Romania: The Humans win Selecția Națională 2018 and are off to Lisbon!

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One more national selection has now concluded and we now know its final outcome. The Romanians have made their mind up and it is the group The Humans who will fly the nation’s flag in Lisbon!

TVR, the national broadcasting service of Romania presented a glamorous show at Sala Polivalentă, with 15 competing acts, strong interval performances and the tension high until the last minute! The show started at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time) and threw its curtains just a few minutes ago with the winner’s announcement!

Cezar Ouatu trying to take a group selfie!

Following their qualification from the 5 semi-final shows, 15 acts tried to do their best, each claiming to be the one which will represent Romania in the Portuguese capital. However, the public’s verdict was clear; the only one winner is The Humans with the song Goodbye. Hence, with this participation on the Eurovision stage, Romania is being thrown into battle for one more high Eurovision placing!

Here is Selecția Națională‘s victorious entry for 2018! Are you happy with the result?

Romania at Eurovision

Romania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and has been counting 18 participations since. Although the country is yet to win the competition, the Romanians have enjoyed 3 Top 5 placings and have never been eliminated in the semi-finals, since the system’s introduction in 2004. The best result of the Eastern European country is 3rd place, achieved on two occasions, namely in 2005 and in 2010.

In 2017, Romania sent to Kyiv the yodeler Ilinca, accompanied by Alex Florea with the song Yodel it!. The duet managed to qualify to the Grand Final on 13 May and finished in a remarkable 7th place.

Romania will compete in the 1st half of the second semi-final evening on 8 May in Lisbon.

Has Romania set the bar that high for 2018 too?
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