Eurovision 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest has been named as one of the two interval acts performing at the final of Selectia National 2019.
Emmelie de Forest and Inis Nerziri have been revealed by TVR as the interval acts for the Grand Final of Selectia National this weekend. Emmelie de Forest won over the voters of Europe in May 2013, with her song “Only Teardrops”. In 2017 she was behind the United Kingdom’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, having written “Never Give Up On You” which was performed by Lucie Jones.
Inis Nerziri will be known to Romanian television audience after winning the Golden Stag Festival in Brasov last summer. The Albanian singer thanked TVR for the invitation to return to Romania and to perform for the audience that cheered her on last year.
A total of 12 artists will be taking to the stage in Bucharest for the Grand Final:
- Trooper – “Destin”
- Teodora Dinu – “Skyscraper”
- Dya and Lucian Colareza – “Without You (Sin ti)”
- Vaida – “Underground”
- Claudiu Mirea – “We Are the Ones”
- Bella Santiago – “Army of Love”
- Aldo Blaga – Your journey
- Letitia Moisescu & Sensibil Balkan – Daina
- Laura Bretan – Dear Father
- Ester Peony – On a Sunday
- Linda Teodosiu – Renegades
- Olivier Kaye – Right now
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.