Romanian broadcaster TVR has issued a press release confirming its presence at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. 

In a break with tradition, which has seen Romania among the last countries to confirm participation in the past years, the TVR administrative board unanimously approved this decision early in 2014. Today’s news should come as no surprise, seeing as the Eurovision Song Contest is wildly popular in Romania, with over 1,200,000 people watching the Grand Final in Copenhagen.

Last month, TVR president Stelian Tanase said during an interview with Mediafax that the Romanian broadcaster might have to take a one-month break next spring, which lead to speculations that Romania would not be present in Vienna. We are glad to see that this will not be the case and that TVR is getting its priorities straight early.

There is no word, however, whether a new Selectia Nationala is in the works or if an internal selection will be carried out. We will keep you updated.

According to daily Romania libera, who quotes sources within TVR, 2014 head of delegation Liana Stanciu is responsible for pushing the cause of Romania’s participation in Eurovision. The same sources say that TVR is going to ask for further funds from the Government, as it did this year, when Paula Seling and Ovi’s “Miracle” got 50,000 Euro from the Romanian cabinet.

Romania has been an almost constant presence since it debuted at Eurovision twenty years ago and has never missed the Grand Final since the semi-finals were introduced. The country’s Eurovision record to date is  shared by Luminita Anghel and Sistem in 2005 and Paula Seling and Ovi in 2010, who both finished third with “Let Me Try”and “Playing With Fire” respectively.

You can find more details about Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest on our country profile page.

Are you happy that Romania will be present in Vienna? Who would you like to represent the Eastern-European country?

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Belko
Belko
7 years ago

@Calvin:Morocco not, and Croatia and Serbia probably not too. I think SM might withdraw due to lack of representator since Vale denied she will be participating. @Charles: your comment is not appropriate. EurovisionSerbia probably ment that he/she wanted they to confirm since almost all northern countries, except for Poland have alredy confirmed their participations. That attitude isn’t really nice, you know.

Victoria
Victoria
7 years ago

Yessss!!! Very god news))) Best country in ESC.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
7 years ago

Romania have contributed some great songs. It would not be the same ESC without them. I can’t wait to hear their 2015 song.

Yudhistira Mahasena
7 years ago

ROMANIA!!! <3<3 I hope they win next year 😀

Bram
Bram
7 years ago

I don’t understand TVR. Last year, they said they had financial issues yet they managed to participate. Even I read that Ovi wanted to bring the contest to Bucharest. Then TVR came up with the same issue again and manage to confirm participation. Is this supposed to be a stunt?

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Thielen
7 years ago

Romania is one of my favorite countries. Always top quality entries.

anonymous
anonymous
7 years ago

Woohoo!!!!!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Yessss. Some of the best upbeat entries in ESC are often from Romania (2009, 2010, 2012, even 2014 despite the lack of lyrical depth). Glad to see they’re staying put.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Patrick: Also because I was being quite sarcastic, in case you haven’t noticed. Still it remains a very happy naive coincidence nonetheless.

Patrick
7 years ago

@ Charles: Maybe because all Northern European countries already confirmed their participation?!

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@eurovisionSerbia: You want Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Slovenia! How appropriate that seems to me for you, right? Or just a happy coincidence? Funny to notice how all the countries you’ve mentioned all belong to the south of Europe: is there a problem with the northern countries?

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

I rather have less countries with an acceptable range in music quality presented for the contest, than all those 40-something countries together with awful music proposals just for the sake of fandom-circus-party-wish. And Romania has played the “circus-party” role in this whole thing way too often .. let’s see what they have to offer next year: more of the same-same?

Calvin
Calvin
7 years ago

We’ll stay the course with 37 if Spain, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia (all four of whom have already given some indication of participation), Italy, and San Marino return. Slovenia, Moldova, and Ukraine are #38, #39, and #40. If Croatia comes back, then we’re at 41. If Israel somehow finds a way to return, that’s 42. If we get Morocco, that’s 43 countries, a tie with the record number of participants. It’s a narrow path, but it’s looking more and more feasible every day.

eurovisionSerbia
eurovisionSerbia
7 years ago

I am very happy for that :-):-P.
I want Spain Italy Crotia Serbia Bulgaria San Marino and Slovenia to confirm their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 <3

cheesecake
cheesecake
7 years ago

Great news! According to Wikipedia 31 countries now have confirmed their participation. With Italy, Spain, San Marino, Poland, Slovenia, Moldova and Ukraine probably competing as well, we already have 38 contestants. If Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia return (which is likely in my opinion) it’ll be 41. And if Israel really decides to withdraw we could even see countries like Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, … in Vienna.
AWESOME!

israelfurever
israelfurever
7 years ago

San Marino dont have confirmed yet

Gilho Ahn
Gilho Ahn
7 years ago

Though Luminita, Paula and Ovi were great (and deservedly share Romania’s top GF placing), my personal favorite is Mihai Traistariu!! Hope to see him back, I’ll be Romania’s biggest fan for the night if he represents Romania again 🙂

Patrick
7 years ago

Apart from Israel all “semi-in-semi-out” candidates are now confirmed. Let us hope for Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia!