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ⓘ Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Romania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, having internally selected Roxen as their representat ..




                                     

ⓘ Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Romania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, having internally selected Roxen as their representative. She had previously been scheduled to compete in the 2020 contest with "Alcohol You" before the events cancellation due to the pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 in China and its spread to other countries.

                                     

1. Background

Prior to the 2021 contest, Romania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 20 times since its first entry in 1994. Its highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been third place, which the nation achieved on two occasions: in 2005 with the song "Let Me Try" performed by Luminița Anghel and Sistem, and in 2010 with "Playing with Fire" by Paula Seling and Ovi. In 2019, Romania failed to qualify to the final, placing 13th in the second semi-final with Ester Peonys "On a Sunday". This marked the second consecutive time that the nation failed to qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, after 2018. In 2020, Romanian Television TVR had collaborated with Global Records to select the Romanian entry, yielding in Roxen being chosen internally to perform "Alcohol You"; the latter was selected through the national final format Selecția Naționala 2020. However, the European Broadcasting Union EBU announced Eurovisions cancellation in March 2020 due to the pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 in China and its spread to other countries, further deciding on making 2020 entries invalid for the following year.

                                     

2. Before Eurovision

Artist selection

Upon discussions with Global Records, on 31 March 2020, TVRs Liana Stanciu Romanias 2020 head of delegation announced its will to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, as well as that Roxen would be kept as Romanias representative for the event.

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