It’s fair to say that it has been a dire few years for Romania at Eurovision. Now emerging from five long years out in the wilderness, with acts such as Ester Peony & Roxen failing to advance. Romania’s best placing in recent editions came back in 2017 in Kyiv, Ilinca and Alex Florea ultimately placed seventh with “Yodel It” – tonight 10 competing acts will take to the stage hoping to lead Romania back to the grand final in Turin.
Back in December TVR unveiled the 45 shortlisted artists & songs that would compete in the semi finals, congratulations to you if you made it through them all… This number was eventually whittled down to 20 to compete in the first semi final, which then decided our 10 finalists for this evening. More on them below in the running order for tonight’s final.
1. Andrei Petruș – Take Me
2. Alex Parker & Bastien – All This Love
3. Gabriel Basco – One Night
4. VANU – Never Give Up
5. PETRA – Ireligios
6. Møise – Guilty
7. Cream, Minodora and Diana Bucșa – România mea
8. Kyrie Mendel – Hurricane
9. Dora Gaitanovici – Ana
10. WRS – Llamame
Controversially, tonight’s results will be decided by a 5 member jury who account for 5/6 of the total points, in contrast to the televote making up just 1/6. Power to the peop… five member jury!
An exciting line up of guests awaits us tonight in Romania with several of the Eurovision 2022 participants set to perform, you can expect to see Ronela Hajati, Stefan, We Are Domi, Andrea, Vladana, Intelligent Music Project & Zdob și Zdub with Frații Advahov.
After a touching performance at last night’s German Selection, Eurovision 2016 champion Jamala will also make an appearance, performing her winning entry “1944” in what will be a touching moment for many Romanian people, as we know Romania has been closely impacted by the recent invasion of Ukraine, and its borders have become a refuge for many attempting to make their escape.
It’s nearly showtime in Romania! You can watch live here: TVR
Who are you hoping to see go to Turin? Be sure to let us know and follow Eurobuzz this evening to stay up to date on tonight’s events.