Watch now: Romania first semi-final

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Tonight the first semi-final of the Romanian selection better known as Selecţia naţională will take place. Sixteen acts will compete for six spots in the final to take place on 9 March.

Paula Seling and Ovi who got a respectable third place for Romania in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest will once again host this year’s Romanian selection. Two other hosts will be Andreea Bănică and Marius Rizea. Andreea is a popular singer in Romania while Marius is an actor and comedian. The six qualifiers will be decided through a 50/50 split of public and jury vote.

How to watch
Live on TVR 1 or TVRI via satellite at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time)

The participants

  1. Tudor Turcu Hello
    (Music and lyrics: Pop Călin)
  2. Casa Presei Un Refren
    (Music: Gabriel Basarebescu, Lyrics Robert Turcescu)
  3. Electric Fence Emilia Indre
    (Music and lyrics: Lucian, Ciente David, Vasile, Elena Luminița, Antemir Antonio)
  4. Diana Hetea I believe in love
    (Music:Jonas Gladnikoff, Johnny Sanchez, Sara Ljunggren, Michael James Down, Anders Kollerfors, lyrics: Jonas Glanikoff, Sara Ljunggren, Johnny Sanchez)
  5. Station 4 Your heart is telling me so
    (Music and lyrics: Mihai Alexandru)
  6. Edict Buddy Buddy
    (Music: Valeriu Cataraga, Lyrics: Neagu Anatol)
  7. FreeStay Criminal Mind
    (Music and lyrics: Matei Alexandru Mihai)
  8. Maximilian Munteanu Broken heart
    (Music and lyrics: Petru Călinescu)
  9. Brigitta&Mihai (feat. TIPS) One heart
    (Music: Nițu Tudor, lyrics Brigitta Szebenyi)
  10. Natalia Barbu Confession
    (Music: Sârbu Radu, Sârbu Ana, Lyrics: Sârbu Ana)
  11. Spin & Cezar Dometi Silver lining
    (Music: Cătălin Tuță Popescu, Lyrics: Răzvan Cârligeanu)
  12. Liviu Cătălin Mititelu La donna di nero
    (Music and lyrics: Liviu Cătălin Mititelu)
  13. Cezar Florin Ouatu It’s my life
    (Music and lyrics: Cristian)
  14. Tamara Sofi (Tammy) Firebird
    (Music and lyrics: Zoltan Pop)
  15. Luminița Anghel Unique
    (Music: Rafael A. Herrero,Lyrics: Rafael A. Herrero and José Juan Santana Rodríguez)
  16. Anthony Dream girl
    (Music: Marcus Frenell, Frederik Randquist, Hanif Sabzavari, Jimi Thiesen, Michael James Down, Lyrics: Hanif Sabzavari)

You can watch and listen to the songs below

Romania will compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 16 May in Malmö.