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05. 01. 11. - 23:37
A British karaoke singer is facing international stardom after being
chosen to represent Romania in this year's Eurovsion song contest.
Welder David Bryan, 24 - who also plays in a Pink Floyd tribute band - was chosen with his group Hotel FM in a TV phone vote on New Year's Eve.
David from Newcastle was discovered by band manager Florin Budeu singing karaoke in a shopping mall in Oradea.
"He is a welder but he was unemployed when he first came to Romania for three weeks, sent by the British state to help build an orphanage.
"He met his Romanian girlfriend, and he promised her he would return and he did. Then I discovered him by accident, singing at a karaoke contest," said Florin.
Davidís band missed out on stardom last year when they were banned from competing in the final leg of the selection contest because locals protested he wasnít Romanian.
But now officials have changed their minds and say he can take part in the competition.
"Iím over the moon," said David, who now lives in Oradea with his Romanian girlfriend.
"My plan is to start a career in Romania, I donít want to move back in England and start again from the very beginning.
"This is where everything has happened for me. But one day Iíd like to take my music back to England and see what happens," he added.
Tragic Ski Girl Dies
A 10-year-old British schoolgirl has died after skiing into a tree at high speed during a family holiday tragedy in the Austrian Alps.
Police chiefs in Hamburg, Germany, are celebrating after new crime figures showed there wasn't a single bank robbery in the city last year.
Chinese property developers who've been thwarted in a bid to buy up an entire Austrian village have settled on the next best thing - an entire life-sized replica.
Austrian children help Romanian kids
A charity project run by the middle school in Hippach has been recognised with an award for its social work by officials in Tyrol.
Mother kills disabled daughter because she couldnt take care of her any longer
A Romanian woman killed her 8 year-old disabled daughter on Wednesday (yesterday)because she couldn't pay for her care, Libertatea newspaper reports.
Policeman accused of sex with the son of his girlfriend
A Policeman from Vulcan, Western Romania is currently being investigated for having sex with a minor, the son of his girlfriend, Cancan newspaper informs today (Thurs).
Serial killer survivor walks away alive after fall
An 85 year-old woman who survived the most cruel and notorious serial killer in Romania some 40 years ago, recently fell from the first floor of her apartment building and she walked away safe and sound, Cancan newspaper reports today (Thurs).
The son of Qatar Airlines BA beaten up in Romania
The son of the Board of Administration of Qatar Airlines Akbar Al Baker, was beaten up over the weekend at the launching party of a posh club in Mamaia, at the Romanian Black Sea shore, Cancan newspaper reports.
Majority starts presidentís suspension procedures
A day after the Social Liberal Union (USL) legislators dismissed with a large majority of votes the two Speakers of the Parliament, the Union started today the procedures for the suspension and possible impeachment of President Traian Basescu. This is the second time when the Parliament asks for Basescuís suspension.
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Some 177 Romanian citizens of Roma origin were repatriated on Tuesday night from Lille, France, Romania TV news channel informs today (Weds).
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