Luminita Anghel and percussion band Sistem are visiting Malta as part of their Eurovision Song Contest promotional tour. The Romanian representatives gave interviews for the major television and radio stations, newspapers and local Eurovision-related websites.
Luminita & Sistem present at the Eurolivin cd-launch
Luminita Anghel and Zoli Toth, leader and manger of the percussion band Sistem arrived at Malta International Airport on 28th April and will leave the island on Saturday 30th April. On their first day in Malta, the Romanian participants attended Maltasong's launch of the cd-single Eurolivin.
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Estoday.com in collaboration with OGAE Malta caught up with Luminita & Sistem for an interview, to be aired on Eurovision Radio on Wednesday 4th May. The show has a broadcast on Super One radio with webcast live via www.super1.com at 20:45 CET.
Luminita & Sistem revealed that they will produce a very energetic, electric and powerful act on stage. “I will dance and play on the barrels with Sistem,” stated Luminita. Sistem's leader confirmed that their performance will be similar to the one in the video clip and in the Romanian national final. “It will only be better…more energetic and electrifying,” Luminita & Sistem agreed. “We will do our best to give the impression of an international act and do not want to look like as if we are just another Balkan-Ethnic group.”
Eurovision Song Contest talk
Clearing all the doubts, Luminita confirmed that she is a good friend of Monica Anghel, who represented Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 in duet with Marcel Pavel. However they are no relatives.
Luminita & Sistem have Waterloo by Abba as their all time favourite Eurovision song. Their favourite Romanian Eurovision Song Contest entry is Dincoro de nori, the debut song from Romania at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Dan Bittman.
Luminita admitted that Romanians are not so keen on the Eurovision Song Contest due to the bad results obtained by the six previous Romanian representatives. However, Sistem noted that this year there seems to be some Eurovision-revival in the local media and among the Romanian public in general.
About the various negative reactions issued by the runner-up of the Romanian national final Loredana in the Romanian press Sistem remarked that “she didn't sing well. This is about giving a brilliant performance and she didn't. That's why she lost.”
Luminita fond of Hungary, Sistem of Norway
Speaking about their favourites, Luminita mentioned the Hungarian ethnic act, while Sistem mentioned the Norwegian rock song. They don't know yet if the Eurovision Song Contest is ready for rock songs such as the ones presented by Norway, Switzerland, Greece and Russia this year. However they said that it will be an interesting and tough contest.
Luminita & Sistem also remarked that they are not worried about them being drawn right in between Norway and Hungary in the semifinal on 19th May. Nevertheless they are feeling the pressure to qualify for the final. “We are determined to win and bring the Eurovision Song Contest home,” remarked Sistem leader Zoli Toth. “We will do our best because all depends on the performance on stage,” concluded Lumita. We only want to win!, agreed Sistem.