Cezar takes it home for Romania

Cezar takes it home for Romania
Cezar, Photo: TVR
Bucharest, Romania -

Tonight in a magnificent show of music and entertainment, it was decided that Cezar will represent Romania at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in May with the song It's My Life. If you missed it you can watch it all over again via our WebTV!

There are countless superlatives to describe the quality of tonight's show from Bucharest, and after the twelve acts had performed their entries there could only be one winner: Cezar will represent Romania at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö with the song It's My Life.

You can watch Romania's song below!

Watch it again!

As with many of this year's national finals, you can watch the final of Selecția Națională 2013 again via our WebTV. So whether you missed the live show or just want to watch it again, all you need to do is sit back relax and enjoy our high-quality stream.

The Line-Up

The line up for tonight's show can be seen below (winner in bold):

  1. Casa Presei - Un refren
  2. Narcis Iustin Ianău - Seven
  3. FreeStay - Criminal Mind
  4. Elena Cârstea Muttart - Spinning
  5. Luminița Anghel - Unique
  6. Ovidiu Anton - Run away with me
  7. Cezar - It's My Life
  8. Cristian Prăjescu - The Best Thing In Life Is To Love
  9. Electric Fence - Emilia
  10. Al Mike feat. Renee Santana - What Is Love
  11. Tudor Turcu - Hello
  12. Andrei Leonte - Paralysed

Final ranking

Cezar got the highest number of televoting points, and from the jury he got 8 points. When the votes were combined he turned out the winner. Here you can see the final scoreboard (jury and televotes):

What now for Romania?

Earlier this year Romania was drawn into the second half of the second Semi-Final so Cezar will therefore participate on the the 16th of May when the second Semi-Final kicks off at the Malmö Arena in Malmö, Sweden.

Since 1994, when Romania first entered Europe's favourite TV show, it has had a lot of success, but has never won until now. Could tonight's result be the start of something spectacular? We'll soon find out!

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  • Posted on 11 May 2013 at 12:22
    Plus j'écoute ce morceau de musique, plus je l'aime. Son talent et sa voix a fait de cette chanson une œuvre d'art de grande valeur. Je lui souhaite sincèrement tout le succès que il mérites!! 12p!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 May 2013 at 14:38
    Let's face it guys! eurovison it's a kitsch and it always was.. Romania this year it's out of the standards (even thou I have to admit that the lyrics are in the old Eurovision tradition: cheesy and stupid, but, hey! that's same as 99,99% of the songs here) so I'm quite sure that it won't make a very good result.. But this song should win, in my opinion! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 April 2013 at 20:24
    I am from Romania and i'm being honest..i don't like this song. I am not blaming anyone who likes it, i mean, we all have different tastes in music, this guy has a great opera voice, but i don't think it's a proper song for this contest.This represents my country, so i'm supporting this song and this artist, but i think we had better songs..
    All the songs that ever won this contest were catchy or had something special. But not this kind of special. This is special-weird, not special-cool.
    I mean, our best song ever was paula seling and ovi "playing with fire" that in my opinion deserved 1st place not 2nd place.
    I seriously hope that it's just my opinion and i hope that are a lot of people that appreciate this kind of music,and vote for it!!! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 April 2013 at 17:05
    Fabulous countertenor voice, beautiful and exciting.
    Looks good too. Cezar and Romania get my vote. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 April 2013 at 17:58
    @CLEO SELENE Dear Cleo you can't vote for your own country I love the song and Cezar whom I did not have the pleasure to know until now I am not fond of opera either , but the song itself , along with Cezar's strong , presence, his vitality , could place Romania if not in the first place , at least among the five top I prefer him alone on stage though I am sure thousands of people who are not fans of opera will get to know this very talented young man ROMANIA BEST WISHES report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 April 2013 at 20:51
    ...OMG was that DUBSTEP 1:50 into the song! WTF!!?!?!? ha ha ha...Slovenia, Montenegro...and NOW Cezar...awesomeness! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 April 2013 at 20:47
    I am Canadian of Romanian descent, but I must say it's definitely not my cup of tea.
    I have no idea how this could have possibly won, but I wish him success.

    Incidentally, I did listen to his performance of Romeo and Juliet, and that I did like... Even though I wasn't very sure if he was singing Juliet part or Romeo, but meh... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2013 at 10:40
    Amazing voice!!! 12 points for Roumania!!!! Best song !!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2013 at 22:51
    Romania is the best !!! GO GO Romania !!! 12 points from all my friends all over the world !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2013 at 10:28
    This is dedefinitely the winning song !!!!CEZAR from ROMANIA is simply the best ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 March 2013 at 03:37
    Love it, this song is amazing wow, if you'll listen few times you will understand, someone who don't like this kind of music pop-opera must really go to sleep or wake up c'mon ,most of us we're tired listening same kind of music ,someone must learn about this kind of music ,Cezar is famous ...kids must sleep forget ur comment... goodluck Cezar !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2013 at 12:02
    He reminds me of Dracula. If this was the prupose of this performance and song, they succeed it.
    I dont like the song, not my taste report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 18:07
    you are the best! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 17:57
    Go Cezar! we realy love you! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 03:45
    I don't like music... But he have very interesting and powerful voice! Good luck, Romania! :) report to the moderator