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Brit's Eurovision

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.

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