The EBU has announced today that due the debts of the Romanian Broadcaster TVR, Romania will not be able to participate in this year’s contest. This year’s Eurovision artists along with former artists and fans all gather to support Ovidiu Anton who was supposed to sing Moment of Silence for Romania in the second semifinal of the contest.
Performing Moment of Silence in Eurovision in Concert, Israel Calling and the London Eurovision Party, Ovidiu became a good friend of many of this year’s artist and got to know a lot of kind Eurovision fans. Now, the artists and fans are up to support Ovidiu and also initiated a petition and the idea of inviting Ovidiu as a guest artist to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.
Amir from France:
— Amir (@Amir_Off) 22 april 2016
Lidia Isac from Moldova:
Румынию сняли с Евровидения… Хочется поддержать артиста… Ovidiu Anton – крепись!!! Пусть твоя мечта… https://t.co/tVSLoBRUDi
— Lidia Isac (@LidiaIsac) 22 april 2016
Poli Genova from Bulgaria:
— Poli Genova (@poligenova) 22 april 2016
Sergey Lazarev from Russia, in a picture with Ovidiu and Romania’s HoD Iuliana Marciuc:
When all things that have nothing to do with music effect an artist there is only one thing I can say : Unfair. I believe that the least that can be done now is to invite @ovidiuanton to perform as a guest during the final of #Eurovision Out of respect to all his efforts. #eurovision2016 #cometogether #Romania #Russia #repost_support
Ett foto publicerat av Sergey Lazarev (@lazarevsergey)
Whether Ovidiu will be invited as a guest artist is probably left to the decision of host broadcaster SVT. With a bit more than a week before the rehearsals kick off in Stockholm, any further decisions that should be made, should happen quickly.
Stay tuned to ESCToday for more news regarding Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016