The song is written by Cristian Faur.
Cezar ( Florin Cezar Ouatu) is a classical singer no stranger to the works of Händel, Bach, Monteverdi and Gluck.
Eurovision is not a complete departure for the internationally acclaimed Romanian countertenor, as
he's currently starring in Cezar "The Voice" - Opera Pop Opera, a crossover mix of classical music with pop and film music supported by a philharmonic orchestra. The show premiers on March 11, just 2 days after the Romanian final.
You can find a short bio on Cezar in English here at Armida
Songwriter Faur is also known for the Romanian entry from 2005: Let My Try by Luminiţa Anghel and Sistem (3rd place)
Watch the winners performance here at TVR.
It's My Life - Eurovision version
- on the official Malmö 2CD
It's My Life - Karaoke (is actually instrumental)
- on the official karaoke collection (digital release)
It's My Life - original version (without vocal keychange at 2:40)
- still at Cezars Youtube and the composers soundcloud.
It's My Life - Karaoke
- on promo cds
A promo cdsingle has the Eurovision and karaoke versions
Romania selected their 2013 entry through a three night / 32 song national final.
The 32 songs (videos) have been uploaded. Check them all out here at TVRs Youtube.
If you want to see them all in a row: Playlist Semi 1 - Playlist semi 2.
The semi's were on Februari 23 and 24. Six songs from each heat proceeded to the final on March 9.
Two previous Eurovision stars among the fold: Luminiţa Anghel (3rd 2005 with Let Me Try) and Natalia Barbu (10th for Moldova in 2007 with Fight).
links and sources
TVR Eurovision pages
Thanks to Lior
Check out Romania's recent entries.
2012 - Mandinga
2011 - Hotel FM
2010 - Paula Seling and Ovi
2009 - Elena Georghe