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! 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.
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!