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32 songs compete in Romanian national selection

15 February 2013 at 18:55 CET

"Though we first announced a maximum of 28 songs in the semifinals, the quality of the music we had the chance to listen was very high, so it determined the jury to accept a larger number of songs. There will be 32 entries in the semifinals, and 12 of them (6 from every semifinal) will qualify in the final. All the 32 songs will be posted online, on, starting February the 18th, for Eurovision fans”, said Dan Manoliu, manager of the Romanian selection.

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Among the surprises of the auditions was Renée Santana, Carlos Santana’s niece, who came from Cuba to compete to represent Romania at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. She will have to compete against some very famous artists in Romania and abroad, such as Luminiţa Anghel, Elena Cârstea Muttard, Natalia Barbu; and also some promising young artists,  who proved their talent in different musical tv shows in Romania, like X Factor, Romania’s Got Talent and The Voice.

The 32 songs

Below are details of all the songs participating in the two Semi-Finals of the Romanian National Selection being held on the 23rd and 24th of February.

Cristian Prăjescu - The Best Thing In Life Is To Love

Music: Sergiu Rudichi
Lyrics: Sergiu Rudichi

Diana Hetea - I Believe In Love

Music: Jonas Gladnikoff, Johnny Sanchez, Sara Ljunggren, Michael James Down, Anders Kollerfors
Lyrics: Jonas Glanikoff, Sara Ljunggren, Johnny Sanchez

Phaser - Pour toi et pour moi

Music: Florin Pop-Magda, Tinu Vidaicu, Lucian Oprișan, Birta Arnold, Dumitru Carina, Racz Radu, Păun Corian
Lyrics: Dumitru Carina

Narcis Iustin Ianău - Seven

Music: Dumitraș Horațiu Dan, Narcis Iustin Ianău
Lyrics: Narcis Iustin Ianău

Tudor Turcu - Hello

Music: Călin Pop
Lyrics: Călin Pop

9 Gardens - All For Naught

Music: Cary Shields, Dan Secheli
Lyrics: Cary Shields

Natalia Barbu - Confession

Music: Radu Sârbu, Ana Sârbu
Lyrics: Ana Sârbu

FreeStay - Criminal Mind

Music: Matei Alexandru Mihai, Florin Ristei
Lyrics: Matei Alexandru Mihai, Florin Ristei

Casa Presei - Un refren

Music: Gabriel Basarebescu
Lyrics: Robert Turcescu

The Zuralia Orchestra - Sukar Transylvania

Music: Aurel Mirea
Lyrics: Aurel Mirea

Edict - Buddy Buddy

Music: Valeriu Cataraga
Lyrics: Neagu Anatol

Diana Matei - Ma Ma He

Music: Matei Diana, Alexandru Gabriel
Lyrics: Matei Diana, Alexandru Gabriel

Luminița Anghel - Unique

Music: Rafael Herrero
Lyrics: Rafael Herrero, José Juan Santana Rodriguez

Maximilian Munteanu - Broken Heart

Music: Petru Călinescu
Lyrics: Petru Călinescu

Leticia - We Are One

Music: Radu Alexandrescu, Sandu Ștefan, Mădălina Dumitru
Lyrics: Radu Alexandrescu, Sandu Ștefan, Mădălina Dumitru

Tammy - Firebird

Music: Zoltan Pop
Lyrics: Zoltan Pop

Jul - Wake Me Up

Music: Victor Bouroșu
Lyrics: Paul Iacob

ABCD - Final de război

Music: Gabriel Maga, Cristina Haios
Lyrics: Cristina Haios

Station 4 - Your Heart Is Telling me so

Music: Mihai Alexandru
Lyrics: Mihai Alexandru, Marian Stancu, Constantin Axinte Amza

Ovidiu Anton - Run away with me

Music: Ovidiu Anton
Lyrics: Ovidiu Anton

Alin Văduva - Storyline

Music: Kevin Borg, Simon Gribe,  Aidan O’Conner
Lyrics: Kevin Borg, Simon Gribe,  Aidan O’Conner

Mosquito - Feel The Same

Music: Gabriel Băruță
Lyrics: Edi Enache

Electric Fence - Emilia

Music: David Ciente,  Elena Luminița Vasile,  Antonio Eduard Antemir, Lucian Indre
Lyrics: David Ciente, Elena Luminița Vasile

Brigitta & Mihai (feat. TIPS) - One Heart

Music: Tudor Nițu, David Ciente
Lyrics: Brigitta Szebenyi

Claudiu Mirea - I Feel So high

Music: Daniel Alexandrescu, Claudiu Mirea
Lyrics: Daniel Alexandrescu, Claudiu Mirea

Spin & Cezar Dometi - Silver Lining

Music: Cătălin Tuță Popescu
Lyrics: Răzvan Cârligeanu

Liviu Mititelu - La donna di nero

Music: Liviu Mititelu
Lyrics: Liviu Mititelu

Anthony - Dream Girl

Music: Marcus Frenell, Frederik Randquist, Hanif Sabzavari, Jimi Thiesen, Michael James Down
Lyrics: Hanif Sabzavari

Andrei Leonte - Paralysed

Music: Mike Eriksson, Johnny Andersson, Michael James Down
Lyrics: Jonas Thander, Mike Eriksson

Cezar - It's My Life

Music: Cristian Faur
Lyrics: Cristian Faur

Elena Cârstea Muttart - Spinning

Music: Elena Cârstea Muttart, Cristian Faur
Lyrics: Elena Cârstea Muttart

Al Mike feat. Renee Santana - What Is Love

Music: Mihai Alexandru
Lyrics: Mihai Alexandru, Alexandra Niculae

Watch the shows online

Both Semi-Finals of Romania's national selection will be broadcast on the website of broadcaster TVR. In addition the Grand Final will be broadcast right here on on the 9th of March, so don't miss it!,

Romania will participate in the second half of the second Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest on the 16th of May in Malmö, Sweden.