Yesterday Romania chose the first six finalists from the first Semifinal. They will be joined by another six in the final that takes place on Saturday. The big favourite to win, Tina, got through to the final without any problems.
Yesterday was the first national semifinal in Romania held, a semifinal which involved a total of 12 songs. In a show that combined both music and football, because Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 11 times, the organisers decided to do a show searching for the 11 players of the team of Romania.
For two hours, viewers were able to watch the show put on by TVR, and to watch the show that all the 12 contestants had prepared. The decision was both a public one and that of a specialist jury, both sets of marks accounting for 50% of the total. The jury included Monica Anghel, the Romanian representative at Eurovision in 2002, where she sang a duet with the singer Marcel Pavel. After the votes had been counted, the first six finalists were announced. They are:
Tina – Pleaca
Dalma – Love Was Never Her Friend
Blaxy Girls – Dear Mama
Popas Band – Striga
Zero – Sunny Days
Tabasco – Purple
You can watch the videos of the six finalists below