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|Birth name||Mihai Trăistariu|
|Also known as||Mihai|
|Born|| December 16, 1979 |
Piatra Neamț, Romania
Mihai Trăistariu (Romanian pronunciation: [miˈhaj trəjstaˈri.u] ; born 16 December 1979 in Piatra Neamț, Romania), also known as simply Mihai (stylized as M I H A I or MIHAI), is a Romanian singer and songwriter. He is best known for representing Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 held in Athens, Greece, where he placed 4th with his song, "Tornerò". The track gained commercial success, selling over one million units worldwide and influencing the trajectory of Trăistariu's career.
Piatra Neamț, German: Kreuzburg an der Bistritz, Hungarian: Karácsonkő) is the capital city of Neamț County, in the historical region of Moldavia, eastern Romania. Because of its privileged location in the Eastern Carpathian mountains, it is considered one of the most picturesque cities in Romania. The Nord-Est Regional Development Agency is located in Piatra Neamț.
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Athens, Greece, following Helena Paparizou's win at the 2005 contest in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "My Number One". Held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May and 20 May 2006, the organising was done by the Greek national broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT).
Trăistariu comes from an artistic family. His father, Gheorghe Trăistariu, was a well-known painter of Piatra Neamţ, while his mother, Natalia Trăistariu, studied medicine and sang in her youth. Trăistariu has three siblings: Geanina, Constantin and Vasile Trăistariu. All four play a musical instrument, with Mihai playing the piano. Trăistariu studied piano for 10 years with a private teacher and graduated from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași with a double major in mathematics and informatics, as well as from the Theatre University in Constanța and the National College Petru Rareș in Piatra Neamț, but chose to pursue a music career. When he was 16 years old, Trăistariu began to take lessons in acting and directing with Romanian actor Corneliu Dan Borcia, the manager of Teatrul Tineretului, the Youth Theater in Piatra Neamţ. He joined the jazz courses of the Student House in Iaşi, led by Romanian composer and teacher Romeo Cozma.
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In 2006, Trăistariu was chosen to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with his song "Tornerò", placing fourth in the Grand Final. Trăistariu is one of the few male singers in the world that has a five-octave range, earning him the nickname "the male Mariah Carey".[ citation needed ]
"Tornerò" is a song by Romanian singer Mihai Trăistariu from his eighth studio album of the same name (2006). Released by CMC Entertainment on 3 July 2006, it was written by Cristian Hriscu, Mihaela Deac and Eduard Cîrcotă, who also produced the song. With English verses and a refrain in Italian, "Tornerò" is a disco, pop, dance and rave song featuring Trăistariu using his higher vocal range.
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style, and signature use of the whistle register. She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the US Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the first and only artist to have their first five singles reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
Trăistariu has competed nine times in the Selecția Națională , a pre-selection show to select Romania's entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest. He won the competition in 2006, while placing second in 2017 and in 2000 with his then-band Valahia.
Romania’s selection for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest was held by TVR on 26 February. Mihai Trăistariu, with the song Tornerò, was chosen to represent the country. Tornerò is a dance song, not unlike last year's Eurovision entry Let Me Try. Both entries start off with a calm tone and pick up with several key changes for a climax at the end. The song is performed in both English and Italian. The song is written by Cristian Hriscu & Mihaela Deac and composed by Eduard Cârcota.
Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 after having been forced to take a one-year break in 2016 when they got disqualified. The country was represented with the song "Yodel It!" written by Mihai Alexandru and Alexandra Niculae. The song is performed by Ilinca and Alex Florea. The nation's broadcaster, Televiziunea Română (TVR), organised the Selecția Națională 2017, a preselection show, in order to select the Romanian entry for the 2017 contest held in Kiev, Ukraine. "Yodel It!" performed by Ilinca and Alex Florea emerged as the winner after gaining the most votes from the televoting.
Romania was represented by Taxi, with the song '"The Moon", at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. Romania returned to the Eurovision final after being forced to sit out the 1999 contest due to relegation after a poor result in 1998. "Luna" was chosen as the Romanian entry at the national final on 27 February, but Taxi decide to sing the song in English, make it the first song with any lyrics in Romanian.
|2000||"Why" (as part of Valahia)||2nd|
|2002||"Mother" (as part of Valahia)||4th|
|2003||"Friends are Friends" (as part of Valahia)||3rd|
|2005||"All the Time" (with Nico)||3rd|
|2017||"I Won't Surrender"||2nd|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
| ROM || FIN || GRE || SWE |
|"Cât de frumoasă eşti"||2004||96||—||—||—||Altceva|
|"All the Time"|
(featuring Tiger One and Alin)
|"Dimmi Si o No"||2007||—||—||—||—||Love|
|"Your Love Is High"||2008||—||—||—||—|
|"Nu mai vreau iubire"||2012||—||—||—||—|
|"It's Another Day"||2013||—||—||—||—|
(featuring Costi Ioniță)
|"Iau vara la mișto"||—||—||—||—|
|"I Won't Surrender"||2017||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.|
(En3rgy MC featuring Mihai Trăistariu)
(En3rgy MC featuring Mihai Trăistariu)
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|Awards and achievements|
Luminiţa Anghel & Sistem
with "Let Me Try"
| Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest |
with "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You"