Johnny Logan, the Irish legend who made history by winning Eurovision twice as a singer and a third time as a songwriter back in the 80’s and 90’s, is on a tour of Europe. Prior to arriving in Bucharest, he told the Romanian press that he would be “honoured” to represent Romania, with one condition: no Selectia Nationala.
Mr. Eurovision, as he has been dubbed by the press, is due to perform in Bucharest on 13 November, sharing the stage with Lou Bega, Boney M, Gazebo and Paul Young under the headline “The Best Pop music in the World”. Asked by journalists at Romanian daily Libertatea whether he would like to represent Romania at Eurovision, Johnny Logan said,
If you trust me and you love my music, I would be honoured to represent Romania. I feel at home among Romanians, I’ve met some great [Romanian] guys back in Ireland. I would only disagree with one thing: your national preselection.
Johnny Logan’s surprising statement comes as Romanian broadcaster TVR is still readying the details for Selectia Nationala ahead of Eurovision 2015, so it will be interesting to see whether the Irish singer’s words have any impact. Our guess is that Mr. Eurovision was just being polite, but you never know, TVR might take him up on his offer.
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