On Sunday viewers in Romania will choose the winner of Selectia Nationala 2017 in a 100% televote final. And today TVR producers revealed the surprise interval acts: Timebelle from Switzerland, Manel Navarro from Spain and SunStroke Project from Moldova. The running order has also been announced.
At the Selectia Nationala semi-final, the expert jury picked the ten finalists, with Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, Xandra and M I H A I receiving the highest scores. But will history repeat itself on March 5?
Selectia Nationala: Interval acts for the final
The 3.5-hour national final of Selectia Nationala 2017 will need some serious filling. TVR is sorting that out by bringing three Eurovision 2017 representatives from other countries to promote their songs. Thus, the viewers will get a chance to meet the winners from Switzerland, Spain and Moldova. Timebelle will perform “Apollo”, while Manel Navarro will sing “Do It For Your Lover” and SunStroke Project will grace our ears with “Hey Mamma”.
Two of the three members of Timebelle are Romanian, including singer Miruna Manescu, and it was only natural for them to make this known to the audiences at home. Manel is not embarking on his first promotion — he previously performed his song during the third semi-final of Ukraine’s national final. It will be the first time that Sunstroke Project will hit the road with “Hey Mamma” outside of Moldova, and we can’t wait to see Epic Sax Guy thrusting his hips in Bucharest.
TVR has announced that the winning act of Selectia Nationala 2017 will also receive a 5,000-euro cheque, which could come in handy when staging the performance in Kyiv. Also, a voting viewer will win a car offered by one of the sponsors of the national selection. Sign us up!
Selectia Nationala 2017 final – running order
The running order has been drawn live on TVR tonight.
- Ana-Maria Mirica – “Spune-mi”
- Ilinca feat. Alex Florea – “Yodel It!”
- Eduard Santha – “Wild Child”
- Xandra – “Walk On By”
- M I H A I – “I Won’t Surrender”
- Maxim – “Adu-ti aminte”
- Tavi Colen & Emma – “We Own The Night”
- Instinct – “Petale”
- Ramona Nerra – “Save Me”
- Cristina Vasiu – “Set The Skies On Fire”
Tune in to Romania’s TVR on Sunday, starting 19:30 CET, when the ten acts will face off for the last time. The winner of Selectia Nationala 2017 will be decided solely by the public, via 100% televote. The show will be broadcast live by TVR 1, TVR HD, and will also be streamed online via TVR+.
What do you think about the running order in Romania’s national final? Is the fan favourite duet from Ilinca feat. Alex Florea still likely to win in Romania? And what about the interval acts? Sound off below!
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