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Romania's Roxen releases her song for Eurovision 2021: "Amnesia"

Roxen has been internally picked to represent Romania at Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Her song song has just been released: Listen to "Amnesia" here

Roxen was about to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with "Alcohol You" before the contest was cancellation due to the pandemic.

The Romanian national broadcaster TVR, opted to send once again Roxen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. However this time, the song was also to be internally chosen, unlike last year's song selection show Selecția Națională.

Now Roxen and her team have revealed the song that will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021: "Amnesia"

Romania 2021: Roxen – "Amnesia"

Amnesia

Amnesia is written and composed by Adelina Stinga and Victor Bourosu whilst Roxen confesses that this song is personal to her:

- The last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, filled with really good moments and some low points also. In the end, what kept me going the most was that I had some really great projects. Amnesia somehow manages to give a voice to all repressed feelings and to the people whose voices haven't been heard, in a way that for me is incredibly pure. I would like to thank everyone who has been by my side all this time and has offered me all the support that I needed.

Roxen

Roxen was born in Cluj, a small city in Romania, and has been singing since she was 7 years old. She won several musical contests at an early age and knew from that time that music was her life and saviour.

In her childhood, Roxen was fascinated by the artistic fields: writing and publishing books, singing at school festivals, acting and filming theatre. She has always felt like she belonged on stage. For her, every musical experience is a journey towards another dimension. Roxen’s musical aura is a spell that creates a whole new world.

Roxen rose to fame upon being featured on Romanian producer Sickotoy's "You Don't Love Me" in 2019, which reached number three in Romania and received radio airplay in several other countries. She followed this success with singles, "Ce-ți cântă dragostea" and "Spune-mi", eventually peaking top of the national chart.

Romania in Eurovision Song Contest

Romania 2005: Luminita Anghel & Sistem - "Let Me Try"

Romania had its debut in 1994, and has been participating 20 times since. They have never won the contest, but came 3rd in 2005 (Luminita Anghel & Sistem - "Let Me Try") and 2010 (Paula Seling & Ovi - "Playing With Fire").

Romania 2005: Luminita Anghel & Sistem - "Let Me Try"

Romania was expelled from Eurovision 2016 due to unpaid dept to EBU, so the winner of Selecţia Naţională 2016, Ovidiu Anton didn't participate in Stockholm.

Since the introductions of semi-finals in 2004, Romania has qualified to the Grand Final 13 out of 15 times, only missed the 2018 and 2019 qualification.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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