Prior to yesterday’s national final for Eurovision in Switzerland, Timebelle seemed poised for the win. They won our jury, they won our poll, and they had received an extremely positive reception from almost everyone. They ultimately placed second to a song that some of our readers have described as a mediocre and clichéd ballad.
All is not lost, however. Like Kitty Brucknell, Timebelle still has a shot at sending their song to Eurovision after being rejected by Switzerland. As three of its members (singer Miruna, bassist Sandor, and saxophonist Emanuel, along with producer Mihai) are Romanian, they will most likely apply to compete in Romania’s national selection for Eurovision 2015!
Mihai had the following exchange with a Eurofan in Romania, which has led us to believe they will in fact submit their song to Selectia Nationala.
“I guess we will [send this to Selectia Nationala]. We finished second. It’s great.”
Romania’s national selection for Eurovision 2015 closes its submission period next Sunday. It’s open to international acts, which clears the way for Timebelle to compete. The final will take place on March 8 in Craiova’s Sala Polivalenta.
Do you think Timebelle should try again in Romania? Would they be successful there?
Update 04.02: Timebelle have announced, via Facebook, that they have decided not to enter Selectia Nationala after all.