TVR has just revealed that Roxen will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The young performer, who has been selected internally, will perform 5 original songs in the final on March 1.
This year, TVR has decided to skip their traditional ‘Selectia Nationala’ to choose their entry for Rotterdam from a renewed national selection made up of two different phases. The first one is complete as we already know the performer, who has been selected by the broadcaster and Global Records based on vocal abilities, artistic performance, musical empathy and expressiveness. Three artists reached this stage: Roxen, Diana V and Cezar Guna.
Now, it’s time to find the song for the winner, so the best Romanian composers will take part in a songwriting camp where they will write songs based on the artist’s specific voice type, vocal range and personality. 5 songs will be selected for a national final by composers, lyricists, musicologists, tv/radio music-show producers and music directors. The Romanian entrant will deliver all five tracks live on TV on March 1st. An equal combination of the voting of a professional jury panel and the audience will determine the song that the Romanian representative will perform in Rotterdam.
By opting for this new selection mechanism, Romania joins other countries that have successfully used similar processes in deciding their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. Statistics show that, in the last 15 years, every other ESC edition had at least one performance selected in this manner in the top 3, said TVR.
What do you think about the Romanian choice?