The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was held in Athens, Greece at O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall with a semifinal on the 18th of May 2006 and the Grand Finale on the 20th of May 2006. Mihai performed in 12th place and finished in 4th place with a total of 172 points, which remained the Romanian highest score until now.
Tornerò song was one of the favorites to win the Eurovision Song Contest by both fans and Billboard’s Fred Bronson and ascended on betting odds.
Below is a breakdown of points awarded to Romania in the Grand Final of the contest.
On the stage, Mihai Trăistariu was accompanied by three male and two female dancers from Romanian dance group Big Bounce, who performed choreography done by Romanian singer and choreographer CRBL which contains elements from both ballet and contemporary dance.
Romania’s first rehearsal took place on the 15th of May 2006 with positive reactions from the audience, various changes concerning the staging were also made on the same occasion, dancers were partially replaced.
Well done Romania! Well done Mihai! Well done TVR!