Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest, Romania’s Voltaj only 15th, but continues charitable campaign

Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest at the Wiener Stadthalle on Saturday night, followed by Russia and Italy. Sweden was represented by Mans Zelmerlow, with a song titled ‘Heroes’.

Romania’s Voltaj band ended 15th out of the 20 finalists, but promised to continue its campaign for disfavoured children back home, under the heading ‘All Over Again’ – the name of their song in the Europe’s musical competition.

Voltaj’s song is precisely about the children left behind by parents who emigrate to find work.

The band’s leading vocalist Calin Goia told Agerpres  before the Saturday final that Eurovision was “an important step for us and a way to raise consciousness about this problem on a European level”. He mentioned the website (‘De la capat’ being the Romanian version of the title ‘All Over Again’) was launched as early as last November and it will continue, perhaps also including programmes of the Save the Children foundation and adding an environmentalist theme. “We want it to be a platform for the mediatization of programmes for children and youth’ we want to use our music and our image to make them more visible,” Goia explained.


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