Timebelle and Sunstroke Project have been announced as two of three Eurovision 2017 participants to perform in the interval of Sunday’s selection final.
TVR has announced the line up for the interval of the final of this Sunday’s Romanian selection process. Joining previously announced Manuel Navarro onstage are Timbelle and Sunstroke Project. Timebelle are represented Switzerland in Kyiv and are fronted by Romanian born Miruna Manescu, she is joined by Emanuel Daniel Andriescu and Samuel Forster. Sunstroke Project will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest this year having participated for the first time in 2010, they will be performing “Hey Mama”.
Also performing as part of the interval are the ABBA tribute band, Arrival, they will be performing covers of SOS, Voules-Vous, Money, Money, Money, Waterloo, Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen. Arrival have been performing together since 1995 and have performed in over 50 countries.
Competing in the final on Sunday night are:
- Cristina Vasiu – Set the Skies on Fire
- Ramona Nerra – Save Me
- Instinct – Petale (Petals)
- Eduard Santha – Wild Child
- Tavi Colen & Emma – We Own the Night
- Ilinca ft. Alex Florea – Yodel It!
- Maxim – Adu-ți aminte (Remember)
- MIHAI – I Won’t Surrender
- Ana-Maria Mirică – Spune-mi tu (Tell me)
- Xandra – Walk On By
The winner of the selection will be decided by 100% televote, this comes after the jury selected all of the 10 artists that qualified from last weeks semi final.
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Romania first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, the country had tried to participate in 1993 but failed to get through the pre-qualifying round. At the 1994 contest Dan Bittman finished 21st in the final scoring 14 points, Romania didn’t make it through to another final until 1998. Romania’s best results in the contest are two third place finishes. In 2005 Luminita Anghel & Sistem finished 3rd scoring 158 points, while Paula Seling & Ovi finished 3rd in Oslo with the song “Playing with Fire”. Romania missed the 2016 contest due to TVR being removed from the EBU.