Voltaj will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Their song ‘De la capăt’ received first place with both juries and televoting.

Victory was assured after a 12-song final, with the popular band securing maximum points from the televote ahead of former winner Luminita Anghel. Voltaj’s song, ‘De la capăt’ was the first to perform on the night. The jury eventually revealed their verdict, with the same top two results. Third place went to Ovidiu Anton.

‘De la capăt’ tells the difficult story of families who live apart, due to parents moving abroad from Romania for work. Romania will perform in the first semifinal in Vienna on 19th May. The Balkan nation has already been drawn in the second half of the show. Last year, Romania finished in fourteenth in Copenhagen when Paula Seling & Ovi performed their song Miracle. Ovi was part of the jury today.

For the full details of what happened, as it happened, and what we honestly thought about it, check our live report here.

Chief Editor: A non-schlager Europhile who's been doing this ESC writing malarkey since 2008, usually championing Eurovision's alternative or quirky offerings. My role at Xtra isn't too dissimilar from my previous life as a school teacher, but they're a well behaved class. Also responsible for dropping bum notes on a piano.

Load More Related Articles
More from  Simon Wells
Load More In Eurovision

Check Also

17 countries in this year’s JESC

17 countries will participate in this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song C…