The Humans will represent Romania at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
Tonight the final of Selecțiă Națională took place in Sala Polivalentă, the venue of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The show saw fifteen singers take to the stage, but in the end it was The Humans who came on top with their song “Goodbye”.
Performing tonight were:
- Rafael & Friends – We Are One
- TIRI – Deșert de sentimente
- Claudia Andas – The One
- Echoes – Mirror
- Dora Găitanovici – Fără tine
- Eduard Santha – Me some romales
- VYROS – La la la
- Feli – Royalty (Bună de iubit)
- Teodora Dinu – Fly
- M I H A I – Heaven
- Xandra – Try
- Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago – Auzi cum bate
- Alexia & Matei – Walking on Water
- Erminio Sinni & Tiziana Camelin – All the Love Away
- The Humans – Goodbye
The winner was decided by 100% public televoting. The 15 finalists, however, were selected by 100% jury voting across the five semi-final shows. The winner of Selecţia Naţională will perform in the 2nd semi-final of Eurovision 2018 on May 10, with the hope of maintaining Romania’s 100% qualification record and grabbing a spot in the Eurovision final on May 12.
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.