On Friday evening we found out the names of the six finalists of Selectia Nationala 2016. These six acts will battle it out on Sunday, hoping to win viewers over in Romania. But you don’t have to be Romanian or wait until then to have your say. We’re launching a flash poll — and the drama begins now. Please tell us: Who should represent Romania in Stockholm?

Ovidiu Anton, Dream Walkers, Florena, M I H A I, Vanotek feat. The Code and Georgian and Doru Todorut feat. Irina Baiant are the six acts. Before you cast your vote, let’s watch their performances again.

Ovidiu Anton – “Moment Of Silence”

Dream Walkers – “Let It Shine”

FLORENA – “BEHIND THE SHADOWS”

M I H A I – “PARADISIO”

VANOTEK FEAT. THE CODE AND GEORGIAN – “I’M COMING HOME”

DORU TODORUT FEAT. IRINA BAIANT – “THE VOICE”

You can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only vote once. Because the final is on Sunday evening, it’s going to be a quick poll. The poll will close at 15:00 CET on Sunday and the results will be published before the National Final.

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After voting, you can share your opinion and defend your choice in the comments section below. Thank you!

Romania’s National Final takes place on Sunday, starting 19:30 CET. The show will be broadcast live by TVR 1 and online on eurovision.tv here. The winner will be chosen by 100% televote.

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Florena
Florena
4 years ago

Thanks all for your support! I love you, my dears fans! ?

Claudy
Claudy
4 years ago

Vanotek is my favourite! ”I’m Coming Home” is already a hit on the radio and can be a #top10 in Stockholm. Support the team Vanotek!

Liliana
Liliana
4 years ago

Nu imi place piesa Florenei, pare o copie dupa alte 100 de piese. Cred ca Ovidiu Anton ar putea face o figura frumoasa in Stockholm, are un sound diferit.

Helen
Helen
4 years ago

Ovidiu Anton, go!! ?

David Who
David Who
4 years ago

@Daniel E. You’re welcome. 🙂
Best of luck to all the performers in the final. x

Daniel E.
Daniel E.
4 years ago

This fan video for Florena’s sing is amazing! I don’t know where the author took the images, but it fits the song perfectly!

https://youtu.be/_zo77KmfzHw

@ David Who: thank you for giving my favourite another chance :). It’s your opinion, and a very well expressed one; actually the chorus gives me chills, goosebumps or whatever… I hope you will get to hear it again in Stockholm ;)). We will find out tonight

Dave
Dave
4 years ago

I don’t get the hype about Ovidiu. It’s just a dated song.

David Who
David Who
4 years ago

Okay so I listened to Florena’s “Behind The Shadows” again, and here is what I heard: The verses and captivating and dramatic, and Florena’s strong vocals suit the song really well. The problems are with the choruses. See as follows: Instead of the melody rising and creating a hook, the melody line actually goes down a notch, and i’m waiting for a memorable hook that isn’t there. If you were to ask me to sing this song back to you, I couldn’t; it’s as simple as that. While the songwriter has likely written the song delibaretly this way to evoke… Read more »

NoName
NoName
4 years ago

VANOTEK!

Andrei Panait
Andrei Panait
4 years ago

Ovidiu Anton! Moment of Silence
This was inspired by the tragedy #Colectiv happened in Romania last autumn. The lyrics are astonishing and his voice is amazing! #Rock #Colectiv #NeverForget

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Ovidiu Anton, definitely! \m/

Daniel E.
Daniel E.
4 years ago

@ David Who: your comments are appreciated, but I think you need to listen to Florena’s song again…and again. ;))

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Now it’s pretty obvious that Florena is going to win the poll. But is she going to win the actual contest? Jury placed her third, but as I got, tomorrow it’s televote alone, so anything can happen. (See Poland 🙁 )

David Who
David Who
4 years ago

I personally wouldn’t have any of these songs on my playlist, but I can appreciate the efforts taken here all the same. Obviously ‘M I H A I’ has the vocal capacity to blow the entire ESC contest out of the water, but the song is beyond the audience; it is literally out of this world and doesn’t appeal to everyone. It might have been good with different lyrics, in my opinion. I actually thought the Dream Walkers had some stunning vocals – an ESC winner from the 1970s maybe, but unfortunately the world has moved on since then. The… Read more »

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

@AurelianTamisan

IMHO bad songs get outdated, good song are retro or old-fashioned and there is nothing wrong with that. Moment of Silence is IMHO the best choice for Romania, the only one I see instantly in my top 10. I like Florena’s song too, but it is not as memorable to me. MIHAI’s song is quite awful in my liking.

AurelianTamisan
AurelianTamisan
4 years ago

I see a lot of comments debating on some songs to be ‘dated’, too old fashioned. So I have a question: what really does Romania want to choose, the most modern song or the best song. The modern one is pretty easy, is Vanotek’s for sure. Now, is it really strong enough to do a good performance? With Florena, same thing, it’s a modern one, the soundtrack is certainly sth not dated, but again, I don’t see this impress that much to come with a strong performance from Stockholm. I’ve seen a comment from sbdy who says that ‘Moment of… Read more »

AurelianTamisan
AurelianTamisan
4 years ago

‘Moment of Silence’ for sure. Let’s start be smart at least once and send the most promising and spectacular song. With all the respect for them, Florena and Mihai are missing sth. Ovidiu could do a complete performance, a great show in Stockholm, he could win both public and jury, his song looks like a winner. The other 2, they are far away from such a performance.

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Florena just blew me away, stunning performance and song. About the same can be said about Ovidiu. In an ideal world, one of them should win.

Helen
Helen
4 years ago

M I H A I goooo!!!

Lav
Lav
4 years ago

OVIDIU ANTON !!!

Florena pentru România
Florena pentru România
4 years ago

Florena: I hope she’ll win! The song is simple, yet great. Her voice… Outstanding. Can’t believe she is 16. I was just a bit disappointed with the styling and staging. I’d go much more simple. The dancers (what’s up with the white plastic lashes?) kinda destroyed it. Couldn’t believe when one of the judges was giving her the advice of adding even more dancers (please no!). I appreciated the red screen though! Looked very nice. The wedding dress and overdone hair is doing her no favour. Florena, this is not 2003 and you are not Lumini?a Anghel. Was hoping for… Read more »

MF
MF
4 years ago

My faves: Florena & Ovidiu. But I think MIHAI will win and the worst thing is his voice is no longer that great either (at least yesterday) combined with his disappointing song.

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

Florena must win! If not would like Vanotek to.

All of the acts should improve the staging, Florena could go more darker and mysterious, Ovidiu is standing in the same place during all the song. Mihai could think something better than four uncoordinated dancers and one woman playing with a ball simulating it’s a planet, but as they had leds and he iswell-known, probably Romanians will vote for Mihai. Also, Vanotek looked like he was a bit uncomfortable or with a sound problem, because their vocals didn’t fit the background music at all and they do in the studio version…

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

Florena!

WTF
WTF
4 years ago

@DenizNL: Like all the pop crap you drool over isn’t even cheaper…

Aure
Aure
4 years ago

i don’t like all songs

Freyah
Freyah
4 years ago

Florena is the best I think. Just don’t let it be Mihai (or M I H A I or whatever) because it would do in no way as well as Tornero.

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

@Daniel

Like Moment of silence isn’t cheap. Pff sure.

Mira
4 years ago

1 FLORENA 9/5/10 (he has really only 16 o.O)
2 M I H A I 8/10
3 VANOTEK FEAT. THE CODE AND GEORGIAN 7,5/10
4 DREAM WALKERS 7
5 DORU TODORUT FEAT. IRINA BAIANT 7
6 OVIDIU ANTON 5

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

Florena all the way!

Can we send Ovidiu to ESC 1995, please? Because it certainly doesn’t belong on 2016, unless it’s in a ‘musical off off Broadway’, like William said in the video.

Josh
4 years ago

If Romania really wants a good place just send Florena

Julian
Julian
4 years ago

Ovidiu, first choice. Florena would be ok too. Mihai has the knowledge and will to make a good promotion for his song, although the song itself is not my cup of tea. Doru and Irina would be also a sure qualifier for the grand final in Stockholm. The other two, if chosen – 99% sure they will not be chosen, will struggle to qualify.
A better performance than I expected from all, glad no one was painfully embarrassing.

eurana
eurana
4 years ago

The best National Final this year. All songs touched me so much. I want all of them in my mp3. Difficult choose only one to Sweden. But, I send…… Florena.

Griffin
Griffin
4 years ago

OMG Mihai’s voice is too good for his shitty song -_-

Jan
Jan
4 years ago

Everyone but Mihai ._.

PP
PP
4 years ago

Robyn Gallagher

Juries love Dream Walkers, maybe because composer of song was composer of romanian song from 2005 and 2013, and his song finished on 2nd place in romanian final 2011,2015

Roxy
Roxy
4 years ago

M I H A I -PARADISIOOOOO
THE BEST SONG

Johanna
Johanna
4 years ago

M I H A I. The only song with a strong chorus and sticks in your mind.
And he will sound even better on sunday for sure !
And a nice message as well ! Few songs like this in this years ESC and that is another advantage !!
Ovidius and Florenas songs are so forgetable even they have good voices I think they will have no chance to pass from semi final in Stockholm !

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

I’d be pretty happy with four of these six going through. I can’t understand the jury’s love of “Dream Walkers”, though, and “I’m Coming Home” doesn’t have enough singing to really work as a strong entry in a song contest.

Florena to win
Florena to win
4 years ago

F L O R E N A
T O
W I N
F O R
R O M A N I A

Florena to win
Florena to win
4 years ago

F L O R E N A

Vio
Vio
4 years ago

Ovidiu Anton! The most powerful message, song and voice! Best of luck, Ovidiu!

Monique
Monique
4 years ago

I want Ovidiu or Florena. Both of them have great vocals. I really don’t want Mihai to represent us. He has a good voice, but his song is cheap! And Vanotek kind of desapointed me…

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Ovidiu by far 🙂 Florena is good too, though.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

Ovidiu Anton, by far the best!

(In your face, Wiwiblogs! Your cheap “Nai Nai” failed miserably)

PP
PP
4 years ago

MY TOP 6
1.OVIDIU ANTON
2.M I H A I
3.VANOTEK FEAT. THE CODE AND GEORGIAN
4.DREAM WALKERS
5.FLORENA
6.DORU TODORUT FEAT. IRINA BAIANT

But I think fight for win wili be Mihai and Ovidiu. Dark horse for win Dream Walkers.

John
John
4 years ago

Florena has to win, please Romania send her <3