45 semi finalists for Selecţia Naţională 2022 have been revealed

December 24, 2021

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The 45 acts who will be competing in the semi final for Selecţia Naţională 2022 have been revealed, and ther are some familiar faces among the line-up, most notably, Romania’s Eurovision 2013 representative, Cezar.

A total of 94 acts applied for next years edition of Selecţia Naţională. A jury panel selected 45 of these acts to advance to the first stage of the Selecţia Naţională 2022 semi finals, which is expected to take place in February 2022.

  • Alex Parker & Erik Frank & Bastien – “Best of me”
  • Aldo Blaga – “Embers”
  • Alexa – “Hoodies and cold nights”
  • Alina Amon – “Without you”
  • Ana Lazăr – “Youngster”
  • Andra Oproiu – “Younique”
  • Andrea Stocchino – “Avere paura” (To be afraid)
  • Andrei Petruş – “Take me”
  • ARIS – “Do Svidaniya” (Goodbye)
  • Ayona Iordănescu – “Let me come to you”
  • Barbara – “Hypnotized”
  • Bogdan Dumitraş – “Sign”
  • Carmen Trandafir – “Măşti” (Masks)
  • Cezar Ouatu – “For everyone”
  • Ciro De Luca – “Imperdonabile” (Unforgiveable)
  • Claudia, Minodora, Diana – “România mea” (My Romania)
  • Dan Helciug – “241”
  • Dora Gaitanovici – “Ana”
  • Eliza G – “The other half of me”
  • Eugenia Nicolae – “Doina”
  • Fabian Ferrara – “That way”
  • Forţele de muncă – “Hai afară, frate!” (Come out brother!)
  • Gabriel Basco – “One night”
  • Giulia-Georgia Beiliciu – “Find your way”
  • Ivelin Trakiyski – “Neverending”
  • Jessie – “Regret”
  • Kyrie Mendél – “Hurricane”
  • Letiţia Moisescu – “Mirunica”
  • Leyah – “I’ll be fine”
  • Mălina – “Prisoner”
  • Miryam – “Top of the rainbow”
  • MOISE – “Guilty”
  • Oana Tabultoc – “Utopia”
  • Olivia Miheţ – “Fragile”
  • Othello – “You’re worthy”
  • Outflow – “Running in circles”
  • Petra – “Ireligios” (Irreligious)
  • Popa Roberta-Maria – “Indigo”
  • Romeo Zaharia – “Until the fight is over”
  • Silvia Costache – “Save me”
  • Sophia – “Beautiful lies”
  • Stelian – “Remember”
  • VANU – “Never give up”
  • Vizi Imre – “Sparrow”
  • WRS – “Llámame” (Call me)

All of these 45 acts will compete in a two part semi final. Between February 5th and 10th, a jury plus the public will be able to vote for their favourites online. The jury will select 15 songs to advance to the second stage of the semi final whilst the public will select five songs.

The second stage of the semi final will be a live televised show where the 20 selected acts will perform their songs live for the first time. A jury panel will select 10 acts to advance to the final. They will announce their points after each performance.

The final of Selecţia Naţională will be held on March 5th. The winner, and Romania’s Eurovision 2022 representative, will be decided by a mix of jury vote and public vote.

Selecţia Naţională returns to Romania for the first time since 2019. In 2020 and 2021, Roxen was internally chosen by the broadcaster to represent Romania. In Rotterdam in 2021, Roxen finished in 12th place in semi final 1 with 85 points with her song “Amnesia”.

Are you excited for Selecţia Naţională 2022? Which songs are you most looking forward to hearing? Let us know in the comments section below!

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