And we finally have some insight into Romania’s songs choices for Eurovision 2020! Roxen has posted snippets of her five vibrant songs on her Instagram, teasing what’s to come. This is accompanied by artwork so we also get an idea of theme. The songs are: “Alcohol You”, “Storm”, “Beautiful Disaster”, “Colours” and “Cherry Red”. They will each be presented in Selecția Națională 2020.
All five are modern and high-quality. They are artistic, powerful and from what we’ve heard, worthy of a great result for Romania. This of course will please many fans after their last two results — including in 2018 when they didn’t qualify for the first time ever.
We will get the full songs at 8pm Romanian time (7pm CET, 6pm GMT). These will be uploaded to Roxen’s official YouTube channel – make sure to take a peek then! We will be also posting full analysis of the tracks upon release, so come and sound off with us.
Who is Roxen?
Larisa Roxana Giurgiu was born in Cluj in the Transylvania region. She has been involved with music from a young age. She described her dream of performing: “As a child, I participated in various competitions and festivals, but I always wanted to make music at the highest level and dreamed of performing on stage and addressing the audience.”
Roxen is currently the third most-played artist on Romanian radio. Her music and style has seen her compared to artists like Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa.
In September, Roxen was a featured vocalist on SICKOTOY’s “You Don’t Love Me”. The track is a dark, driving piece with English lyrics. 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.
Have you listened to the snippets? Which is your favourite and why? Do you think one fo these songs (or all of them) could get Romania back into the final of Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!