After staging Semi-Final 2 in Timisoara on Sunday, Romania‘s broadcaster TVR is getting ready to move to Craiova for Semi-Final 3 of Selectia Nationala 2018. It’s time to open another poll to find out who you think should win on 4 February. Let’s do this!
The third semi-final will take place on 4 February in Craiova, the same city that also hosted the 2015 National Final which saw Voltaj win the golden ticket to Vienna. The chosen venue is the National Theatre. On Sunday, the national jury will chose three acts to advance to the grand final in Bucharest on 25 February.
After you correctly predicted that Alexia & Matei would be the winners of the first semi-final, fan favourite Serena failed to qualify in Timisoara, so it all depends on the staging and the vocal performance. However, we have some clues in the form of the live auditions. Before the members of the jury make up their minds, it’s time for you to judge Sunday’s 12 contestants and then vote in our poll below.
Erminio Sinni & Titziana Camelin – “All The Love Away”
Zavera – “Come Back To Me”
Mares Pana – “Daydreamer”
(Performance starts at the 04:14 mark)
Aurel Dinca – “Fire In The Sky”
Tavi Clonda – “King”
VYROS – “La La La”
(Performance starts at the 36:30 mark)
Diana Bratan – “Paint It Rainbow”
Carolina Gorun – “Reach Out For The Stars”
(Performance starts at the 42:29 mark)
Elena Hasna – “Revival”
Eliza Chifu – “So Good Without You”
Ayona – “Watch Me Fly”
Xandra – “Try”
Xandra is the best known name on this list, at least as far as Eurofans are concerned. 2018 marks Xandra’s third attempt in as many years to represent Romania at Eurovision, and she hopes that “Try” will be her ticket to Lisbon.
Elena Hasna won the Romanian kids talent show Next Star in 2013. The 16-year old is one of the youngest contestants this year and her song “Revival”, written by Swedish duo Ylva and Linda Persson, is obviously her first entry in Selectia Nationala.
Tavi Clonda is a well-known Romanian singer, married to an even more famous TV star. “King” is his first successful attempt to make it to the stage of Selectia Nationala, after trying in the past and failing to qualify from the preselections.
You might remember Carolina Gorun from O melodie pentru Europa. It is the Moldovan singer’s first attempt to go to Eurovision on behalf of her neighbouring country.
Before the jury chooses their three finalists from the third semi-final, it’s time for you to vote for your favourites. You can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only do it once, so make it count!
We will reveal your top picks on Sunday, before Semi-Final 3 of Selectia Nationala 2018 is aired, so make sure you cast your vote before Sunday morning at 11:00 CET.
After you vote, please feel free to defend your choice in the comments section below!