Eurovision 2020

Romania: TVR confirms participation in Rotterdam

As the deadline for countries to submit their participation plans for Rotterdam fast approaches, Romania confirmed that they will indeed take part to the 2020 contest!

21st participation confirmed

In a recent meeting, Romanian broadcaster (TVR) approved the budget needed for Romania to take part to next year’s Eurovision. This marks Romania’s 21st appearance at our favourite contests. At this moment, it is unclear whether they will still use the well established Selectia Nationala or if they will switch to internal selection to pick their ambassador. Make sure you check ESCXTRA for further updates on the topic!

Romania at Eurovision

Romania first debuted at Eurovision back in 1994 with Dan Bittman, who finished in 21st place with 14 points. After failing to qualify in 1996, the country returned in 1998 finishing 22nd. Since 2002, they have never missed a contest and throughout their history enjoyed good results and qualification rates. However, they have yet to win the contest. So far, their best result is the 3rd place achieved twice in 2005bu Luminita and Sistem in Kyiv and in 2010 by Ovi and Paula Seling in Oslo. They only missed the final in two occasions in 2018 and 2019. In Tel Aviv, Ester Peony delivered an enchanting performance of her song “On a Sunday” but unfortunately she didn’t qualify and her 13th place is Romania’s worst result to date. Will 2020 see a turn around of their fortunes?

Are you happy Romania will participate in Rotterdam? Who would you want to see represent them in 2020? What is your favourite Romanian entry at the contest so far?

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Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!

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