Tonight, Roxen performed five songs at Selecția Națională 2020, with Romania able to decide which one she should take to Eurovision 2020. Following an exciting finale, “Alcohol You” was crowned the winner and will be the track that Roxen takes to Rotterdam.
The singer delivered a heartfelt and emotional performance of “Alcohol You” at Romania’s national final. The staging — dark and mysterious — took in all the emotion that she put into the song.
Ultimately, both the jury and the public at home recognised the quality of the song and awarded it the most points.
Selecția Națională 2020 winner: Roxen with “Alcohol You”
Roxen impressed both jury and televoters with her repertoire at tonight’s selection show. However, it was “Alcohol You” that ultimately led ahead of her other competing songs.
“Beautiful Disaster”, “Cherry Red”, “Colors” and “Storm” were met with positive reactions by the jurors and the public. But none of them could eventually beat the momentum of “Alcohol You”.
“Alcohol You” is written and composed by Ionut Armas, Viky Red and Breyan Isaac. Viky Red also produced the song.
The show also saw a number of other Eurovision 2020 participants perform.
Norway’s Ulrikke Brandstorp delivered a heartfelt performance of “Attention”, while Moldova’s Natalia Gordienco performed “Prison”.
Sandro, who will be representing Cyprus at the contest, also performed. However, since he has yet to release his Eurovision 2020 song, the singer instead gave his own rendition of previous Cypriot Eurovision song “Fuego”.
Romania the bookies’ favourite to win Eurovision 2020
Now that Romania has chosen “Alcohol You” and Roxen has delivered her first performance of the song, we’ll have to wait and see if they can remain the favourite to win Eurovision 2020.
Roxen will perform “Alcohol You” in the second half of the first semi-final on 12th May.
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