Last week she suggested that she had found “the perfect song for Eurovision”. However, now it seems that Roxen’s entry for the 2021 song contest isn’t in the can just yet. On Monday, Romania’s TVR announced that the “Alcohol You” singer’s song will actually be chosen by an internal jury.
Roxen’s Eurovision 2021 song will be selected by an internal jury
For the first time ever, all aspects of Romania’s Eurovision package will be determined by an internal selection. As we’ve long known, Roxen was reselected following the cancellation of Eurovision 2020. Now, the broadcaster has confirmed that her song too will be picked behind-closed-doors.
And while it had seemed like Roxen had a song ready to go, that is not the case. Instead, starting from 1 February, she will record a number of demo versions over the coming weeks. These will then be sent to a panel of experts which will choose the final song for Rotterdam. Presumably, Roxen’s “perfect” song will be included in the mix.
While Roxen was also internally selected for 2020, her entry was chosen using an adapted Selecția Națională. TVR explains that it’s not employing a similar method this year due to the pandemic. Firstly, COVID-19 has resulted in major budgetary constraints. Secondly, the requirement for social distancing and safety measures would make a televised selection difficult to organise. The delegation is using the hashtag #ealtceva to promote the process. It translates to #somethingelse in English.
“I really think the Eurovision slogan fits perfectly with the whole context: #something else . I had a completely atypical year, a lot of challenges and a competition that lasted for almost two years. But in the end, the most important thing is to be healthy and see each other well”, says Roxen. “I am also looking forward to finding out which song I will represent Romania with this year at Eurovision. Whatever it is, I hope you like it and enjoy it. I can’t wait to start the journey back to Rotterdam and recharge, together, with the best energy”.
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