Saturday, April 23, 2016

Romania - Moment Of Silence - Ovidiu Anton (OUT)

Digital release image
Excluded entry, was planned in semi 2

Romania is excluded from the 2016 contest following a dispute with the EBU about money.
This means Moment Of Silence (The irony) by Ovidiu Anton will not be participating in the 2nd semi.
Eurovision history is riddled with withdrawn entries, mostly replaced by other songs, but it's only the first time a country is kicked out of the competition after the starting order was revealed.

Rock singer Ovidiu Anton was to represent Romania this year with his self-penned song Moments Of Silence.
Moment Of Silence was released as a digital single on March 30 through the usual sources.
An early 1-track promo cdr was issued.
Both the single version and karaoke version have been released on the Stockholm 2016 compilations.

Watch and listen here at TVRs Youtube.

Ovidiu Anton has appeared on the Romanian Eurovision final (Selecţia Naţionala) a few times. The first time was in 2010 with his band Pasager.
2010 - Running Out Of Time - Pasager (13th)
2012 - I Walk Alone (5th)
2015 - Still Alive (3rd)

Picture from Ovidiu Antons Facebook
Links and sources
Ovidiu Anton FB
Ovidiu's page at TVR
TVR Eurovision pages

Check out Romania's recent Eurovision history
2015 - Voltaj
2014 - Paula Seling and Ovi II
2013 - Cezar
2012 - Mandinga
2011 - Hotel FM
2010 - Paula Seling and Ovi
2009 - Elena Georghe


  1. The song is now available on Itunes

  2. For unknown reasons the song is not available anymore...