The semi final for Selecţia Naţională has taken place this evening. The jurors in Romania have now selected the 10 acts that will progress to the final of Selecţia Naţională, and are still in ith a chance of representing them at Eurovision 2022.
Tonight’s show was hosted by Bogdan Stănescu and Anca Mazilu, while the green room was hosted by 2017 Romanian representative Ilinca Băcilă. The jurors were Alexandra Ungureanu, Ozana Barabancea, Randi, Cristian Faur and Adrian Romcescu.
Find out the full results below!
Selecţia Naţională Semi Final Results
|Aldo Blaga||“Embers”||Did not advance|
|Alex Parker & Bastien||“All This Love”||Qualified|
|Andra Oproiu||“Younique”||Did not advance|
|Andrei Petruş||“Take Me”||Qualified|
|Aris||“Do Svidaniya”||Did not advance|
|Cezar Ouatu||“For Everyone”||Did not advance|
|Cream, Minodora & Diana Bucşă||“România mea”||Qualified|
|E-an-na||“Malere”||Did not advance|
|Eliza G||“The Other Half Of Me”||Did not advance|
|Eugenia Nicolae feat. Cazanoi Brothers||“Doina”||Did not advance|
|Gabriel Basco||“One Night”||Qualified|
|Mălina||“Prisoner”||Did not advance|
|Oana Tăbultoc||“Utopia”||Did not advance|
|Vanu||“Never Give Up”||Qualified|
|Vizi||“Sparrow”||Did not advance|
What happens next?
Following on from tonight’s show, ten acts will perform in the Selecţia Naţională final. Romania’s winner will be determined by a mix of televoting and jury voting. The grand final will will take place on March 5th.
Romania in Eurovision
Romania joined the Eurovision family in the Eastern wave of enlargement, making their debut in 1994. Their entry – Dan Bittman’s “Dincolo de nori” – finished in 21st place with a total of 14 points. At the introduction of semi-finals, Romania found their stride and were present in every Eurovision final until 2018. Romania’s best result is third place, scored twice in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
In 2021, Romaia was represented by Roxen, who had been internally selected in 2020 prior to the Contest’s cancellation. Roxen performed her song – “Amnesia” – at the first semi-final in Rotterdam. However, unfortunately Romania failed to qualify for the final. At the close of voting, Romania finished 12th in a field of 16, scoring 85 points.
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