TVR is broadcasting ‘Destination Eurovision’ daily following the journey of Roxen to the Eurovision Song Contest.
Every night on TVR 1 until Eurovision the Romanian broadcaster is set to be broadcasting a show following the nations preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest. Sonia Argint hosts the show which features backstage interviews, details on the performance, outfits and Roxen herserlf.
This weeks episodes from Monday to Friday will follow Roxen’s journey from prior to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to the recording of her live on tape performance in Bucharest. While next week will follow Roxen’s preparations on the ground in Rotterdam.
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: TVR
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.