The Mayor of Buzău has announced today on social media that the city will likely host the Romanian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Constantin Toma, the Mayor of Buzău, has announced this afternoon that his city is 99.9% likely to host the final of Selectia Nationala 2020. According to Mr Toma, the city will host the final of the Romanian selection process on March 1, with the winner going on to represent Romania in Rotterdam.
TVR, the Romanian national broadcaster, has yet to confirm its selection method for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. As of last month the broadcaster informed Eurovoix that it was still in discussions regarding the selection process 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.