The Romanian national broadcaster has launched a search for two wildcard entries into Selectia Nationala 2019.
Following the withdrawal of Dan Bittman from the Romanian selection process, TVR has launched a two day submissions window for wildcard entries in to the contest. The broadcaster has allowed two entries to take part in the selection, with one song going in to each semi-final.
Songs that were not submitted during the original call for entries will be eligible to take part. Any songs submitted must have strong reasons as to why they did not take part in the original submissions process and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Those wishing to submit a wildcard entry have until January 10 to do so. All submissions will be reviewed using the same selection criteria, both administrative and artistic, considered during the first submissions window. On January 11, the entries that have received the wildcard entry will be announced.
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.