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Romania confirm Eurovision 2023 participation

2023 will mark Romania's 23 participation to date.

Romanian broadcaster Societatea Română de Televiziune (TVR) has officially confirmed that Romania will once again return to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which is set to take place in the United Kingdom.

TVR confirms participation

In an official press release, TVR confirmed that their Administrative Council unanimously approved Romania’s participation in the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. This comes after years of domestic scrutiny around the country’s recent results at the contest and a turbulent relationship with the EBU.

Further, the press release disclose details of key dates for participating broadcasters:

According to the invitation received by SRTv from the EBU, television stations must announce their intention to participate by September 15, with the possibility of withdrawing without financial consequences until October 11.

According to the calendar established by the organizer, the final list of registered countries is to be announced by the end of the year.

EBU rules via TVR

In addition, the broadcaster is continuing to ponder legal action to challenge the EBU’s cancellation of their jury votes during the 2022 contest.

Their chosen selection method for their 2023 entry has yet to be announced.

Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest

Out of 22 total participations, Romania has never won the Eurovision Song Contest, but has appeared in the Grand Final 19 times. Their best results are two third place finishes – with Luminița Anghel and Sistem ‘s “Let Me Try” in 2005 and Paula Seling and Ovi’s “Playing With Fire” in 2010.

Earlier this year in Turin, WRS brought Romania back to the Grand Final for the first time since 2017 with “Llámame”. He ultimately placed 18th with 65 points.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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