ROMANIA – Lion’s roar, which took part in last Sundays fourth semi final of Romania’s national Eurovision selection and failed to proceed to the next round, is contesting the result with broadcaster TVR claiming that another entrant is in breach of the competition rules.
According to Lion’s roar, TIRI’s song “Desert de sentimente”, has advanced to the final, features a segment from a 19th century musical entitled “Ballad for Violin and Orchestra”. According to rules set out by both TVR and the EBU, an entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest must not have been publicly released prior to September 2017.
The Romanian broadcaster has not commented on the matter. If TIRI were to be disqualified , Lion’s roar would not take their place as they came only fifth in the semi final. However, it is likely that song will be simply revamped if it were to win the Romanian national selection.