Romanian media is reporting that TVR is set to host a multi city national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Romania looks set to be hosting its second consecutive multi city national selection process according to media reports. Monitorul de Sucaeva is reporting that the city of Sucaeva has been approached to host one of the shows for the Romanian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which will reportedly begin in December.
The Mayor of Sucaeva explained that;
We received a request from Romanian Television to be partners, co-producers for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 edition. A regional final was to be held in Sucaeva in December 2018. I replied that we agreed to promote the image of the city.
TVR is reportedly in communication with a number of cities across Romania to host shows of the 2019 selection process. TVR has not yet confirmed how Romania will be selecting their participant for next years contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
In 2018 the following cities hosted rounds of the Romanian selection process;
- Focsani – Show One
- Timisoara – Show Two
- Craiova – Show Three
- Turda – Show Four
- Sighisoara – Show Five
- Bucharest – Final
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”.
Source: Monitorul de Sucaeva
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.