A peak audience of 807,000 viewers tuned in to watch Ilinca & Alex Florea perform “Yodel It!” for Romania at Eurovision 2017.
An average of 561,000 viewers watched the final of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Romania, with a peak of 807,000 viewers during the Romanian performance. The final as a whole had a market share of 11% placing the contest as the second most viewed television event of the day. Of note is that within urban markets the contest proved to be the most popular television event of the day.
Ilinca and Alex Florea finished 7th in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with a total of 232 points. Romania received 12 points from the Moldovan jury and 12 points from the public vote in Moldova and Ireland. Romania finished 15th in the jury vote with 58 points but 5th in the televote with 224 points.
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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.