Romania: Roxen’s and TVR’s reaction to Eurovision 2020 cancellation
As expected the Eurovision 2020 cancellation is followed by a domino of reactions coming from the national broadcasters and the acts through statements indicating where things will go from now on.
The Romanian Eurovision 2020 representative, Roxen, who was to represent the country in Rotterdam with her song “Alcohol You” stated on the latest developments:
I am very glad that I was chosen to represent Romania at Eurovision and I thank everyone for their trust and support, the audience, the composers and the team that is always with me. With patience and correct information, we can get over it and resume all our activities. And why not, see you at ESC 2021. I will continue to make music throughout the next period and wish to hear from each others soon and of course, I will continue to promote and sing all 5 songs, “Alcohol You”, “Beautiful Disaster”, “Cherry Red”, “Colors” and “Storm”. Good health to all!
Additionally, the Romanian head of delegation , Liana Stanciu, stated :
When the planet fights with an unknown enemy, the biggest music contest on the planet is canceled. Officials announced that negotiations with the host country and city are ongoing, it is important to wait with hope and confidence for their decisions. Romanian Television wishes to thank its partners, all those who have been involved in organizing and conducting the National Selection 2020, as well as Eurovision fans, who have supported and promoted the participation of our country in this prestigious international competition. The Eurovision team will analyze the consequences of the decisions taken by the organizers and will evaluate all the options, including that of keeping, in whole or in part, the result decided by the public and the jury in Romania for this year’s edition. Now, the most important thing is to be healthy.
Roxen was internally selected to represent Romania at Eurovision 2020 . Through a national final with 5 songs a jury and the public selected the song “Alcohol you” for Roxen to perform in Rotterdam. Whether this songs will be able to compete in Eurovision 2029 is a decision that will be made in the future.