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Romania’s representative, wrs, qualifies for Eurovision Song Contest final, with “Llamame”

Romania’s representative at Eurovision, wrs, has qualified on Thursday for the final of the European song contest, after the vote through SMS and on the official site of the competition.

“I’m glad that the judges appreciated our song, the fans mobilized and promoted it on social media, and today the Romanians in the diaspora voted ‘Llamame.’ It’s a great feeling to know that you have so many people who support you. I promise everyone that I will not disappoint them in the final!,” said WRS, after the semifinal, according to the national television channel TVR.

According to the head of the Romanian delegation at Eurovision 2022, Iuliana Marciuc, Romania’s qualification was deserved, for WRS “is a complex artist, with a winning mentality.”

Romania performed in the second semifinal, on Thursday night, and qualified for the final, alongside the representatives of Belgium, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden and Serbia.

The artists who qualified are Jeremie Makiese with “Miss You” (Belgium), We Are Domi cu “Lights Off” (the Czech Republic), Nadir Rustamli with “Fade to Black” (Azerbaijan), Ochman with “River” (Poland), The Rasmus with the song “Jezebel” (Finland), Stefan with “Hope” (Estonia), Sheldon Riley with “Not The Same” (Australia), Cornelia Jakobs with “Hold Me Closer” (Sweden) and Konstrakta, with “In corpore sano” (Serbia).

They will be joined in the final on Saturday by the representatives of the first ten countries voted on Tuesday by the specialist jury and the public: Switzerland – Marius Bear with “Boys Do Cry,” Armenia – Rosa Linn with “Snap,” Islanda – Systur with “Meo hakkandi sol,” Lithuania – Monika Liu with “Sentimentai,” Portugal – MARO with “Saudade, Saudade”, Norway – Subwoolfer with “Give That Wolf A Banana,” Greece – Amanda Tenfjord with “Die Together,” Ukraine – Kalush Orchestra with “Stefania”, The Republic of Moldova – Zdob and Zdub and the Advahov Brothers with “The Train” and The Netherlands – S10 with “De diepte.”

Directly qualified for the great final were the representatives of the five countries who founded the competition in the first place, known as “The Big Five”: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

The representative of Romania, WRS, will perform, Saturday evening, alongside the representatives of other 24 countries, in the first part of the final of the Eurovision 2022 contest.

The rehearsal for the national juries, the first stage of the Eurovision final, is scheduled for Friday. The representatives of Romania and those of the other finalist countries will perform for the jurors in a non-televised show, with the jurors’ vote to count in proportion of 50pct, the same percentage as for the vote from the public.

According to the website https://eurovisionworld.com/eurovision/2022, Romania will enter the final on the second position, the show going to be opened by the representatives of the Czech Republic, We Are Domi, with the song “Lights Off.”

The order of entry into the final is: Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland, France, Norway, Armenia, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Moldova, Sweden, Australia, UK, Poland, Serbia, Estonia.

In total, 20 countries entered the Eurovision final after two semifinals, with 10 finalists selected per semifinal. They were joined by competitors from the countries automatically qualified for the final – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen by a vote of the specialized jurors from the participating countries, combined with the public vote. The jury vote and the public vote have equal weight.

Romanians from all countries participating in this Eurovision edition (except Romania) will be able to vote “Llamame” again in the Grand Final on Saturday night, informs TVR.

The Eurovision final will take place on Saturday night to Sunday, at the Pala Olimpico Hall in Turin, under the slogan “The sound of beauty,” and will be broadcast live on TVR 1 and TVR International, starting at 10.00 pm.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 takes place under the slogan “The sound of beauty.”

The Eurovision Song Contest is the most important international music competition organized by the EBU – the largest public television association in Europe. The European Song Contest (ESC) has been held every year since 1956. The show is one of the longest-running and most watched television programmes in the world, being broadcast in Europe as well as in Australia, Asia and the United States.

The Romanian Television has been organizing the National Eurovision Selection in Romania and participating in the European competition since 1993.

Romania’s best performances in this competition were twice the third place (Luminita Anghel & Sistem – Kyiv, 2005; Paula Seling and Ovi – Oslo, 2010) and once the fourth place (Mihai Traistariu – Athens, 2006).

Via Agerpres

 

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