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Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Ester Peony from Romania

With the song ‘On a Sunday', Ester Peony will represent Romania this year. Ester will perform 6th in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 16 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The final of Selecţia Naţională took place at the Sala Polivalentă in Bucharest in February this year, hosted by Alina Ionescu, Aurelian Temișan and Ilinca Avram. After an exciting set of final performances and the voting process, Ester Peony was revealed the winner.

Press photo Ester Peony (Romania 2019)
Press photo Ester Peony (Romania 2019) © Cat Music

About Ester Peony

Ester Alexandra Creţu, professionally known as Ester Peony, is a Romanian singer and songwriter. Her passion for music emerged during childhood when she lived with her family in Montréal, Canada.

In 2014, Ester gained online fame singing covers of famous songs, which led to her signing with a Romanian record label. A year later, Ester debuted on radio and TV with the song Sub aripa ta (feat. Vescan), which was playlisted for weeks on Romanian radio and music TV stations. At the same time, she embarked on both a solo tour and a tour with singers Puya, Vescan, Doddy and Anastasia.

In 2018, Ester released Dig It, her first EP on which she co-wrote tracks. She also worked on her Eurovision Song Contest entry On a Sunday, together with Alexandru Serbu and Ioana Victoria Badea. At the moment, Ester is working on her first album that is to be released later this year.

READ MORE: Ester Peony’s participant profile

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Ester Peony's Song

Ester will sing On a Sunday, written by Ioana Victoria Badea and self-composed with Alexandru Şerbu.

LISTEN: Stream or download On a Sunday via your favourite music service

Romania at Eurovision 2018

Last year, Romania finished 11th in the second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Humans received 107 points for their song Goodbye.

Whilst Romania is yet to score a first victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, the country has finished in the top five on three ocassions. In 2005 and 2010 Romania finished third in the Grand Final, which remains the best placing for the country to date. 

READ MORE: Romania's country page

Romania rehearsal
Romania rehearsal © Andres Putting

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