Artist Profiles: Mandinga

Mandinga represented Romania at Eurovision in 2012, after dominating their national selection. The group performed the upbeat number ‘Zaleilah’, which finished in 12th place at the contest overall. Who is Mandinga? Mandinga is a Romanian ‘Latin pop’ group originating from the nation’s capital, Bucharest. The line-up has changed over the years, with Elena Gheorghe the…

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Top 5 Junior Eurovision Entries of 2003!

In the lead up to the upcoming edition of Junior Eurovision, we are looking back on the previous editions of the contest to rediscover the songs we love! For this Top 5, we are heading to Copenhagen, the hosts of the 2003 edition of Junior Eurovision. A total of 16 participants performed their entries on…

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Think About Things (Results Edition) – Romania

It’s the time of year when the Post-Eurovision depression is in full swing, but there’s no better cure than to reminisce! Together with ESCDaily Editor, Dennis Van Eersel, we will be discussing each of this year’s competing nations – from their results to how we think they could improve in the future!

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Live-on-Tape performances of Non-Qualifiers Released

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was one of the most unique yet, not only for the songs, but also for the organisation of the contest. With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, each of the participating nations was expected to prepare a live-on-tape performance. This performance was prepared as a back-up just in case the nation…

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Think About Things – Semi-Final 1 Rehearsals

Rehearsals are in full swing at the moment in Rotterdam. In fact, all the participating countries in the first semi final have been on stage for the first time already so we can see the first contours on what that first semi will be like. In this chat conversation I had with Dennis van Eersel…

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Rehearsal Day 2 – Romania

With one of the strongest songs this year, and the biggest potential for staging, Romania has set the bar high this year. The first broadcasted run through of Amnesia was shaky to say the least. Vocally, Roxen fails to deliver. She gives a confident delivery, but each note is as shaky as the last. The…

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Eurovision 2021 Reviews – Romania

Romania have been a strong competitor since their official debut back in 1994, and while they haven’t yet secured the trophy, the nation has reached the Top 10 on a number of occasions. The most recent two participations are the only non-qualifying entries for Romania, but hoping to get the nation back into the final…

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Who Should Win Eurovision 2021? Vote In Our Poll Now!

Another Eurovision national final season has concluded, and we have (almost) all 40 competing entries for this year’s contest. That means it’s poll time! Who do you think should win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Vote in our poll below! You can vote for one act, or multiple, and once you’ve voted, make sure to…

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ROXEN debuts Eurovision 2021 entry, Amnesia

ROXEN was internally selected to represent Romania at Eurovision 2020, and with the cancellation of the contest, she was unable to perform her entry on the Eurovision stage. She will get her chance this year, however, as she is returning to represent Romania with a brand new song. ROXEN has now released her 2021 entry…

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Eurovision Calendar: What’s happening this month?

We’ve officially hit March, and for Eurovision fans, this is indisputably the busiest month of the National Final season. At this point, we are looking at a calendar filled with an event each day for the first half of March, with the EBU cut off date for songs looming. With that said, let’s look at…

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