Introducing 2012: Romania!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Mandinga

Mandinga promises a spectacular stageshow in Baku where they will represent Romania with Zaleilah, a unique juxtaposition of Cuban and Romanian sounds.

Mandinga is a unique band in Romania. The cultural variety, as a result of mixing Romanian and Cuban musicians, guarantees the best show on stage. The group is capable of pleasing the most heterogeneous crowds.

Mandinga consists of 7 members: Elena (lead vocals), Alex (trumpet), Chupi (drums), El Niño (congas), Omar (piano), Zach (saxophone) and Tony (trombone). Only six of them will sing on the stage in Baku, Tony being just their Green Room supporter.

The band started 10 years ago. Since then they have become known as the best latino band in the country. They have released no less than four albums so far and at the moment, the band members are working on a new album which will be released soon.

Mandinga’s success has gone beyond the borders of Romania and that is because they were not afraid to create and launch new concepts for their shows.

Entry: Zaleilah

The song was composed by Costi Ionita and penned by Elena Ionescu & Dihigo Omar Secada. This will be the first time that Romania will sing a song mostly in Spanish, the last time that Romania sang in Spanish was back in 2007 when Todomondo song in 6 different languages. The fact that most of the Mandinga members are Cuban helped to the spanish lyrics.

Tomorrow we will introduce the Swiss entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!


3 comments on “Introducing 2012: Romania!

  1. Romania 2012 features some beautiful instruments and has a happy summer rhythm but unfortunately it becomes evident soon that we are listening to one of the most generic songs this year. It is one of those I have heard it a million times before numbers that I lose interest in after about 30 seconds. However, I liked the act a bit better when I watched it being performed live in the Romanian national final. They seem to be very strong live but someone should tell the girl that there is a difference between hot and slutty. 5/12 and 27th place on my pre-rehearsals list.

  2. It’s well performed live. As for the rest… well, it’s a very weak song whent it comes to the melody. It’s very boring actually. Good luck. 🙂

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