In comparing with national selection in 2013, Televiziunea Română (TVR) decided to produce only one TV show this year. In other words, contestants will have just one chance to present their songs in order to get enough of votes for a role of Romanian representative at Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen in May.
Another difference is that an artist or a composer cannot participate with two or more songs in the show anymore. Among other news things, during the Grand Final scheduled for the 1st of March (20:00 CET), TV viewers will be able to vote only once (from a single phone number), which means that this time, Romanian TV audience will have to think very wisely, who they are going to support, before giving a vote!
For the final decision, TVR is using the same pattern as the Eurovision Song Contest. That means, TV audience and jury are sharing their votes during the LIVE broadcast from Bucharest. At some point, all the votes will be merged and the winning song will be announced.
In anticipation of 12 finalists
The first phase of this year’s national selection in Romania already begun on the 15th of January. All artists and composers who believe that they have good songs can submit them until the 14th of February (authors from abroad are also welcome). A few days later, TVR’s jury will listen all the material and select only 12 entries. The names of those who qualified will be announced right away (on 19th and 20th of February). For more information about the application process and rules, contact Societatea Românǎ de Televiziune (TVR).
As the final is planned for the 1st of March (just one week after the names of finalists and titles of the songs are going to be confirmed), there will not be a lot of time for a promotion. Nevertheless, TVR will assure that all the participants can count on “equal terms and the same media exposure during that period".
The Romanian national broadcaster is looking forward to create and produce another great TV show that will meet all the standards of a high-quality program with “great songs, entertaining hosts and excellent performers”.