Roxen has performed her Eurovision 2021 song “Amnesia” live for the first time.
The first pre-party of the season, Concert In The Dark, took place on Wednesday evening, featuring performances from sixteen of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest artists. Among the line-up was Romania’s Roxen, who gave her first live performance of her 2021 competing song “Amnesia”.
Relive the magic of Concert In The Dark over on Eurovoix.tv.
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 that 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.
Image source: Eurovision.tv / Bogdan Petrice | Source: Eurovoix.tv
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.