Romania: another six acts chosen for the national final

by Marcus Klier 114 views

Tonight, the second and last 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 the final six to move forward to the national final, which will be aired on Saturday.

The following songs have made it to the final:

  • Costi IonitaCan you forgive
  • Red BlondeNu am cu cine
  • Elena GheorgheThe Balkan Girls
  • CatalinStop
  • Alin NicaDon't leave
  • IMBARound & round

esctoday.com poll results

Like on Tuesday, five of the songs that reached the top six of the poll, have qualified for the final. The results are even more close as from the top seven songs, only the number fourth (Besa, 9.4%) did not qualify. Also unlike Tuesday, the poll winner (Catalin, 36.1%) qualified for Saturday. However, IMBA, who got 0% in the poll made it to the next round.

The complete line-up for Saturday in running order:

  1. Popas BandStriga
  2. Costi IonitaCan you forgive
  3. Blaxy GirlsDear Mama
  4. Red BlondeNu am cu cine
  5. ZeroSunny days
  6. Elena GheorgheThe Balkan Girls
  7. Tabasco Purple
  8. CatalinStop
  9. DalmaLove was never her friend
  10. Alin NicaDon't leave
  11. TinaPleaca
  12. IMBARound & round

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 tonight's qualifiers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvZf3GJXEsE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbR9IS1ERYU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blqCo0sL71k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tEBj_N1qLw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhwJAs4rEFo

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