The Romanian broadcast TVR had tonight another progress on its road to Turin finally presetting us with the 10 finalists of Selecţia Naţională 2022.
Earlier this month 46 entries were presented to the public. Then, the artists were invited for a live audition to present their songs. with that we could have a bit of the taste of what the acts preparing incase they’ll make it into the live shows. all the videos were filmed on studio 3 of Romanian Television.
The 46 list was shorten into 44 acts when Barbara Tešija has decided to withdraw from the contest with no reason confirmed and unfortunately FABI had to stay behind as well as he was tested positive for COVID-19.
Moving forward, TVR have opened an online voting for 24 hours and the public’s top5 were combined with another 15 acts already been selected by the jury to complete the top20 shortlist.
Tonight took place the televised semi final of the selection process. The 20 semi-finalists had the first live broadcast performance at the TVR studios in Bucharest. The show was hosted by Anca Mazilu and Bogdan Stănescu followed by Eurovision 2017 representative Ilinca in the greenroom. The acts performed tonight are:
- Alex Parker & Erik Frank & Bastien – All This Love [jury qualifier]
- Aldo Blaga – Embers [jury qualifier]
- Petra – Ireligios (Irreligious) [jury qualifier]
- Vizi Imre – Sparrow [public vote qualifier]
- VANU – Never give up [jury qualifier]
- Mălina – Prisoner [public vote qualifier]
- WRS – Llámame (Call me) [jury qualifier]
- Andrei Petruş – Take me [jury qualifier]
- MØISE – Guilty [jury qualifier]
- Gabriel Basco – One night [jury qualifier]
- Cream, Minodora ft. Diana Bucsa – România mea (My Romania) [jury qualifier]
- Oana Tabultoc – Utopia [public vote qualifier]
- Kyrie Mendél – Hurricane [jury qualifier]
- Dora Gaitanovici – Ana [jury qualifier]
- Cezar Ouatu – For everyone [jury qualifier]
- Andra Oproiu – Younique [public vote qualifier]
- E-an-na – Malere [public vote qualifier]
- Eugenia Nicolae ft. Cazanoi Brothers – Doina [jury qualifier]
- Eliza G – The other half of me [jury qualifier]
- ARIS – Do Svidaniya (Goodbye) [jury qualifier]
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The televised semi final results were determined by the jury only! After all the performances were completed and all the acts were waiting for their faith in the green room the moment of truth had arrived and it was annonced that tese 10 acts will qualify for the final:
- Alex Parker & Erik Frank & Bastien – All This Love
- Andrei Petruş – Take me
- Cream, Minodora ft. Diana Bucsa – România mea
- Petra – Ireligios
- Kyrie Mendél – Hurricane
- MØISE – Guilty
- Gabriel Basco – One night
- VANU – Never give up
- WRS – Llámame
- Dora Gaitanovici – Ana
With that being said, we are now saying goodbye to these 10 acts as their journey to Turin has ended.
- Aldo Blaga – Embers
- Vizi Imre – Sparrow
- Mălina – Prisoner
- Oana Tabultoc – Utopia
- Cezar Ouatu – For everyone
- Andra Oproiu – Younique
- E-an-na – Malere
- Eugenia Nicolae ft. Cazanoi Brothers – Doina
- Eliza G – The other half of me
- ARIS – Do Svidaniya
With 10 acts still in the race, The grand final of “Selecția Națională 2022” will take place on March 5, 2022. This time the results will be determined by a combination of the public and jury votes.
Romania will participate in the second-half of semi-final 2 of Eurovision 2022 on the 12th of May 2022. If Romania will qualifies, the country will participate in the grand final on the 14th of May 2022.
Last year, Roxen’s “Amnesia’ finished with 85 points and finished her Eurovision journey in the semi-final 12th place
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