As we await the official list of countries competing at Eurovision 2024, local media are reporting that Romania is yet to make a decision about its participation in next year’s competition, which will take place in Malmö.
No decision made in regards to participation
Earlier this month, we reported that Romania could be set to withdraw from Eurovision, due to financial difficulties. However, as reported by Spectacola, it was revealed that TVR has yet to make a decision on participating in next year’s competition:
“SRTv has not taken a final decision regarding Romania’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2024”
With the deadline for broadcasters to withdraw their interest in participating in next year’s contest, fast approaching (October 11), only time will tell if Romania will be competing in next year’s competition.
Romania’s Eurovision Journey
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 2023, Romania was represented by Theodor Andrei with his song – “D.G.T. (Off and On)”. Performning at the second semi-final in Liverpool, Romania failed to qualify for the final. At the close of voting in the semi-final, Romania finished joint last, scoring 0 points from the televote.
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News Source: Spectacola
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