Romania national jury Selectia Nationala 217

It’s on! After the live auditions which spanned the last three days, Romania‘s national jury today announced the semi-finalists of Selectia Nationala 2018. There were no big surprises, as fan favourites Feli, M I H AI, Xandra and Alex Florea have all made the cut.

Selectia Nationala 2018: Liliana Stefan, Viorel Gavrila, Ilinca Bacila, Nicu Patoi, and Marian Ionescu

The live auditions, which were recorded but are yet to be broadcast, saw the TVR national jury, including 2017 representative Ilinca Bacila, choose the semi-finalists out of the 72 entries submitted by 15 December.

Selectia Nationala 2018 – the semi-finalists

The semi-finalists of Romania’s national selection for Eurovision 2018 are as follows. They are listed in alphabetical order of the song titles.

1 “A Love Worth Falling For” – Lina
2 “All The Love Away” – Erminio Sinni & Titziana Camelin
3 “All We Need” – SAVE
4 “Auzi Cum Bate” – Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago
5 “Breaking Up” – Alessandro Danescu
6 “Buna De Iubit” – Feli
7 “Come Back To Me” – Zavera
8 “Daca Dragostea E Oarba” – ZOLTAN
9 “Daydremer” – Mares Pana
10 “Desert De Sentimente” – TIRI
11 “Devoted” – Johnny Badulescu
12 “End The Battle” – Meriem
13 “Every Little Thing” – Sergiu Bolota
14 “Fara Tine” – Dora Gaitanovici
15 “Fire In The Sky” – Aurel Dinca
16 “Fix Me” – Daniel Freia
17 “Fly” – Teodora Dinu
18 “From Underneath” – Hellen
19 “Goodbye” – The HUMANS
20 “Heaven” – M I H A I
21 “I Am Here”- Paula Crisan
22 “I Won’t Lie” – Iliana
23 “King” – Tavi Clonda
24 “La La La” – VYROS
25 “Lightning Strikes” – Jessie Banes
26 “Live Your Life” – Evermorph
27 “Maybe This Time” – Romeo Zaharia
28 “Mesom Romales” – Eduard Santha
29 “Mirror” – Echoes
30 “Nirvana” – Cristian Simionescu
31 “Nobody Told Me It Would Hurt” – Alex Florea
32 “Noi Suntem Padure” – Othello
33 “Out Of The Dark” – Alice Jeckel
34 “Paint It Rainbow” – Diana Bratan
35 “Raza De Soare” – Dan Manciulea
36 “Reach Out For The Stars” – Carolina Gorun
37 “Reborn” – Waleska
38 “Rekindle The Flame” – Lion’s Roar
39 “Revival” – Elena Hasna
40 “Rise Up” – Liviu Anghel
41 “Run For You” – Miruna Diaconescu
42 “Safari” – Serena
43 “Sail With Me” – Alexandru Ungureanu
44 “So Good Without You” – Eliza Chifu
45 “Somebody To Love” – Manuel Chivari
46 “Sweet Nothing” – Maria Suciu
47 “Take Me Away” – CornEL
48 “Te Voi Chema” – Pragu De Sus
49 “Teardrop Rain” – Tom Leo Wiart
50 “Tears” – Denisa Trofim
51 “The One” – Claudia Andas
52 “The Perfect Fall” – Elena Turcu
53 “The Story Goes On” – Ayona
54 “Thinking About You” – Endless Feat Maria Grosu
55 “Time After Time” – Ioana Ciornea
56 “Too Busy For My Heart” – Bernice Chitiul
57 “Try” – XANDRA
58 “Una Oportunidad” – Nicoleta Ticala
59 “Walking On Water” – Alexia & Matei
60 “We Are One” – RAFAEL

Next up: the semi-finals will be held throughout January and February, with the National Final scheduled to take place in Bucharest on Sunday, 25 February.

What do you think about the semi-finalists? Who would you like to see advancing to the final? Let us know in the comments!

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25 Comments on "Romania: Selectia Nationala 2018 jury chooses the 60 semi-finalists"

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Nick Greece
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“Fly” – Teodora Dinu 🙂

Aldo Susunaga
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My top:

1.- Alessandro
2.- XANDRA
3.- Sergiu
4.- MIHAI
5.- Eduard

Jess
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Guys! All songs are available in the Eurovision TVR Website.

Jess
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6 “Buna De Iubit” – Feli
16 “Fix Me” – Daniel Freia
41 “Run For You” – Miruna Diaconescu
42 “Safari” – Serena
50 “Tears” – Denisa Trofim

Yasss! Way to go all!

These 5 songs sound so good!

cheesecake
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60 semi-finalists is just ridiculous

Adriana
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Safari sounds promising

Erasmus
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Feli’s and Serena’s are soo good! FTW, please! Romania really likes Africa it seems:)

mememe
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They can join Stella Mwangi – Haba Haba Norway 2011.
I prefer Feli.

esc freak
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My favorites are “Devoted” and “Walking On Water”.

AurelianTamisan
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From what I’ve heard so far, it would be a very weak selection. Nothing standing out, I would say that Jukebox sounds the best. But there are a lot that are not yet available, can’t wait to hear Eduard Santha’s song, Alex Florea’s and Lion’s Roar’s one. The favourites are usually not so favourites, so a pleasant surprise could still be found.

zheng
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Safari, Auzi cum bate, lightning strikes, Revival much good songs in Romanian selection

brennan
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oh man safari is so inna-inspired lmao

Zebb
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haha this!

Bop for hips though, even being this monotony she’ll likely make it to final.

Fabio
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I’m happy Sergiu Bolota Made it this time. He should have already made it last time imo.

Aaesc
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I really like like “auzi cum bate”. “Safari” and “walking on water” also caught my attention.

Ro
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I like the song by Alessandro Danescu. I hope it will sound good live

sam
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FELI!

Helena
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I enjoy Feli’s song sooo much

Jo
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“Nobody Told Me It Would Hurt”, well…you should’ve thought about it before, Alex.

A
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:)))

Allan
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He wasn’t the only one who comment about Salvador, Robin from Sweden made a similar statement but nobody talks about it,just about Alex. And maybe other contestant comment too, but we don’t know. Remember we know that Alex said that things only because Bogdan posted it on this site, otherwise you wouldn’t know because the article is in romanian. But I don’t understant why the artist is more important than the song, because there are some people from Spain/Portugal who didn’t even heard the sing(which is not a materpiece,but it’s ok) and says no just because of Alex’ behaviour

Branko
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What did Robin say about Salvador? Link please!

Purple Mask
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Naughty humour there. 😀

ninasublatti
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i want to see feli in lisbon so bad