Tonight, the first semi final of the Romanian national selection for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held. Twelve songs were presented and televoting and the jury have chosen six to move forward to the national final, which will be aired on Saturday.
The following songs have made it to the national final:
- Popas Band – Striga
- Blaxy Girls – Dear Mama
- Zero – Sunny days
- Tabasco – Purple
- Dalma – Love was never her friend
- Tina – Pleaca
On Thursday, another six songs will be chosen for the national final during the second semi final.
esctoday.com poll results
The esctoday.com poll partly agreed with the actual results tonight. While the clear poll leaders, Moni-K & 2008 representative Nico (24.3%), did not make it to the final, the songs placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and (equal) 7thwhere the ones thatqualified for the national final, which can well be seen as a remarkable amount of matches.
In 2008, Romania wasrepresented by Nico and Vlad, who finished and 7th in the first semifinal and 20th in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry Pe-o margine de lume.
The preview videos of the qualifiers: