Last night, after televoters chose Ovidiu Anton to represent Romania in Stockholm with “Moment Of Silence”, M I H A I, who finished fifth with “Paradisio”, congratulated the winner. This morning, however, he proceeded to blame the jury for his failure and vowed to never return to Selectia Nationala.

At first, it seemed that M I H A I took the loss on the chin and thought it was fair play with Ovidiu. He congratulated the winner via Facebook.

Bravo Ovidiu Anton ! Chiar ma bucur sincer pentru tine. România are nevoie de voci noi … Succes maxim !

Posted by Mihai Traistariu on 6 Martie 2016

Bravo, Ovidiu Anton! I am honestly happy for you you. Romania needs new voices… Best of luck!

This morning however, his attitude turned sour and his attention turned to the expert jury, who, after his performance at the final, criticized his show. M I H A I told Romanian daily Adevarul:

[I will only return] to Moldova’s selection. I wanted to enter this year, but the submission window had closed. The rules allow it and there are ten other countries that allow foreign acts to represent them. I will try in any other country except Romania. It’s not revenge, I just see my own interest and I want an international career.

I don’t know why the jury didn’t help me. They must be envious. Cezar Ouatu wouldn’t like me to go to Eurovision. Perhaps he wants to do it. Zoli [Toth] from Sistem wouldn’t like it if I bettered his third place result with Luminita [Anghel]. Randi […] complained that my song isn’t modern, but Ovidiu’s entry isn’t modern either. It’s an old type of rock, which doesn’t mean he is no good nor that the song is not beautiful. But it sounds old, so [Randi’s] argument doesn’t stand.

“Paradisio” could have brought us victory in Sweden. I am sorry that the viewers were influenced by the jury, which prevented them from voting for me.

The “Tornero” singer was not immediately available for further comments.

His potential participation in Chisinau is unlikely for now, seeing as the rules there no longer allow foreign acts to sing for Moldova.

M I H A I is not amused with 5th place. #Eurovision #SelectiaNationala #eurovision2016 #Eurovisionro

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What do you think about M I H A I’s reaction to his dismal result at Selectia Nationala 2016? Was he wronged by the jury? Sound off below!

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giorgio
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giorgio

Razvan you said it best. Wake up Mihai! Please don’t be even more ridiculos! You will KILL your good Tornero memory if you continue

Razvan
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Razvan

Who didn’t see this coming? It’s quite sad, really. He’s been riding that popularity wave since 2006 but hasn’t done anything to back it up. Just like Luminita Anghel, he’s desperate to become relevant again, by any means necessary, and, won’t you know it, he also proves to be a poor sport, blaming anyone but himself for the failure. This is especially embarrassing now when the public was the one to give him the boot, not the jury. In fact, without the golden ticket received from the jury he might have not qualified for the final so he should be… Read more »

fikri
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fikri

ew. his song is mediocre at best. also who spaced-out each letter of their names like that? he tries so hard to be edgy but come across super pretentious.

Sylver Cheetah 53
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Florena should have represented us in Sweden. She is very beautiful.

AM Casablancas
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AM Casablancas

If I have to highlight a phrase it’ll be this:
Paradisio could have brought us victory in Sweden
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
it made my day!

MF
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MF

I’m sorry for him, but he should blame himself. I’m pretty sure there were few people who told him the reality about Paradisio, but he did not have ears for that. The same way as on his YouTube account he deletes all negative comments. I’m happy he was not selected. This would have been an embarrassing entry..I like Ovidiu’s entry and even if his entry might be controversial for some or he’s not looking like Mans, he won this selection fairly and that’s important. As long as he qualifies in the final I’m happy.

Lanti
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Ehhhh his song was okay, but it wasn’t that great and he was just trying to extend his 15 minutes of fame.

Lav
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Lav

=))) LOLL , Paradisio was one of the worst songs!You have to accept this MIHAI!!

Tha
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Tha

“Paradisio could have brought us victory in Sweden.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

sorry for the spam, but I had to do this, that guy made me laugh SO MUCH!!!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

He is entitled to his opinion, of course!

#True
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#True

Mihai had an unmemorable song, which bored me. He has a good voice and is a talented singer, but song wasn’t on his level. It could not have brought victory to Romania, not even a Top 10. He had to take his feet on the ground again. He is not a God.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

‘from paradise to hell’
LMAOOOOOOOO

Alex
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Alex

His song was better than Ovidiu Anton’s and his vocals were good overall, but his song badly needed backup vocals and harmonies in the chorus. And the staging was lousy for both entries. Either way, I’d rather be hearing Paradisio in Stockholm. But he shouldn’t be blaming the jury, even if he’s right that Ovidiu’s song is dated as well.

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

I had a feeling he was going to throw some fit if he didn’t win.

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

MIHAI accept that your song wasn’t as good as you think

Yep, the winner either, but that’s a life lesson. Life is not fair. But anyway… both of u were bad options for Romania XD.

Travis
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Travis

“From paradise to hell”….Am I a bad person for laughing at this sub-headline? ^^

Daniel E.
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Daniel E.

You all know this is exactly what he wants, don’t you? Talking about him, as if he really matters (musically, I mean).

Alex
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Alex

He is right though. The winner’s song is dated too.

But Mihai should admit that his entry this year wasn’t strong enough… good show though.

MGR
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MGR

This song should be named “My Delusions”. Then he could get many votes for honesty.

ttt
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ttt

Everybody is crazy around this Eurovision.

Thiefo
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There are times like this when I wonder if people really believe in what they’re saying or are just trolling or just do it for publicity. Probably the latter.
Either way, what a poor attitude.

Xeph
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Xeph

Danny Saucedo, is that you?

Nick
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Nick

Just as well. His song was ok, but I ranked it waaayyyyy lower on my list, simply because Mihai is such a pain in the arse!

Anfrers
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His performance was B O R I N G, almost as bad as the videoclip.

TKS
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TKS

That’s simple. He has a problem with his EGO.
He was sending friendship invitations on Facebook some months ago (I accepted him and some days later I deleted him, HE WAS SPAMMING EVERY SINGLE DAY). If a singer does something like this that means he is a BAD artist.
I know Mihai (without stupid capital letters) will read it because he loves to read about himself so I have a message for you:
“You are DISAPPOINTING (yes, now it has capital letters), you are a parody of who you were 10 years ago. PLZ STAHP”.

Sarmi1995
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Sarmi1995

He seems to have forgotten that the only reason he went to Eurovision in 2006 was because of the jury lol. He was my favourite in 2006 but he is such a sore loser, he should seriously get over himself, Paradisio is nothing wow

D
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D

Good no one wants him back. What an obnoxious person.

MrJoggy (BEL)
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His song wasn’t bad but come on, it’s not a huge hit either … It’s too repetitive and not modern (the judges were right). I understand that the defeat was bitter for him but when you lose, you just have the right to be fair-play. The worst thing you can do is being a Diva … So M I H A I please stop being the cat’s whiskers 🙂 You deserve better than this.

But to be honnest, I’m note sure that Ovidiu is going to do well at Eurovision. Wait & see …

Gray
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Gray

I loved Tornero, but Paradisio was dated and drab. I got the top two right.

sufle
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sufle

What a bad loser. He lost for a reason – people didn’t like his song as much as ‘Moment of Silence’ or the other three entries that finished above him. It’s as simple as that. Also, he’s represented Romania once before so he should accept that and allow first timers to have their Eurovision moment. It’s alright to feel salty, but not okay to blame it all on a jury, who were just doing their job.

Robyn Gallagher
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M I H A I should look to the second-placed Vanotek for a clue as to why he didn’t win. Despite not being a jury favourite, they won over the public with a cool, modern electronic pop sound. M I H A I’s song was good for people who miss the Eurovision of 10 years ago (though Sergey Lazarev is that even more so), but with the dated sound of “Paradisio” and the dated neon skeleton staging, M I H A I did not offer the audience a compelling contemporary performance.

maxxxx
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maxxxx

Gay behaviour. I wanted Vanotek, so fresh song. Mihai and Florena were the worst.

Adam
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Adam

*Tornero

Alex
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Alex

lol he wouldn’t even qualify for the Grand Finale

Emmy
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Emmy

:))))) Paradisio is a joke,i feel sorry for him,he has a nice voice. But,really ,Ovidiu Anton? Why Romania,why? What was in your head or ears? :((((( Vanotek,you are the best,such a beautiful voice and song,very modern:(((((

Ruud
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HAHAHA what a dumbass. I personally don’t like the winner either, but at least he is a symathic guy, which is always fun with interviews and that sort of stuff. M I H A I is just arrogant…

Adam
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Adam

Tbh he should’ve won back in 2006, Torero was a eurodance masterpiece but seeing how far up his ass his head is really starts to ruin it for me 🙁 and also Paradisio would’ve never won Eurovision. It would’ve been like a repeat of Charlotte from 2008

Van Douk
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Van Douk

I blame also my self the jury. They said that in the final only televoters vote but actually jury commented once again the songs and they show to spectators for whom to vote. So… Blame them Mihai!!!

uk
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uk

The reason why Romanians dint vote for him was his Diva attitude.

Freyah
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Freyah

He does realise that the Jury had no say in who actually won in the final, right?

Lee
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Lee

LOL Winning? With that total piece of shait? LOL
This Guy’s always come across like the arrogant diva he is which is the reason he will never make it. To be a diva, you need to be born a diva

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

I must be slow cause I didn’t notice his name but thought “this song reminds me of Tornero!”….and its the same singer! lol

Colin
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Colin

I’ve heard before that he is not a nice guy, but I guess this confirms it. He has a good voice, but his song is so pretentius and it seams to be an extension of his pretentious personality. He doesn’t want to return, good ridance. IMHO, Andra Olteanu had a better song and received way lesser score.

T
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T

Well Paradisio is a lot better than the mess that won

Páll
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Páll

HAHAHAHA, cannot stop laughing! Stereoids are probably affecting his mind, hahaha. Seriously that he thinks he could win and that the guy from Sistem boycotted him because he thought that M I H A I could get at least a top 2?? hahaha OMG he is so dellusional!

MisterGrr
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MisterGrr

Sorry but…LOL winning the ESC with PA RA DI SI OOOOOOH?

Oh, boy