First six acts through in Romania

First six acts through in Romania
Luminița Anghel represented Romania in Kyiv in 2005. Photo: TVR
Bucharest, Romania -

Romania has started the search for its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, with six acts qualifying for the final of Selecția Națională 2013.

Tonight the first six acts of the Romania national final, Selecția Națională 2013 gained a place in the Grand Final. These were:

  • Casa Presei - Un refren
  • FreeStay - Criminal Mind
  • Luminița Anghel - Unique
  • Cezar - It's My Life
  • Electric Fence - Emilia
  • Tudor Turcu - Hello

Broadcaster TVR put on a very good show, with an excellent standard among the 16 participants providing back-to-back entertainment throughout the evening, and tomorrow we will do it all again with the second Semi-Final of Selecția Națională 2013

The Acts

The following 16 acts took part in tonight's show (qualifiers in bold):

  1. Tudor Turcu - Hello
  2. Casa Presei - Un refren
  3. Electric Fence - Emilia
  4. Diana Hetea - I Believe In Love
  5. Station 4 - Your Heart Is Telling me So
  6. Edict - Buddy Buddy
  7. FreeStay - Criminal Mind
  8. Maximilian Munteanu - Broken Heart
  9. Brigitta & Mihai (feat. TIPS) - One Heart
  10. Natalia Barbu - Confession
  11. Spin & Cezar Dometi - Silver Lining
  12. Liviu Mititelu - La donna di nero
  13. Cezar - It's My Life
  14. Tammy - Firebird
  15. Luminița Anghel - Unique
  16. Anthony - Dream Girl

This year, Romania are putting a lot of effort into their national selection with a total of 32 songs competing. We recently published the details of all the entries. Additionally all of the 32 songs have been posted online, at www.tvr.ro/eurovision for you to hear.

The final of Selecția Națională 2013 will take place on the 9th of March in Bucharest, where twelve songs will compete for the right to represent Romania in Sweden.

Tomorrow night join us again for the second Semi-Final, where 16 more acts will battle it out for the last 6 places in the Grand Final. You can also watch the show LIVE on TVR's website.

Romania will participate in the second half of the second Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest on the 16th of May in Malmö, Sweden.


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  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 23:21
    Tammy and Anthony are missing from the final..such a BIG MISTAKE. Those are 2 songs that would've provided Romania a decent spot in the final in Malmo. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 15:44
    OMG Jupiter how can you say that DIana Hetea's song is better than 'Is it true?' Come on...Well, just different opinions report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 14:59
    Sincerely I don't like the songs :( I hope that tonight will be the better ones. Vote for the best songs Romanians! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 14:34
    There must be a misunderstanding, dear Romanian friends: You must vote for the songs, that you want to send to Malmö, not for those you want to drop. So in the 2nd semi-final you have a chance to vote this time for the good and not for the bad songs. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 12:22
    So far , my impression is this: lack of inspiration in the Romanian national selection, except Cezar who comes with something fresh and very interesting. Casa presei( the singer, Robert Turcescu is a well-known journalist; both melody and lyrics are nice) and Tudor Turcu seem ok,too( he´s the winner of last year X Factor) .
    Waiting for the second round to come! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 11:32
    What is this! Fan favourite Diana Hetea didn't go through? She's good or even better than Iceland 2009! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 10:36
    Cezar - It's My Life is the only one i like from these. Romania please send this one to malmo. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 09:30
    Luminita for Romania!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 04:31
    @EuRo fan - Word of advice? Never use You-Know-What Translator to write in romanian ;-)

    But you're also right. I'm utterly appalled that 'Un refren' was the public's favorite. Cezar's song it's actually catchy and unique (no pun intended) but I doubt it'll win the national selection. Electric Fence are quite popular here but their music style could be off-putting for the broader audience in Malmo. Luminita Anghel's song has a classy feel to it but the lyrics are among the most ridiculous ones I've ever heard.

    Tomorrow's semifinal won't bring better songs though, trust me on that. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 01:13
    Why did you not choose Firebird?!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 00:44
    Luminitaaaaaaaaaa.......!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 00:07
    PACAT ROMANIA!!! :(
    Casa Presei - Un refren - Terrible and boring
    FreeStay - Criminal Mind - not interesting
    Luminița Anghel - Unique - WTF! This is not music
    Cezar - It's My Life - GAWD DAMN, this is not an opera contest
    Electric Fence - Emilia - Why this gypsy music! -.-
    Tudor Turcu - Hello - Okay

    C'mon Romania, so many other songs, that was better like: Anthony, Tammy, Diana Hetea, Station 4 & Liviu Mititelu

    Nu cred ca avem o chance acest ani, sper ca maine sunt mai bun melodie report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2013 at 23:55
    Firebird??????:(((( Oh no Romaniaaa.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/February 2013 at 23:16
    I think i like 2 songs out of 6. Is this a joke? report to the moderator