Popular rock band Voltaj has surprised its fans and Eurovision fans alike by announcing this evening that they are thinking about submitting their powerful ballad “De la capat” (From the Start) to Selectia Nationala in Romania.

The announcement was made on the band’s Facebook and has garnered mostly positive feedback from the fans, although many of them suggest that they should change the lyrics to English.

The song, an ode for children whose parents left to work abroad and basically abandoned them to the care of grandparents, has been a huge success in Romania these past months, reaching number 6 on the radio charts. Helped by a gut-wrenching video in which a young boy decides to sail to Vienna (of all places) by himself, to see his family, “De la capat” is especially popular on social media among the diaspora – which, as we know, helps secure a lot of the televotes every year at ESC. The video is part of a short film, “Way of the Danube”, that has received heaps of awards at shortfilm festivals.

So far, it is unclear whether Voltaj will listen to their fans and will change the lyrics to English, to reach a wider audience. It could also be a trial to see how the response would be – Mandinga adopted the same strategy three years ago which led to them submitting “Zaleilah“.

Here a live version of the song:

Voltaj is a very popular rock band with many Romanian language hits that regularly fills big venues. Should they enter Selectia Nationala, there’s a good chance that they would likely win the televote, and the sensitive ballad is bound to sway the jury as well.

What are your thoughts about this? Do you like “De la capat”? And would you prefer if Voltaj entered the song in English? Sound off below!

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Andreea
Andreea
5 years ago

I love this song the most from the contenders for Selectia Nationala.
I know that it’s in Romanian, but it’s beautiful in romanian.
I do identify with this song as my parents left me in Romania with my grandparents, abroad and now we are together again.
I really want it to win.

takecare
takecare
5 years ago

DA! i would be proud if my country sends this, no matter the outcome!

Kratos
Kratos
5 years ago

What about [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xia2Gs6MqmM[/youtube] I heard they want to join, I think with this song Romania can bring Eurovision from Vienna to Bucharest :).ALL THE BEST!!

Eliza
5 years ago

I will be happy if my country would choose this song. This song is a “manifest” for those children who their parents works in different countries. Maybe this song is not for top 5, even not for top 10, but I just be proud if this song will be sent to Vienna 😀

Now, you can see the full “movie” here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE2JQGOBres

No name
No name
5 years ago

Good song! Hope they submit it, think it would do well in Vienna as long as they have the lyrics to English. I like it the way it is now though.

Marija
Marija
5 years ago

No comment <3
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