Lisbon 2018

The first acts qualified for the final of Selecția Națională 2018!

Tonight, the first of five semi-finals of Selecția Națională took place. Tonight’s show was held in in Focșani and was hosted by Diana Dimitrescu and Cezar Oatu (Romania 2013). Eleven acts took the stage, but only three could make it to the final. The three winners were decided by 100% jury voting. Plot twist, Ilinca is part of the jury. Her duet partner from 2017 was one of the competing acts. Let’s see how this went.

Results Selecția Națională – Semifinal 1  (Qualifiers are marked as green!)

  1. Alex Florea – Nobody Told Me It Would Hurt
  2. Lina – A Love Worth Falling For
  3. Liviu Anghel – Rise Up
  4. Hellen – From Underneath
  5. Alexia & Matei – Walking On Water (1st)
  6. CornEL – Take Me Away
  7. Johnny Bădulescu – Devoted
  8. Waleska – Renacer
  9. Echoes – Mirror (2nd)
  10. Elena Turcu – The Perfect Fall
  11. Eduard Santha – Me Som Romales (3rd)

Tonight semi of Selecția Națională only had eleven acts taking part because Tom Hartis withdrew. In the upcoming weeks, all semi-finals will have twelve competing artists. The next semi-final will take part next Sunday. Follow ESCXTRA to stay up to date with all the results.

Romania at Eurovision

Last year Romania was represented by Ilinca and Alex Florea and their song “Yodel It”. They achieved a great 7th place in the grand final of Kyiv. Can Romania top that in 2018? A total of 60 songs compete in the national selection. This is more than any other country.  But is quantity = quality? We’ll see 😉

Who was your favorite in tonight’s semi-final? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA.

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Dominik Rössing

Hey, I'm Dominik from Germany. Watched my first Eurovision in 2003 and I was in love right away! Attended my first contest in 2011 and every contest since 2013. The same happened with Melodifestivalen. Started watching in 2006 and been to every final since 2017 and try to make it to at least one heat each year, too. After all, Melodifestivalen is the real deal ♥

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