Romania’s National Broadcaster – TVR reveals details about the renewed and improved – Selectia Nationala 2018.
TVR takes the initiative to take the selection to a whole new level. Organizing multiple semi finals around the country with the hopes of producing the next Eurovision winner.
How can you apply?
Romania’s Broadcaster announced the submission dates for their 2018 selection process. Interested artists/composers can submit their entries from November 15th until December 15th. Potential candidates can send their songs to TVR via email:
Once the submission window closes, the singers will go through a round of live auditions in Bucharest. Inside TVR’s studios a panel of music professionals will narrow down the applicants and decide the lucky few that will advance to the semi finals in 2018. The preliminary auditions will take place on December 21st and 22nd.
Selecita Nationala 2018
The semi finals of Selecita Nationala will be held during January and February 2018 all across Romania. The concept of the bigger and better selection will include six live shows – five semi finals and a grand final. The new format of Selecita Nationala is a part of a series of programs created by TVR to honor the 100th anniversary of the Great Union Day, a national holiday in Romania.
However, information regarding the host cities of this year’s edition of Selecita Nationala haven’t been disclosed by TVR yet. But there is no doubt that the Eurovision fandom is in for a Romanian treat.
Romania at Eurovision
Since the introduction of the Eurovision semi-finals in 2004, Romania appeared in every single grand final up until 2016. Last year, Romania selected Ovidiu Anton to represent the country with Moment of Silence. Nevertheless, just a few weeks before the rehearsals in Stockholm, the EBU expelled TVR due to failures to pay debt. As a result, Romania withdrew from the contest.
TVR was back with a vengeance this year. Ilinca and Alex were dominant winners in Selecţia Naţională and went on to finish in 7th in Kyiv with Yodel It!. The duo scored Romania’s fourth best result in the history of the contest. In addition, they certainly provided one of the contest’s most memorable performances in recent years!
⇒Read what our team had to say about Romania’s 2017 Eurovision entry “Yodel It” – here⇐
Are you looking forward to Selecita Nationala 2018? Will you be tuning in for the show? Who would you like to see as Romania’s representative in Lisbon? Are you expecting to see any returnees in the lineup yet again?
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