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Romania 2013 || Cezar - It's my life
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:11:53 PM »
The Romanian broadcaster TVR keeps silence about the National Selection for Eurovision 2013.

This thread will be updated as and when the news is revealed.



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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 01:09:41 AM »
The Romanian broadcaster TVR has announced the list of the 32 songs qualified for the National Selection for Eurovision 2013.

104 songs out of the 148 songs competing this year have been performed at the auditions that took place in Bucharest. Other auditions took place in Iaşi, Cluj, Timişoara, Craiova. 

Here are some of the artists that will compete in the semifinals on February 23rd and 24th: Luminita Anghel, Natalia Barbu, Alin Vaduva, Diana Hetea, Electric Fence, Carlos Santana's niece, Renee, Robert Turcescu (a Romanian TV presenter) and his band (really?  :eyepop: ).
Andrei Leonte, winner of the first X Factor Romania edition and Tudor Turcu, winner of the second X Factor Romania edition will be competing in semifinals as well. Narcis Iustin Ianău that got famous during the first edition of "Romanians got talent" will join them too.

The National Final will take place on March 9th, 2013. Seems that we will have plenty of good songs and good voices to pick from.
Feel free to update the next posts with videolinks as soon as they become available on Youtube. Just a few samples in this post:

Natalia Barbu - Confession






Luminita Anghel - Unique



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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 01:22:54 AM »
Cristian Prăjescu - The Best Thing In Life Is To Love





Diana Hetea - I believe in love




Phaser - Pur toi et pour moi

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Narcis Iustin Ianău - Seven
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Tudor Turcu - Hello
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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 01:27:53 AM »
9 Gardens - All for naught
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Elena Cîrstea Muttart - Spinning




FreeStay - Criminal Mind
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Casa Presei - Un Refren
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The Zuralia Orchestra - Sukar Transylvania
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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 01:30:12 AM »
Edict - Buddy Buddy
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Diana Matei - Ma Ma He
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Renee Santana - What is love
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Maximilian Munteanu - Broken Heart
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Letiția Moisescu - We are one
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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 01:33:23 AM »
Tamara Sofi - Firebird




Georgiana Moraru - Wake me up
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Cristina Haios - Final de război



Station 4 - Your heart is telling me so
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Ovidiu Anton - Run away with me
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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 01:37:47 AM »
Alin Văduva - Storyline




Mosquito - Feel the same
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Electric Fence - Emilia
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Brigitta&Mihai (feat. TIPS) - One heart
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Claudiu Mirea - I feel so high
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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 01:40:54 AM »
Spin& Cezar Dometi - Silver lining
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Liviu Cătălin Mititelu - La donna di nero
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Anthony - Dream girl
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Andrei Leonte - Paralyzed
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Cezar Florin Ouatu - It’s my life
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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 12:31:25 PM »
Cool to see Luminita Anghel again!  8) This is gonna be a very interesting preselection I think. :)

I will post the other videos as soon as they are available.

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 09:07:38 PM »
You can watch live the 1st Semifinal here



1st Semi-final
1. TUDOR TURCU
2. CASA PRESEI
3 . ELECTRIC FENCE
4. DIANA HETEA
5. STATION 4
6. EDICT
7. FREE STAY
8. MAXIMILIAN MUNTEANU
9. BRIGITTA & MIHAI (FEAT TIPS)
10. NATALIA BARBU
11. SPIN & CEZAR DOMETI
12. LIVIU MITITELU
13. CEZAR
14. TAMMY
15. LUMINIŢA ANGHEL
16. ANTHONY



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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 09:50:37 PM »
1) Tudor Turcu - Hello

The most polite way of starting a semifinal ... the most polite rocker ever too! Hello!  :scratch:

2) Casa Presei - Un Refren
Really? ::)

3) Electric Fence - Emilia
No comment! Who's her hair sylist? :faint:

4) Diana Hetea - I believe in love
Beautiful voice! I love Disney, I love ballads too and I like this song. However, I feel that the live performance is missing something.

5) Station 4 - Your heart is telling me so
Catchy rhythm. I don't see any boyband, a Romanian version of Backstreet Boys included, winning Eurovision though.

6) Edict - Buddy Buddy
I have to admit that I am struggling to understand what she sings. The ethno beats attract lots of fans, no doubts about it.

7) Freestay - Criminal Mind
Sounds like something Directia 5 would sing which is not bad, but were is the refrain that sticks in your head?

8 ) Maximilian Muntean - Broken Heart
Nice song. He doesn't want a broken heart and he sings it with a big smile on his face. Does that mean that the message is a positive one after all?

9) Brigitta & Mihai (feat T.I.P.S.) - One heart
Yummy Yummmy, Honey Honey, Love You Love You, Sunny Sunny, Cloudly Cloudly ...   

10) Natalia Barbu - Confession
Finally something different ... goodluck Natalia!

11) Spin & Cezar Dometi - Silver lining
The end of the song kind of scared me

12) Liviu Mititelu - La donna di nero
I know that manele singers have good voices, but I didn't expect Liviu Guta to compete for Eurovision with a song in Italian that has nothing to do with the genre that made him famous.

13) Cezar - It's my life
This is a bit too much for me. The opera voice, the outfits  ... they've studied Eurovision way too much  :P

14) Tammy - Firebird
Good song but I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed. There's a big difference between the song I've listened on Youtube and the live performance.

15) Luminita Anghel - Unique
I can see this one winning. Hope it does!

16) Anthony - Dream Girl
Cheesy lyrics! Sometimes simple cheesy lyrics work well but I'm afraid this is not the case. Anthony can do much better than this with a good song.

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 11:48:36 PM »
The songs qualified from the First Semifinal are:

  • 1. Casa Presei - Un Refren
  • 3. Freestay - Criminal Mind
  • 5. Luminita Anghel - Unique
  • 7. Cezar - It's My Life
  • 9. Electric Fence -Emilia
  • 11. Tudor Turcu - Hello



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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 07:13:27 PM »
Thanks for the very interesting reviews, Relyana. Love to read your comments!

Luminita Anghel was my favorite this semi-final.  :heart:

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2013, 07:28:18 PM »
Thanks for the very interesting reviews, Relyana. Love to read your comments!

Luminita Anghel was my favorite this semi-final.  :heart:

Her dress was awful! Hope she doesn't pursue in wearing this kind of outfits in the future. The last thing we wish for her is a Barbara Dex award.

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 09:04:14 PM »
The second semi-final is about to start. This is the running order:


2nd Semi-final
1. OVIDIU ANTON
2. LETICIA
3. MOSQUITO
4. ALIN VĂDUVA
5. RENEE SANTANA
6 . DIANA MATEI
7. 9 GARDENS
8. THE ZURALIA ORCHESTRA
9. ABCD
10. ELENA CÎRSTEA
11. IUSTIN NARCIS IANĂU
12. CLAUDIU MIREA
13. ANDREI LEONTE
14. CRISTIAN PRĂJESCU
15. JUL
16. PHASE

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 09:34:46 PM »
1) Ovidiu Anton - Run away with me
Interesting tune. Reminds me of Desperado & Tony Poptamas but the song doesn't have that softness and it's obviously missing some salt&pepper as well.  :P

2) Leticia - We are one
Sorry but the Chippendales look of the dancers doesn't impress me much. On the countrary, makes me worry that they're gonna lose their cloths on stage. As for the song, the message is obvious, even though that's the only thing that sticks in your mind ... "we are one"

3) Mosquito - Feel the same
La la la la la ... la la la la la la la I don't feel the same .... cute, but that's about all I can say

4)  Alin Văduva - Storyline
Something sounds so terribly wrong live. I didn't get the same impression when watching the Youtube video.

5) Al Mike feat Renee Santana - What is love
I'm curious as of how the Romanian public will vote for a foreign singer. The jury might save the song.

6) Diana Matei - Ma Ma He
What does she sings about?   :doh:  The whole song is chaotic.

7) 9 Gardens - All for naught
He's out of tune. Actually he's not even singing, he's talking and shouting about something I can't even follow.

8 ) The Zuralia Orchestra - Sukar Transylvania
Interesting how the whole concept about Eurovision has changed in TVR's perception. Years ago Pepe's songs were not accepted because his latino music wasn't representative for the Romanian music scene. I'm not gonna comment any further on this one. It's not even funny!  :eyepop:

9) ABCD - Final de război
Good live performance! I wonder if they'd chose to sing the English version in Sweden.

10) Elena Cîrstea Muttart - Spinning
So simple and beautiful! The best live performance so far!  :rose:

11) Narcis Iustin Ianău - Seven
It would be very interesting to watch Cezar and Narcis competing in the Final, especially if Narcis would perform from the 6th or 8th spot. I have the feeling that Cezar would win the battle though. Anyway, I don't see such a song winning our NF.

12) Claudiu Mirea - I feel so high
It's about time for a happy song. "I feel so high when I see your smile", "All I want from you is just a smile"

13) Andrei Leonte - Paralyzed
Andrei's song is ok, but his show lacks originality. It's nothing that can't be fixed though. I don't know why but this song makes me miss Catalin Josan even more.

14) Cristian Prăjescu - The Best Thing In Life Is To Love
Good voice! Hope to listen to Cristian more often from now on.

15) JUL - Wake me up
She didn't manage to wake me up.

16) Phaser - Pur toi et pour moi
Good voice. Why French?


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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2013, 11:45:50 PM »
The songs qualified from the First Semifinal are:

  • 2. Narcis Iustin Ianău - Seven
  • 4. Elena Cîrstea Muttart - Spinning
  • 6. Ovidiu Anton - Run away with me
  • 8. Cristian Prăjescu - The Best Thing In Life Is To Love
  • 10. Al Mike feat Renee Santana - What is love
  • 12. Andrei Leonte - Paralyzed

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2013, 11:48:22 PM »
This is the running order of the songs qualified for the Romanian National Final that will take place on March 9th:
  • 1. Casa Presei - Un Refren
  • 2. Narcis Iustin Ianău - Seven
  • 3. Freestay - Criminal Mind
  • 4. Elena Cîrstea Muttart - Spinning
  • 5. Luminita Anghel - Unique
  • 6. Ovidiu Anton - Run away with me
  • 7. Cezar - It's My Life
  • 8. Cristian Prăjescu - The Best Thing In Life Is To Love
  • 9. Electric Fence -Emilia
  • 10. Al Mike feat Renee Santana - What is love
  • 11. Tudor Turcu - Hello
  • 12. Andrei Leonte - Paralyzed

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Re: Romania 2013
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2013, 11:56:45 PM »
It will be very interesting to see Luminita Anghel performing right after Elena Cirstea.
Also, Andrei Leonte, winner of the first edition of X-Factor Romania will compete right after Tudor Turcu, winner of the second edition of X-Factor Romania.
We have 2 opera voices competing (Cezar and Narcis). I have to admit that I didn't expect any of them to qualify for the Final.
Renee Santana did get the votes she needed. The youngest contestant we've had this year, Cristian, has qualified too.
I can see 2 dark horses: Casa Presei and Electric Fence.

I am very curious whether or not Romania will get to be represented by a "voice" once again. Spinning, Unique or What is love would made me happy.

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Re: Romania 2013 - Cezar - It's my life
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 12:57:59 AM »
Cezar will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "It's my life"




Good luck, Cezar!

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Re: Romania 2013 - Cezar - It's my life
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 06:51:31 PM »
I must say that countertenor voices have never appealed me very much (outside of opera I mean).  :-[  Cezar has a very good voice, nobody can deny that, but a pop song + countertenor is not a very good combination in my opinion.  :( Still, I wish him and Romania good luck.  :)

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Re: Romania 2013 - Cezar - It's my life
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2013, 12:45:44 AM »
C E Z A R- Cinema Paradiso - studio session






 C E Z A R - White Christmas








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Re: Romania 2013 - Cezar - It's my life
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013, 11:38:00 PM »
I think that might be a grower here, and i immediately thought of some resemblance to Bulgaria and Sweden 2009 (which i liked both), though i'm not so crazy for this style, but i'll need more listens anyway :)

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Re: Romania 2013 - Cezar - It's my life
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2013, 01:30:22 AM »
I have a great deal of respect for the artist, but I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed to see this song winning our NF over Unique or Spinning.
What can I do? I love ballads, songs with a positive message, uptempo songs that'll cheer you up, good voices, catchy tunes. Pop-opera was simply a no-no to me, definitely not suitable for any Eurovision playlists. I used to say "maybe if I listen to this song long enough, it will get better". So ... I've started to listen to it over and over again.

This song sounds different with each of Cezar's performances which makes me hope that it will survive the critics. One thing is for sure. Once you listen to it, the song won't leave you indifferent. Either you love it or hate it. Some would say that there is no middle way but there it is. It makes me smile. Tolerance is the key to understanding the non-understandable. Ignorance is not always bliss.

This might be a grower indeed.

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