Last night TVR (Romanian Television) held in Bucharest their finale in order to select the Romanian entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
12 contestants took part at ‘Selecția Națională’. “Tornerò” was chosen to represent Romania at the contest after the votes of a professional jury panel (12) and public televoting (10) were combined, resulting in 22 points.
Tornerò was written by Cristian Hriscu, Mihaela Deac and produce by Eduard Cîrcotă.
Tornerò (Italian: “I Will Return”) received many positive critics; Tornerò received airplay in various countries like Sweden, Finland, Greece; The Greek singer Anna Vissi and Romanian recording artist Lora have covered Tornerò.
Indiggo, who placed seventh with their song “Be My Boyfriend”, sparked controversy after demanding €100,000 from the Romanian Television (TVR) for allegedly not being votable by fans due to continuously busy lines. Their allegation was turned down by TVR. Controversy occurred after Romanian group Akcent and Romanian singer Nico, who placed second with “Jokero”, questioned Mihai Trăistariu’s win on the National Selection organized by the TVR.