Paula and Ovi to represent Romania!

Paula and Ovi to represent Romania!
The winner of the national selection in Romania. Photo: TVR
Brasov, Romania -

This year’s Selecția Națională was reduced to one TV show only, but the Eurovision euphoria in this country didn’t lose any intesity. On the contrary, there was a huge interest for the national selection. However, only 12 artists and bands qualifed for the final and only one among them could win. Romania will be represented in Denmark by Paula and Ovi for the second time.

During the 150 minute LIVE broadcast from Theater Sică Alexandrescu in the city of Brasov, hosted by Nicolle Stănese and produced by Televiziunea Română, TV audiences across Romania and in other parts of Europe (due to the webcast on Eurovision.tv), could enjoy 12 amazing performances of the artists who were competing for the role of the representative at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

After all the glamorous and entertaining moments, the viewers and the jury had to deal with a very responsible, and bt no means easy task. But a decision was made: Paula and Ovi will have the honour to represent Romania in Denmark this year. They already took part at 2010 Eurovision Song Contest and managed to reach third place with 162 pointes that year. That was the best placement of Romania in their Eurovision history, together with another third place achieved in 2005 (Luminita Anghel & Sistem).

According to the scoreboard revealed some minutes before the end of the show, the greatest number of votes from the viewers were received for Mirela Vaida Boureanu (7.509). However, the jury gave the biggest support to Paula and Ovi. An hour after the show, TVR published the details about the jury votes as well: Paula and Ovi (12), Vizi Imre (10), Bere Gratis (8), tefan Stan & Teddy K (7), Renee Santana & Mike Diamondz (6), Anca Florescu (5), Vaida (4), The Zuralia Orchestra (3), The dAdA (2) and Naomy (1).

About the show

These were the twelve participants in their order of appearance during tonight’s show.

  1. Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle
  2. Bere Gratis Despre mine şi ea
  3. The dAdA Unpredictable
  4. The Zuralia Orchestra You Know
  5. Vizi Imre Kind of Girl
  6. Anca Florescu Hearts Collide
  7. Silvia Dumitrescu Fiorul iubirii
  8. Renée Santana feat. Mike Diamondz Letting Go
  9. Ştefan Stan feat. TeddyK Breathe
  10. Naomy Daca tu iubeşti
  11. Mirela Vaida Boureanu One More Time
  12. Marcel Şăl Crăciunescu Hardjock

After all the songs have been presented TV viewers in Romania had an opportunity to support their favourite acts through televoting, but they could vote only once from one phone number. While waiting for the outcome of that 30 minutes long televoting, the members of the jury shared their votes as well.

TVR didn’t change any rules of voting system in the format they have for years. The final decision about the representative and a song is based on the outcome of televoting (50%) and the jury votes (50%).

About this year's Selecția Națională in Romania

In mid-January this year, Romanian national broadaster (TVR) announced one TV show for the 1st of March, when all the artists and songs will be presented to the audience across the country. Between 15th of January and 14th of February, TVR received a lot of applications and potential entries (more than 150).

According the the Semi-final allocation draw (conducted on 20th of January), Romania will compete in the second half of the second Semi-final (on 8th of May) of Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark.

Watch the show again

If you missed the final in Romania, you can still watch it here.
The winning song and the performance you can check on TVR's YouTube channel.


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  • Posted on 27 March 2014 at 13:53
    I hope this year ,Romania win ,bcs it's a good song,I see the people say it's boring song ,it's mean you don't have ears musical if this song it's bored , Paula have a strong end Amazing voice ! She is the best !!! So Eurovision 2015 in Bucharest ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 March 2014 at 16:08
    My bet goes that she will end up 5th or 6th place in the final . report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2014 at 20:20
    Good luck Paula &Ovi .The best female vocie at Eurovision this year,im sure most of you wont agreed with me,but how many of us can hit that high note? :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 March 2014 at 17:35
    Am observat ca tot imi díspar comentariile de pe aici, probabil cinvea are un interes sa pastreze doar celal rautacioase.Mai incerc odata ca sa exprim bucuria ca anul acesta Romania are cu cine si cu ce sa se prezinte. Va urez mult noroc din Moldova. Oricare ar fi reultatul eu de aici va sustin cu toata inima report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2014 at 14:16
    Thank you, nasia123 we hope so, too. We, the Romanians. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2014 at 19:15
    2010 i like them best...but this a very good song...good luch Romania...kisses from greece <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2014 at 11:18
    I hope they will win! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 March 2014 at 16:00
    I just love this song, but also I like UK`s song a lot. I`m waiting to see the others songs, from Greece, for example. Anyway, good luck Paula and Ovi! I`m proud of you! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 March 2014 at 15:18
    I loved them the first time around. Still one of my favorite Eurovision songs of all!

    HOWEVER.... I just don't get this. It is like a bad magician show at the beginning. They are bigger than this :-/

    I have always supported Romania, they normally bring out amazing songs. But this isn't one of them report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2014 at 21:10
    Romania has a huge number of good dance tracks during the year, beautiful women with beautiful voices and hard beats. I can't understand why this time songs were so disappointingly boring. Renée Santana has a strong powerful voice, but here she seems to whisper, she deserved a better track.
    About Paula and Ovi, the only thing I can say is that they are part of the "Ibiza-Scandinavia" house trend, nothing suprising, quite boring. But good performance. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2014 at 14:40
    Eurovision 2015 Bucharest report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 March 2014 at 15:22
    Plain boring!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 March 2014 at 14:53
    Great voices and pretty good song. So far, 12 points from the UK. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 March 2014 at 11:25
    the best song of 2014!
    good luck, Romania! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2014 at 16:45
    Sorry Nordics!!!But this year the prize is a Balkanic matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BUCURESTI 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator