Romania: 15 songs to battle it out in national final

Romania: 15 songs to battle it out in national final
One of the participants, Cătălin Josan. Photo: TVR
Bucharest, Romania -

Yesterday, Romania's national broadcaster TVR announced the 15 candidates that will participate in the upcoming national selection which takes place on the 10th of March.

Romania's participation in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will come to a head on the 10th of March when one of 15 candidates will be chosen to represent their country in Baku in May.

There are a number of familiar faces in the line-up below including a song cowritten by Jonas Gladnikoff who amongst other things was behind the Irish entries in 2009 and 2010 and also came second in the Danish national selection in 2009 with Someday.

The 15 Finalists

Call my name
Artist: Cătălin Josan
Music: Keo/ Ralflo/ Bogdan Mureşan/ James Alexander
Lyrics: Keo/ Ralflo/ Bogdan Mureşan/ James Alexander

Zaleilah
Artist: Mandinga
Music: Costi Ioniţă
Lyrics: Ionescu Elena/Secada Dihigo Omar

If you ever feel
Artist: Viky Red
Music: Bouroşu Victor/ Păduraru Silviu/ Marian Crăciun/ Alexandru Constantin/ Astani Victor Răzvan
Lyrics: Bouroşu Victor/ Alina Toma

Don't say sorry
Artist: Bianca Purcărea
Music: Marc Paelinck/ Bianca Purcărea
Lyrics: Marc Paelinck/ Bianca Purcărea

Şun-ta
Artist: Electric Fence
Music: Antoniu Eduart Antemir/ Lucian Daniel Indre/ Vasile Elena/ Ciente David
Lyrics: Aurel Sandu

I walk alone
Artist: Ovidiu Anton
Music: Ovidiu Anton
Lyrics: Ovidiu Anton

This must be love
Artist: Ana Mardare
Music: Tudy Zaharescu/ Primoz Poglajen/ Michael James Down/ Jonas Gladnikoff
Lyrics: Ana Mardare/ Primoz Poglajen/ Michael James Down/ Jonas Gladnikoff

Girls don't cry
Artist: Ioana Bianca Anuţa
Music: Ioana Bianca Anuţa/ Borg Gerard
Lyrics: Ioana Bianca Anuţa/ Borg Gerard

Singura Care
Artist: RPK
Music: Zmau Laurenţiu Nicolae/ Boer Karoly/ Togănel Radu Mihai/ Ionescu Robert Mihail/ Ungur Cristian Augustin
Lyrics: Robert Ionescu Mihail

Say my name
Artist: Tasha
Music: Mustiuc Sebastian Vlad/ Stanca Andrei/ Cristescu Costin Claudiu
Lyrics: Mustiuc Sebastian Vlad/ Stanca Andrei/ Cristescu Costin Claudiu

The best a man can get
Artist: Lucian Oros
Music: Mats Tarnfors/ Gerard James Borg/ Lucian Oros
Lyrics: Mats Tarnfors/ Gerard James Borg/ Lucian Oros

Twilight
Artist: Bianca Purcărea
Music: Bianca Purcărea/ Karl Broderick/ Ziga Pirnat/ Andraz Gliha
Lyrics: Bianca Purcărea/ Karl Broderick/ Ziga Pirnat/ Andraz Gliha

Time is on my side
Artist: Raluca Ocneanu
Music: Mihai Alexandru
Lyrics: Mihai Alexandru

If you find simple words to say
Artist: Ana Mardare
Music: Tudy Zaharescu
Lyrics: Ana Mardare

Rollin'
Artist: Miss Mary
Music: Onea Nicolae George/ Vlăsceanu Bogdan Florin/ Sechelaru Loredana/ Turcu Paul Gabriel/ Florea Maria Alexandra
Lyrics: Sechelaru Loredana

Two reserve acts have also been chosen in the event that one or more of the above chosen 15 can not participate. These are:

Young spirit
Artist: Edict
Music: Valeriu Cataraga
Lyrics: Maria Mihaela Frimu

Choose Me
Artist: Loredana Căvăşdan
Music: Liviu Elekes
Lyrics: Roxana Elekes

Romania's recent history in the Eurovision Song Contest has been good although the country has yet to win the competition. We'll see what happens in Baku on 22nd of May, where Romania will participate in the first Semi-Final.


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