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Vienna, May 23 - AGERPRES correspondent Oana Ghita report: Calin Goia, the lead singer of the Voltaj band, told AGERPRES on Friday that the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) revealed him a warm public.
On behalf of Romania's representative band in the Saturday night final of ESC, Goia declared: 'We want to feel good. We're happy for reaching the final, we're happy to be able to sing in Romania with 200 million people hearing the Romanian language. We have a very good song, I think we have the strongest message in this edition [of the ESC], I'm in a good shape with my voice. We're going there with hope, eager to sing.'
He appreciated the audience's fair play: 'It will be a special audience, the Eurovision's audience, and I'm glad about it. As long as you see tenths of flags of other countries but hear no booing, on the contrary, you hear applauses, it indicates a civil, beautiful public, and then you feel good as an artist, too. It's an audience that appreciates the artistic acts, that applauses and makes you feel excellent on the scene.'
Goia said the scene was OK, but somehow different from what Voltaj expected. 'I repeat myself: there are no technical issue. In our vision, the scene was richer than what the Austrian offered; it is not up to all our requests... I don't know whether it's because the lack of time or the lack of interest. We're still adjusting some small details. Every detail counts,' he declared.
Among the other finalists, he and his fellow band members approached those with kindred spirits, namely 'Latin, like ours. I mean the guys of Il Volo are very nice and nonchalant, you can talk to them. We also talked with the girl from Spain these days. The guy of Azerbaijan is also very communicative and you can joke with him. There are also some of these freak competitors, who think they would lose the first place by talking to you... but they're fewer. Generally, the atmosphere here in the backstage is fine,' he says.
Voltaj will be the 20th national representative to perform Saturday night, after Slovenia, France, Israel, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Armenia, Lithuania, Serbia, Norway, Sweden, Cyprus, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Greece, Montenegro, Germany, Poland, Latvia, and followed by Spain, Hungary, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Albania and Italy. AGERPRES
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