Contradicting previous rumors, broadcaster TVR has officially confirmed today that Romania will be present in Copenhagen for the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

At this time, no announcement has been made regarding the budget (just that it would be decided on 13 December 2013), nor whether TVR will organize, as usual, a Selectia Nationala, or it will opt for a cheaper, internal selection. For 2013, the budget was 230,000 euros and the end result obtained by Cezar Ouatu with “It’s My Life” (13th place in Malmo) was deemed, by many, not worthy of the financial effort. Therefore, there is some speculation that TVR might choose the artist internally for 2014.

If so, the artist who will represent Romania could be Ovi, who has announced that he wrote “a winning song” that is going to be a duet, like his 2010 Eurovision hit “Playing With Fire”. Ovi has not specified who would perform (presumably) alongside him, but he did promise to release a snippet of the song over the weekend, so perhaps then we will have a clue then. Our bet? Why, Paula Seling, of course! She was spotted with him in a studio over the summer and nothing has transpired yet, so that must be it. #fingerscrossed

All in all, regardless of whether the artist will be selected internally or we’ll have a new Selectia Nationala in 2014, this is excellent news for the fans (and artists!) of Romania after the scare that they had earlier in the week.

Who would you like to see on the ESC stage in Copenhagen representing Romania?

Update: Claudiu Saftoiu, the president of TVR, stated in an interview for Romanian news agency Mediafax that the board of the broadcaster may still decide to withdraw the country from Eurovision without a fine, if they determine that the participation costs are too high. The board will meet on the 26th of November to discuss whether Romania should indeed be present in Copenhagen, the budget, and the method of selecting the artist. A final decision will be announced publicly on 12 December. However, the TVR boss expressed his hope that board will approve Romania’s participation, which is a good sign.

New information has been emerging about Ovi’s song as well. The track’s title is “Miracle” and the other vocals belong to… You’ll never guess. Paula Seling!

Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision.

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paco
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Solo puedo decir que el acto del 2010 me encanto,pero segundas partes en esc nunca fueron buenas ideas.

Larisa
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Larisa
StillEuroFan
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StillEuroFan

I’m glad to read that Romania will be represented at Eurovision contest in 2014. For the moment, I can’t say who is the best Romanian singer for Eurovision. If we speak about artists who already sang for Romania, I think Cezar might be a winner. His last song, Painful love, is great! Just listen it.

Paul
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Paul

Inna is very famous in Latinoamerica

Arianna
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This rumour seems to be in its baby stages, but it could be cool to see Paula & Ovi back.. as long as it was a very different song. I love Playing With Fire 😀 What I mean is if people see a similar tune & presentation, it might be boring & lose votes.

Alex
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Alex

Paula and Ovi again would be great. In recent years, no other Romanian entry was nearly as strong as theirs was.

Padraig Muldoon
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Weren’t Ozone from Romania? They should do “Dragostea Din Tei” the sequel…twould be epic!!!

Pablo Nava
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I hope they (or anyone) can replicate the magic from 2010.

Darius
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Darius

The best choise is Ovi and Paula or Mihai Traistariu, they are great. Inna probably couldn’t enter in finally because her live performance isn’t very great

bogdan S
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bogdan S

Someone is spamming here on befalf on Inna….Inna has no value for Eurovision…..she might win only if it will be a playback contest!!!

David Thielen
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Well I don’t know anything about INNA but based on all the sockpuppets, I don’t like her.

Julian
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Julian

Inna is musically unknown in Romania. She is only famous from tabloids and from parodies of her. She is not doing much live concerts and her songs are wonders of digital audio mastering. Not a good choice. If she wants to participate which I doubt she should take a look at the glorious experience of Cascada last year.

beccaboo1212
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I hope Romania sends a really good entry to Copenhagen!

Kalo
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Kalo

Hey ! Romania not love Inna lool.. Inna love Romania but Romania not love Inna 😛 Inna go to German Eurovision <3 ! Pleaseee :))

Snopp Doggs
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Snopp Doggs

Inna is Romania ? 😐 INNA is France !!!! 😐

Trick
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Trick

Tvr send Inna ! Inna winner Eurovision and Eurovision go to Bucharest 🙂 . Not Paula , Ovi ..

Lorelay
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Lorelay

Send Inna.

Ewa
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Ewa

Hey down there, how many nicks you’re going to create to tell us you want Inna? ;D We get the message. As for Ovi&Paula… Stoyan and Elitsa also came back after few years and it wasn’t succesful (result wise). It’s a bit risky, but if they have a quality song I’d welcome them with open arms. They are great. they were great at Eurovision, had energy and chemistry on stage plus of course the song. I still like and enjoy listening to “Playing With Fire”.

Esclover
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Esclover

Please, send Inna! Is the best!

Kim
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Kim

Romania is the best ! But Ovi and Paula is old ! Send Inna Romania , Eurovision 2014 Winner Romania INNA 😉

Kate
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Kate

Inna is the best ! Send Inna Romania 🙂 Inna – in my eyes <3 best song <3 !

cKevin
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cKevin

TVR ! Please send INNA this time 🙂 <3 ! INNA is the best ! Paula and Ovi is old… and :(..

suju
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suju

Send INNA for Eurovision 2014 😉

hetalialover
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hetalialover

Please RTV!!!!!!,SEND INNA THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

joey
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joey

oops….playing with fire is a 2010 song, not 2011….