TVR, the Romanian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Romania will partake at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands.
Thus Romania joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their participation at the upcoming Eurovision 2020 edition.
The TVR Board of Directors has approved Romania’s Eurovision 2020 participation in Rotterdam
TVR will be unveiling further details on its Eurovision plan of action and mechanism for Rotterdam 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 23 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 2019, Ester Peony was crowned the winner of the Romanian national final with her entry On a Sunday. Despite a magnificent performance Romania failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the second consecutive year.