Cyprus: Watch Sandro’s live performance at Selecția Națională 2020

As we reported in our previous article, Cyprus‘ representative at Eurovision 2020, Sandro, was invited to the Romanian national final – “Selecția Națională 2020″, where he performed live the “Fuego” and “Replay”, the last two Cypriot entries.

Just days before “Running” will be released, Sandro had the opportunity to introduce himself to the Romanian public. In a beautiful national final, where Romania chose the song with which Roxen will represent her country in Rotterdam, Sandro proved once again how good a performer she is.

In Buzau, where the Romanian national final was held, also the Moldovian representative, Natalia Gordienko, as well as the Norwegian representative,Ulrikke’s, were invited. All of them did not miss the opportunity to take a commemorative photo together with hostess Roxen.

“Running” is expected to be released no later than Friday 6 March, as Sandro is one of the guests to appear at the Melfest WKND Pre Party, the Eurovision pre party hosted by Ogae Sweden and takes place shortly after the Melodifestivalen final in March 7. At this party Sandro is expected to perform “Running” for the first time live!

Below is Sandro’s interview with Eurovision Buddies a few months ago:


Romania: “Alcohol You” the official country’s entry by Roxen

The heart of the Romanian (and not only) Eurofans was hit today in Buzau as the country’s national final, “Selecția Națională”, took place. This was not a national final in which the artist was chosen, but a final one regarding the choice of the country’s participation in Rotterdam. So, 20-year-old Roxen will represent Romania in Rotterdam with the song “Alcohol You”!

Roxen is part of the record label, Global Records, with whom TVR will work to select the song to represent the country in May in Rotterdam. Then, a camp was held in which the best Romanian artists and composers created songs for the 20-year-old singer.

From this camp, 5 songs were selected to compete in the national final. The songs were selected by experts from a variety of relevant professional backgrounds (composers, songwriters, musicologists, broadcasters. These experts took into account criteria such as sound, originality, style difference and the message of the song.

During the national final, the 5 songs were performed by Roxen. The winning song was decided 50% by the judges and 50% by the viewers.

Tonight’s show featured by Romanian hip-hop star Connect-R and Elena Gheorghe, who represented Romania in 2009 in a contest with the song “Balkan Girls”, taking 19th place.

Listen below to the official Romanian entry: