“When it rains, it pours”. That’s certainly how Eurovision fans will feel on 4 March. After weeks of waiting for 2021 songs to drop, four will come on Thursday, including Roxen’s entry for Romania.
Roxen’s Eurovision 2021 entry will be released on 4 March
TVR broke the news on Tuesday with a short video message from the Romanian Head of Delegation Liana Stanciu. Speaking in Romanian, she confirmed that Roxen’s song has been chosen and will be released in two days — that’s 4 March.
In preparation for the release, Roxen has deleted all but two posts from her Instagram profile. The newest appears to be a trailer for the upcoming release. Simply captioned, “ROXALIEN / Year 2”, it features highlights from the past year. It ends with a graphic that shows everything being removed. Once the process is completed, the screen cuts to black and reads “Year 2, March 2021.
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Romania at Eurovision 2021
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. The song too was picked behind-closed-doors.
Starting from 1 February, she Roxen recorded a number of demo versions. These were then be sent to a panel of experts which chose the final song for Rotterdam. TVR has now revealed the jury members:
- Luminiţa Anghel — “Let Me Try” singer (Eurovision 2005)
- Andrei Tudor — “Pe-o margine de lume” composer (Eurovision 2008)
- Liana Stanciu — Head of Delegation
- Lucian Ștefan — Founder of Global Records
- Bogdan Păun — Director and Founder of NGM Creative
- Liviu Elekes — Composer
- Bogdan Pavlică — Radio manage and director
- Dan Manoliu — Former Head of Delegation
- Gabriel Scîrlet — Music director
Are you excited for Roxen’s song reveal? Can it top “Alcohol You”? Let us know in the comments.