Romania 2015: Ruslana to perform in NF
CRAIOVA, ROMANIA – Ruslana, winner of Eurovision 2004, was specially invited to perform in the Romanian national final show of the Eurovision Song Contest in Craiova with the song titled “Wild Dances”. It has brought Ruslana a victory with a total 280 points, which was an absolute record at that time.
On the stage of the Polyvalent Hall of Craiova on the 8th March will be competing Luminita Anghel, Rodica Aculova, Cristina Vasiu, Lara Lee, Tudor Turcu, Ovidiu Anton, Aurelian Temisan and Alexa, Supertrooper, Voltaj, Baietti and CEJ. The representative of Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be elected by the vote of the jury (50%) and TV viewers (50%), so the role of the public in this competition is vey important.
The national final will be broadcast live by TVR 1, TVR HD, TVR International and online on the www.tvrplus.ro.
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be held in Vienna, Austria, 19th, 21st and 23rd May. Romania will participate in the first semi-final of the contest on 19th May.
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Her winning single and subsequent album “Wild Dances” released in 2003 in Ukraine saw a widespread acclaim in more than 25 countries. It is a unique album combining powerful ethnic drums, trumpet sounds of the trembita, an ancient music instrument, with the modern dance beats. For 97 weeks Ruslana dominated 14 different charts throughout the whole Europe, peaking at number one in Belgium for 10 weeks. The album sold more than 170 000 copies in the first 100 days after its release, even without a supporting tour. It was the first album to be certified 5 times platinum in Ukraine, selling more than 500 000 copies and making “Wild Dances” the most successful album in Ukraine ever. After that Ruslana won the prestigious “World Music Award” in Las Vegas as a best selling Ukrainian artist in the world. More Gold Record awards and successes followed Ruslana in Belgium, where she was included in the top most popular artists, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia and Ukraine, where Ruslana was declared the most influential public figure. Her incredible success in Europe and constant touring enabled Ruslana to share her musical vision across the world.
special thanks to Nastya Umetskaya (Russia) for her contribution