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
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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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  • Posted on 3 March 2012 at 20:29
    my favourites are call my name and zaleilah....even it is in spanish report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2012 at 20:21
    I like say my name by tasha and,even it is in spanish,zaleilah by mandinga report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2012 at 14:12
    Wow, there are some good songs! :O
    I really love "Girls don't cry", "If you ever feel" and "Call my name" ♥

    Good luck picking the songs Romania :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2012 at 11:00
    Mandinga`song: Zaleilah is the best from national selection. It`s a very catchy and energetic song. You could dance all night on this music from Mandinga. Hope to see you in Baku Mandinga.
    Good luck!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 March 2012 at 21:21
    I am German and I think if they choose Tasha they could win this year in Baku... even so I would vote for them :)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 March 2012 at 19:59
    I'm not a huge fan of Mandinga's song, I MIGHT be able to learn to love it, but it's not my favorite. Personally I'm rooting for Miss Mary, her song is really good and I am in love with her voice! Another good one is Raluca Ocneanu, Time Is On My Side... that one is catchy. Not gonna lie, I was hoping for better entries, but I'm really hoping for a win this year. I LOVE ROMANIA!!!! <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 March 2012 at 01:43
    Good Luck romanian brothers !!! Cataline - Moldova îți ține pumnii !!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 23:52
    Hey guyz, thanks for the information. So now, I really want Mandinga for ESC 'cause they have the Romanian essence! GOOSEBUMPS!
    That's what I call ROMANIAN MUSIC ♥ ♥ ♥ They are one of the many artists in this style that Romania has! :D
    Wish you da best!!! ♥ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 22:42
    i like Catalin Josan ..your song I miss you is very popular in Italy!12 points! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 19:54
    The rules say that the song have to be after 1 september 2011... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 19:48
    @ To all the people wondering about Mandinga's participation in Selectia Nationala 2012!

    The rule said once that all the songs that are competing to participate in Eurovision, must only compete, if the song is published after 1st October, the previous year of the next contest to be held.

    This rule was changed in 2010, and now the rule says, that songs published after the 1st September of the previous year can participate.

    Mandinga's song, was published somewhere between in September the 10th-12th, which is after 1st September, which means they are allowed to participate. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 19:40
    Every country has their own rules. The person who manage our Final Selection said that all the songs that appeared after 1 sept 2011 are accepted in the contest. Is the first time when it happens this because of some problems report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 19:31
    This one was put on youtube 15. september. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7Tk_FkQaI report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 19:27
    What date is the earliest an entry can be released prior to the contest?

    I read on wikipedia it is October 1.the year before the contest. Is that correct?

    If so will Mandinga be able to participate as it was released on youtube in September 2011? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 18:55