Call it a case of Alcohol you…when I’m sober! TVR has made it official: Roxen will sing at Eurovision 2021 for Romania!
Writing on their official Eurovision web site, the broadcaster said: “Starting with the provisions of the Eurovision Song Contest regulations regarding national selections and in agreement with its partner Global Records, Romanian Television has decided to support Roxen as the representative of Romania at the 2021 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.”
“Romanian television waited for the official confirmation from the organizers regarding the possibility of the participation of the selected performers for this year’s edition, discussed it with our Global Records partner and decided that Roxen would remain the representative of Romania at this prestigious competition for the 2021 edition.”
Romania confirms Roxen for Eurovision 2021
Roxen is thrilled with the news.
“I received this news with joy and emotion and I want to thank everyone for their confidence,” she said in the official statement from TVR. “I already know how much dedication and work this project entails, so I am ready to resume my program to represent Romania at Eurovision 2021. I am sorry that the regulation will not allow me to sing ‘Alcohol You’, a song which I love very much, but I will sing it whenever I have the opportunity. I can’t wait to get back to work and produce the best song for Eurovision 2021!”
Liana Stanciu, the head of delegation for Romania, said: “We are pleased to be able to capitalize on the investments of resources in the organization of the National Selection 2020 and to respect, at the same time, the confidence already granted to Roxen. We are living another form of normality today, so Eurovision will resurface in our hearts with another force at the next edition. I am sure that Roxen can impress Europe with her attitude, voice and presence, even if the [originally] selected song does not have the opportunity to do so. We’ll find another song to love or not.”
Roxen’s desire to return to Eurovision has been evident from the moment the 2020 contest was cancelled. In the aftermath of the EBU’s decision, she issued this statement on TVR’s website.
“I am very glad that I was chosen to represent Romania at Eurovision and I thank everyone for their confidence and support, the public, the composers and the team that is always with me. … It is a difficult time for us all, but with patience and correct information, we can get over it and resume all our activities. And why not, let’s go back to ESC2021.”
Eurovision 2021: Confirmed artists from ESC2020
At the time of writing this post, at 10:00 GMT on 31 March, Roxen is the 12th confirmed artist for Eurovision 2021.
- Austria – Vincent Bueno (confirmed 26 March)
- Azerbaijan – Efendi (confirmed 20 March)
- Belgium – Hooverphonic (confirmed 20 March)
- Bulgaria – Victoria (confirmed 21 March)
- Georgia – Tornike Kipiani (confirmed 21 March)
- Greece – Stefania (confirmed 18 March)
- Israel – Eden Alene (confirmed 22 March)
- Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy (confirmed 18 March)
- Romania – Roxen (confirmed 31 March)
- Spain – Blas Cantó (confirmed 18 March)
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears (confirmed 20 March)
- Ukraine – Go_A (confirmed 18 March)