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Selecția Națională - Romania (Eurovision Extras)

Created by Iulia Bac on 23 Jun 2022
Selecția Națională - Romania (Eurovision Extras)

Selecția Națională, a song contest that has been taking place every year in Romania except for 2021, has been used to select the country's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The later year saw Romania conducting an internal selection.

See also: Eurovision Extras - Those Who did not represent their country

Romania attempted to debut in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held that year in Millstreet, Ireland, being one of seven countries interested in taking part in the contest for the first time. A national final, Selecția Națională 1993 organized by Romanian Television (TVR), was held in January 1993, and "Nu pleca" (English: "Don't go"), written and performed by the Romanian singer Dida Drăgan and composed by Adrian Ordean, was selected to be the Romanian entry. For a place in the finals of the contest, Romania had to compete in a pre-qualifying round, Kvalifikacija za Millstreet, that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The song ranked last, and so failed to qualify for the finals in Ireland. Predominantly negative reactions from Romanian media followed as a result of Drăgan's poor performance.

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On 1 March 2003, the Selecția Națională was held in order to select the Romanian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003. For the first time, the show was conducted in several televoting rounds to reach a wider and younger audience. Nicola, one of the favorites to win the national selection, was selected as the country's representative after the votes of a professional jury panel (79 points) and the televoting were added together, resulting in 24 points.

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Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kyiv, Ukraine. They selected their entry, "Let Me Try" by Romanian singer Luminița Anghel and group Sistem, through the national selection Selecția Națională 2005 in March 2005. Controversy surrounded the event, as second-placed singer Loredana accused the organising broadcaster, Romanian Television (TVR), of vote rigging. Prior to the 2005 contest, Romania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest seven times since its first entry in 1994. Its highest placing in the contest, to this point, had been ninth place, which the nation achieved in 2002. In 2004, they placed 18th in the final.

Missing Songs:
Maria Magdalena Danaila - "Learn to say goodbye" (8th)
Academica - "Heading for glory" (10th) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/academica-heading-glory-lyrics-request
June - "Come into my life" (11th) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/june-romania-come-my-life-lyrics-request
Shake - "You're right" (12th)

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Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. They selected their entry, "Tornerò" (English: "I Will Return"), by Romanian singer Mihai Trăistariu through the national selection competition Selecția Națională 2006 in February 2006. Controversy surrounded the event, as seventh-placed duo Indiggo accused the organising broadcaster, Romanian Television (TVR), of vote rigging. Prior to the 2006 contest, Romania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest eight times since its first entry in 1994. Its highest placing in the contest had been third place, which the nation achieved in 2005.

Missing Songs:
Dora - "Brand New Feeling" (3rd) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dora-romania-brand-new-feeling-lyrics-req...
Linda - "Se tu vuoi" (6th) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/linda-valori-se-tu-vuoi-lyrics-request
Maria Magdalena Dănăilă - "Nu mă uita" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/maria-magdalena-d%C4%83n%C4%83il%C4%83-nu...
Dragoș Grigorescu - "No One Lives Forever" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/drago%C8%99-grigorescu-no-one-lives-forev...
Trrafic - "I Want You Back" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/trrafic-i-want-you-back-lyrics-request
Space Ville - "United Heavens" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/space-ville-united-heavens-lyrics-request
Gina Pop Band - "Give Me a Sign" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/gina-pop-band-give-me-sign-lyrics-request

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Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. They selected their entry, "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You" by Romanian group Todomondo through the national selection competition Selecția Națională 2007 in February 2007. Controversy surrounded the event, as Romanian Television (TVR) disqualified several entries over the course of the competition. Prior to the 2007 contest, Romania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nine times since its first entry in 1994. Its highest placing in the contest had been third place, which the nation achieved in 2005. In 2006, Romania finished in fourth place.

Missing Song Lyrics:
Rednex featuring Ro-Mania - "Well-o-wee" (Did not go to the final) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/rednex-well-o-wee-lyrics-request
New Effect and Moni-K - "Sinada" (Did not go to the final) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/new-effect-moni-k-sinada-lyrics-request
Trupa Respect - "I Will Love You" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/trupa-respect-i-will-love-you-lyrics-request
Gabi Huiban - "Rubber Girl" (Eliminated) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/gabi-huiban-rubber-girl-lyrics-request
Giulia Nahmany - "Make-It" (Disqualified) = https://lyricstranslate.com/en/giulia-nahmany-make-it-lyrics-request

Missing Songs:
Ada - "You and Me" (Eliminated)

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Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Zaleilah" written by Elena Ionescu, Costi Ioniță and Omar Secada. The song was performed by the band Mandinga. The Romanian broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR) organised the national final Selecția Națională 2012 in order to select the Romanian entry for the 2012 contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. Fifteen entries were selected to compete in the national final on 10 March 2012 where "Zaleilah" performed by Mandinga was selected as the winner after scoring top marks from a nine-member jury panel and a public televote.

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Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, with "Llámame" performed by WRS. The Romanian broadcaster, Televiziunea Română (TVR), organised the national final Selecția Națională 2022 in order to select the Romanian entry for the 2022 contest. The national final consisted of three shows, including two semi-finals and a final. A total of 46 entries were selected and 10 qualifiers ultimately competed in the final on 5 March 2022, where the winner scoring top marks from both a jury panel and a public televote was selected. Romania finished 18th in the Grand Final, with 65 points.

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