Romania: What to expect from 'Selecția Națională 2023'08 February 2023 at 17:00 CET
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.
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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