The Super Saturday Results keep coming in – Theodor Andrei has won the live final of Selecția Națională 2023 and will represent Romania at Eurovision 2023 with D.G.T. (Off and On).
Selecția Națională Results Revealed
The running order of the competing artists tonight, as well as the results, are as follows:
|1||Deiona||“Call on Me”||9th|
|2||Andrada Popa||“No Time for Me”||10th|
|3||Ocean Drive||“Take You Home”||11th|
|6||Theodor Andrei||“D.G.T. (Off and On)”||Winner|
|7||Steven Roho, Gabriella and Formaţia Albatros||“LeLe”||6th|
|8||Aledaida||“Bla Bla Bla”||4th|
|11||JaxMan||“Bad & Cool”||8th|
|12||Andreea D Folclor Orchestra||“Periniţa mea”||2nd|
About Selecția Națională 2023
This year’s edition took place on 11th February at TVR Studios in Bucharest. The twelve finalists were selected from 85 submissions by professional jury prior to tonight’s show, while task of choosing the winner fell to the public. A mixture of televoting and online voting by the Eurovision app gave Theodor Andrei the ticket to Liverpool in 2023, where they will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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”. Performning 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
Photo Source: Theodor Andrei