This is it… the final instalment of our Countdown To Eurovision 2016 series and tonight, European time, is when the show all kicks off over in Stockholm.
But one country that will no longer be taking part this year is Romania.
The Romanians were scheduled to perform 12th in the second of the Eurovision semi finals this Thursday, but have been disqualified due to non-payment of debt by the country’s host broadcaster Televiziunea Română.
It’s a big shame for their performer Ovidiu Anton, who had tried unsuccessfully four times prior to this year to win national selection.
So no Romania this year, but what was their song like? We’ll check it out in any case.
‘Moment Of Silence’ is anything but… a big, bold, brash rock number with Queen-like flourishes and a man out front who’s every bit the showman. A real “Eurovision” number; a shame, then, that Ovidiu won’t get the chance to compete. Huit points.