It’s almost time for Romania to choose their entry for Eurovision 2023. On Saturday, 12 acts will compete at Selecția Națională but only one will walk away as the winner.
Following the release of all the songs, we asked you to name your favourites from the line-up.
We counted 2,000 votes overall. Now we can present the final results.
Andreea D Folclor Orchestra a favourite to win Selecția Națională 2023
There was only 20 votes separating first and second place. But in the end it was Andreea D Folclor Orchestra who emerged as our readers’ favourite act.
Their upbeat folk song “Periniţa mea” (“My little girl)” secured 486 votes, which is 24.30% of all those cast.
Just behind in second place is Aledaida. She’s serving the catchy dance-pop track “Bla Bla Bla” and getting many of y’all shaking that thing from side to side. Aledaida picked up 462 votes in our poll –23.10% of the total.
The bronze medal in this poll goes to Andrei Duţu, who was brought in to sing the song “Statues”. He earned 370 votes (18.50%). Andrei previously made the grand final of X Factor Romania in 2021, but didn’t take the crown. Now he’ll be hoping to go all the way at Selecția Națională 2023.
Full results: Who should win Romania’s Selectia Nationala 2023?
- Andreea D Folclor Orchestra – “Periniţa mea” – 24.30%, 486 votes
- Aledaida – “Bla Bla Bla” – 23.10%, 462 votes
- Andrei Duţu – “Statues” – 18.50%, 370 votes
- Amia – “Puppet” – 8.80%, 176 votes
- Steven Roho, Gabriella, Formaţia Albatros – “Lele” – 6.15%, 123 votes
- Theodor Andrei – “D.G.T. (Off and On)” – 6.10%, 122 votes
- JaxMan – “Bad & Cool” – 5.20%, 104 votes
- Deiona – “Call on Me” – 2.70%, 54 votes
- Adriana Moraru – “Faralaes” – 1.90%, 38 votes
- Andrada Popa – “No Time for Me” – 1.70%, 34 votes
- Ocean Drive – “Take You Home” – 0.95%, 19 votes
- Maryliss – “Hai vino” – 0.60%, 12 votes
Total Votes: 2,000
Selecția Națională 2023: Show details
Selecția Națională 2023 gets underway on Saturday 11 February. It starts at 20:30 EET (19:30 CET) and will be hosted by Ilinca Băcilă and Laurențiu Niculescu.
The result of the show is completely down to the public watching at home. Their votes will determine who will represent Romania at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool this May.
Do you agree with the results? Are Andreea D Folclor Orchestra the likely winners of Selecția Națională 2023? Let us know in the comments below.
i might be in the minority, but i really like this selection. i’d be more than happy with any of the poll’s top three winning.
I think the problem with this selection wasn’t the songs themselves, but how they were first presented so sloppily at the beginning. That was really disgraceful. I hope that never happens again.
I actually quite like the Romanian selection. Statues, Puppet, Bla Bla Bla, DGT, Bad and Cool are all songs I enjoy listening to and wouldn’t mind seeing on the big stage.
Having said that, Perinita Mea is definitely NOT one of them.
Absolute and utter mess of a horror selection that’s down there with the other hopeless ones like Malta and San Marino. Not masochistic enough to even bother following or voting like I somehow did last year.
messy national final. they were lucky with WRS last year.
We need manele in Eurovision yesterday!! Go Andreea D Folclor Orchestra! Perinita mea ftw!!
Nobody needs this kind of cheap music. Only drunk people at a wedding party can enjoy this song.
I’m neither drunk nor at a wedding and I enjoy it quite a bit.
Perinita Mea is not manele tho? In case I got your comment right? Aren’t you able to distinguish between manele and folklore?
The problem with Romania this year is that there isn’t a song in the national final that you can point to and confidently say that it’ll qualify for the grand final at Eurovision. I don’t think Romania are doomed to NQ because I do think there is qualification potential but I don’t know which one would be the best.
You also don’t know what other songs Romania will be competing against in semifinal two. Depending on what they pick, it could stand out enough to make the final, or it could be doomed to stay behind but that’s only depending on what’s around it.
Hearing them all live and in studio versions I think that they actually have very solid songs in there – Bad & Cool, DGT, Puppet, Bla Bla Bla, even Statues (if he brushes up his vocals). Perinica mea is a competitive song, as Moldova has proven in 2022, and I do believe that it would give Romania a qualification and a decent score. However, it would likely be my personal last place, as I really don’t like anything about it. Sorry.
Theodor Andrei – D.G.T. is my favorite. I really like his voice and presence. The song is playful, powerful and energetic. Cant wait to see him perform with staging tomorrow and wishing him and all other contestants good luck.
I’d be happy if D.G.T, Perinita Mea or Lele win. Just please let it not be Statues or Bla bla bla. How good the performance is doesn’t matter – these songs just have zero possibility of qualifying at Eurovision. They are very generic radio songs, those don’t tend to do that well.
My top 5 :
2. Andreea D Folchor Orchestra
4. Theodor Andrei
5. Gabriella, Formatia Albatros
Yeahhh Andreea D Folchor Orchestra for a New success like Moldova last year !
Nah, you can’t compare this one with Moldova 2022. The songs have nothing in common.
it’s folkloric so already yes it’s in common and then the eurofans as usual (that’s why I don’t frequent them and I’m very happy about it) criticize and never like anything, real people toxic. I assume that everyone at the start did not like Moldova 2022 or Iceland 2022 at all and finally, ohhh they went to the final, so that proves that finally they can work on their song.
What’s going on with Balkan countries and wedding dresses?
Annoyed that I wasn’t aware of this poll in time so I could give my fav Maryliss a 13th vote. But seeing my #1 rock bottom is something I’m quite used to. I’m not a A¤ Eurovision fan, LOL 😉
Maryliss was my 2d favourite, the song is absolutely amazing, I can’t help but sing along to its chorus and backing harmonies and of course, that poetic and melodic beauty of Romanian language.
Eurovision needs charleston. So Puppet should be picked.
They should afterwards Ukrainify the song title to “????????? ???” (Perinnytsia Moya) to press out some more votes from the viewers
They should afterwards Ukrainify the song title to “????????? ???” to press out some more votes from the viewers
WHAT?! Theodor or Adedaida should win based on their last few performances! Andrei struggled with his vocals in the last one!
It’s possible, this poll was taken before those live performances were out.
The first guy from the left side & the first guy from the right side. DAMN!
I want them both please… thanks!
Listen, you’re really obsessed with me.. and I love it, go on..
well.. I can appreciate an ethnic sound, but “Perinita mea” just doesn’t work for me. at all! and most importantly I can’t see it work for most people, but I think they considered this ethnic song like the next best thing out of an amount of terrible songs… on a first audition. I liked “Bla bla bla” at first, it seemed catchy, but now I just think it’s sooo so basic. I like “Puppet” more, it’s more interesting. My favorite though, after listening the full live version on youtube, is “DGT” – great voice, great attitude and the song really… Read more »
I wouldn’t be surprised if Perini?a mea won tomorrow. It’s not really my favorite song for this selection but I can already see it happening.
“D.G.T. (Off and On)” would be my personal pick but I’d be very curious to see a staging for Puppet and how well it would do at Eurovision.
I’m happy about this result. I only liked Perinita Mea and DGT.
I’d pick Puppet for Romania TBH.
Puppet has great choreo potential and she sings it well. Give us a show!
The issue is the lyrics but I love her vibe.
Lol, at beginning i thought its Ruslana then ohh its a balcanic song. A good revamp can make of this song a top 10 contender in liverpool
What a weird choice, but I guess, each to their own. “Bad & Cool” and “Statues” are my favourites. “Perinita mea” and “Hai vino” being my least favorites though.
I’m so glad wiwi are picking all these ethnic sounding songs. It means if correct they will all qualify and cancel each other out and a decent pop dance or ballad will win (hopefully). Come on Gustaph.
And it’s really funny how many of the participants of this selection try so hard to promote their entries by cheating with numbers, so ridiculous, really. Deiona, Amia and Jaxman, as I can understand, from the same kind of team (they even have the same songwriters), so they made good music videos and bought a huge amount of views for them. Only votes, so now they have like 100-200 thousands views and less than 1 thousand likes. Adriana Moraru and Andrada Popa seem to cheat with the eurovisionworld poll, their numbers are way too big there. Why the hell would… Read more »
Well, there was definitely a boost of votes for Perinita mea from outside. Anyway, ‘true’ eurofans are really off with their favourites here either, Blablabla and Statues are not just basic, they’re more than it, and oh god, Blablabla feels like it was written by a 12 years old girl from twitter, not only because of repetitveness and blablablas with nananas, but also because of using those over the top pseudo-feministic and pseudo-empowering cliches.
Yes!!! Perinita mea to Liverpool! The best song by far!
Well, Perenita Mean isn’t my taste at all so preferably I’d want Aledaida to sin. I also like the song statues, D.g.t and bad&cool so I wouldn’t hate them winning but yeah unfortunately not a fan of the song that won the poll.