Romania: The 12 songs of Selecţia Naţională 2023 unveiled

Romania: The 12 songs of Selecţia Naţională 2023 unveiled
Wednesday, 08 February 2023

  • The Romanian national broadcaster, TVR, has unveiled the twelve competing songs of Selectia Nationala 2023 the show that will determine the country's Eurovision representative. 

    The acts were filmed in TVR studios and included the final versions of all the songs representing Romania in Liverpool. Also. TVR made an announcement about the voting rules.




    The twelve contestants that will be performing their entry in the Grand final are: 

    1. Deiona – “Call on Me” 
    2. Andrada Popa – “No Time for Me” 
    3. Ocean Drive – “Take You Home” 
    4. AMIA – “Puppet” 
    5. Andrei Duţu – “Statues” 
    6. Theodor Andrei – “D.G.T. (Off and on)” 
    7. Steven Roho x Gabriella x Formaţia Albatros – “Lele” 
    8. Aledaida – “Bla Bla Bla” 
    9. Adriana Moraru – “Faralaes” 
    10. Maryliss – “Hai Vino” (Come on) 
    11. JaxMan (Erin Dăneţ) – “Bad&cool” 
    12. Andreea D Folclor Orchestra – “Periniţa mea” (My little girl) 


    The live national final of Selecţia Naţională 2023 will take place on February 11, 2023. The outcome of the final will be influenced exclusively by the public where they can vote by phone or online in only once per song. 


    Romania in Eurovision 

    Romania made its first attempt to compete in the contest back in 1993 for the Eurovision Song Contest. After competing in the preliminary  semi-final in Slovenia with Dida Dragan, failed to win one of the three spots that led to the Eurovision stage in Millstreet, Ireland

    Romania officially debuted at the the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Dan Bitman and has participatted a total of 23 times since then. Its best reuslts were scored in 2005 with Luminita Anghel and in 2010 with the duo Paula Seling & Ovi achieving in both cases the honorable 3rd place in the Grand Final. In 2016 the country received a penalty by the EBU due to its broadcaster’s overdue debt and was forced to withdraw from the contest, although it had chosen its Eurovision entry and act for Stockholm.

    In 2020 the Roxen was internally selected to represent Romania at ESC2020 with the song was “Alcohol You”, whose production was by Viky Red, the music being signed by him along with Ionuţ Armas and  written by Ionuţ Armas and Breyan Isaac. Unfortunately the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic and Roxen didn't reach eventually the Eurovision stage. However, for 2021 Roxen was internally selected to represent the nation in Rotterdam performing 'Amnesia', which sadly didn't make it to the final. 

    Last year WRS won the national final with the song 'Llamame" and defended the Romanian colors in Turin where he finished 18th in the Grand final after receiving 65 points.


    News source/ Image: TVR