ROMANIA – After TVR’s decision to choose two wildcards to Selecția Națională, M I H A I has decided to withdraw from the contest. He was supposed to sing “Baya” in the semifinals of Romania’s national selection.
“Following a full evaluation of the Eurovision Romania 2019 Contest, organized by TVR, I decided to withdraw from the competition. Eurovision is the contest that gave me the aura of artist in 2006, when I won for Romania the highest score in history and a resounding success with Tornero in over 35 countries.
This motivated me during my artist career and showed me that the dream can be fulfilled if you are willing to work for it.
I joined this year in the preselections with the Baya song, managing to pass into the Semifinals. We chose for this year a rhythm track because we came after 5 months of TCDU filming – a successful TV show from another TV station where I was a competitor and in which I played live … 16 famous artists with different voice stamps, different attitudes and personalities, so my voice was successfully completed and the show!
I am a competitive artist and I have demonstrated this by facts.
Because at this moment, I do not trust the objectivity of Eurovision Romania organizers, given the unclear situation, from the start, regarding the registered competitors – those who passed the preselections and those who were later favored – I decided to withdraw.
I can not go on a journey that has many “mysteries”.
Thanks to the fans who have always supported me and who are with me and my music and promise them that for me, Eurovision remains a story … without end!”