Romania: National final on 9 March

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The Romanian national selection for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will kick-off tomorrow. Singers and songwriters can submit their entries from 14 January until 3 February. Unlike past years, auditions will be held in various cities around the country to determine the semifinalists.

From 6 February till 14 February, a professional jury will listen to the live performances of the submitted songs. The auditions will be held in the most important Romanian cities :

  • Iaşi (6 February)
  • Cluj-Napoca (8 February)
  • Timişoara (10 February)
  • Craiova (12 February)
  • Bucharest (14 February)

The jury will announce the semifinalists on 18 February. Depending on the quality of the songs, 24 to 28 acts will qualify.

This is what the rest of the schedule is looking like :

  • 23 February – first semifinal
  • 24 February – second semifinal
  • 9 March – grand final

TVR will publish the rules of the competition on their official website tomorrow.