Romania 2018 🇷🇴 results of Selecția Națională third semi final
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
ROMANIA – Selecția Națională 2018 is the national selection organized by TVR and its regional studios in order to select Romania’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The competition consists of six shows: five semi-finals featuring twelve songs each and a final featuring fifteen songs to be held throughout January and February 2018, with the final on 25 February 2018. The slogan for the 2018 selection is “Eurovision unește România!” (Eurovision unites Romania!). Each show takes place in a different city in Romania, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Union of Transylvania with Romania (also known locally as the “Great Union”), which gave the country its largest peacetime geographical extent.
TVR opened a submission period for artists and composers to submit their entries between 15 November and 15 December 2017, during which 72 entries were received. All entrants got to participate in auditions on 19 and 20 December, in front of a jury made up of five music industry professionals:
Liliana Ștefan — lyricist, wrote the Romanian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1998;
Viorel Gavrilă — composer and conductor, multiple-time winner at the Mamaia Festival;
Ilinca Băcilă — singer, came seventh at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as a performer;
Nicu Patoi — guitarist, accompanied Mălina Olinescu at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998;
Marian Ionescu — bass guitarist, pianist, composer and founder of the band Direcția 5.
The auditions were broadcast on 12, 13 and 14 January 2018 on TVR1.
60 songs qualified for the semi-finals — 12 for each semi-final — which are set to take place throughout January and February 2018. The qualifying songs were revealed on 22 December. No performer was allowed to have two different songs in the semi-final stage, but there was no such limit for songwriters. It was also disallowed to circumvent this rule by replacing the performer. The top three acts selected by the jury from each semi-final — for a total of 15 finalists — will qualify for the final held on 25 February. The winner will then be determined by 100% televoting.
ROMANIA 2018 🇷🇴 SELECȚIA NAȚIONALĂ THIRD SEMI FINAL
|PARTICIPANT(S) / SONG TITLE||JURY VOTES||RANK|
|Erminio Sinni & Titziana Camelin – “All The Love Away”||52||Qualified|
|VYROS – “La La La”||37||Qualified|
|Xandra – “Try”||32||Qualified|
|Tavi Clonda – “King”||29|
|Elena Hasna – “Revival”||25|
|Zavera – “Come Back To Me”||25|
|Aurel Dinca – “Fire In The Sky”||19|
|Carolina Gorun – “Reach Out For The Stars”||17|
|Eliza Chifu – “So Good Without You”||13|
|Ayona – “The Story Goes On”||8|
|Mares Pana – “Daydreamer”||7|
|Diana Bratan – “Paint It Rainbow”||6|