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Ester Peony to fly the Romanian flag in Tel Aviv

The singer will follow in the steps of The Humans at the contest. Two Eurovision winners were also performing

Ester Peony has taken over the victory of this year’s Selecția Națională, Romania‘s Eurovision national selection. She will sing the song “On A Sunday” on the Eurovision stage in May in the second semifinal of the contest in Tel Aviv on the 14th of May.

To repeat the success TVR achieved last year, the public broadcaster did not only smashed by building up a great stage inside Bucarest’s Sala Polivalenta but also invited two Eurovision winners to perform: Netta and Emmelie de Forest. 2017 Albanian national selection contestant Inis Neziri who won last year’s popular Romanian competition Cerbul de Aur with her FiK entry, Piedestal took the stage in Bucarest.

12 contestants, who previously qualified from two smaller concerts in Arad and Iasi competed for the ticket to represent Romania at Europe’s favourite competition after The Humans‘ failed to qualify in Lisbon.

Those were the 12 acts taking part tonight:

  1. Linda Teodosiu – “Renegades”
  2. Olivier Kaye – “Right now”
  3. Laura Bretan – “Dear Father”
  4. Teodora Dinu – “Skyscraper”
  5. Claudiu Mirea – “We are the ones”
  6. Aldo Blaga – “Your journey”
  7. Ester Peony – “On a Sunday”
  8. Letiţia Moisescu & Sensibil Balkan – “Daina”
  9. Bella Santiago – “Army of love”
  10. Trooper – “Destin”
  11. Dya & Lucian Colareza – “Without you (Sin ti)”
  12. Vaida – “Underground”

The final outcome resulted from the combination of the votes from an international panel made up of industry professionals and Eurovision experts plus the Romanian audience deciding who had to earn the ticket all the way to Israel. The audience had the weight of a judge, so they only decided a small percentage of the outcome.

You can check the final scoreboard below:

What do you think of their choice? Should this act hope for Eurovision glory this time? Let us know and stay tuned!

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