Romania will be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Romanian broadcaster TVR has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be participating in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. No further details on how they will select their participant has been released, however it is likely that they will use their national final show Selectia Nationala, as seen in previous years.
The Humans represented Romania at the 2018 contest in Lisbon where they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the grand final, finishing 11th with their song “Goodbye”.
The provisional list of participating countries is now up to 31, with more confirmations expected within the next few months. Countries such as Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, and Montenegro all participated in the 2018 contest, but haven’t made any statements regarding their 2019 participation.
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.