Romania’s representative will be picked by viewers’ votes
Applications for Eurovision National Selection of 2016 start on Monday and this year, in premiere, the artist due to represent Romania will be chosen by viewers’ votes, the Romanian Television anounces.
Composers interested to enter their songs for Eurovision National Selection may do so until February 7.
Songs may be sent by postal mail or submitted directly to the TVR Registry (191 Dorobantilor Road, District 1, Bucharest), on CD, with the mention “For Eurovision National Selection 2016”, written on the envelope, or by electronic mail, to the web adress firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time in the history of Romania’s attendance to Eurovision, the winner of the National Selection will be exclusively picked by the audience, by televoting.
Iuliana Marciuc is the producer of Eurovision National Selection 2015 for the second year in a row, and this year, she will lead the Romanian team in Stockholm. The shows will be directed by Dan Manoliu.
On February 8, 9 and 10, there will be a preliminary selection round, as the songs will be listened to by the jury, and on February 11, the 12 songs entering the competition will be announced in a press conference.
Eurovision National Selection will be conducted in two shows, broadcasted live by TVR: the semifinal on March 4 and the final on March 6.
12 songs will enter the semifinal and six of them will reach the final. Four will be picked by a jury of specialists, and two by the audience, by televoting. In the National Selection final, the audience will have exclusive right to choose Romania’s representative for the stage in Stockholm, of the six songs still left in the competition, by televoting.
The Eurovision 2016 competition will take place in Stockholm, the semifinals on May 10 and 12 and the final on May 14.
The competition was entered by 43 countries, there more to the previous edition.