Romania: All the details of the 2018 National Selection “Selectia Nationala”.

Romania: All the details of the 2018 National Selection “Selectia Nationala”.

This year Romania decided to choose its next Eurovision representative through the national music contest “Selectia Nationala”. Therefore the Romanian national broadcaster (TVR) decided to hold this major music event and give the chance to the public vote to determine who will sing on the stage of Altrice Arena next May in Lisbon.

 TVR released the previous days a total of  60 competing songs, which you can listen to here. The Romanian broadcaster revealed the dates, cities and the allocation of all five semi finals.

The decision to hold in different cities semi final rounds opens the selection to more spectators around the country and will rise the interest in the final outcome. These are the dates and locations the semifinal round will be held:

  • Semi-final 1: 21/1 in Focsani
  • Semi-final 2: 28/1 in Timisoara
  • Semi-final 3: 4/2 in Craiova
  • Semi-final 4: 11/2 in Turda
  • Semi-final 5: 18/2 in Sighisoara

The Grand final will take place in Bucharest on February 25. See now the semi finals allocation as listed below:

1st Semi Final

  1. Lina – “A love Worth Falling For”
  2. Johnny Badulescu – “Devoted”
  3. Hellen – “From Underneath”
  4. Eduard Santha – “Mesom Romales”
  5. Echoes – “Mirror”
  6. Alex Florea – “Nobody Told Me It Would Hurt
  7. Waleska – “Renacer (Reborn)”
  8. Liviu Anghel – “Rise Up”
  9. CornEL – “Take Me Away”
  10. Tom Hartis – “Teardrop Rain”
  11. Elena Turcu – “The Perfect Fall”
  12. Alexia & Matei – “Walking On Water”

2nd Semi final

  1. Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago – “Auzi cum bate”
  2. Alessandro Danescu – “Breaking Up”
  3. Meriem – “End The Battle”
  4. M I H A I – “Heaven”
  5. Jessie Banes – “Lightning Strikes”
  6. Romeo Zaharia – “Maybe This Time”
  7. Othello – “Noi suntem padure”
  8. Miruna Diaconescu – “Run For You”
  9. Serena – “Safari”
  10. Pragu’ De Sus – “Te voi chema”
  11. Endless feat. Maria Grosu – “Thinking About You”
  12. Rafael & Andy – “We Are One”

3rd Semi Final

  1. Erminio Sinni & Titziana Camelin – “All The Love Away”
  2. Zavera – “Come Back To Me”
  3. Mares Pana – “Daydreamer”
  4. Aurel Dinca – “Fire In The Sky”
  5. Tavi Clonda – “King”
  6. VYROS – “La La La”
  7. Diana Bratan – “Paint It Rainbow”
  8. Carolina Gorun – “Reach Out For The Stars”
  9. Elena Hasna – “Revival”
  10. Eliza Chifu – “So Good Without You”
  11. Ayona – “The Story Goes On”
  12. Xandra – “Try”

4th Semi Final

  1. Feli – “Buna de iubit”
  2. ZØLTAN – “Daca dragostea e oarba”
  3. TIRI – “Desrt de sentimente”
  4. Paula Crisan – “I Am Here”
  5. Cristian Siminonescu – “Nirvana”
  6. Alice Jeckel – “Out Of The Dark”
  7. Dan Manciulea – “Raza de soare”
  8. Lion’s Roar – “Rekindle The Flame”
  9. Claudia Andas – “The One”
  10. Ioana Ciornea – “Time After Time”
  11. Bernice Chitiul – “Too Busy For My Heart”
  12. Nicoleta Ticala – “Una oportunidad”

5th Semi Final 

  1. SAVE – “All We Need”
  2. Tomher Cohen – “Baby You’re The Only One”
  3. Sergiu Bolota – “Every Little Thing”
  4. Dora Gaitanovici – “Fara tine”
  5. Teodora Dinu – “Fly”
  6. The HUMANS – “Goodbye”
  7. Iliana – “I Won’t Lie”
  8. Evermorph – “Live Your Life”
  9. Alexandru Ungureanu – “Sail With Me”
  10. Manuel Chivari – “Somebody To Love”
  11. Maria Suciu – “Sweet Nothing”
  12. Denisa Trofin – “Tears”

From each semi final the three songs that will get the highest score by the jury will qualify to the Grand Final. Only in the final will the public vote determine the winner exclusively.

Last year the country was represented by the duet Ilinca and Alex Florea with their song Yodel it achieving a top ten placing (7th) in the Grand Final in Kiev. This year Alex will battle in the Selectia Nationala to reach the Eurovision stage for a second successive year.

Angelo D.

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