The 46 songs that will be competing in the Selecţia Naţională 2022 semi final have been released. All songs are available to listen to on TVR’s official YouTube channel.
All of the 46 songs were chosen by a five-member jury panel:
- Adrian Romcescu
- Alexandra Ungureanu
- Cristian Faur
- Ozana Barabancea
What happens next?
All of the 46 songs will compete in a 2-part semi final. Between February 5th and 10th, a jury and the public will be able to vote for their favourites. A total of 20 acts will advance to the second stage of the semi final – 15 from the jury vote and five from the public vote.
A live televised semi final will take place on February 12th, where the 20 acts will perform their songs live for the first time. A jury panel will select ten acts to advance to the final, announcing their points after each performance. The final will take place on March 5th, with the winner being decided by a mix of jury vote and televote.
The return of Selecţia Naţională
Selecţia Naţională returns to television screens in 2022 after taking a 2 year break. Romania has used this national final to chose their Eurovision entry since their debut in 1994. The country has appeared in 18 Eurovision grand finals, and has reached the top 10 on six occassions.
In 2020, the Romanian broadcaster decided to opt for an internal selection, chosing up-and-coming singer Roxen. A special edition of Selecţia Naţională was held, with Roxen performing five songs. The winning song, “Alcohol You” was determined by 50% jury vote and 50% public vote.
In 2021, Roxen was re-selected as Romania’s Eurovision participant after the cancellation of the 2020 contest. A jury panel made up of industry professionals listened to six shortlisted demos and chose “Amnesia” as the winner.
Have you heard the 46 songs competing in Selecţia Naţională 2022? Which songs are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!