Eurovision Romania: five cities for five semi-finals

Emotions start to make their appearance for the semi-finalists of Eurovision Romania: the series of the National Selection shows are starting in Focsani City on Sunday – January 21st 2018 – with the first semi-final.

For the first time in the history of Eurovision Romania, the National Selection will have 5 semi-finals, organised in 5 cities which have as a common element, on the background of the Centenary Year, the theme of choosing our country’s representative at the international stage of Eurovision contest 2018.

The next four semi-finals will be organised in the following cities Timişoara (January 28th), Craiova (February 4th), Turda (February 11th) and Sighişoara (February 18th).

The organisers have established the semi-finals repartition of the 60 songs. Each semi-final will comprehend 12 songs.

So, in Focşani, the ones who will compete are Lina („A Love Worth Falling For”), Johnny Bădulescu („Devoted”), Hellen („From Underneath”), Eduard Santha („Mesom Romales”), Echoes („Mirror”), Alex Florea („Nobody Told Me It Would Hurt”), Waleska („Reborn”), Liviu Anghel („Rise Up”), CornEL („Take Me Away”), Tom Hartis („Teardrop Rain”), Elena Turcu („The Perfect Fall”) şi Alexia & Matei („Walking On Water”).

On Timisoara stage the ones who will perform are: Jukebox feat Bella Santiago („Auzi Cum Bate”), Alessandro Dănescu („Breaking Up”), Meriem („End The Battle”), MIHAI („Heaven”), Jessie Baneş („Lightning Strikes”), Romeo Zaharia („Maybe This Time”), Othello („Noi Suntem Pădure”), Miruna Diaconescu („Run For You”), Serena („Safari”), Pragu’ de Sus („Te Voi Chema”), Endless feat Maria Grosu („Thinking About You”) şi RAFAEL & ANDY („We Are One”).

In Craiova we will be able to watch: Erminio Sinni & Titziana Camelin („All The Love Away”), Zavera („Come Back To Me”), Mareş Pană („Daydreamer”), Aurel Dincă („Fire In The Sky”), Tavi Clonda („King”), VYROS („La La La”), Diana Brătan („Paint It Rainbow”), Carolina Gorun („Reach Out For The Stars”), Elena Hasna („Revival”), Eliza Chifu („So Good Without You”), Ayona („The Story Goes On”) şi XANDRA („Try”).

Feli („Bună De Iubit”), ZØLTAN („Dacă Dragostea E Oarbă”), TIRI („Deşert De Sentimente”), Paula Crişan („I Am Here”), Cristian Siminonescu („Nirvana”), Alice Jeckel („Out Of The Dark”), Dan Manciulea („Rază De Soare”), Lion’s Roar („Rekindle The Flame”), Claudia Andas („The One”), Ioana Ciornea („Time After Time”), Bernice Chiţiul („Too Busy For My Heart”) şi Nicoleta Ţicală („Una Oportunidad”) are the semi-finalists who will perform on February 11th, in Turda saltworks.

The competitors from the last show of the semi-finals are: SAVE („All We Need”), Tomer Cohen („Baby You’re The Only One”), Sergiu Bolota („Every Little Thing”), Dora Gaitanovici („Fără Tine”), Teodora Dinu („Fly”), The HUMANS („Goodbye”), Iliana („I Won’t Lie”), Evermorph („Live Your Life”), Alexandru Ungureanu („Sail With Me”), Manuel Chivari („Somebody To Love”), Maria Suciu („Sweet Nothing”) şi Denisa Trofin („Tears”).

In each show, the jury will choose 3 songs for the Big Final

Marian Ionescu, Ilinca Băcilă, Nicu Patoi, Liliana Ştefan and Viorel Gavrilă are the jury members who will decide the finalists of the National Selection 2018. During the five semi-finals, the jury will decide the 15 songs of the Big Final of Eurovision Romania. Their mission will be accomplished as soon as we find out the names of the 15 finalists because in the last show of the National Selection the public will be the only one choosing Romania’s representative on Lisbon stage.

All the 60 songs qualified in the semi-finals are loaded here: http://eurovision.tvr.ro/2018/semifinalisti/asculta-piesele-semifinaliste/