Over 90 songs have been submitted to Romania's national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest according to broadcaster TVR. Submissions came from both Romanian and international songwriters and will now be shortlisted by a professional jury.
The semi final of the Romanian national selection will take place on Friday 4th March followed by the national final on Sunday 6th March.
Iuliana Marciuc, Head of the Romanian delegation and the producer of Selecţia Naţională said, "I am extremely happy to see that more and more young talent are interested in the Eurovision Song Contest. Young talent, but not beginners, known and loved by the public, have sent their best songs. They are the first to prove that the Eurovision Song Contest is not only the greatest musical European festival, but also an event that brings hope and aspiration to the participants – and that TVR is the institution which can offer them this chance”.
Whilst Romania is yet to score a victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, it has qualified to every single Grand Final since the current Semi-Final system was introduced more than 10 years ago. Romania has achieved third place in both 2005 and 2010.