Will Romania Withdraw From Eurovision Song Contest 2024?

Apparently, Romania’s participation at Eurovision 2024 isn’t certain, with most probably skipping this year’s contest.

Based on the report, made by the Romanian news website libertatea, it seems that the Romanian broadcaster TVR faces some financial issues that might determine the country’s participation at Eurovision 2024.

Earlier this year, Romania took part at Eurovision 2023 with Theodor Andrei, performing the song “D.G.T” (Off and On). Romanian broadcaster TVR spent around 400,000 euros to cover the participation (this includes participation fees, staging and effects, accommodation of the delegation, flights, national selection etc.)

However, Romania achieved its worst result ever, ending with 0 points in semi-final 2.

Later on, Theodor Andrei expressed it dissatisfaction from the collaboration with the national broadcaster, starting with decisions made without him and ending with a very limited budget for Eurovision performance.

TVR’s communications department commented:

The subject of participation in Eurovision 2024 was not discussed at the level of SRTv management, which is why, for now, no decision has been made in this regard

The deadline for national broadcasters to confirm Eurovision 2024 participation is next Friday, the 15th of September 2023.
However, countries are allowed to withdraw their participation without any penalty by the 11th of October 2023.
The EBU usually releases the list of participating countries towards the end of October.

Theodor Andrei represented Romania at Eurovision 2023 with “D.G.T” (Off and On).
He finished in one of the last places in the 2nd semi-final, receiving 0 points in total

Will we see Romania competing at Eurovision 2024? Only time will tell.

Eurovision 2024 will be held in Malmö, Sweden.
The semi-finals will be held on the 7th and 9th of May 2024, and the grand final will be held on the 11h of May 2024

So far, the following countries have confirmed participation in Eurovision 2024: Sweden, Norway, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Israel, Moldova, Estonia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Serbia, Switzerland, the UK, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Ukraine, Portugal, San Marino, Belgium, and Albania.

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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