Alina Eremia, Romania’s 2005 contestant, has publicly thrown her hat in the ring to represent Romania at Eurovision. Speaking to Romanian women’s website Eva, she said that the idea of representing Romania comes to her from time to time and that if she gets the chance, she’d definitely do it.
She’s part of a growing trend of former #jesc contestants hoping to represent their countries as adults. In December Victoria Petryk came second at Ukraine’s national selection. And Daniel Testa and Sophie Debattista are trying for Malta in 2014.
Alina represented Romania at JESC back in 2005 with the song “Turai!” (Hey!) and achieved 5th place, which is country’s second-best placing up to date. We love her dress, which is clearly from another era. (Hey, it was 2005, not her fault!).
In the rest of the interview, she discusses her time as a member of LaLa band and her current career as a solo artist.
The 20-year old beauty has taken a pop direction, often collaborating with hip-hop artists. She’s also well known for having done the covers in the Romanian musical TV show Pariu cu viata. This woman is fierce!
What do you think of miss Alina? Should we expect her instead of Paula and Ovi in Copenhagen? Does she have a place in your Eurovision home?
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