Paula and Ovi to represent 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.
- Paula Seling & Ovi Miracle
- Bere Gratis Despre mine şi ea
- The dAdA Unpredictable
- The Zuralia Orchestra You Know
- Vizi Imre Kind of Girl
- Anca Florescu Hearts Collide
- Silvia Dumitrescu Fiorul iubirii
- Renée Santana feat. Mike Diamondz Letting Go
- Ştefan Stan feat. TeddyK Breathe
- Naomy Daca tu iubeşti
- Mirela Vaida Boureanu One More Time
- 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.