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)
Slay queen ….
ROxen for ROmania at ROtterdam …..
I just hope for another contemporary well produced song like the one she had this year, but I’m very confident that Global Records will do superlatively well!
RObbed already ^^
Great news after betrayal of the year.
Remember the romanian broadcaster promised a national selection with romanian and english songs for Roxen, but finally it was a lie. This selection was a joke for the romanian audience, Global Records had only proposed this year english-language songs. So justice for Roxen !
Now I’m waiting for MALTA to announce -Beyoncé- aaaah, I ment DESTINY – our queen.
I’m really glad to see her next year! Thank you, Romania!
i love the girl, but i wasn’t a fan of her entry, so i’m super happy she got confirmed again! i’m ready to stan
I am very happy for Roxen ‘s second chance to represent her country Romania at ESC 2021. I hope for a song that will be so beautiful as “Alcohol you” which was my favorite ESC song this year. Good Luck to Roxen, Go for Gold !!
Drunk from happinesssss
she has to choose either just 1 song and go with that or let people choose between a couple of songs but she has to like to perform those songs aswell………………..unlike cherry red……
Can she just perform songs she actually WANTS to perform at EURO2021?
My word… Cherry Red…
The best news so far ?
P.S. I still think Roxen is too good for Eurovision
Nobody is too good for Eurovision, and it’s that attitude that’s made at least a few supposedly legitimate artists falter when they actually do take the stage.
I got filtered, so I’ll just say: The best news for ESC 2021 yet. By far.
I’m so glad because this promises more good songs (or song) to come. Besides the indisputable number one that is ‘Alcohol You’, I also enjoy listening to ‘Storm’. A little bit to ‘Colors’ and the disaster one, too.
all of them are great! Colours is actually so underrated – lowkey my winner, but tbh I love all 5.
Mihai just exploded
What’s the tea with Mihai?
Dude wants to return to Eurovision so bad and didn’t take the news of the internal selection well so he tried to humiliate Roxen not long after her selection before realizing a few days later that he knew her when she was much younger and was “fond of her”, at least somewhere along those lines.
Being disliked by such a disgusting person is actually a big compliment.
It’ll be a cold day in hell before that guy comes back. Good riddance to him.
Is he a has-been in Romania, or can still sing well?
YESS smart decision!! Im sure her song will be good as the entire 2020 selection was better than at least 50% of the competition! We know she’s gonna give us a bop and I am ready for it
This will be good, they have a lot of time to create something even more polished and the World now knows her too. Global Records has a lot of resources and talent available.
I think this applies to most countries that confirm their reps for next year already, 2021 should be boasting of quality.
As I said before. Global Records involvement is the best thing that ever happened to Romania. They will be a power house from now on I’ll tell you that. The record label literally doesn’t release bad music. IMO all countries who have such labels should do the same. And I’m glad at least one new country started using their potential – hoping to see France, UK, Spain, Poland and Finland doing it the same. And also Moldova should also partner up with Global Records since they also have A LOT of Moldovan artists as well (Mark Stam, Irina, Carla’s Dream)… Read more »
I’d rather Moldova do that then send another Kirkorov trainwreck.
romania is a powerhouse doing pop music with international appeal in general, their labels like cat music, roton and global records should promote those singers globally like they did with inna and alexandra stan. they have the golden touch!
This is excellent news, I really enjoyed Roxen’s performances, especially on Alcohol You. I hope she and the delegation can bring something as powerful and dramatic again next year.