Following a week-long break after the first semi-final, a further 12 acts performed tonight in the hope of progressing to next week’s final. Five acts qualified directly to the final based on their jury scores, with an additional act qualifying from a 100% televote round. These acts will join the qualifiers from semi final 1 in Bucharest for the grand final on February 17th, where Romania’s Eurovision 2019 entry will be announced!
It’s worth noting that tonight’s show was supposed to have 13 performers, but yet another withdrawal saw one act fall before the final even began. Xandra joined MIHAI in the withdrawal club just a few days before tonight’s semi-final.
Like with semi final one, the jury ranked and rated all twelve entries prior to the results. Their top five got an automatic pass to the final. It was then up to the televoters to pick one more entry from the remaining ones. See the list down below for the complete line-up, alongside their outcome.
|3||Olivier Kaye||“Right Now”||Jury qualifier|
|5||TMW||“Make Me Your Man”||OUT|
|6||Johnny Bădulescu||“Give Up Now”||OUT|
|7||Echoes||“High Heels On”||OUT|
|8||Aldo Blaga||“Your Journey”||Televote qualifier|
|9||Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil Balkan||“Daina”||Jury qualifier|
|10||Laura Bretan||“Dear Father”||Jury qualifier|
|11||Ester Peony||“On a Sunday”||Jury qualifier|
|12||Linda Teodosiu||“Renegades”||Jury qualifier|
The line-up for the final is now complete!
That means that we know who will be competing in next week’s final for the ticket to Tel Aviv! The running order is yet to be announced, so here are the 12 finalists (in alphabetical order):
- Aldo Blaga
- Bella Santiago
- Claudiu Mirea
- Dya and Lucian Colareza
- Ester Peony
- Laura Bretan
- Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil Balkan
- Linda Teodosiu
- Olivier Kaye
- Teodora Dinu
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