Eurovision 2021 Romania profile: 'Amnesia' by Roxen
Romania in Eurovision
Romania debuted at the contest in 1994 and have placed in the top 10 six times.
Their best result so far has been finishing in third place. In 2005 Luminița Anghel and Sistem finished third with ‘Let Me Try’. In 2010 Paula Seling and Ovi also finished third again with ‘Playing With Fire’.
In the 2010s they qualified 7 out of the 9 contests they entered.
2021 Entry: Roxen – ‘Amnesia’
Semi-final: Roxen will compete in semi-final 1 in 13th position in the running order
My Eurovision Scoreboard fan ranking: 7th out of 39 entries
Odds to win ranking: 14th out of 39 entries
Odds to qualify ranking: 5th out of 16 entries
(Rankings as of 24 April 2021)
About the Artist
Roxen is the stage name of Larisa Roxana Giurgiu, a 21 year old singer from Cluj-Napoca in Romania. She started singing, dancing and playing the piano at the age of 7, and entered a number of children’s talent contests in Romania.
She became known in 2019 when she featured on a song called ‘You Don’t Love Me’ by producer Sickotoy, which went to number 3 on the Romanian charts and was played on radio stations across Europe and the US.
Since then she has had two solo number 1 singles on the Romanian charts.
In 2020 Roxen was internally selected by the Romanian broadcaster Romanian Television (TVR), through their partnership with Roxen’s record label Global Records. She performed five songs on the selection show Selecția Națională, where ‘Alcohol You’ was chosen as her 2020 Eurovision entry.
RTV promptly confirmed that Roxen would represent Romania in 2021 following the announcement of the cancellation. In March this year ‘Amnesia’ was released.
About the Song
‘Amnesia’ was written by Adelina Stîngă and Victor Bouroșu (also known as Viky Red). Victor also produced the track, and has collaborated with Roxen on a number of her other songs, including ‘Alcohol You’.
It’s a down tempo track, with radio friendly production and has the theme of overcoming self-neglect.
The song was released with a music video filmed in the National Theatre in Bucharest, featuring a contemporary dance performance with a group of dancers in the empty theatre.
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