Category: Selecția Națională

Romania, 15th place at Eurovision 2015

The 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Vienna,  following Conchita Wurst’s win at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. This was the second time that Austria hosted the contest; the 1967 edition is the first. “De la capăt (All Over Again)” has been used […]

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Honorable 12th in Eurovision 2014

The host country of 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was Denmark. The contest was divided into two semifinals on the 6th of May and 8th of May and Grand Final placed on the 10th of May. The show organised in Copenhagen, all in all, spent 112 million Danish kroner; three times more than what was expected and […]

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Paula and Ovi return at Eurovision Song Contest

‘Miracle’ written by Beyond51, Frida Amundsen, Ovi, and Philip Halloun while the production was handled by Beyond51. The song was recorded by Paula and Ovi and has been released in February 2014. “Miracle” has been described as a love-themed dance and Eurodance recording, featuring techno beats and a piano in its instrumentation. During the song’s […]

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Unlucky 13th for Romania at Eurovision

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 took place in Malmö, Sweden. Sveriges Television (SVT) chose Malmö Arena as the venue following the consideration of several venues in Sweden. Cezar performed 17th on the 2nd Semi-Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2013 – Malmö: On this occasion, Romania finished in 5th place with a total of 83 points. The points […]

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‘Zaleilah’ at 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

The Romanian entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2012, ‘Zaleilah’, was recorded by the Romanian band Mandinga. The song was written by Costi Ioniță along with band lead singer Elena Ionescu and member Omar Secada and has been described as Latin-influenced, with other inspirations including Balkanic, Cuban, Gypsy and salsa music it is also a bilingual love song performed […]

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Mălina Olinescu, commits suicide

The Romanian singer Mălina Olinescu who represented Romania in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, commits suicide. The SMURD Ambulance was called at the North Station in Bucharest, Romania (Gara de Nord) early morning on Monday, 12th of December, around 1:00 AM informing that a woman fell from the 6th floor of a block. Doctors tried to resuscitate her […]

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The 3rd place for Romania at Eurovision

Oslo hosted the 55th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest at Telenor, following Alexander Rybak’s win at the 2009 contest in Moscow, with the song “Fairytale”. Paula Seling and Ovi performed ‘Play With Fire’ 10th in the 2nd semi-final. The artists’ show began with them performing the song sitting on both sides of a “shine-through” […]

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Romania in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was held in Moscow at the Olympic Indoor Arena with two semifinals one on the 12 and 14th of May following the finale of the contest in the 16th May. Elena participating with ‘The Balkan Girls’ in the first semi-final. Elena’s female dancers from the Selecția Națională also danced in Moscow, and […]

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‘The Balkan Girls’ by Elena Gheorghe

Elena Gheorghe representing Romania will sing ‘The Balkan Girls’ at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.   The Balkan Girls is recorded by the Romanian singer Elena Gheorghe. The song was written by Laurenţiu Duţă and Alexandru Pelin while the production was handled by Ovidiu Bistriceanu, Laurenţiu Duţă, and Daris Mangal. The song is a folk-influenced dance-pop […]

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