National broadcaster TVR has confirmed tonight that Romania will participate in Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen following a national selection (Selectia Nationala), dispelling rumors that it might withdraw or that the song could be selected internally.

Thus, the period of submissions for Selectia Nationala starts next Wednesday, on January 15th, lasting until 14 February. A jury will select up to 12 finalists by 20 February, when TVR will announce them. The national final will be broadcast live by TVR1 on 1 March. No restrictions are mentioned regarding the nationality of the performers or songwriters.

Meanwhile, a countdown was set in place on TVR’s Eurovision web page, which hints at a website overhaul and possibly new details about Selectia Nationala on Saturday night at midnight Romanian time (11:00 PM CET).

Returnees Paula Seling and Ovi, as well as Stefan Stan and TeddyK, are so far the main favorites to win Selectia Nationala. However, if previous years are an indication, it’s anyone’s game to win or lose. Just take last year’s Cezar, who beat out hot contenders Electric Fence and Luminita Anghel and went on to represent Romania in Malmö, eventually becoming one of the most memorable Eurovision acts of 2013.

Are you excited that Romania will be back? And what do you think of its chances to finally take the trophy to Bucharest?

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

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Lady Sha Sha
Lady Sha Sha
6 years ago

Hold your horses guys …wait til you hear the song by Mircea Cioclei and Krystal Mills before you make your final decision.

Larssonn
Larssonn
6 years ago

I’m from Iceland, I really liked the song romania 2010 and I even voted in the grand final. I’m sure the two will return this year with the song “Miracle”.

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

Romania actually has a good chance this year 🙂

Vernonson1987
Vernonson1987
6 years ago

Romania has always come up with good songs dara as feeling that they will win. Good luck Romania.

Kevyn Bryen
Kevyn Bryen
6 years ago

National selection will definitely win Ovi and Paula and Copenhagen will be in the top 2 or they win!12 points in UK

Petra Loreng
Petra Loreng
6 years ago

Romania luck, I’d love to win Eurovision !

MaryBerger
MaryBerger
6 years ago

Norway is with you Ovi success in Copenhagen! 12 points in Norway.

MarioLuca
MarioLuca
6 years ago

Romania deserves to win this contest, always came with great songs and I want my year to come to Bucharest for this contest 🙂 I vote in Sweden

MarioLuca
MarioLuca
6 years ago

I vote Romania this year, Paula and Ovi will bring Eurovision in Bucharest.

Karlla
Karlla
6 years ago

I have a feeling that Romania will win in Copenhagen this year 🙂

JohnPeter
JohnPeter
6 years ago

Romania will win Eurovision 2014, I will vote in Ireland: D 🙂 Bucharest 2015

Lucy
Lucy
6 years ago

Bucharest 2015 !!! Ovi & Paula – ”Miracle” winner 2014 😀

Mike
Editor
6 years ago

Nobody can beat Paula Seling

Kevin sherwin
Kevin sherwin
6 years ago

As I sit for the past years in the arena watching the grand final and waving my Romanian flag I would look silly waving it in Copenhagen if they did not participate so I’m extra glad there on. I guess Paula and Ovi are clear favourites
And as for the venue 2015 well Bucharest have a big football stadium with a roof so bring it on what better place to stage the 60 anniversary show