Romania: Mihai Trăistariu has a song for Eurovision 2024!

Regardless the uncertainty regarding Romania’s participation in Eurovision 2024 and the tight deadline for TVR’s decision, the Eurovision legend Mihai Trăistariu is now more than ready to return to the Eurovision stage for one more time.

Having previously participated in 2006, Trăistariu considers his Eurovision participation as a life-changing experience and is willing to participate again at all costs. He is just waiting to see what TVR’s decision will be or he would consider to submit a song in other countries’ preselections. Nevertheless, he states that he would prefer to represent his home-country, Romania.

In 2006 I wanted to win, I didn’t succeed, and since then I made it my ambition to keep trying at Eurovision. This year I have an act, but it is not yet known if Romania will participate, it is under discussion, I am actually watching, nothing has been announced. At least if they would announce that it is not happening, that I have the possibility to register in other countries. I have the song and I’m waiting to see what decision our television makes. The only alternative is to register now in another country, but I want to be in Romania, to represent my country, for the Romanians to cry when I bring the big prize home. There are still a few countries that allow foreigners to register, but they close the pre-selections.

Hence, Trăistariu already has a song in his hands coming from Finland and it is of vital importance to submit it now, as:

A song from 10 years ago, if you want to play it on the radio now, no one will pick it up, because it’s not updated. It’s the same with Eurovision, everything has changed, the graphics, the shows, so you have to come up with something new. I wouldn’t be able to keep this year’s song for the next 2-3 years, it might not be suitable anymore. This song I have is from Finland and it’s a modern-slow piece and it works for me. I also had rhythmic songs, even slower ones, I receive many songs as a gift for Eurovision and I don’t really like them, I have to choose with my head. Last year I couldn’t find it and I didn’t submit again. This year we announced that we found the song and we are no longer doing Eurovision.

Moreover, he also expressed his opinion on Romania’s bad results in the competition for the past years:

I don’t know if what I say is valid, but I believe in it, I believe that an experienced artist knows how to face such an international competition differently. It is the biggest international music competition, we have no other bigger. It’s a pity that Romania backs down due to a failure, it has also happened in football, did Romania then withdraw from the Championships? Not. And here it is the same, let’s not be demoralized. Being young, they don’t have experience, they look at everything as a joke, they don’t take everything seriously, they don’t realize that Romania is competing, Romania is written on the screen, then the name of the artist. Eurovision is the success of my life, 2006 changed my life completely.

It appears that the lack of professionalism and experience is what has led to Romania’s streak of bad results and non-qualifications, according to Mihai Trăistariu.

Romania at Eurovision 2024

The deadline for TVR to decide whether the country will participate in Malmö or not is due to January 25. The Eurovision 2024 participation will be discussed by the Board of Directors and then a decision will be made.

In case Romania finally participates at Eurovision 2024, it might not be Mihai Trăistariu’s year either, as according to our exclusive information, two female artists are in race for Malmö. Two female artists have been approached by TVR to have one of them fly the Romanian flag in Malmö. They also have their songs ready and have been preparing for this project for a long time.

Mihai Trăistariu represented his country in the contest back in 2006, with the song “Tornero”, which finished in fourth place and became a massive European hit. He has also tried again to represent Romania in multiple occasions, in 2016,2017,2018 and 2019 without success.

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Romania: Mihai Trăistariu found a song and is now looking for a country to represent in Eurovision 2024!

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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Romania: TVR received extra time from the EBU to pay the participation fee!

The EBU published then list of participating countries, taking part in Eurovision 2024 and even though Romania was abscent, it was mentioned that discussions are still underway, regarding their participation. More information was given away earlier today, on what really happened on Romania’s participation, and if that is possible. Read more

Romania: It is very likely that they will participate in Eurovision 2024!

Over the last few months, there were rumours circulating on the internet that Romania would probably withdraw from the upcoming edition of Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö, Sweden.

However, an emergency ordinance document from the Romanian government has been leaked, citing the approval of the annual budget that the romanian broadcaster tvr needs to cover their expenses. The document states the following:

Through the annual budgetary law, the funds required by the romanian society of radiotelevision needed for various aquisitions of equipment necessary for broadcasting, materials needed for the development of broadcasting activities, security and for payment of fees to international governmental organisations, including the financial obligations to the european broadcasting union (contributions, taxes, dues, subscriptions, licenses for broadcasting rights of cultural, entertainment, news and sports related events) are approved“.

This practically could mean that the goverment of Romania has already allocated a budget for TVR to pay the participation fee to EBU and consequently pave the path for Romania towards their participation in next years contest!

This year, Romania was represented by Theodor Andrei with “D. G. T” who came last in the 2nd Semi-Final.

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Romania: A potential withdrawal in 2024?

Regardless, Ovi’s(Romania 2010,2014) and Mihai Trăistariu’s(Romania 2006) intention to be involved with Eurovision in 2024, rumors have spread the past hours about a possible withdrawal of Romania from Eurovision.

According to Libertatea, TVR sources claim that Romania does not plan to participate in next year’s edition in Malmö. The reason behind the rumored withdrawal is financial issues. No official statement has been made yet from TVR, though the rumors are still circulating.

TVR’s response regarding the participation of Romania in 2024 is the following:

The subject of participation in Eurovision 2024 was not discussed at the level of SRTv management, which is why, for now, no decision has been made in this regard.

Romania’s participation has to be first approved by the Board of Directors, as the budget needed exceeds 100.000 euros and be confirmed to EBU till the 15th of September.

The alternative perspective

The story doesn’t end there. According to the official Eurovision Romania Community, TVR has not confirmed its position yet regarding its participation. The most likely scenario is that Romania will take part in Sweden next year. Meanwhile, it is unknown in which way the Romanian entry will be chosen, as there are some options that the broadcaster is considering at the moment. Furthermore, TVR has already proceeded to the creation of the 2024 Eurovision website.

Bearing in mind the fixed charges needed to be covered from TVR, leaving limited budget for the artistic team and the bad result in Liverpool, a withdrawal could seem like a reasonable scenario. The lack of funds killed the chances of Theodor Andrei’s qualification this year. He was left with no budget, producing even his own official video-clip. He ended up second to last in his semifinal, with nul points.

The information given by the Romanian sources are indeed contradictory. We will have to wait until the official announcement of the participation countries, which is expected in late October.

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Sources: Libertatea, ERCommunity

Romania: Mihai Trăistariu is willing to participate in Eurovision 2024!

It seems that Ovi (Romania 2010,2014) is not the only Romanian former Eurovision artist that is preparing for Eurovision 2024.

Mihai Trăistariu recently announced that he is willing to participate in Eurovision 2024 and therefore is looking for the composer of his entry. Specifically, he posted the following on his Facebook account:

I’m looking for a composer with a current sound, with whom to work a wow song for Eurovision 2024. Recommendations?

Although, his return will come true under one condition. Trăistariu does not plan to pay the composer for the song that will make.

As he has stated:

I don’t pay anything because I’ve never paid for a song. I follow the same principle that I’m Mihai Trăistariu and whoever wants to send me a good song, gives it to me. “Tornero” was not paid.

His unwillingness to pay the composer in advance derives from his belief that in case his song wins and represents Romania in Eurovision both of them will profit. The same thing occurred with “Tornero”:

I’ve never paid for my hits and I don’t want to teach songwriters that way, because that’s how it seems natural to me. Noted artists are given songs as gifts, because they earn from the royalties afterwards.

The composer of “Tornero”, Eduard Cârcotă, earns even today half of the copyrights. And, if I made a few hundred thousand euros, he made maybe millions. I have 140 songs on my albums and I haven’t paid for a single one!

The Romanian artist represented his country in the contest back in 2006, with the song “Tornero”, which finished in fourth place and became a massive European hit. He has also tried again to represent Romania in multiple occasions, in 2016,2017,2018 and 2019 without success.

Will Mihai Trăistariu overturn the tables for Romania and help his country regain its old prestige in Eurovision? Stay tuned on EurovisionFun for all news! 

Source: b1tv