2000 and Whatever – Romania

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

The Humans – Goodbye | 11th place, 107 points (Semi-Final)

The vocal power of the lead singer made this song a qualifier for the jury, but televoters were not as impressed. Perhaps because of the strange staging with all the mannequins? At least the deep emotional lyrics were not picked up. ‘Goodbye’ is a song about struggling with depression, overcoming, winning battles that no one knew about. Not able to see the beauty in life, whilst it is all around us. I like this choice by Anita and it still feels somewhat unfair that this song was Romania’s first ever non-qualifier.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Such an incredible entry. Ovi’s a talented songwriter and having Paula with that operatic range on this pop-dance track and make it work desires huge respect! That two-way piano was brilliant and the harmonisation between both singers was just the icing on the cake. One of my fave Romanian entries by far!

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Romania below: