Mihai Traistariu: Eurovision has changed my life

by Stella Floras 76 views

Mihai Traistariu was expected by many to win the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. He did not but that did not stop him from launching an international career making appearances all over Europe and winning one award after another.

Mihai spoke to esctoday.com�s Aris Kalimeris about his plans for the future and for the Eurovision Song Contest which changed his life beyond his wildest dreams.

Tell us more about your forthcoming album. We hear it will be a multi-lingual one.
Yes, it is called Love is… and it will contain 12 songs in total, in six languages – two of them will be in Romanian.

When can we expect it?

The album is ready. We just have to decide for which song we’ll make a video clip first. We have postponed the release of the album many times but now we have decided to release it around Christmas, before or after.

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.