For Paula Seling, OVI, and the rest of the Romanian delegation, their high pressure Eurovision adventure started even before their plane touched down in Copenhagen.
Despite their collected, high energy performance at rehearsals yesterday in Copenhagen, the Romanian team experienced some stressful moments on their journey to Copenhagen.
The group departed Bucharest on 29 April, saying goodbye to their supporters and the Romanian press to begin their journey to Copenhagen. On their initial flight to their layover in Amsterdam, Paula and OVI were surrounded by supporters wishing them the best, and asking for signatures. The duo were also presented with a sketch one of the passengers had done of them.
Upon landing, OVI was even offered a chance to fulfill a childhood dream: to sit in the cockpit of an aircraft.
Things were going well until border control in Amsterdam, where OVI discovered he did not have his passport. The plane they had arrived on was getting ready to depart back to Bucharest, and time was ticking to retrieve the passport. Unfortunately, the passport was not retrieved, but OVI did have a copy of his passport with him.
The unfolding drama caused some major delays for the team, and they were late for the boarding of their final flight to Copenhagen. However, the plane that was scheduled for Copenhagen was experiencing mechanical issues, causing the airline to replace the plane for the flight, and giving Team Miracle time to reach the gate, and prepare for boarding.
After the rush of the journey, the team arrived safely in Copenhagen at midnight, and took to the stage hours later for their first rehearsal at B&W Hallerne.
Paula Seling & OVI will represent Romania this year at the Eurovision Song Contest after previously taking the stage for the country in 2010. They will perform their entry Miracle on 8 May in the second semi-final, hoping to achieve a coveted place in the Grand Final on 10 May.
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