Corul Symbol will represent Romania on their debut in Eurovision Choir of the Year, after winning the countries selection process.
Corul Symbol has won the right to represent Romania at Eurovision Choir of the Year after beating off competition from nine other choirs from across Romania. Corul Symbol participated in the Excelsior Gala Awards in Bucharest which showcases Romanian culture and traditions.
The winner of the Romanian selection process was decided by 50% televote and 50% jury voting. The full results were as follows;
- Corul de Copii și Tineret “Symbol” – 17 points
- Corul “Unison” – 17 points
- Corul de Copi “Meloritm” – 16 points
- Corala de fete “Ciprian Porumbescu” – 13 points
- Corul “Bravissimo” – 12 points
- Corul “Angeli Unior” – 10 points
- Corul “Sfânta Elisabeta” – 8 points
- Corul “Soli Deo Gloria” – 7 points
- Corul “Orfeu” – 6 points
- Corala “Fantasia” – 4 points
Romania is only the third nation to have held a national selection process for Eurovision Choir of the Year. Wales and Latvia both used a televised selection process to select their choirs for the inaugural edition of the competition in Riga.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.
The European Broadcasting Union has yet to officially confirm when the next edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year will be held. The EBU has been contacted for comment but has yet to respond.