Feli Selectia Nationala 2018 father death

After a week of speculation caused by Feli‘s sudden withdrawal from social media, the Selectia Nationala semi-finalist confirmed that her father has sadly passed away.

In an emotional message, the star said that she needed a break — but did not explicitly withdraw from Romania‘s national selection for Eurovision.

Feli suddenly stopped posting to her social media accounts at the end of January. The singer only confirmed the reason behind her absence today, in an emotional message posted via Facebook.

I’m writing and deleting because I try to find the words to express what I’m feeling now, but some feelings cannot be put into words. 

People have been messaging me to ask where I had “vanished” and if I was alright, because I stopped posting on social media.

My dad died.

I am writing this slightly numbed, passing from one state to another every other second. It’s strange. I don’t feel MYSELF. 

I need a little time to get myself back together. I say “a little” because I think that I am a strong Feli and I want to believe this now more than ever.

I admire people who are so strong that they could go past this kind of pain quickly, but unfortunately I am not one of them.

Be it good or bad, family comes first, blood is thicker than water and love never disappears. Never.

I need myself right now. I’ve been looking for myself for days and I can’t find myself.

Until I find myself, please observe my wish to not be asked “How?”, “Why?”, and so on.

My soul would cherish a warm thought and a hug. Nothing more.

Thank you for understanding.

Feli Donose had a very close relationship with her father Costel, whom she once described as “the love of her life”.

Will Feli withdraw from Selectia Nationala?

According to the Romanian media, Feli has cancelled all her upcoming concerts and live appearances. Although the singer has not specifically withdrawn from Romania’s national selection, given her message it is pretty clear that it is only a matter of time.

Feli — a front runner this year — was supposed to perform her upbeat entry “Buna de iubit” this coming Sunday in Turda. In this moment, it seems it would give her too little time to prepare and focus on Selectia Nationala.

We have reached out to TVR for confirmation regarding Feli’s situation. So far, the Romanian broadcaster has not received any formal request for withdrawal.

All here at wiwibloggs send our condolences and warmest thoughts to Feli and her family at this very difficult time.

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H5rre

I am sad for what she’s going through but I really hope she doesn’t withdraw because I do think her song is something special. Plus I don’t think her father would want her to withdraw ? also she’s the favourite to win the selection so I hope she won’t withdraw

Joe
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Joe

Poor dear. Condolences to her and her family. If she drops out, it’ll be their (and our) loss, but I’d totally understand.

David S
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David S

Poor girl

Trocatroc
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Trocatroc

So sad. Condolences to her and her family.

Pablo
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Pablo

So sorry for her loss.

At the risk of sounding a bit brash, she does have the big chance and a great entry. If one of the last 5 semifinalists might be corteous enough to swap places with her for her to take a longer break, it’d be fantastic. But with what she has and her chances, it’d be very sad to see her very strong song not even try.

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Sabrina

That’s very sad. We must respect whatever choice she makes. Maybe TVR could ask if any act from the 5th semifinal would accept to take Feli’s place on the 4th, so she could have at least one more week to think if she’s ready to get back to a stage so soon after her dad has passed. Of course the other contestants would have to be questioned about this move, but it would be a nice gesture.

Colin
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Colin

My sincere condolences, Feli. I am so sorry you got to live through this. Make a decision you feel right, whether it’s to pursue your dreams now or to take your time. Whatever you decide, I wish you all the best.

Stephanie
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She should continue in the competition, I’m sure that’s what her dad would have wanted

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I’m sure, but I don’t think she is able to perform.