Ester will perform On a Sunday in the first half of the second Semi-Final on the 16th of May.
Ester Alexandra Creţu, professionally known as Ester Peony, is a Romanian singer and songwriter. Her passion for music emerged during childhood when she lived with her family in Montréal, Canada.
In 2014, Ester gained online fame singing covers of famous songs, which led to her signing with a Romanian record label. A year later, Ester debuted on radio and TV with the song Sub aripa ta (feat. Vescan), which was playlisted for weeks on Romanian radio and music TV stations. At the same time, she embarked on both a solo tour and a tour with singers Puya, Vescan, Doddy and Anastasia.
In 2018, Ester released Dig It, her first EP and she co-wrote the tracks. She also worked on her Eurovision Song Contest entry On a Sunday, together with Alexandru Serbu and Ioana Victoria Badea. At the moment, Ester is working on her first album that is to be released later this year.
The final of Selecţia Naţională took place at the Sala Polivalentă in Bucharest. The show was hosted by Alina Ionescu, Aurelian Temișan and Ilinca Avram.
Emmelie also featured as a guest judge in the international expert jury:
The running order of Selecţia Naţională:
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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