The running order of the sole semi-final of Selectia Nationala 2016 has been decided by the TVR producers and was announced tonight. Doru Todorut and Irina Baiant’s “The Voice” will open the show, while Xandra’s “Superhuman” will close it.

Selectia Nationala semi-final running order

  1. Doru Todorut feat. Irina Baiant – “The Voice”
  2. Andra Olteanu – “Nai Nai”
  3. Dream Walkers – “Let It Shine”
  4. Irina Popa – “Letting Go”
  5. Jukebox – “Come On Everybody”
  6. Mihai Bajinaru – “Never Too Late”
  7. Vanotek feat. The Code and Georgian – “I’m Coming Home”
  8. M I H A I – “Paradisio”
  9. Florena – “Behind The Shadows”
  10. Gasca De Acasa – “Tu esti povestea”
  11. Ovidiu Anton – “Moment Of Silence”
  12. Xandra – “Superhuman”

Selectia Nationala in concert

All 12 semi-finalists sang their entries live at a beerhouse in Bucharest tonight, with 2,000 people in attendance. Fan videos are available on YouTube. Most contestants exceeded expectations, while two or three had some issues with the sound system. Ovidiu Anton, Florena and Doru Todorut and Irina Baiant received the biggest cheers of the evening.

Other details regarding the live shows

The organisers have also revealed that tickets will be made available for spectators in Baia Mare at the very accessible price of 5 lei (a little over 1 Euro), which ensures that Lascar Pana Sports Hall will be packed. Also, head of delegation Iuliana Marciuc specified that Paula Seling will open the National Final, hinting that the interval act will be an international affair. Fans have begun speculating that it could be Spain’s representative Barei, who also performed her Eurovision entry “Say Yay” at last week’s semi-final in Ukraine.

Coming back to the running order, in the last couple of years the acts who competed first also went on to represent Romania at Eurovision — as both Paula Seling and Ovi in 2014 and Voltaj in 2015 eventually won despite performing first.

Do you think that Doru Todorut and Irina Baiant have what it takes to get the ticket to Stockholm? Or is the running order favouring other contestants? Sound off below and don’t forget that you can vote for your favourite six semi-finalists in the Selectia Nationala poll!

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MF
MF
5 years ago

I think MIHAI will be the one selected, but I’m prepared morally for this DISAPPOINTMENT…Although I truly LOVED Tornero…Pradisio does not live up to expectations…
Florena & Ovidiu are my favorites!

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I hope number 9 is lucky for Florena, because I really want her to win!!!!

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

They will choose Ovidiu, he has so much fans. But that song is horrible IMO.

Donna
Donna
5 years ago

It’s either Vanotek or Andreea Olteanu for me.

Guzun Darren
Guzun Darren
5 years ago

paradisio is the best.

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

Nai nai should win!!

eurana
eurana
5 years ago

My favorites are:
Doru Todorut feat. Irina Baiant – “The Voice”
Andreea Olteanu – “Nai Nai”
Dream Walkers – “Let It Shine”
Florena – “Behind The Shadows”

escAus
escAus
5 years ago

Let’s hope the fun poppy songs break through the ballads, we need a shot of energy from the balkan powerhouse!