Romania is the next country confirmed to be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The broadcaster has confirmed despite ongoing issues with the EBU in regards to last year’s contest they will be taking part in 2023. Next year’s contest will be held in the United Kingdom.
Romania get approval to participate
It was yesterday unanimously decided by The Administrative Council at TVR that the country will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. TVR does acknowledge however that disputes from the 2022 contest still need to be resolved. Romania’s broadcaster is in touch with a Swiss law firm, this is in regard to the disqualification of the country’s jury votes. The removal of the votes was due to voting patterns that emerged during the second Eurovision 2022 semi-final.
Romania’s Eurovision history
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 2022, Romania was represented by WRS with his song – “Llámame”. Performing at the second semi-final in Turin, Romania qualified for the final for the first time since 2017. At the close of voting in the final, Romania finished 18th in a field of 25, scoring 65 points.
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News Source: TVR
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