Romania: disqualified

Romania Ovidiu

 

 

Moment of Silence is a powerful, dramatic song that put me delightfully in mind of a cross between Romania’s own 2013 Eurovision contestant Cezar and In the Dark of the Night from the 1997 animation Anastasia.

UPDATE: But it was not to be for singer Ovidiu Anton. Having not paid debts to the tune of 16 million Swiss francs, the Romanian national broadcaster lost its right to compete in the contest in April, and poor Ovidiu was disqualified before even making it to the semi-finals.

 

Credit: Ioana Chiriță © TVR Ovidiu Anton

 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Ovidiu Anton

 


 Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: LORDI

 

It impressed me to see people at a considerable age performing with love, a life for music, together with the national identity they brought on stage, but even so, rock music is in my blood and I vibrate with the power chords of the electric guitar. My heart is with Lordi on this one.

 

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014

WINNER: ABBA

 

ABBA built a wall of music, brick by brick, hit by hit, passed the test of time and claimed their place in musical history. I hope Conchita will achieve the same, but until then, got to give ABBA the crown.

 

What does the Romanian public think of Eurovision?

I believe Eurovision gets more interesting for the Romanian public, every year. The Romanian people enjoy art, music and a good show.

 

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I don’t have any special things: I just like to relax, forget about everything I did before and go on stage with that first-time feeling of excitement.

 

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

I was thrilled to see Wig Wam some years ago. In My Dreams is a song with so much energy, beautiful and glam, very rock ‘n’ roll!

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

I usually watch it at home with my wife and daughter.

 

 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Romania: 10 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).