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Fifteen acts will compete on the 25th of January at the National Final of Selectia Nationala 2018, Romania‘s revamped national selection for Eurovision 2018 — but only one will grab the golden ticket to Lisbon. Who should follow in the footsteps of Ilinca and Alex Florea, who did their best to “Yodel It!” to 7th place in Kyiv?

To help you make an informed decision on who to pay attention to, the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – will preview and review each of this year’s acts. We’re ready to pick our favourite for Romania!

Our jury for this edition consists of eight jurors who come from the United Kingdom, Australia, Hungary, Spain, New Zealand, and Romania. Each juror assesses each song independently and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We’ll be unrolling these out one by one over the coming weeks. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.

Selectia Nationala 2018 – Reviews and ratings

  1. Feli – “Buna de iubit” (8.17)
  2. Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago – “Auzi cum bate” (7.25)
  3. Xandra – “Try” (7.17)*
  4. Eduard Santha – “Me Som Romales” (7.17)*
  5. Dora Gaitanovici – “Fara tine” (7)
  6. Alexia & Matei – “Walking On Water” (6.92)
  7. Teodora Dinu – “Fly” (6.5)
  8. Echoes – “Mirror” (6.33)
  9. Erminio Sinni & Tiziana Camelin – “All the Love Away” (5.92) *
  10. TIRI – “Desert de sentimente” (5.92) *
  11. The HUMANS – “Goodbye” (5.83)
  12. M I H A I – “Heaven” (5.58)
  13. Claudia Andas – “The One” (5.25)
  14. VYROS – “La La La” (3.92)
  15. Rafael & Friends – “We Are One” (3.25)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote.