Local stars, as well as many foreign composers – from Sweden, Norway, Germany, UK, Australia, artists such as Voltaj, Nicola, Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica, Luminita Anghel, Ozana Barabancea, Trooper, Amna feat. Glance, the band Baietii and the members of the former band Rednex were among the ones hoping to represent Romania at the Eurovision competition in Vienna, in May. Of over 100 songs submitted, there were only 12 accepted for preliminary selection. The 12 songs which will enter the national competition for Eurovision will be announced today.
“Some of the greatest names of music entered the competition this year. It is fabulous! I wish that at least one of the twelve songs entering the final would mean something for the history of music, at least in our country, because there were many great songs that disappeared. I hope this would change the way the Europeans see us. Musicians can contribute the that. I believe in the fundamental value of music and in its deeper meaning. Let’s speak Romanian in 2015!”, Liana Stanciu, the Head of Romania’s delegation to Eurovision declared, as quoted in a press release issued by TVR.
The selection of the songs in the competition was made by a jury of specialists. The winning song will be picked on March 8, during a public show broadcasted on TV, held at the Polyvalent Hall in Craiova.
In 2015, the greatest competition of the European music will take place in Vienna, Austria, on May 19, 21 and 23. Romania will be present in the first semifinals of the competition, besides Greece, Macedonia, Estonia, Holland, The Republic of Moldova, Finland, Belgium, Armenia, Serbia, Denmark, Belarus, Russia, Albania, Georgia and Hungary.