Bella Santiago, a favorite for the Selectia Nationala 2019 win, may be at risk of declassification: the lyrics of “Army of Love” may not meet the EBU regulations for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The controversy is (again) set in the Romanian national final for the Eurovision 2019 … and again around Bella Santiago. After the singer’s qualifying for the semifinals has caused major controversy, leading to the withdrawal of MIHAI, the Romanian press advances that the singer is at risk of being disqualified from the National Selection 2019.
Romanian press claim that there is an issue with the lyrics which thee local press consider them a plagiarism from an Indian proverb. Though in the US that Indian proverb is free for reproduction as many T-shirts are printed with the quote which is the part of the lyrics Bellaa uses in her song.