Twelve acts announced for Romanian selection
TVR has announced the 12 acts which compete to represent Romania at Eurovision 2016. Selecția Națională 2016 is the program which will broadcast on TVR for a semi-final round on March 4, and the finals on March 6th. Ninety-four submissions were received, which was then narrowed down to 12.
The 12 Entrants
- Andra Olteanu – Nai Nai
- Doru Todorut feat. Irina Baiant – The Voice
- Dream Walkers – Let It Shine
- Florena – Behind the Shadows
- Hayley Evetts – Brand New Day
- Irina Popa – Lasă-mă, eu te las
- Jukebox – Come On Everybody
- Mihai Bajinaru – Never Too Late
- Mihai Traistariu – Paradisio
- Ovidiu Anton – Moment of Silence
- Vanotek feat. The Code & Georgian – I’m Coming Home
- Xandra – Superhuman
Making The Cut
Twelve acts will compete on March 4, where four acts will be decided based on jury votes, and two from the public. The jury is made of: Alexandra Cepraga (music director), Horia Moculescu (composer and producer) Randi (singer and producer), Zoli Toth (represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 as part of Sistem) and Cezar (represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013).
Notable of the 12 entrants is Mihai Traistariu who represented Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 finishing 4th. Romania has traditionally fared well at Eurovision, always making it to the grand finals since the introduction of the semi-finals, but still has yet to win a contest.