Own Eurovision Song Contest 51
Country Romania.png Romania
National selection
Selection process Selecția Națională 51
Selection date(s)
  • First semifinal
    9 November 2018
  • Second semifinal
    16 November 2018
  • Third semifinal
    23 November 2018
  • Fourth semifinal
    30 November 2018
  • Second Chance Round
    9 December 2018
  • Final
    21December 2018
Selected entrant Xandra
Selected song "Try"
Selected songwriter(s) Will Taylor
Michael James Down
Jonas Gladnikoff
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (14th, 51 points)
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania will participate in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 51. The Romanian entry will be selected through a national selection.

Xandra will represent Romania in the 51st edition with the song "Try".

National Selection[edit | edit source]

The format of the competition will consist of six shows: four semi-final rounds, a second chance round and a final.

TVR opened a submission period for artists and composers to submit their entries for Own Eurovision Song Contest 51. 56 songs qualified for the 4 (four) semifinals. The top three acts from each semifinal will qualify for the final, while three songs will have another chance to qualify from The Second Chance Round.

Selected Songs[edit | edit source]

Artist Song (English Translation)
3 Sud Est "Cine esti?" (Who are you)
Adda "Canta cucu" (The Cuckoo sings)
Alb Negru feat. Ralflo & Rares "Mi-e sete de tine" (I'm thirsty about you)
Alexia & Matei "Walking on Water"
Alina Eremia "A fost o nebunie" (It was crazy)
Alina Eremia "Poarta-ma" (Hold Me)
Alina Eremia feat. Grasu XXL "Imi dai curaj" (You give me courage)
Alina Eremia & Mark Stam "Doar noi" (Only Us)
Andra "Sudamericana"
Andra & Descemer Bueno & Enrique Iglesias "Nos fuimos lejos" (We went far away)
Andra & Razvan Gogan "Stricati o generatie" (You are messing a Generation)
Antonia "Hotel Lounge"
BiBi "Ciocolata" (The Chocolate)
Brianna "Lost in Istanbul"
Caitlyn "J'ai compiris" (I Understood)
Cezar "Painful love"
Cristina Balan "Unbreakable"
DJ Project feat. Mira "Inima nebuna" (Crazy Heart)
Dj Sava feat. Misha "Tenerife"
Edward Sanda "Haine scumpe" (Expensive Clothes)
Edward Sanda feat. Ioana Ignat "Doar pe a ta" (Only Yours)
F.Charm feat. Elena "Mama" (Mother)
Feli "Royalty"
FreeStay feat. Andra "Intre noi nu mai e nimic" (There is nothing between us anymore)
Havana & Ioana Ignat "Vivere" (Live)
Ilinca "Amici" (Friends)
Ilinca "Nu acum" (Not Now)
INNA "No Help"
Ioana Ignat & Edward Sanda - "In palma ta" (In your palm)
Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Auzi cum bate" (Hear it beating)
Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Vocea ta" (Your Voice)
Kamelia "Amor"
Karmen feat. Krishane "Lock My Hips"
Lidia Buble "Camasa" (The Shirt)
Lidia Buble "Sub apa" (Under Water)
Ligia Hojda "Like the Sun"
Lora "Puisor" (Buddy)
Loredana "Lele"
Manuel Riva feat. Alexandra Stan "Miami"
Maxim "Noapte fara tine" (Night without you)
Maxim "Vreau sa te..." (I want to...)
Milan "Rewind"
Mira "Uit de tine" (Forgetting about you)
Nicole Cherry "Cuvintele tale" (Your Words)
Nicole Cherry feat. Mohombi "Vive la vida" (Live the Life)
Paula Seling "Timpul" (Time)
Pepe "Ia-ma iar"
Radu "Suflet tacut" (Silent Soul)
Ruby feat. Uzzi "Nu caut iubiri" (Not looking for loves)
Smiley & Feli "Vals" (Waltz)
Sore "Dintr-o mie de femei" (From a thousand women)
Vama "În ţara-n care m-am născut" (In the country that I was born)
Vanotek feat. Eneli "Back to Me"
Vescan feat. Mahia Beldo "Tic-Tac" (Tick-Tack)
Vunk "Asa, si?" (So, What?)
Xandra "Try"

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Key:

     – Contestant qualified to the final.
     – Contestant qualified to the Second Chance Round.

Semifinal 1[edit | edit source]

The first semifinal took place on 9 November 2018. "Poarta-mă", "Sudamericana" and "Timpul" were the songs that qualified for the Grand Final. "Cine ești?", "Doar noi" and "No Help" will compete again in the Second Chance Round.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
Percentage Points
01 INNA "No Help" 9.43% 93 5
02 Dj Sava feat. Misha "Tenerife" 4.77% 47 12
03 3 Sud Est "Cine ești?" 9.43% 93 4
04 Vama "În țara-n care m-am născut" 5.48% 54 10
05 Maxim "Noapte fără tine" 5.58% 55 9
06 Andra & Răzvan Gogan "Stricați o generație" 1.42% 14 14
07 Andra feat. Pachanga "Sudamericana" 11.66% 115 1
08 Alina Eremia "Poarta-mă" 11.46% 113 2
09 Maxim "Vreau să te..." 3.55% 35 13
10 Caitlyn "J'ai compris" 6.19% 61 8
11 Kamelia "Amor" 5.27% 52 11
12 Paula Seling "Timpul" 10.45% 103 3
13 Alina Eremia & Mark Stam "Doar noi" 8.22% 81 6
14 Antonia "Hotel Lounge" 7.10% 70 7

Scoreboard Semifinal 1[edit | edit source]

Voting results Semifinal 1 Selectia Nationala 51
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No Help 4 6 1 6 12 7 10 7 3 2 5 10 12 8 93 5
Tenerife 2 6 6 2 1 7 1 4 6 6 1 5 47 12
Cine ești? 2 5 12 8 5 10 10 12 4 7 12 1 5 93 4
În țara-n care m-am născut 4 4 4 8 6 2 5 5 4 12 54 10
Noapte fără tine 7 4 2 1 8 6 6 3 1 4 3 10 55 9
Stricați o generație 5 2 3 1 1 2 14 14
Sudamericana 5 7 7 12 10 7 2 3 8 6 8 10 8 3 5 7 7 115 1
Poarta-mă 10 3 10 10 3 4 4 10 10 8 12 7 6 2 8 6 113 2
Vreau să te... 6 1 1 7 4 2 5 3 2 4 35 13
J'ai compris 10 2 8 3 3 3 1 4 10 8 6 3 61 8
Amor 3 3 3 8 5 5 1 4 1 7 7 4 1 52 11
Timpul 1 12 8 7 7 6 5 5 12 12 10 8 10 103 3
Doar noi 12 8 5 3 12 4 7 2 2 6 12 6 2 81 6
Hotel Lounge 8 1 12 5 2 12 8 12 10 70 7

Semifinal 2[edit | edit source]

The second semifinal took place on 16 November 2018. "A fost o nebunie", "Royalty" and "Try" were the songs that qualified for the Grand Final. "Lost in Istanbul", "Nu acum" and "Vocea ta" will compete again in the Second Chance Round.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
Percentage Points
01 Radu "Suflet tăcut" 2.90% 32 14
02 Milan "Rewind" 3.36% 37 13
03 Nicole Cherry "Cuvintele tale" 5.72% 63 9
04 Karmen feat. Krishane "Lock My Hips" 5.63% 62 10
05 Alina Eremia "A fost o nebunie" 10.62% 117 3
06 Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Vocea ta" 8.89% 98 4
07 Adda "Cântă cucu" 6.08% 67 8
08 Havana & Ioana Ignat "Vivere" 4.63% 51 11
09 Feli "Royalty" 11.07% 122 2
10 Brianna "Lost in Istanbul" 8.62% 95 5
11 BiBi "Ciocolata" 4.36% 48 12
12 Xandra "Try" 12.43% 137 1
13 Bueno, E.Iglesias, Andra feat. El Micha "Nos fuimos lejos" 7.80% 86 7
14 Ilinca "Nu acum" 7.89% 87 6

Scoreboard Semifinal 2[edit | edit source]

Voting results Semifinal 2 Selectia Nationala 51
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Semifinal 3[edit | edit source]

The third semifinal took place on 23 November 2018. "Auzi cum bate", "Mama" and "Vals" were the songs that qualified for the Grand Final. "Amici", "Așa, și?" and "Lele" will compete again in the Second Chance Round.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
Percentage Points
01 Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Auzi cum bate" 14.57% 169 1
02 Lora "Puișor" 5.25% 64 11
03 Loredana "Lele" 9.22% 107 4
04 Cezar "Painful Love" 5.25% 64 10
05 Alexia & Matei "Walking on Water" 7.14% 87 7
06 Edward Sanda "Haine scumpe" 2.13% 26 14
07 Smiley & Feli "Vals" 13.02% 151 2
08 Vunk "Așa, și?" 7.24% 84 6
09 Ligia Hojda "Like the Sun" 2.46% 30 13
10 Ioana Ignat & Edward Sanda "În palma ta" 6.24% 76 8
11 F.Charm feat. Elena Gheorghe "Mama" 11.47% 133 3
12 Ilinca "Amici" 8.19% 95 5
13 Alina Eremia feat. Grasu XXL "Îmi dai curaj" 2.63% 32 12
14 Lida Buble "Cămașa" 5.83% 71 9

Scoreboard Semifinal 3[edit | edit source]

Voting results Semifinal 3 Selectia Nationala 51
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Semifinal 4[edit | edit source]

The fourth semifinal took place on 30 November 2018. "Mi-e sete de tine", "Tic-Tac" and ""Vive la vida" were the songs that qualified for the Grand Final. "Doar pe a ta", "Între noi nu mai e nimic" and "Uit de tine" will compete again in the Second Chance Round.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
Percentage Points
01 DJ Project feat. Mira "Inimă nebună" 7.16% 54 7
02 Vanotek feat. Eneli "Back to Me" 6.23% 47 9
03 Sore "Dintr-o mie de femei" 2.65% 20 14
04 Edward Sanda feat. Ioana Ignat "Doar pe a ta" 9.02% 68 4
05 FreeStay feat. Andra "Între noi nu mai e nimic" 7.69% 58 5
06 Alb Negru feat. Ralflo & Rareș "Mi-e sete de tine" 9.55% 72 3
07 Pepe "Ia-mă iar" 4.64% 35 12
08 Manuel Riva feat. Alexandra Stan "Miami" 6.37% 48 8
09 Nicole Cherry feat. Mohombi "Vive la vida" 11.41% 86 2
10 Lidia Buble "Sub apă" 4.91% 37 11
11 Cristina Bălan "Unbreakable" 4.38% 33 13
12 Mira "Uit de tine" 7.43% 56 6
13 Ruby feat. Uzzi "Nu caut iubiri" 5.04% 38 10
14 Vescan feat. Mahia Beldo "Tic-Tac" 13.53% 102 1

Scoreboard Semifinal 4[edit | edit source]

Voting results Semifinal 4 Selectia Nationala 51
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Second Chance Round[edit | edit source]

The second chance round took place on 9 December 2018. "Cine ești?", "Lele", "Nu acum" and "Vocea ta" were the songs that qualified for the Grand Final.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
Percentage Points
01 3 Sud Est "Cine ești?" 8.93% 57 4
02 Ilinca "Nu acum" 8.93% 57 3
03 Vunk "Așa, și?" 6.90% 44 9
04 Mira "Uit de tine" 8.78% 56 6
05 Brianna "Lost in Istanbul" 8.93% 57 5
06 FreeStay feat. Andra "Între noi nu mai e nimic" 6.27% 40 12
07 INNA "No Help" 6.90% 44 8
08 Edward Sanda feat. Ioana Ignat "Doar pe a ta" 6.74% 43 10
09 Ilinca "Amici" 8.78% 56 7
10 Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Vocea ta" 11.76% 75 1
11 Loredana "Lele" 10.34% 66 2
12 Alina Eremia & Mark Stam "Doar noi" 6.74% 43 11

Scoreboard Second Chance Round[edit | edit source]

Voting results Second Chance Round Selectia Nationala 51
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Final[edit | edit source]

The final took place on 21 December 2018. After a tense voting, "Try" by Xandra was the song that won the National Selection.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
Percentage Points
01 Alina Eremia "A fost o nebunie" 3.88% 27 13
02 Loredana "Lele" 6.47% 45 8
03 Ilinca "Nu acum" 7.04% 49 7
04 Alina Eremia "Poarta-mă" 2.16% 15 16
05 3 Sud Est "Cine ești?" 8.91% 62 3
06 Paula Seling "Timpul" 7.18% 50 5
07 Feli "Royalty" 4.89% 34 12
08 F.Charm feat. Elena Gheorghe "Mama" 5.60% 39 10
09 Alb Negru feat. Ralflo & Rareș "Mi-e sete de tine" 3.45% 24 14
10 Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Auzi cum bate" 10.63% 74 2
11 Vescan feat. Mahia Beldo "Tic-Tac" 5.60% 39 9
12 Nicole Cherry feat. Mohombi "Vive la vida" 2.44% 17 15
13 Smiley & Feli "Vals" 7.90% 55 4
14 Andra feat. Pachanga "Sudamericana" 5.17% 36 11
15 Xandra "Try" 11.64% 81 1
16 Jukebox & Bella Santiago "Vocea ta" 7.04% 49 6

Scoreboard Final[edit | edit source]

Voting results Final Selectia Nationala 51
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At Own Eurovision Song Contest[edit | edit source]

Romania will participate in one of the two semi-finals.


Points awarded to Romania (Semifinal)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points


Points awarded by Romania[edit | edit source]

Semi-final [edit | edit source]

12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points
6 points
5 points
4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point

Grand Final[edit | edit source]

12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points
6 points
5 points
4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point

Split voting results[edit | edit source]

First semifinal[edit | edit source]

The Romanian votes in the first semi-final will be based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.

Second semifinal[edit | edit source]

The Romanian votes in the second semi-final will be based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.

Grand Final[edit | edit source]

The Romanian votes in the Grand Final will be based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.

See also[edit | edit source]

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