The Romanian national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Selecția Națională, will begin with the first semi-final on Sunday 21st January with the final set to take place on Sunday 25th February. In total 60 songs have been shortlisted for the competition. The schedule and songs are as follows:
Semi-final one: Focşani - 21st January
Semi-final two: Timişoara - 28th January
Semi-final three: Craiova - 4th February
Semi-final four: Turda - 11th February
Semi-final five: Sighişoara - 18th February
In each show the jury will selected three songs for the final. The jury members are: Marian Ionescu, Ilinca Băcilă (Romania's representative in 2017), Nicu Patoi, Liliana Ştefan and Viorel Gavrilă. In total 15 songs will be performed in the final and the winner will be decided solely by the public.
The Romanian national selection for Eurovision 2018 features some familiar faces. MIHAI (Mihai Trăistariu) has participated in the national final numerous times and will perform in the second semi-final. He represented Romania in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Tornero which finished fourth in Athens.
Alex Florea will participate in the first semi-final. He represented Romania in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest alongside Ilinca Băcilă with the song Yodel It!