Turin 2022🇷🇴 Romania

Selecţia Naţională 2022 Songs Released

Listen to all 46 of the songs for Romania

TVR, the Romanian broadcaster, has released all forty-six songs that are competing in Selecţia Naţională 2022 to represent Romania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

TVR has published a YouTube playlist of all of the studio versions of the songs. Check out the playlist below and the list of all the songs.

  • Aldo Blaga – Embers
  • Alex Parker & Bastien – All this love
  • Alexa – Hoodies and cold nights
  • Alina Amon – Without you
  • ANA – Youngster
  • Andra Oproiu – Younique
  • Andrea Stocchino – Avere paura
  • Andrei Petruş – Take me
  • ARIS – Do Svidaniya
  • Ayona – Let me come to you
  • Barbara – Hypnotized
  • Bogdan Dumitraş – Sign
  • Carmen Trandafir – Măşti
  • Cezar Ouatu – For everyone
  • Ciro De Luca – Imperdonabile
  • Cream, Minodora şi Diana Bucşă – România mea
  • Dan Helciug – 241
  • Dora Gaitanovici – Ana
  • E-an-na – Malere
  • Eliza G – The other half of me
  • Eugenia Nicolae feat. Cazanoi Brothers – Doina
  • FABI – That way
  • Forţele de muncă – Hai afară, frate!
  • Gabriel Basco – One night
  • Giulia-Georgia – Fiind your way
  • Ivel – Neverending
  • Jessie – Regret
  • Kyrie Mendél – Hurricane
  • Letiţia Moisescu – Mirunica
  • Leyah – I’ll be fine
  • Mălina – Prisoner
  • Miryam – Top of the rainbow
  • MØISE – Guilty
  • Oana Tăbultoc – Utopia
  • Olivia Miheţ – Fragile
  • Othello – You’re worthy
  • Outflow – Running in circles
  • PETRA – Ireligios
  • Roberta-Maria Popa – Indigo
  • Romeo Zaharia – Until the fight
  • Seeya – Save me
  • Sophia – Beautiful lies
  • Stelian – Remember
  • VANU – Never give up
  • Vizi – Sparrow
  • WRS – Llamame

Who were the jurors?

The jurors for this year’s pre-selection who chose the best 46 songs to progress to the next stage of the competition were:

  1. Alexandra Ungureanu
  2. Ozana Barabancea
  3. Randi
  4. Cristian Faur
  5. Adrian Romcescu

What’s next?

All 46 songs now compete in a two-part semi-final. Between the 5th and 10th of February, a jury and the public will be able to vote for their favourite acts. The jury will select 15 songs to progress to the second part of the final, while the public will select five songs via Facebook.

On February 12 a televised semi-final will be held, featuring the first live performances from the 20 shortlisted songs. During the show, a jury will select the 10 finalists, announcing their points after each performance.

On March 5, the final of Selecţia Naţională 2022 will take place, where 10 artists will battle it out for the ticket to Turin. The winner will be determined by a combination of a public and jury vote.

An unsuccessful formula change in 2020 and 2021

Selecţia Naţională had chosen both the artist and song for Romania since the nation’s Eurovision debut in 1993. However, after an impressive run of qualifications since the introduction of the semi-final in 2004, The Humans and Ester Peony failed to take Romania to the final in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Thus, TVR changed their formula in 2020 by internally selecting ROXEN, whilst Selecţia Naţională chose just the song in which “Alcohol You” was victorious. Then, following the 2020 contest’s cancellation, TVR internally selected the complete 2021 entry, re-selected ROXEN with a new entry “Amnesia”. Despite pre-contest support, “Amnesia” became Romania’s third consecutive non-qualification. Indeed, this is likely to have prompted TVR to return to their previous selection method.

Romania’s best Eurovision results remain two third-place finishes earned by Luminița Anghel and Sistem’s “Let Me Try” in 2005 and Paula Seling & Ovi’s “Playing With Fire” in 2010. In total, Romania has achieved six top ten finishes in their Eurovision history, the most recent being Ilinca & Alex Florea’s “Yodel It!” in 2017.

Do any of the Selecţia Naţională songs stand out for you? Any early favourites? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news from the 2022 national final season!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button