ROMANIA – As a consent from a conference regarding changes to be implemented for Romania’s next Eurovision participation following 2018’s “failure”, Selecția Națională 2019 has been announced as the national selection organized by TVR and its regional studios in order to select the country’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Romania had previously confirmed its participation in the contest on 20 September 2018. Selecția Națională 2019, having the slogan “Împlineşte visul!” (“Fulfill the dream!”), consisted of three shows: two semi-finals in Arad and Iași and a final in Bucharest.
11 songs competed in the first semi-final and 12 songs in the second semi-final, with the five entries in each attracting the most points from a national jury — consisting of Adi Cristescu, Mihai Georgescu, Crina Mardare, Andy Platon and Mugurel Vrabete — qualifying for the final. A further one entry from the remaining, non-qualified ones with the most votes from the audience were passed into the final. The semi-final allocation draw was released on 16 January 2019, although slight changes were eventually done. An international jury was made up for the final; the entry receiving the most jury and televoting points won the contest.
ROMANIA 2019 🇷🇴 SELECȚIA NAȚIONALĂ SECOND SEMI FINAL
|Aldo Blaga||"Your Journey"||539||Qualified by the public|
|Olivier Kaye||"Right Now"||—||Qualified|
|Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil Balkan||"Daina"||—||Qualified|
|Laura Bretan||"Dear Father"||—||Qualified|
|Ester Peony||"On a Sunday"||—||Qualified|
|TMW||"Make Me Your Man"||254|
|Johnny Bădulescu||"Give Up Now"||142|
|Echoes||"High Heels On"||141|