After representing Romania in Malmö with the polarizing song “It’s My Life” and finishing 13th on the Grand Final scoreboard, Cezar “The Voice” Ouatu had a short week of rehearsals before singing alongside Andrea Bocelli and girlfriend Angela Gheorghiu in Bucharest, and today he released his new single, “Painful Love”.
The Romanian countertenor stated, upon his return to Bucharest, that he was disappointed with the results and that, “unfortunately Romania doesn’t sit well strategically and geopolitically at the Eurovision Song Contest”. Nonetheless, Cezar’s popularity doubled since he performed on the Eurovision stage (he has twice as many fans on Facebook now compared to before the second semifinal) and he is encouraged to continue with his pop-operatic efforts to dazzle this growing audience.
“Painful Love” will be included on Cezar’s new album, which is set to be released later this year.
And here’s Cezar performing “Painful Love” live on Romanian television:
The new single sounds very good indeed. As some viewer on YouTube pointed out, he might have had a chance to place higher in Malmö with this romantic ballad. What do you think?
Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for wiwibloggs.com.
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