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Romania’s choice: Mandinga brings party feeling to Eurovision

Romania‘s national final was held on 10 March, and the Latino dance pop band Mandinga came out the winner, in a combined voting of ‘expert’ jury and televoting. Their entry Zaleilah, written by Costi Ionita, with lyrics by Elena Ionescu, Dihigo Omar Secada & Costi Ionita, is sung in Spanish and English and will certainly bring a lot of party feeling to the Contest.

Mandinga will be performing in the 1st semi-final on 22nd May, at starting position #6. It’s Romania’s 14th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Romania‘s national final was held on 10 March, and the Latino dance pop band Mandinga came out the winner, in a combined voting of ‘expert’ jury and televoting. Their entry Zaleilah, written by Costi Ionita, with lyrics by Elena Ionescu, Dihigo Omar Secada & Costi Ionita, is sung in Spanish and English and will certainly bring a lot of party feeling to the Contest.

Mandinga will be performing in the 1st semi-final on 22nd May, at starting position #6. It’s Romania’s 14th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.

 

 

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About Mandinga

Mandinga is a unique band in Romania. The cultural variety, as a result of mixing Romanian and Cuban musicians, guarantees the best show on stage. The group is capable of pleasing the most heterogeneous crowds.

Mandinga consists of 7 members: Elena (lead vocals), Alex (trumpet), Chupi (drums), El Niño (congas), Omar (piano), Zach (saxophone) and Tony (trombone). Only six of them will sing on the stage in Baku, Tony being just their Green Room supporter. The band started 10 years ago. Since then they have become known as the best latino band in the country. They have released no less than four albums so far and at the moment, the band members are working on a new album which will be released soon.

Mandinga’s success has gone beyond the borders of Romania and that is because they were not afraid to create and launch new concepts for their shows. Anyone who meets Mandinga can see and listen to the 7 musicians playing latino music, latin jazz, balkan salsa or even club music, as they do in their Club de Mandinga show. Any Mandinga appearance on a stage turns into a spectacular show due to the blend of sounds, virtuosity and impeccable visual construction.

Mandinga is representing Romania in Eurovision Song Contest 2012, after the group received both the public and jury votes in the Romanian national selection.

For more information on Mandinga please visit www.eurovision.tv

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