The International Festival, The Golden Stag from Romania is being held in Brasov city, and is said to be the second biggest contest after the Eurovision Song Contest. The festival will be held from 2nd to 7th of September and will feature many Eurovision voices.
The Golden Stag Festival is an International Festival which brings singers from all over the world to compete for a Golden Stag prize.
Well known artists have been known to perform at the Festival including: Boy George, Ray Charles, James Brown, Dalida, Toto Cutugno, Patricia Kaas, Jerry Lee, Vaya con Dios, Kylie Minogue, Diana Ross, Cherly Crown, Zucchero, INXS, UB40, Cyndi Lauper, Pink, Thomas Anders, Natalia Rodriguez, Ruslana, Simply Red, Paul Young, Kenny Rogers, Scorpions, T.A.T.U , The Kelly Family, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias and Christina Aquilera.
This year, The Golden Stag Festival brings 24 contestants from 18 countries such as: Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Russia, Turkey and the host country is Romania.
Some of this year contestants have appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest in the past:
ROMANIA – Jasmine (Romanian Eurovision National Final 2007)
CYPRUS- Marios Tofi (JESC 2004 – CYPRUS)
ESTONIA – Rolf Jr (Estonia Eurovision National Final 2008 and 2009)
FINLAND – Laura (Eurovision 2002 – Finland)
MALTA – Claudia Faniello (Malta Eurovision National Final in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
MALTA – Glen Vella (Malta Eurovision National Final in 2005, 2008 and 2009)
MOLDOVA – Geta Burlacu (2008 Moldova representative)
MOLDOVA – Olia Tira (Moldova National Final 2006 and 2009)
This year, the festival began with an "Evergreen" night, with Romanian stars singing famous international and Romanian songs. Also appearing on the stage was Luminita Anghel (ROMANIA representative in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest) who sang the Tina Turner song Simply the Best
VLAD MIRITA (Romania representant in 2008) – sang the Romanian song "Eternitate" .
NICO (Romania representant in 2008) – singing the song "Dor de viata"
NICOLA ( Romania representant in 2004) with the Sam Brown song "STOP"
MONICA ANGHEL ( Romania representant in 2003) with the Ray Charles song " Unchain my Heart "
MARCEL PAVEL ( Romania representant in 2003) with the Tom Jones song "Delilah"
The Festival will be held from 2nd to 7th September when the jury and the televoting they will show us the big winner of the trophy.
This year, the festival guests are: Tiziano Ferro, Steve Vai, Hot Chocolate, Sistem (Romanian representative at Eurovision in 2005 with the song Let Me Try), Loredana (Romania), Holograf, Directia 5 (Romania) and Vama (Romania)