After missing out on the Eurovision grand final for two years running, Romania opted for a radical change in strategy and internally selected Roxen. Now, the star has revealed the five songs that she will perform at Selecția Națională 2020.
Shortly after selecting Roxen internally, TVR unveiled the new plan for Selecția Națională 2020. A songwriting camp was organized in January 2020 as a result of a collaboration with renowned label Global Records. Five songs were shortlisted by a jury of music experts to proceed to the revamped national final.
Roxen will sing the five potential Eurovision entries on 1 March. The winning song will be selected by a combination of jury and televote, in an even 50/50 split. In the case of a tie, the public vote will indicate the winning song.
And now, you can listen to the five songs that Romania will have at disposition to select from and send to Rotterdam this May.
Selecția Națională 2020: Competing Songs
Song 1 – “Alcohol You”
Composers: Ionut Armas, Viky Red
Lyricists: Ionut Armas, Breyan Isaac
Song 2 – “Storm”
Composers: Minelli, Vicky Red
Song 3 – “Colors”
Composers: Julie Frost, Breyan Isaac, Alex Cotoi
Lyricists: Julie Frost, Breyan Isaac
Song 4 – “Cherry Red”
Composers: Theea Miculescu, Sebastian Barac, Marcel Botezan, Costel Dominteanu
Lyricists: Theea Miculescu
Song 5 – “Beautiful Disaster”
Composers: Breyan Isaac, Alex Coti
Lyricists: Breyan Isaac, Julie Frost
Deep House singer and performer Larisa Roxana “Roxen” Giurgiu has been involved with music from a young age and is currently one of the most played artists on Romanian radio. Her music and style has seen her compared to artists like Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa.
In September, she was featured vocalist on SICKOTOY’s “You Don’t Love Me”. The song was playlisted internationally and so far has clocked up over 4.5 million YouTube views.
In November, Roxen released her solo debut single “Ce-ti Canta Dragostea”. The electronic track has a folk-pop tinge with Romanian lyrics. To date, it has enjoyed more than 8.7 million views on YouTube.
The Romanian popstress was selected from the roster of Global Records, after being part of a shortlist that included two other artists.
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