Romania will make a final decision on Eurovsion 2024 participation on January 25th.
Dan Turturică, President Director General for TVR, has explained to daily newspaper FANATIK that the presence of Romania in Eurovision involves quite high costs, especially when you take in to consideration the participation fee, the cost of organising a national final, and all of the costs associated with the delegations travel to, and stay in, Malmö.
“We will have a board meeting on January 25. We have a reprieve from the European Broadcasting Union to give a final answer until the end of this month. We will have the board meeting. There he will submit to the vote. This is not a decision for me to make alone. It’s a decision that has to be put to a vote because it involves some big costs, there are big costs. It is a decision that will be taken by open vote by all 13 members of the Board of Directors. On the 25th, the decision will be put to the vote and after that we will announce. That’s the day when the decision is taken by the board as a whole.”
Romania was missed off the official list of the 37 countries competing in Eurovision 2024 back in December, with the Romanian broadcaster stating that negotiations were still ongoing regarding their participation.
TVR organised a national final last year for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool, which was won by 19 year old Theodor Andrei and his song “D.G.T (Off and On). He finished in 15th place with 0 points in semi final two. Romania’s last qualification came in 2022, when Wrs took “Llámame” to the final, where he finished in 18th place with 65 points.
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