A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Romanian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Romanian rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about her first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Photo: EBU / THOMAS HANSES
At a young age, ROXEN already knew that music meant the world to her. She started singing at the age of 7 and won several musical competitions throughout the years.
Team Romania describe ROXEN as ‘a labyrinth of an artist, with a dreamy sound and mesmerising voice that creates an entirely new universe with every release’ – and it’s hard to disagree given the breadth of material the Cluj-Napoca chanteuse has released in recent times.
In the time since May 2020, the Romanian singer scored her second Airplay 100 chart-topper with Spune-mi, and collaborated with Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak on the track Wonderland. ROXEN also spent a lot of her days working on 2021 entry, Amnesia.
“The last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, filled with really good moments and some low points also. In the end, what kept me going the most was that I had some really great projects. Amnesia somehow manages to give a voice to all repressed feelings and to the people whose voices haven’t been heard, in a way that for me is incredibly pure.”
In advance of the cancelled Contest, ROXEN was the 3rd most-played artist on Romanian radio. Her most popular hits at the time were: You Don’t Love Me (with 8 million views on YouTube) and her first number one single Ce-ți Cântă Dragostea (a further 9 million views and the most ‘Shazamed’ Romanian song of 2020).
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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.
The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.
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Eurovision 2021 - Semi-Final 1
|Malta: Destiny - Je Me Casse||3220|
|Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo||2939|
|Lithuania: The Roop - Discoteque||2504|
|Croatia: Albina - Tick-Tock||2119|
|Romania: Roxen - Amnesia||1981|
|Ukraine: Go_A - Shum||1971|
|Azerbaijan: Efendi - Mata Hari||1956|
|Russia: Manizha - Russian Woman||1690|
|Israel: Eden Alene - Set Me Free||1688|
|Norway: TIX - Fallen Angel||1673|
|Sweden: Tusse - Voices||1668|
|Belgium: Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place||1521|
|Ireland: Lesley Roy - MAPS||1453|
|Australia: Montaigne - Technicolour||1077|
|Slovenia: Ana Soklič - Amen||884|
|North Macedonia: Vasil - Here I Stand||482|
Number of voters: 442