Ever since Romanian national broadcaster TVR revealed the names of the participants in Selecţia Naţională 2023, Eurovision fans were impatiently waiting to hear the songs. Now, the waiting is finally over as all 12 songs have been uploaded on TVR’s YouTube channel.
The publication of the songs comes with a lot of enthusiasm, but also with some disappointments. While everyone was very curious to hear the songs, especially after some snippets shared last week raised many hopes, the way in which the songs were uploaded was not what everyone expected.
In previous years, the Romanian broadcaster used to publish the full studio version of each song. This year, TVR has uploaded a series of videos they received from each participant — some of them having the studio version of the song uploaded over the video, others being live performances. The differences in sound and video quality from one video to another creates some confusion when it comes to evaluating the songs.
Nevertheless, all the entries will ultimately be judged on a level playing field — the Selecţia Naţională 2023 stage on 11 February.
Selecţia Naţională 2023: Competing songs
Here are the songs according to their running order in the national selection.
Deiona – “Call On Me”
Andrada Popa – “No Time For Me”
Ocean Drive – Take You Home
AMIA – Puppet
Andrei Duţu – Statues
Theodor Andrei – D.G.T. (Off and On)
Steven Roho, Gabriella & Formaţia Albatros – Lele
Aledaida – Bla Bla Bla
Adriana Moraru – Faralaes
Maryliss – Hai vino
JaxMan – Bad & Cool
Andreea D Folclor Orchestra – Periniţa mea
Which Selecţia Naţională 2023 song is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!