The first semi final show of Romania’s national selection, Selecția Națională, took  place tonight at the Polivalenta Hall in Iasi, determining the first six finalists of this year’s nationa final. The 10 acts that competed in the first semi final were:

This evening’s show was hosted by Aurelian Temişan and Ilinca Avram. A national jury  formed by Adi Cristescu (singer-composer), Mihai Georgescu (Miţă) (founding member of Bere Gratis – composer – songwriter), Crina Mardare(singer-vocalist teacher), Andy Platon (DJ – producer)and Mugurel Vrabete(singer), determined the first 5 qualifiers . The first five acts that the national jury sent to the final were:

  • Trooper – Destiny
  • Teodora Dinu – Skyscraper
  • Dya and Lucian Colareza – Without you (Sin ti)
  • Claudiu Mirea – We are the ones
  • Bella Santiago – Army of love

The last and six qualifying spot was determined by the public voting. The acts that qualified to the final having received the most votes by televoting was 

  • Vaida – Underground (1825 votes)

Selecția Națională 2019 continues with the 2nd semi final show in  February 10 in the city of Arad.