BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – Hayley Evetts announced her withdrawal from the national selection of Romania for health issues. The Romanian national broadcaster announced that Gasca De Acasa and their song “Tu esti povestea” (You are the story) will replace her.
Besides the official explanation it’s no secret that the song of Hayley’s brought a bit of argument as it reminded – for some – Electric Light Orchestra’s hit song “Mr. Blue Sky”.
Songwriter Martyn Baylay said: I am very sad to regretfully let you know that, due to a serious knee injury, Hayley Evetts has been advised not to perform or make any strenous efforts for six weeks. Due to the fact that the rules do not allow us to change the singer, we have no option but to withdraw the song “Brand New Day” from Romania’s semi-final.
In the meantime Gasca De Acasa is a band formed in 2011 deriving from national selection host city, Baia Mare. They might be unknown to the public but they focus mainly on cover songs in a personal and softer approach and manner. Their ballad will be performed by Andreea Carmen, lead singer of the band.
You can listen to the song in this post and also re-star voting in our poll which is updated after the replacement. You can vote up to three of your favourite entries in our poll.