As promised, Romanian broadcaster TVR have uploaded all the songs for the semi-finals of the national selection Selectia Nationala, for us to enjoy!
23 songs are here instead of the initially planned 24, due to the unexpected withdrawal of Dan Bittman.
Dan would be making a comeback exactly 25 years after he had won the national final in 1994 and had become Romania’s first ever Eurovision entrant with ‘Dincolo de nori’.
On New Year’s Day he posted a message for all of his fans and followers on his official Facebook page, where he announced his withdrawal from Selectia Nationala. In between other things, he mentioned that he will not be out of the country and thus he will be unable to compete. He also added that he thinks it would be best if Romania was represented by young talented artists.
The other 23 are still in and those are:
- Mihai – Baya (Speechless)
- Letitia Moisescu & Sensibil Balkan – Daina
- Laura Bretan – Dear Father
- Trooper – Destin
- Xonia – Discrete
- Johnny Badulescu – Give Up Now
- Echoes – High Heels On
- 2 Gents – Ielele
- Xandra – Independent
- TWM – Make Me Your Man
- Ester Peony – On A Sunday
- Olivier Kaye – Right Now
- Ommieh x Anakrisez – Rock This Way
- Teodora Dinu – Skyscraper
- Georgy – Tears
- Berniceya – The Call
- The Four – The Song Of My Heart
- Steam – The Way It Goes
- Vaida – Underground
- Claudiu Mirea – We Are The Ones
- Nicola – Weight Of The World
- Dya & Lucian Colareza – Without You (Sin ti)
- Aldo Blaga – Your Journey
Former Eurovision entrants M I H A I (2006 with ‘Tornero’) and Nicola (2003 with ‘Don’t Break My Heart’) are among them, as well as Vaida who landslided the televote in the national final of 2014 but had to let Paula Seling & Ovi let go in front of her because the juries didn’t give her enough points to hold onto 1st place.
Give a listen to the artists that will be competing in the two semi-finals for a ticket to the Grand Final of Selectia Nationala 2019:
Which song is your favourite?
Let us know in the comments below!