Please, welcome Radu Murarasu, our next person being interviewed. It's a Romanian guy living in Italy and he had the luck of representing that wonderful country! It's no surprise it's one of the most sucessful countries at EM.
1. How did you joined EM? How did you find out about EM?
I joint EM during the 14th edition. As the webmaster (Florin) is Romanian, I had him in my friends list and he used to share news about Eurovision Memories, so I decided to have a look. I first found out about EM during the 12th edition but I haven't joint at the time.
2. Did you discover new music at EM? Name some of your favourite songs.
Definitively! I discoverd a lot of new music from different countries, and from Italy as well. Some of my favourite songs are "Anna - The Army", "Westlife - You raise me up" and "The L Project - It does get better".
3. What do you like most about EM?
I like the fact that the rules are respected. There are a lot of contests among the web but this is the fairest one. It is the only one I have ever played as well. Another fact is the spirit of the people who play in this contest. I knew a lot of great people.
4. Are you happy with the results and voting system in general?
Yes, I'm happy with the voting system. About the results, I could stay up all night and talk about what is right and what isn't. Well, I'll try to make things short: I'm disappointed about the fact that some people might vote for the artist and not for the song, and also don't usually listen to all the songs completely. Also, there are a lot of people prefering dance songs instead of the classic ballad or the rock type. These types of music have gone really down on the tops and the music quality is going lower edition by edition. Looking back in time, songs like "Enya - Only time" and "Moren - Forgiveness" (I don't think it is Moren but i don't know the name) have no chance today.
5. Do you think that this contest can be improved? How?
There's always place for better but personaly I think the contest is great and the administrators are doing a really really good job.
6. What do you think about the EM Organizers and the other groups of EM (Family, Journalists, Fairness Commitee)?
You can see my opinion about the organizers on question 5. About the others groups, it is a good idea to have them to make conversation and share our opinions.
7. Did EM influenced your life in some particular way?
After one year and a half, it is impossible that it didn't influenced my life. It's something I think about sometimes, specially when I hear a good song on the radio. It also give me something to do when I'm at home and have nothing to do.
8: Since when do you follow the show? Which are you first memories of it?
I follow ESC since 2000 when Taxi represented us. I was little, but I remember something about it. The first time I really followed it was in 2003 and since then, always!
9. Did you liked this year's winner? Did you had any other favourites?
Well, yes, I like it but I would have prefered something a little bit different. My favourites were San Marino, Norway, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Denmark.
10. What about ESC2014? What are you expecting with all the recent news, from already selected singers to details about the venue and the show?
To be honest I don't know what to expect about it. I haven't followed what happened lately but I hope Romania and Italy can be in Denmark.
11. If you had to select, which would be your "All-Time" song from ESC?
I have a lot of songs I like and I can't choose only one. But the song that will stay forever in my heart is "Nicola - Don't break my heart". It reflects myself and my caracter so I can say it's my song.
12. Any last words to end the interview?
I enjoyed answering these questions and sharing my story and my opinions here together with you all!! Good luck in EM and don't forget: We are here for the music!!
It seems both countries go to Copenhagen! Thank you, Radu for the interview!
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