Romania is continuing their preparations for Selecția Națională 2023. As artists prep for the final on the 11th of February, Rory speaks to Andrada Popa. She is hoping to represent Romania in Liverpool with her song “No Time For Me”.
Check out our interview with Andrada Popa here!
Together, Andrada and Rory talk about the inspiration behind her song “No Time For Me” and the struggle of balancing a professional life and self-care. They also talk about Andrada’s previous Junior Eurovision experience, her growth as an artist since then and what she has learnt in her nearly 20 years in the music industry.
About Andrada Popa
Andrada Popa is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter and actress from Romania. A native of Bucharest, Andrada first broke into the music industry representing Romania at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song “Salvați planeta!”. This eventually led to a bigger breakthrough as part of the LaLaBand, which propelled Andrada into the spotlight domestically. Since then, Andrada has gone solo and released a string of hits that culminated in appearances on the US Billboard Compilation chart in 2020. Her potential Eurovision entry – “No Time For Me” – is written by Andrada herself, alongside Ciprian Lemnaru.
Romania’s Eurovision Journey
Romania joined the Eurovision family in the Eastern wave of enlargement, making their debut in 1994. Their entry – Dan Bittman’s “Dincolo de nori” – finished in 21st place with a total of 14 points. At the introduction of semi-finals, Romania found their stride and were present in every Eurovision final until 2018. Romania’s best result is third place, scored twice in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
In 2022, Romania was represented by WRS with his song – “Llámame”. Performing at the second semi-final in Turin, Romania qualified for the final for the first time since 2017. At the close of voting in the final, Romania finished 18th in a field of 25, scoring 65 points.
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Photo Credit: Andrada Popa