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ESC Reporter | December 18, 2017

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Romania accepting submissions for national selection

Romania accepting submissions for national selection
Kevin Lee

As of January 18, the Romanian national broadcaster TVR has begun taking submissions for this year’s Romanian national selection. The submission process will be open until February 7.

Once submitted, a jury will listen to the tracks and narrow field to 12 songs, which will be announced at a press conference on February 11.

 

12 Songs Become 6

Semi-finals will be held on March 4, where 12 songs will be narrowed down to six, four of which are decided by a jury and the remaining two decided by the public through televoting. The finals will then take place on the the 6th of March.

 

Final Decided Purely by Public Votes

In a change to past years, this year’s final of the Romanian national selection will be completely decided by a public vote. The winner will then go on to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

 

Romania’s Success at the Eurovision Song Contest

Romania has fared quite well at the Eurovision Song Contest. Along with Russia and Greece, Romania has always qualified to the Grand Final since the introduction of the semi-final rounds in 2004.

Last year, Romania was represented by Voltaj with the song “De la capăt (All Over Again)” and placed 15th in the Grand Final in Vienna.

 

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