TVR, the Romanian national broadcaster for the Eurovision Song Contest, revealed today that a total of 150 valid entries had been submitted to take part in the Romanian national final Selecția Națională.
159 entries were originally submitted to the broadcaster, however after a thorough check of all the submitted songs, 9 entries were ruled as invalid. Over the coming days (Wednesday and Thursday), an expert jury will listen to all of the submitted entries and after a deliberation, 12 entries will be shortlisted to compete in the Romanian national final Selecția Națională.
A number of European composers have submitted their entries to the selection including composers from the following countries; Belgium, Greece, Italy, Norway and Spain. Amongst the artists who submitted their entries to TVR include former Eurovision participants Paula & Ovi who previously represented Romania in 2010 with their entry Playing with fire.
The Romanian national final Selecția Națională 2014 will take place on the 1 March at the Sică Alexandrescu Theatre in Brasov. Romania will then compete in the second semi-final at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on the 8 May.
Cezar – It’s my life
Romania debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1994 with the entry Dincolo de nori performed by Dan Bittman. He ended in 21st place with a total of 14 points. Romania’s best result was in both 2005 (Luminiţa Anghel) and 2010 (Paula Seling & Ovi). After qualifying from their semi-finals, they both ended in 3rd place at the grand final.
Last year, Cezar won the Romanian national selection with his song It’s my life. At the contest, Cezar qualified from the semi-final eventually ending in 13th place at the grand final.
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