Last Saturday saw Romania hold the semifinal of its iconic national selection Selectia Nationala in Bucharest. We have the 10 finalists for the 2022 Romanian national final!
Romania is gearing up for Eurovision 2022. A total of 20 acts battled at the Selectia Nationala 2022 semifinal last weekend. An expert jury selected 10 acts for the Romanian national final:
- Alex Parker & Erik Frank & Bastien – All This Love
- Andrei Petruş – Take me
- Claudia, Minodora, Diana – România mea
- Petra – Ireligios
- Kyrie Mendél – Hurricane
- MOISE – Guilty
- Gabriel Basco – One night
- VANU – Never give up
- Dora Gaitanovici – Ana
- WRS – Llamame
The show was hosted by Anca Mazilu and Bogdan Stănescu.
Selectia Nationala 2022
The 2022 Romanian national selection will consist of 2 stages:
- Stage 1- From 5-10 February the jury and public will vote for their favourite songs. The professional jury will select 15 entries whilst the public will select 5 entries.
- Stage 2- A televised semi.-final will take place with the 20 songs on 12 February. The professional jury will deliberate the 10 finalists for the national final.
Hence a total of 10 acts will battle for the right to represent Romania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin during the Grand Final of Selectia Nationala 2022.
The 2022 Romanian national final has been set to take place on 5 March. The 2022 Romanian Eurovision entry will be determined via mixed jury/public deliberation.
Romania in Eurovision
Romania debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and is yet to win the compeitition. The country achieved its best results in our beloved show in 2005 with Luminita Anghel and in 2010 with Paula Seling and Ovi when it placed 3rd in the Grand Final.
In 2021 Roxen represented Romania at Eurovsion 2021 with her entry ‘Amnesia‘.
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