Romania’s Selecția Națională has returned back to a multi-act format for the first time since 2019. And organisers really went wild, taking the opportunity to send 45 acts through to the online stage. Over the past week, this number has been cut to just 20. Tonight’s live semi-final will see another cull.

Here’s when and how you can watch the live semi-final of Selecția Națională 2022.

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Live Semi-Final — 12 February 2022

Time: 20:00 CET to 23:00 CET

The programme will be streamed live on TVR’s website. 

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This semi-final will see 20 acts perform. A jury will choose ten to qualify for the 5 March grand final. Tonight’s line-up is:

  • Alex Parker & Bastien “All This Love”
  • Aldo Blaga “Embers”
  • Andra Oproiu “Younique”
  • Andrei Petruș “Take Me”
  • Aris “Do svidaniya”
  • Cezar Ouatu “For Everyone”
  • Cream, Minodora and Diana Bucşă “România mea”
  • Dora Gaitanovici “Ana”
  • E-an-na “Malere”
  • Eliza G “The Other Half of Me”
  • Eugenia Nicolae feat. Cazanoi Brothers “Doina”
  • Gabriel Basco “One Night”
  • Kyrie Mendél “Hurricane”
  • Mălina “Prisoner”
  • Møise “Guilty”
  • Oana Tăbultoc “Utopia”
  • Petra “Ireligios”
  • Vanu “Never Give Up”
  • Vizi “Sparrow”
  • WRS “Llámame”

Are you excited for Romania’s live semi? Will you watch all three hours? Let us know below.

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2 years ago

The Romanian person is a really nice guy in general. He’s always the smartest, the power of exemple will never be able to deny his beliefs. For example, when all the Europe gets vaccinated against Covid, he is sure that all of this is a just conspiracy, he doesn’t get vaccinated. He sees what happens in Europe and 3 weeks later will happen to him, he’s still way smarter than anybody else. Romanians are a group of genuine people and that’s the reason they’re such a powerful and prosperous nation. Another example: we have a jury, of some music active… Read more »

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2 years ago

Gabriel Basco’s “One Night” is the way. Modern song ( could easily listen to it on tiktok ) and hes charming.

2 years ago

Vanu has a perfect ballad and Aris has a perfect bop. Go guys, all the best!

2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree that both are among the strongest entries. However, I personally wouldn’t call Vanu’s song a ballad. It’s mid-tempo with a faster chorus. Emotional lyrics don’t equal a ballad. But yeah, it’s very good.

Last edited 2 years ago by Colin