Malina Olinescu dies at age 37

Malina Olinescu dies at age 37
Malina Olinescu
Bucharest, Romania -

Malina Olinescu, the singer who represented Romania in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, passed away last night in Bucharest.

Malina Olinescu was born to a family of artists in January 29th, 1974 in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Her professional career started in 1995, when she started to appear in the country's most acclaimed music festivals, like Mamaia and Cerbul de Aur (Golden Stag).

Her first national hit came in 1997 with Mi-e Dor De Tine, and in the following year, she already won the Romanian national final for the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with Eu Cred, thus representing her home country in Birmingham. Her album Pot Să Zbor appeared shortly afterwards and instantly became a hit.

In 2003, she again participated in the Romanian national final, this time with the song Tacerea Doare (The Silence Hurts) - a nice song to commemorate her on this tragic day. You can watch it on youtube.

Malina Olinescu died last night in Bucharest at the age of 37.

The whole Eurovision Song Contest team of the European Broadcasting Union offers their deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Malina.


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  • Posted on 17 December 2011 at 17:52
    Switzerland calling.....
    Our condolences to the family..... may she rest in peace!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 December 2011 at 22:43
    This is a very tragic news. Malina was a great singer with a poor voice. She is for me the best singer of Romania at Eurovision!

    Rest in peace dear Malina - Ne vom aminti mereu de tine report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 19:36
    omg this is so sad to hear :( the uk is wishing her family well R.I.P :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 16:08
    Immense sorrow from Hong Kong...Listen to her songs sunday morning ..and cried a bit for being so far ..and so isolated from my country .... RIP ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 15:00
    So a real gem has passed away and a broken heart chose the ineffable. Eurovision.tv considerately conceals the startling circumstances, so do I. Miss Olinescu was one of my favourites in the Birmingham 1998 edition. I liked the song very much and I adored her light, pure and confident voice, particularly the high notes. She embodied a markedly classic and conservative approach to Eurovision - artistic soundness and tastefulness, elegance and the emotive rendition of a so unjustly underrated tune - reminiscing the even older and the even better days. And I also saw the tender girl, intuited the wispy mind, surely made for the art, maybe foundered on life. Obviously no meaning, no hope, no pleasure and no confidence could hold her back. Such a pity, such an abysmal tragedy. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 07:59
    Te Iubim Malina - Tu esti vocea frumoasa al Romaniei.

    Ne ai emotionat cu vocea ata.

    Rest in Peace - Odihnestete cu Pace.

    Andrei - USA si Dudu - Israel report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 06:10
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 06:08
    Rest in peace. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 03:48
    So sad...So young...R.I.P. beautiful Malina! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2011 at 02:24
    OMG. Poor family. What a horrible new. Very sad I didn't know her and her so ngs. But here people say that she was very talented.

    So I hope she'll Rest In Peace.

    Kisses for Romania! ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 December 2011 at 23:08
    I dont care about the fact that she got 22nd back at Birmingham, the fact is that she had a wonderful and great voice, which we no longer will hear, what a sad loss. :-(

    Odihneşte-te în pace Malina
    România va aminte de tine
    Te iubim. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 December 2011 at 22:34
    I am so sorry. Rest in peace. report to the moderator