INFEvision Video Contest 2020: Delia to represent Romania with the song “Aruncă-mă”
INFEvision 2020, the video contest held by the International Network of Fan Clubs of Eurovision (I.N.F.E) is unfolding this week with the presentation of the competing acts and songs.
The INFEvision 2020 final line up closed today with the last but not least representative from the host nation, Romania! The INFE Romania fan community run by the Eurovision Romania Comunity (ERC) and this year’s organiser, has selected Delia to represent Romania at INFEvision 2020 with her song ‘Aruncă-mă’.
A few words about Delia
Delia Matache , born 7 February 1982, known by the stage name of Delia, is a Romanian singer-songwriter, dancer and philanthropist. She started her career in 1999 as a member of the house and Eurodance musical duo N&D with Nicolae Marin, and released four albums. The duo split in 2003, and Matache began her solo career, releasing six studio albums.
Delia’s music career started when she was in 11th grade in the duo-band N&D together with Nick (Marius Nicolae) – the name of the band, which they formed in 1999, came from the first letter of their names (Nick & Delia). They launched 3 albums together (from 1999 to 2002), Altfel (“Different”), Fac ce vreau (“I do what I want”) and Nu e vina mea (“It’s not my fault”), out of which more than a few songs were smash-hit’s “hit-machines” and dominated the charts over the years, including the famous song “Vino la mine” (“Come to me”). The last CD that Delia released was in 2002, by the name of Nu vreau să te pierd (“I don’t wanna lose you”).
Her first single was “Ce vor de la mine” / “What they want from me”, but the big hit was “Parfum de fericire” / “Perfume of Happiness”. In 2007, she released the second album “Listen Up!”
In 2008, she was in a Romanian dance competition, “Dansez pentru tine” (the Romanian version of Dancing With the Stars), with her partner, Ionuț Pavel. They got to the duel fivefold, and then left the competition. In September 2009, Delia achieved 10 points, at Golden Stag Festival for the song “I Will Survive”.In 2015 the third album was released titled “Pe Aripi de Vânt” / “On the wind’s wings”. In 2016 she releases her 4th album titled ‘Deliria’ while in in 2017 ‘Delia Live’ comes out.On 20 June 2012, it was announced that Matache was to be one of three judges of the contest show X Factor on Antena 1.
Here is the competing music video of ‘Aruncă-mă’:
This year’s edition was launched in the first days of October with INFE Romania revealing the INFEvision 2020 slogan “Riding the Ages” . From that point all INFE clubs were given a period until end of October to confirm participation to the host country. A total of 19 countries around the globe will eventually be participating in this year’s contest, which is a new record number for the competition itself after last year’s 18 countries. Unfortunately Armenia and Azerbaijan decided to withdraw due to the war conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).
Within the weekend the voting process will begin which will see an online voting kick off and the national clubs casting their votes. The Grand final is set to take place on December 19 in the city of Resita in Romania.