ti canta dragostea” (What love sings to you). According to Media Forest weekly charts, Roxen is the 3rd most played artist on Romanian radio stations.
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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.