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WRS represented Romania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin

Romania: What to expect from 'Selecția Națională 2023'

08 February 2023 at 17:00 CET
Romania’s WRS at the Second Semi-Final at the Second Semi-Final EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett
Romania is ready to pick its entry to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in May. 'Selecția Națională 2023' sees 12 songs compete on Saturday 11 February, with the winner going on to represent Romania in Liverpool.

HOW TO WATCH: 'Selecția Națională 2023' is broadcast live on TVR1 on Saturday 11 February at 19:30 CET. Romanian broadcaster TVR also offers a live stream of the channel via its online player TVR Plus

TVR studios in Bucharest will be saying "hola mis bebé-bés" on Saturday night, as it welcomes audiences to watch a gala of music and performance unfold. Romanian viewers will have a selection of 12 songs to choose a favourite from. The dozen entries represent a cross-section of genres, from radio-friendly pop and dance, to tunes with elements of traditional folk and ethno-influences.

In a change to the voting process for Selecția Națională, the winner will be decided 100% by a public vote. This will be done via a combination of both a televote and an online vote. 

In 2022, Selecția Națională resulted in the fan-favourite party-starter Llámame by WRS win and go on to represent Romania at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. In Turin, Llámame finished in 18th place in the Grand Final, with 65 points. 

Romania’s WRS at the Second Semi-Final EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

The Songs

12 songs will compete in Selecția Națională on Saturday evening. TVR have filmed pre-contest live performances for each of the songs, and so you can preview each of them here, in the order that they'll be performing in on the night:

Deiona – Call on Me

Andrada Popa – No Time For Me

Ocean Drive – Take You Home

AMIA – Puppet

Andrei Duţu – Statues

Theodor Andrei – D.G.T. (Off and On)

Steven Roho x Gabriella x Formaţia Albatros – Lele

Aledaida – Bla Bla Bla

Adriana Moraru – Faralaes

Maryliss – Hai Vino

JaxMan – Bad & Cool

Andreea D Folclor Orchestra – Periniţa Mea

Romania will be performing in the first half of the Second Semi-Final on Thursday 11 May, at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. 

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