Eu cred

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Romania "Eu cred"
Eurovision Song Contest 1998 entry
Country Romania
Artist(s) Mălina Olinescu
Language Romanian
Composer(s) Adrian Romcescu
Lyricist(s) Liliana Ștefan
Conductor Adrian Romcescu
Finals performance
Final result 22nd
Final points 6
Appearance chronology
◄ "Dincolo de nori" (1994)   
"The Moon" (2000) ►

"Eu cred" ("I believe") was the Romanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, performed in Romanian by Mălina Olinescu.

Overview[edit]

The song is a ballad, with Olinescu addressing a former lover. She tells him that she is still waiting for his return, and that she believes she is listening to him - thus the song will hasten his return. She asks him for "a sign that you will stay".

Eurovision[edit]

The song was performed fifteenth on the night, following Portugal's Alma Lusa with "Se eu te pudesse abraçar" and preceding the United Kingdom's Imaani with "Where Are You?". At the close of voting, it had received 6 points, placing 22nd in a field of 25.

Due to the poor result, Romania was ineligible to take part in the 1999 Contest. As a "passive participant" (a country broadcasting but not entering the Contest), it was re-admitted the following year. Thus, the song was succeeded as Romanian representative at the 2000 Contest by Taxi with "The Moon".