Cezar reaches for the skies with his voice

Cezar reaches for the skies with his voice
Cezar on stage. Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

Romania was the seventeenth and final country to take to the Malmö Arena stage today. Cezar was keen to give a very good performance of his song It's My Life, which definitely made an impact in the hall.

The second Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest really goes out on a high note, literally!. Cezar as always gives a very strong and confident performance vocally as he steps on the stage with a distinctively serious demeanour. However, backstage he seemed relaxed and raring to get on stage.

The performance begins with him standring between the shards that are lowered from the rigging. The stage is red and blue with lighting bolts being projected on the rear screen of the stage, emphasising the extreme passion within the song It's My Life.

Cezar is wearing his very impressive and long blacked sequin cloak. As the song picks up, the shades of red become more pronounced and he is joined on stage by three acrobatic dancers.

Towards the end of the song, the shards raise from the stage and so does Cezar onto a platform with the dancers waving a huge piece of red material to the front of him, making his performance very kinetic.

Romania have certainly not spared any expense with the pyros with flames, fireworks and confetti lighting up the arena in a big finale.

"Eurovision is a musical challenge for me"

Cezar entered the press conference room draped in a Romanian flagged and was asked about how he came to do Eurovision. He said it wasn't something he had considered as he is an opera singer but was sent a demo of It's My Life.

He is a very emotional man who said that "sometimes when I sing I cry" when singing specific operas. He also said that he lives for the audience".

It isn't a great coincidence that Cezar is an opera singer. His father was an accomplished fluitist so classical music was always a part of his life when growing.

Talking about the challenge he is faced with at the Eurovision Song Contest, Cezar said that it was a challenge for the songwriter Christian Faur and for Cezar himself. "It is unusual for a counter-tenor to be used in a song like this so it is a definite challenge" said Cezar. He also takes the competition very seriously.


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  • Posted on 17/May 2013 at 14:34
  • Posted on 16/May 2013 at 23:22
    cezar , you are the best! i love this song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 21:36
    I am really looking forward to see him performing tomorrow ,all the best Cezar ,make us proud ,love from Bournemouth ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/May 2013 at 23:51
    ......by the rocket vampire report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/May 2013 at 23:46
    Could be a nice song with a proper singer. Advice: close your eyes, listen the music, but ignore the noise made the rocket vampire. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/May 2013 at 17:06
    Good Song, unique Voice, great Show. Good luck Cezar! Good luck Romania! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/May 2013 at 14:16
    Good song, something new in Eurovision.NO boring songs in Eurovision.We want something new, something out of print and SHOW. Like for Roumania! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/May 2013 at 10:06
    Cezar came last to the red carpet because he was ambushed by fans and reporters who requested a few songs and opera excerpts! Wonderful! Cezar you are creating waves around the world! You are great! Good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/May 2013 at 20:02
    CEZAR do us proud ............ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/May 2013 at 11:03
    Like my name, love the kitsch and this one is a good example !! Viva the show ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/May 2013 at 23:36
    what if the face and torso was allwhite ..
    the traditional japanese way like bowie also used ..
    it has to go for the artificial in anyway ..
    merci pour nous faire rever. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/May 2013 at 23:31
  • Posted on 12/May 2013 at 23:24
    ... the more i watch it the most i get fascinated by the strange mysterious creature he creates ...
    c'est comme un personnage qui apparaisse dans l'obscurute pour que s'eclate d'energie et repartir vers la silence ..
    reve d'une nuit du printemps _ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/May 2013 at 22:23
    Sometimes less is more. Awfull performance IMO. Don´t wanna see it in the final. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/May 2013 at 22:20
    Very good song and his voice , just fenomenal ! 12 points from Austria! report to the moderator