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Romania has chosen: It’s Cezar!

This weekend, Romanian broadcaster TVR hosted their Selecția Națională, the culmination of the process to pick their artist for Sweden.  It was a competitive final, with a dozen songs from various genres.  There were even a few familiar faces; Luminița Anghel, who gave Romania its then-highest-ever Eurovision placement when she sang “Let Me Try” in 2005, came back with the showstopping “Unique“.  Last year’s Selecția Națională runners-up, Electric Fence, gave the contest another go with the Gypsy-folk-rock number “Emilia“.

But both were fated to fall at the final hurdle. Read the rest of this entry

Preview: Romania’s Selecția Națională

While it seems that most Eurovision-watching eyes will be focused on the Friends Arena in Stockholm/Solna tonight, the Romanian National Selection is also going on!  Following a pair of Semifinals, a dozen songs have qualified for the last hurdle before Sweden.  A 50/50 balance of televote and jury will decide tonight’s victor in Bucharest. Read the rest of this entry