TVR has confirmed to Eurovoix that discussions are ongoing regarding how Romania will select its entrant for Eurovision 2020.
The Romanian national broadcaster TVR is currently discussing how it will select its singer and song for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. In a statement to Eurovoix the broadcaster explained:
A final decision regarding the format for the selection process will be made soon.
The nation has used Selectia Nationala every year since their attempted debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. However, in the past two years Romania has failed to qualify for the Grand Final.
It is not yet known whether TVR will continue with Selectia Nationala, create a new selection show, or as has been increasingly speculated that Romania will internally select their entry for Rotterdam.
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.