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Romania: Meet Voltaj


voltajRomania – Romanian Broadcaster TVR selected their Eurovision entry via National Selection and the public decided that the band Voltaj would be the ones to represent the country in Eurovision. They will perform their entry “De La Capat” in the first semi final

Song: “De La Capat”
Composers: Calin Gavril Goia, Gabriel Constantin, Adrian Cristescu, Paduraru Silviu-Marian, Alstani Victor-Razvan, Monica-Ana Stevens and Andrei-Madalin Leonte

About Voltaj:
Voltaj are Călin Goia (vocals), Gabi Constantin (electric guitar), Adrian Cristescu (keyboards), Valeriu Ionescu (bass guitar) and Oliver Sterian (drums). They have been together for just over 20 years though some members have been an gone during that time – The youngest member is Adrian who is thirty years old. They have released nine albums in their career and in 2005, they won an MTV Award for Best Romanian Act.
Their song is about the children left behind in Romania whilst parents work abroad to earn money to send back home. This is a charitable project fronted by the band (website here).

Voltaj

Voltaj beat off eleven other artists in Selecția Națională including runner up Luminița Anghel and The Voice Winner Tudor Turcu. Romania are currently 21st favourite to win the contest in May

Romanian Lyrics:
(Taken from eurovision.tv)

Cantec de-ar fi viata mea
Vesel, trist, tot l-as canta
Nu as rata nicio nota
Rau de-ar fi l-as inota
Pan’ la mare l-as urma
Nu m-as opri niciodata
Stii ca
Viata n-are buton de rewind sa
Poti sa intorci ce-ai pierdut
Nu poti nici sa o pui pe pauza
Cand nu stii ce-i de facut

Daca maine noaptea n-ar mai avea vreo stea
Daca intruna vantul spre mine ar sufla
Tu ai fi motivul, tu ai fi motivul sa pot
Sa pot s-o iau de la capat
Daca maine cerul ar fi prea plin de nori
Daca nicio raza nu m-ar atinge-n zori
Tu ai fi motivul, tu ai fi motivul sa pot
Sa pot s-o iau de la capat

As zbura chiar si-o noapte-ntreaga
Spre zorii-n care ai fi tu
Ploile n-ar putea sa-nteleaga
De ce nu cad cand sunt tot ud

Daca maine noaptea n-ar mai avea vreo stea
Daca intruna vantul spre mine ar sufla
Tu ai fi motivul, tu ai fi motivul sa pot
Sa pot s-o iau de la capat
Daca maine cerul ar fi prea plin de nori
Daca nicio raza nu m-ar atinge-n zori
Tu ai fi motivul, tu ai fi motivul sa pot
Sa pot s-o iau de la capat

English Lyrics:
(Taken from eurovision.tv)

If my life was like a song
Happy, sad, not right or wrong
It would be all in the words…there
Swim a river’s length to be
Won’t stop till I reach the sea
Sooner or later I’ll get there
I swear
Life is not a rehearsal, don’t look back
You may lose what you dream
You can’t pause a decision, or change track,
When you don’t know what you mean.

If the stars tomorrow, no longer shine on us,
If a strong wind takes me, and I will turn to dust,
You will be the reason, you will be the reason to start,
To start all over again.
If the sky clouds over, with darkness never gone,
If the sun stays hidden, not waking in the dawn,
You will be the reason, you will be the reason to start,
To start all over again.

I would run through the night in the darkness
You are my sunshine that I seek
No one can stop my heart being restless
Hear it in the words I speak.

If the stars tomorrow, no longer shine on us,
If a strong wind takes me, and I will turn to dust,
You will be the reason, you will be the reason to start,
To start all over again.
If the sky clouds over, with darkness never gone,
If the sun stays hidden, not waking in the dawn,
You will be the reason, you will be the reason to start,
To start all over again.
To start all over again.
To start all over again.
To start all over again.
To start all over again.

Voltaj on Social Media:
Twitter: @Voltajofficial
Facebook: Link
YouTube: VoltajTube
Website: Link

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20 comments on “Romania: Meet Voltaj

  1. These guys are experienced performers, I see. I always liked the melody of the Romanian entry. They perform it well live, but I think they should have kept the lyrics in Romanian during the whole song.

  2. I like the Romanian song this year.It;s my favorite Romanian entry along with the 2005 one.I love the lyrics and the fact they address a real social problem around the Balkans.Good luck!

  3. The song has a beautiful melody and a fine orchestration. We can hear that these are experienced musicians and not another glamorous (*cough*) act singing a song tailor-made for ESC in Sweden. Finally, Romania 2015 is one of the rare occasions where an ESC song addresses a political issue without being limited to trite pharases, hollow gestures and empty pathos. Good luck!
    If everything works fine live, this one will be the new number 1 on my list of Romanian ESC entries.

  4. I don’t like this one. I think it’s rather bland to be honest. A bit boring and I can just envision this on stage. Full of cliches

  5. I can’t listen to it til the end, it’s very boring. Moreover, the lyrics are not great to say the least (I don’t find it in your face) and the performance adds shallowness and cornyness to it all. I just don’t like this entry, while I don’t hate it and it’s musically fine enough.

  6. At last, a Romanian entry I like!

  7. No for me ! One of the most bland Romanian entries !
    People tend to overhype this because it comes after the horrors of 2013 and 2014!

    • Nope. I just like this song. It has absolutely nothing to do with 2013 and 2014. Don’t assume things, mate. ;) :)

      • Ok maybe subconscious you really wanted to support a Romanian entry for once :P

        • subconsciously*

        • You are a very bad psychologist, Donnie. Try sth else … like making pick great online contest entries your profession. You’re much better at that … :)
          (Your last comment was an insult btw, but I will ignore and forget it ….)

        • Btw, I have wondered for years why even very intelligent ESC fans like you feel the need to insult/degrade people who like what you dislike. I simply like Romania this year, and that’s the end of the story. Why does it bug you …??? :(

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