The Romanian national broadcaster TVR, has confirmed that it will be participating in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.
The Board of Directors of SRTv has today signed off on the Romanian national broadcaster TVR, competing in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The board has approved the allocation of funds from the SRTv budget to enable the broadcaster to take part in the contest in Rotterdam.
TVR has not yet confirmed how it will select its participant for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The nation has used Selectia Nationala to select their entry for the contest since their attempted debut in 1993.
Romania finished 13th in Second Semi-Final of Eurovision 2019 represented by Ester Peony. The result is the worst that Romania has had at the competition to date.
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.