TVR, the Romanian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Romania will participate at the upcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
Good evening Europe this is Bucharest calling! Romania is all set to join the Eurovision party in Israel in 2019! Thus Romania joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their participation at the 2019 Eurovision Son Contest in Tel Aviv.
Romania will be more than likely selecting its Eurovision act and entry via its traditional national selection: Selecţia Naţională. More details and infomation regarding the 2019 Romanian Eurovision project are expected to be released in due course.
Romania in Eurovision
Initially Romania attempted to debut at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet when it competed in the special semi-final in Slovenia with Dida Dragan. Unfortunately the country failed to qualify and win one of the three golden tickets to Ireland and had to wait one more year to join the Eurovision family.
Romania debuted at the the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Dan Bitman and is yet to win the event. The country’s best placing in the contest was achieved in 2005 (Luminita Anghel) and 2010 ( Paula Seling & Ovi) when it placed 3rd in the Grand Final.
Romania has participated 22 times in our beloved contest. In 2016 the country was sanctioned by the EBU due to its broadcaster’s overdue debt and was forced to stay out of the competition, despite having chosen its Eurovision entry and act for Stockholm.
In 2018 Romanian band The Humans were crowned the winners of the Romanian national final and flew to Lisbon with their entry Goodbye. Despite a great performance the country failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the first time in its ESC history, thus breaking its record of qualifying to the Grand Final every time since the introduction of the semi-finals.