A few days ago, the deadline came to a close, for submitting songs, to the Romanian national broadcaster TVR. Shortly after, it was then revealed that a total of 84 songs had been received.

Among the 84 songs that were submitted, 72 songs have made the cut for the jury auditions, which will take place between the 27th and the 29th of January. It is most likely, that the remaining 12 songs where ineligible to take part, due to breaching some rules, but this is not confirmed yet.

However, back to the point, 72 songs in total, they will compete for the 15 spots that there is, in the semi-final of Selectia Nationala. The full list is as following:

  1. Dragos Emanuel Grigorescu – You’ll go mad
  2. Tania – Hurricane
  3. Dorel Giurgiu – Be strong!
  4. Rheeya – My story
  5. Emanuela Stanciu – Rain in May
  6. Instinct – Petale
  7. Pit Leffer – My life
  8. Instinct – Children Of The Sky
  9. Banda Hoinarii – Balkanitza
  10. 30 Music Street – Pagina de ieri
  11. Koszika – Closer
  12. D-lema – Adventure
  13. Florin Chilian – Colt de lup
  14. Stephan – Someone (like you)
  15. Rawanne – Make You Feel Love
  16. Alina Mihaela Coltan (Alenna) – Something special
  17. Cristina Vasiu – Set the skies on fire
  18. Mikhail(Malta) – Sail back
  19. VERDE – My life’s a DJ
  20. Dixit – In my dreams
  21. Georgia – Unblock
  22. Klyde – Defect
  23. Milan – Regele minciunilor
  24. Klyde – Chemistry
  25. Marius Balan – Ma seduci
  26. Maxim – Adu-ti aminte
  27. Daniel Lazar – Lume
  28. Tudor Turcu – Limitless
  29. Ianna Novac – You Can Never Die
  30. Tudor Turcu – Walking in time
  31. Sergiu Bolota – We were young
  32. Dannyi – Sunt cu capul (dar imi place)
  33. Rodica Anghelescu – Gandul
  34. Hellen – Never Let Go
  35. Elize&No Stress – Fara bariere
  36. Alexandra Haidau  – Cutremur
  37. Ana Maria Mirica – Spune-mi tu
  38. Claudiu Mirea – Magnet
  39. Marcel Rosca – All of my heart
  40. Dora & Johnny – Give me a sign
  41. Alexandra Craescu – Hope
  42. Lora – I know
  43. Andreea Maria Varlan – Reina
  44. Hteththemeth – My fantasy empire
  45. Ayona – Dream On
  46. The M’s – The only reason
  47. Zanga – Doua sticle
  48. Miryam – Escape
  49. Teodora Dinu – Tear up the dark
  50. Lion’s Roar – I Set You Free
  51. Teodora Dinu – Here we are
  52. Phillip Rushton(UK) – I want you
  53. Maria Magdalena Danaila – Iubire
  54. Silvia Stefanescu – To The Sun
  55. Eduard Santha – Wild Child
  56. Tavi Colen & Emma – We own the night
  57. [email protected]Let me take your smile
  58. Berniceya – Ice Cream
  59. The Band – Choose Me
  60. Cezar Dometi & Alice Jeckel – De ce
  61. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea – Yodel It
  62. Catalin Barbu – When love is over
  63. Tania Popa – Fata tuturor
  64. Andreea Cristina Andrei & Adonis Boom – To Love You
  65. Nora Denes – Mother
  66. Andreea Cristina Andrei & Adonis Boom – Obsession
  67. MIHAI (Mihai Traistariu) – I won’t surrender
  68. Xandra (Alexandra Sipos) – Walk on by
  69. Lina Sanden – After you
  70. Anneli Zetterberg – Follow through
  71. Tavi Bros – Globetrotter
  72. Ramona Nerra – Save me

As it can be seen, some names appears twice on the list, which means these acts have applied with more songs. Among them, we see names as Tudor Turcu, Andreea Cristina Andrei & Adonis Boom, Teodora Dinu, Instinct & Klyde, as some of the competitors with 2 songs.

Included in the list is also other singers, such as MIHAI, as we all represented Romania in 2006 with “Tornero”, Ramona Nerra who tried her luck in Switzerland in 2016 & Sergiu Bolota who has a song penned by Stig Rästa who represented Estonia in 2015 along with Elina Born and the song “Goodbye To Yesterday”. To name a few of the names, that are in the Romanian competition.

Even the jury includes familiar names, as it has been revealed, that the jury will consist of Romanian Eurovision veterans. It includes both Paula Seling & Ovi, who together represented Romania twice in the Eurovision, back in 2010 & 2014. Luminita Anghel who represented Romania in 2005. Then there is Andrei Tudor who penned the Romanian Eurovision entry from 2008 & also Adrian Romcescu who penned the Romanian Eurovision entry from 1998.

These 5 names, we be the jury who decides, who will take part in the semi-final, but will also decide, which 10 acts will move on to the grand final.

The plan is as following right now:
27-29 January 2017 – Live audition in front of the jury and special invited fans.
5-11 February 2017 – Shows will be broadcast on TVR, as part of EuroShow
12th February 2017 – Semi-finalists will be announced
26th February 2017 – Semi-final will take place(The city has yet to be selected)
5th March 2017 – Grand Final will take place(The city has yet to be selected)

 

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