ROMANIA – Gheorghe was born in Bucharest to the family of an Aromanian priest, Gheorghe Gheorghe. Many of her ancestors were Orthodox priests. She has a sister, Ana, who is a journalist and a brother, Costin, plays football for Sportul Studenţesc. Her mother, Mărioara Gheorghe is a folk artist.
Gheorghe debuted on the folk music scene with her when just three years of age with the song Sus în Deal în Poieniţă. At age 11 she joined the Children’s National Palace where she took singing lessons.
In 2000 she won the gold trophy Little Bear (in Baia Mare) with One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston. In 2001 she participated in the Mamaia Festival. Gheorghe is of both Romanian and Aromanian background.
After an internal selection, Gheorghe was elected to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song “The Balkan Girls” written by Laurenţiu Duţă. She came second in the voting result, but as the jury voted for her, she won the National Final.
At Eurovision, in Moscow she qualified for the Grand Final where she came the nineteenth after accumulating a total of 40 points (12 points from Moldova). After Eurovision she became more famous Europe-wide and released her signature song “Disco Romancing” which was a smash hit in Romania as well as a top-ten in Hungary and a mild success in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.
The following single “Midnight Sun” was a top-ten success in the Dutch Top 40 and in the Romanian Top 100. In 2011 she collaborated with Dony and released the single “Hot Girls” which once again charted throughout Europe. The same year she had her first European tour, getting to Germany, Spain and Greece.
ROMANIA – Eurovision fans found out about Sergiu after releasing We Were Young by Stig Rästa, which has had not a happy ending. But now the former Eurovision Romania contestant released a new single called Tell Me.
After the We Were Young national final failure in January 2017, Sergiu took a break for almost a year from releasing new music. “It was horrible and frustrating. When I released the song, everyone was so excited and told me that I have real chances of representing Romania at Eurovision 2017. There was a lot of pressure for a new indie artist like me and also a lot of expectations. When I went to the live auditions and I saw myself in front of the juries I just snapped and sang quite bad. I felt like I was suffocating on the stage. I failed everyone who believed in my song and it really messed me up.” said the artist.
One year later he returned to Selectia Nationala with Every Little Thing finishing 4th in the semi-final.
Now he releases the song Tell Me which is also written and composed by Sergiu. The track is about the rare moments when we fall in love with somebody that we’ve just met. More like feeling, an intense connection and chemistry with a total stranger, and you feel as this could be the beginning of something very beautiful. With the release of his new single, the Romanian singer announced that his second solo album will be ready for the fans this fall. The name of the album is yet to be revealed.
Being asked if he is interested in participating at Selectia Nationala in 2019, Sergiu answered: “I would really like to write a song for someone, but I don’t think I want to participate as a singer this year.”
Although Sergiu is an independent singer, after We Were Young he was able to gain more attention and his latest singles all reached the Top 5iTunes Romanian Chart. Right now he is also scheduling a small promo tour in Romania for his upcoming album.
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Ce ciudat, imi e frica. Parca niciodata nu mi-a mai fost atata de frica sa lansez o piesa. Pentru ca habar nu am daca va place sau nu. Am optat pentru o orchestratie minimalista, o tema frumoasa si un vizual cat mai dragut si potrivit pentru aceasta piesa. Chiar va rog imi spuneti parerea voastra sincera (de preferat pe Youtube, in comentarii). TELL ME, link in bio! ☺️
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ROMANIA – International top artists on the Golden Stag Festival stage: James Blunt, Amy MacDonald, Edvin Marton and winners of The Eurovision Song Contest to hold solo concerts in Brasov from August 29th to September 2nd.
The Golden Stag festival is to carry on the tradition of solo concerts held by important international singers. 50 years after the first edition of The Golden Stag Festival, Romanian Television will treat the public in Piata Sfatului and the television audience with a number of solo concerts performed by top Romanian and international artists.
The Golden Stag 2018 –an anniversary edition, will offer performances from top singers,who have won our appreciation over the years with hits such as „ You’re beautiful”, „Goodbye”, My Lover”, „This is life”, namely the British singer James Blunt or the Scottish singer Amy MacDonald.
But this is not all! The Golden Stag festival , organized by TVR, will present concerts performed by singers who have won a top place in the Eurovision Song Contest : the winner of the Big Trophy Gigliola Cinquetti (1964), as well the Cyprus singer Eleni Foureira, number two in 2018 ESC.
The famous violin player and composer Edvin Marton, known for his unique talent of combining classical music with pop-rock, will also be present on the Festival stage this year.
The good news continue, since the organizers promise to bring another top artist on the Festival stage.His name will be shortly made public.
The solo concerts, to be held during the whole duration of the festival – 29 August-2 September – will also be moments of respite for the contestants to the International Music Contest. This year, 18 singers will compete for the Big Trophy of the Festival.
Dedicated to the Romania Centenary and to the festival semicentenary -The Golden Stag will have a special format, featuring an Anniversary Gala, two days of contest, a Festival Gala and solo concerts by special guest stars.
The Festival will close with the show „Romania Centenary”, a music show in which Romanian traditional folk music will be side by side with modern versions of this music genre.
The event will be broadcast live and exclusively by the Romanian Television.
The International Golden Stag festival has started in 1968 and has had 17 editions, the last one in 2009.The event has become the biggest international music festival organised in Romania and, traditionally, in Brasov.
Over the years, this prestigious festival has seen performances from stars such as Diana Ross, Amalia Rodrigues, Julio Iglesias, Dalida, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Juliette Greco, Vaya con Dios, Coolio, Cristina Aguilera, Cliff Richard, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Martin, Kelly Family, Patricia Kaas, Gilbert Becaud, Josephine Baker, Toto Cutugno, Enrico Macias, Boy George, James Brown, Ray Charles, UB 40, Scorpions, Pink and many others.
Given its high performance , The Golden Stag represents not only a prestigious TVR brand but also a national brand, the festival being watched by an impressive number of people all over the country.
ROMANIA – On July 3rd the song “S’Agapao” (I Love You) released in Romania. The song is penned by the 2018 Greek entry composer, Aris Kalimeris, a man who hasn’t denied the idea of setting his eyes for a Eurovision return (and why not with Romania, a country in which he has been working for years).
The song is performed by Alama feat. Nicole Cherry and Pacha Man. Alama (aka Vangelis Siakas) is Greek-Romanian producer living in Romania and one of the upcoming stars in the country. He is known from his collaborations with VEGAS group and Join’ Through. Nicole is also an upcoming star in Romania with international collaborations and Pacha Man is a well known Romanian rapper.
The song is released with mainly Greek lyrics due to the descent of Alama. But the truth is that Greek lyrics are quite popular. Just remember a decade ago what a success the songs of Despoina Vandi were in Romania.
We spotted Aris Kalimeris recently at the MAD Video Music Awards 2018 and having a small private talk he seems quite relaxed now that the Eurovision storm has gone. He appreciates the fact that no matter the result, Greeks were not negative to him and Yianna Terzi. He also met with the Czech participant, Mikolas Josef with whom they hung out a lot in Lisbon.
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ROMANIA – The Golden Stag International Festival had its debut in 1968 and had 17 editions, the last having been organised in 2009. The event become the greatest International Music Festival in Romania, being traditionally organised in Brașov.
Over the years, this impressive festival hosted performances or recitals of stars such as: Diana Ross, Amália Rodrigues, Julio Iglesias, Dalida, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Juliette Greco, Vaya con Dios, Coolio, Barbara, Christina Aguilera, Cliff Richard, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Martin, Kelly Family, Patricia Kaas, Gilbert Becaud, Josephine Baker, Toto Cutugno, Enrico Macias, Boy George, James Brown, Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, UB 40, Scorpions, Pink, Sheryl Crow and many others.
Through the quality of its artistic performances, „Golden Stag” is not only a famous TVR brand, but also a national one. The shows organised within the festival bring together an impressive audience throughout the country.
This year’s edition:
At most 15 competitors will fight for the Grand Trophy of the Festival, and the prize of 25.000 Euro
The artists can subscribe online until July 11
The contest’s prizes reach a total amount of 65.000 Euro
The preparations for the Golden Stag Festival (Festivalul Cerbul de Aur), the 2018 edition, are coming to completion. As of today, June 20th, registrations for the International Interpretation Festival are open.
The artists who wish to register can do this until July 11, on the official website of the event, http://cerbuldeaur.ro / http://golden-stag.ro , where they can also find the Regulations of the Festival.
At the end of the registration period, the jury of the selection will decide the artists who will enter the final stage of the competition. This year, we will have an edition of the Interpretation Contest for the Grand Trophy where at most 15 artists will be competing for the Grand Prize on the Festival stage in Piaţa Sfatului. But there will be so many other prizes!
The contest’s prizes reach a total amount of 65.000 Euro
The 2018 anniversary edition of the Golden Stag brings, besides the Grand Trophy, some eight other awards:
The first prize
The second prize
The third prize
The prize for the best interpretation of a Romanian song
The Brasov Prize;
The public’s Prize
The Prize of the Festival Accredited Press
The Prize of the Public Radio and Television Societies
The Grand Trophy of the Golden Stag International Festival amounts to 25.000 Euros.
The Golden Stag International Festival will take place in Piaţa Sfatului, Braşov, August 29th – September 2nd 2018. On the occasion of this anniversary year dedicated to Romania’s Centenary and also of the semi-centenary of the festival, TVR brings in a special format of the event with an Anniversary gala, two days of contest, a Festival Gala and adjacent events as well. The Festival will end with a Centenary Gala – a folkloric show where we will see a blend of traditional Romanian folk music with modern covers of this genre. The event will be broadcasted live and exclusively by the Romanian Television.