Monday, 2 April 2012

ESC 2012, semi-final 1 - Romania

Mandinga are a Romanian pop band from Bucharest and consists of : Elena, Alex, Chupi, Omar, El Niño, Zach and Tony. All members are highly trained musicians. The band already released 4 albums.

The original soloist of the band was Elena Gheorghe (ESC 2009) who left in 2005. Since 2006, the new lead vocalist is Elena Ionescu. In 2005 Mandinga participated at the Romanian national final for the ESC with the song Soarele Meu which came 4th. In 2007 Mandinga were selected to participate in the Romanian pre-selection for the ESC with the song Gonzalo but they withdrew.

The group will represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku with the song Zaleilah.


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