Listen to the 12 Romanian hopefuls

Mihai Traistariu, who represented Romania in 2006, is among the final line-up

The participants of the Romanian selection were unveiled at a press conference TVR
Bucharest, Romania

Romanian broadcaster TVR has unveiled the 12 acts that have made the shortlist of Selecţia Naţionala 2016, the Romanian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. A semi final will take place on 4th March to determine which six will make it through to the final to be held two days later. Both shows will be broadcast live from Baia Mare.

Iuliana Marciuc, Head of the Romanian delegation and the producer of Selecţia Naţională said, “It was a tight competition, but despite the heated debate, the five members of the jury had reached a result and decided on the list of 12 semi finalists of national selection. I would like to thank the committee members for the efforts over the three days, as now we know the artists who will perform on the stage in Baia Mare”.

The twelve participants of Selecţia Naţională are as follows:

  • Andra Olteanu – Nai Nai
  • Doru Todorut feat. Irina Baiant – The Voice
  • Dream Walkers – Let It Shine
  • Florena – Behind the Shadows
  • Hayley Evetts – Brand New Day
  • Irina Popa – Lasă-mă, eu te las
  • Jukebox – Come On Everybody
  • Mihai Bajinaru – Never Too Late
  • Mihai Traistariu – Paradisio
  • Ovidiu Anton – Moment of Silence
  • Vanotek feat. The Code & Georgian – I’m Coming Home
  • Xandra - Superhuman 

Mihai Traistariu finished 4th in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and Hayley Evetts, originally from the UK, finished 5th in the UK's Pop Idol in 2002. Romania will participate in the Second Semi Final on Thursday 12th May. 

Check out the songs below, which one would you like to go forward to Stockholm?

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