TVR has announced that Global Records is the partner it will be working with for the nations Eurovision 2020 selection.
Following the announcement of a revamped national selection process for Romania at Eurovision, TVR has announced more details of its plans. Global Records will work with TVR to select the singer that will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
TVR states that it selected Global Records due to:
a number of factors, such as the impressive figures the company has recorded in recent years regarding the presence of its songs and artists in the radio and TV charts, the figures related to YouTube views, the number of countries where the tracks produced by Global Records and the number of subscribers on social media accounts are listened to.
Global Records is offering TVR greater ability to promote its entry ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest through its various social media channels. In addition both TVR and Global Records have agreed to fund Romania’s Eurovision participation to create the best result in Rotterdam.
Among the artists who are signed to Global Records are INNA, Antonia, Carla’s Dreams, The Motans, Delia, Alina Eremia, Irina Rimes, Mark Stam, Minelli, Nicoleta Nuca, Vanotek.
How will Romania’s Selection Process Work?
For the first time ever, the Romanian Eurovision entrant will be internally selected by a special jury. The jury will take into account criteria like vocals, artistry, empathy and expressiveness. After the entrant is selected, they will attend a songwriting camp, where some of best Romanian artists and composers will create songs for the selected artist.
From the songwriting camp, five songs will be chosen to compete in the national final. The songs will be selected by designated specialists from various related professional areas (composers, lyricists, musicologists, tv/radio music-show producers, music directors). The designated specialists will take into consideration criteria such as the sound, the originality, the diversity of style and the message of the songs.
During the national final on March 1, the five songs will be performed by the selected artist. The winning song will be decided by a jury vote (50%) and public voting (50%). In case of a tie, the public vote will take preference.
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.