A few days ago, the EBU, published the list of countries taking place in Eurovision Song Contest 2024, and even though Romania was not present in the list, it was mentioned that coversations are still underway.
TVR, the public broadcaster of Romania, revealed that they received extra time from the EBU, in order to pay the participation fee. This means that the decision on taking part or not in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, depends on the approval of the state budget for 2024 and the amount of money that will be allocated to the broadcaster.
Who will the representative be if Romania takes place?
Mihai Trăistariu, representative of the country in Eurovision 2006, has stated that he is interesting in returning to the Eurovision Song Contest, however, after TVR and EBU’s announcement, he went on to make some infuriated statements, having in mind that his country might not be present in the coming contest.
Even more, he revealed that he found the coveted song that is set to bring Romania back to the its successful self.
“I am extremely angry! I, since September, received a song from Finland from some producers, which I thought was brilliant and I said: that’s it, I found the song, after years of searching! And look, when I also found the song, I found out that it is possible that we will no longer participate in Eurovision! I kind of expected it! I don’t know why they can’t handle a failure. I understand that this boy got 0 points, but what does that mean, that is, if Romania does not qualify for the World Cup in soccer, we will never go again? It’s impossible, sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. It was good with me and Luminița, we had top results, so it is possible! But if we send any of these, normally we will only get 0 points! I kept screaming and shouting: stop sending unprepared, unripe children! I will also see which countries still allow foreigners, because I have the right track and I will enroll in another country if I have no choice “
The Romanian artist represented his country in the 2006 contest, with the song “Tornerò”, which ended up in 4th place and evolved into a huge success in the whole lot of Europe. He also tried to represent his country again in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 with no success.
Romania’s representative in Eurovision 2023, was Theodor Andrei, with his song “D.G.T. (Off and On)” which didn’t manage to qualify, ending up in 15th place of the second semi-final:
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