One week after winning Selectia Nationala with “De la capat”, Romanian band Voltaj has decided on a bilingual version of the song for Eurovision.

After listening to fans’ reactions on social media on two different translations, the band opted for a mainly Romanian version, with only the last chorus in English, which we think works best. And Voltaj’s frontman Calin Goia confirmed to wiwibloggs that this is the final version, which the band will sing in Vienna.

Seeing as the message is meant for the three million Romanian migrants who had to leave their children behind, keeping the song in Romanian makes the most sense. At the same time, adding an (improved) English chorus at the end will help international audiences of the Eurovision Song Contest understand the message as well. In a nutshell, it is the best possible version.

What do you think about the new version of the song? Are you happy with the final form of “De la capat”?

 

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adriana_gabrielauk
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adriana_gabrielauk

I think it would do well at Eurovision.

paf
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paf

The best thing about this is the very last sentence that stays in Romanian. Brilliant Song hopefully heading for a brilliant result in Vienna.

Atitus
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Atitus

I love the final version!!!

takecare
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takecare

couldnt be happier! proud of our song, language and country!

Gabriela
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Gabriela

Perfect choice guys! Love you&romanian staff for this decision based on fans advice! Definately top 5 this year, why not greater than 2nd?

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

very glad it’s bilingual at the least
if one more country changes their song to 100% English this year will be so dull

Alex
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Alex

Amazing. Perhaps the best ballad this year, and that really is saying a lot. Thank you Voltaj for this wonderful composition!

WTF
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WTF

Definitely our best entry since 2010, I might be a little biased but this is a top 10 song for me.

Andreea
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Andreea

YES YES YES YES YES
I am so happy they went for the bilingual
The best of both worlds

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Amazing news.

Amerivision
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Amerivision

Wise choice even though I prefer everything in Romanian.

Vicente
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Vicente

I LOVE THIS RESULT <3
It's just what I want, mostly in romanian, some part in english, finally end in romanian. De la Capat will be my top5 indeed.

MF
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MF

I’m super happy with this decision! Estonia, Slovenia and Romania (of course I might be subjective on Romania) are my strong favorites so far!
Don’t get the hype on Sweden, Russia, Malta and not even Italy, but Italy is a top 10 for me…

Dodo_ESC
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Dodo_ESC

Very good decision!!! Good luck Romania!!! I’m sure they’ll do it very well in the final!

Deniz@TurkNL
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I am really happy hearing that. I didn’t expect Romania to sing in another language this year.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Yes they seem to have listened to fans and experts. 2 minutes Romanian, 1 minute English. Keeps everyone happy and the bilingual approach always seems to work well in the ESC. Good choice.

Antranig Shokayan
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It sounds spectacular in both languages, very happy to have a bit of both! Good luck Romania, I hope to see this in the Top 10 <3

giorgio
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giorgio

Great news, Bravo Romania

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Good decision, thanks for listening to the fans. Sounds much better in Romanian. Thanks for being true to your language! 🙂