Biography of Theodor Andrei
Theodor Andrei, a Romanian singer, born on October 9th, 2004, has been chosen to represent his country in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. He will perform the captivating track "D.G.T. (Off and On)" during the competition.
Theodor first gained recognition after participating in the 2017 edition of Vocea Romaniei Junior, the Romanian version of The Voice Kids, where he made it to the semi-finals. He also participated in the local version of The X Factor in 2020, making it to the boot camp stage.
In 2022, Theodor was honoured with the Myosotis Award at Radar de Media Awards for his exceptional work as a singer-songwriter, particularly for his song "Artist."
His debut album “Fragil” was released in 2022 to critical acclaim. In December of the same year, Theodor Andrei was confirmed as one of the 12 participants in Selecția Națională 2023, a festival used to select the Romanian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. His song "D.G.T. (Off and On)" was already on his album as a collaboration and duet with Luca Udățeanu, but for the competition, a 3-minute solo version was released as per Eurovision rules.
Song: D.G.T. (Off and On)
Writer(s): Luca De Mezzo, Luca Ştefan Udăţeanu, Mikail Jahed, Theodor-Octavian Andrei
Composer(s): Mikail Jahed, Theodor-Octavian Andrei
The song “D.G.T.” is onomatopoeic for “degete” in Romanian, which means “finger”. It’s simply about a love which becomes addiction and includes passion, sex, tears, smiles, childhood, maturity, trust, risks, truths and lies. During Theodor’s live performance he was shirtless and quite permissive, so it is to be expected that he will do so in Liverpool. The quality of the song can be described as mediocre as there is no clear melody, the song melts away and is not tangible. Showing the message “make love no war” at the end of the song can never be wrong.
On February 11th, 2023, Theodor performed at Selecția Națională and was chosen as the winner by televoting, thus earning him the title of Romania's national representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.