This year, Romania opted for a radical change in strategy to Selecția Națională 2020, internally selecting 20 year old singer Roxen and shortlisting five songs to proceed to the revamped national final.
In the mix is an emotional love track “Alcohol You”, the empowering song “Storm”, the deep house sounding “Colours”, the Latino-infused “Cherry Red” and the edgy track “Beautiful Disaster”.
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.
With the national final on March 1, we are asking you to have your say and vote for your favourite song in our poll. After listening to the competing song entries below, vote for as many acts you’d like, but remember, you can only vote once!
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.
What do you think? What song should Roxen sing at Eurovision 2020? Tell us your thoughts below!