Romania: Semi-finalists for Selecția Națională 2018 unveiled

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We now know the names of the 60 acts set to compete in the semi-final stage of the Romanian national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest! Notice any familiar names?

The past number of days have seen the Selecția Națională 2018 auditioning each of the 72 submitted entrants for the country’s upcoming selection, each of whom performed to be selected to compete in the Romanian competition.

From the 72 submissions, only 60 have managed to advance to the semi-final stage of the competition, with 2 former Romanian representatives featuring in the line-up!

Selecția Națională 2018 semi-finalists

The 60 semi-finalists were selected by the 5-member jury panel, featuring earlier-confirmed members Marian IonescuIlinca BăcilăNicu PatoiLiliana Ştefan and Viorel Gavrilă.

The available songs so far have been linked below and will be updated frequently.

  • Alessandro DănescuBreaking up
  • Alex FloreaNobody told me it would hurt
  • Alexandru UngureanuSail with me
  • Alexia & MateiWalking on water
  • Alice JeckelOut of the dark
  • Aurel DincăFire in the sky
  • AyonaThe story goes on
  • Bernice ChiţiulToo busy for my heart
  • Carolina GorunReach out for the stars
  • Claudia AndasThe one
  • CornELTake me away
  • Cristian SiminonescuNirvana
  • Dan ManciuleaRază de soare
  • Denisa TrofimTears
  • Diana BrătanPaint it rainbow
  • Dora GaitanoviciFără tine
  • EchoesMirror
  • Eduard SanthaMesom romales
  • Elena HasnaRevival
  • Elena TurcuThe perfect fall
  • Eliza ChifuSo good without you
  • Endless feat. Maria GrosuThinking about you
  • Erminio Sinni & Titziana CamelinAll the love away
  • EvermorphLive your life
  • FeliBună de iubit
  • FreiaFix me
  • HellenFrom underneath
  • The HumansGoodbye
  • IlianaI won’t lie
  • Ioana CiorneaTime after time
  • Jessie BaneşLightning strikes
  • Johnny BădulescuDevoted
  • Jukebox feat. Bella SantiagoAuzi cum bate
  • LinaA love worth falling for
  • Liviu AnghelRise up
  • Lion’s RoarRekindle the flame
  • Manuel ChivariSomebody to live
  • Mareş PanăDaydreamer
  • Maria SuciuSweet nothing
  • MeriemEnd the battle
  • MIHAIHeaven
  • Miruna DiaconescuRun for you
  • Nicoleta ŢicalăUna oportunidad
  • OthelloNoi suntem pădure
  • Paula CrişanI am here
  • Pragu de susTe voi chema
  • RafaelWe are one
  • Romeo ZahariaMaybe this time
  • SAVEAll we need
  • SerenaSafari
  • Sergiu BolotaEvery little thing
  • Tavi ClondaKing
  • Teodora DinuFly
  • TIRIDeşert de sentimente
  • Tom Leo WiartTeardrop rain
  • VYROSLa la la
  • WaleskaReborn
  • XANDRATry
  • ZaveraCome back to me
  • ZOLTANDacă dragostea e oarbă

As was confirmed earlier this week, both Mihai (Romania 2006) and Alex Florea (Romania 2017) will once again be competing for the right to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest for a second time!

Also featuring in the line-up includes many former national selection competitors, some of which include last year’s bidding artists Eduard Santha and XANDRA.

Semi-final time in Romania!

Now that the semi-finalists are now known, next month will see the national selection well and truly kick off in Romania, with a total of 5 semi-finals taking place in the lead up to the final of the selection on the 25 February 2018.

In total, 12 acts will compete in each of the semi-finals in a bid to qualify to February’s final, with further details regarding the number of semi-final qualifiers to be unveiled in due course.

Who would you like to see representing Romania at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest? Are the excited about any of the above names?

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