Selecţia Naţională kicks off in Romania tonight

The semi-final of Selecţia Naţională will take place tonight at 19:30 CET. 15 candidates will compete for the right to represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 but only 10 of them will advance to the final on 5th March.

All semifinalists were decided after live auditions held last months where the initial 71 candidates were judged by a professional jury panel, made up of Luminiţa Anghel, Ovi Jacobsen, Adrian Romcescu, Paula Seling and Andrei Tudor. Tonight’s semifinalists are:

  1. Cristina Vasiu – Set the Skies on Fire
  2. Elize&No Stress – Fara Bariere
  3. Tudor Turcu – Limitless
  4. Ramona Nerra – Save Me
  5. Ana Maria Mirica – Spune-mi Tu
  6. Instinct – Petale
  7. D-lema – Adventure
  8. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea – Yodel It
  9. Tavi Colen & Emma – We own the night
  10. Zanga – Doua sticle
  11. Maxim – Adu-ti aminte
  12. Eduard Santha – Wild Child
  13. MIHAI (Mihai Traistariu) – I won’t surrender
  14. Alexandra Craescu – Hope
  15. Xandra (Alexandra Sipos) – Walk on by

The same jury panel which previously judged the 71 candidates at auditions, will pick the 10 finalists of tonight’s show. However, only the audience will have a say to the overall outcome at the next week’s final.

The band SuperChill and last year’s winner Ovidiu Anton will perform as guests of the show. Ovidiu will sing some new songs with his band ANTON, but also “Moment of silence”, the song with which he would have represented Romania in Eurovision 2016 if TVR hadn’t withdrawn.

You can watch tonight’s semi-final, hosted by Iuliana Tudor and Dan Helciug, here and on our LIVE PAGE.

About Ifigeneia Filippidou (Greece/Sweden)

Ifigeneia Filippidou (Greece/Sweden)

I’m Ifi from Greece (living in Sweden since September 2010). I became a huge Eurovision fan in 2002 when I accidentally watched it on tv. I also love Melodifestivalen! I’m following the live shows since 2008 and since I moved to Sweden I’ve attended every final. I try to follow as many national finals as possible every year. And I’m also the biggest Alcazar fan!
See you around! :)

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