Six judges. Twelve singers. Two Eurovision winners. Millions of viewers. It’s all going down tonight in Bucharest as Romania chooses its act for Eurovision 2019 in the grand final of Selectia Nationala.
The jurors — including our very own William and Deban — have been sequestered from the acts. So the task of interviewing this year’s stars fell to our Colombian blogger Diego.
He’s been running around the Bucharest arena and managed to interview several of your favourites.
You can watch the show tonight from 20:30 Romania time (that’s 19:30 Paris and 18:30 London) on TVR+ and the TVR YouTube channel.
We’re embedding their interviews below and will update this post as we add the remaining acts in the hours ahead.
As Romanian broadcaster TVR explained in a press release:
“The winner of the National Selection will be chosen by a jury consisting of Tali Eshkoli, Head of Event & Content Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Emmelie de Forest, winner of the 2013 edition, Deban Aderemi and William Lee Adams, journalists and influencers dedicated to the ESC phenomenon, Serban Cazan, Head of Production HaHaHa Production and the famous Moldovan artist Alex Calancea.”
The public will act as a seventh juror. Last year The Humans went down very well with the Romanian audience, but failed to strike a chord with European voters. It’s hoped that an international jury will help choose a song that appeals to a broader European audience.
Selectia Nationala 2019 interviews
Dya & Lucian Colareza
Who is your favourite tonight? Who do you think would do the best for Romania at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below.
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