ROMANIA 2014: REACTIONS UPON SELECTION
BRASOV, ROMANIA – Romanian Eurovision fans and musicians are unhappy with many of the choices the jury of the national broadcaster TVR has made for the national finals. Fan favourites Cobzality missed out while anonymous singers made the shortlist. Band Cobzality responded to the snub by posting the following message on their Facebook page, “We are glad to read the messages of shock and support regarding the fact that our song was not selected… We have the right to submit an appeal, in accordance with the regulation, so we shall do that. Until then, we are shooting the video of “Steaua din vis”, because we believe in our star. Thanks for your support, you’re the best”!
Another popular band, Colors of Stereo, formed by former The Voice contestants, also failed to make the cut. They expressed their outrage in a press release. “ “HeartQuake”, a visionary, emotional, energetic – positive song, with English lyrics and a catchy surprise chorus, a track that became one of the favorites this year, was highly appreciated both by experienced radio hosts and other Romanian composers and singers, yet the mysterious Romanian jury didn’t rank it among the twelve songs that enter the Romanian final. Stella Anita, Andrei Chermeleu, and hit composer Mihai Ogasanu will appeal against the Romanian Eurovision 2014 pre-selection results”.
Many of those who failed to make it into the final have lodged an appeal with TVR with the national broadcaster to respond within the next 72 hours. Other favourites who failed to make it include Mihai Ogasanu, Ozana Barabancea, Plastic Wizards and British singer Krystal Mills.