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Own Eurovision Song Contest 42
Country Romania Romania
National selection
Selection process Selecția Națională 42
50% Televoting
50% Jury Pannel
Selection date(s) September 5, 2015
Selected entrant Elena feat. Danny Mazo
Selected song "Señor loco"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 100 points)
Final result 12th, 114 points
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania will participate in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 42. The Romanian entry will be selected through a national selection. Twelve acts will participate in the selection in order to represent Romania.

The winner was Delia with her single "Da, mamă". Delia withdrew from the competition, due to personal issues. The runner-up was selected afterwards to represent the country. "Señor loco" by Elena and Danny Mazo will represent Romania in Glasgow, Scotland.



FormatEdit

Selecția Națională 42Edit

Selectia Nationala 42

Covers for all songs

Selecția Națională 42 is the national final format developed by TVR in order to select Romania's entry for the Own Eurovision Song Contest 42. TVR opened a submission period for artists and composers to submit their entries between 26 July 2015 and 22 August 2015.

Former representative in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 26, AMI is participating in the selection. Lariss, former act in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 38 is also participating. Delia and Kaira, former representetives in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 36 wants to represent Romania in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 42. Andra, which represented Romania in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 3 and Own Eurovision Song Contest 11 is also trying a comeback in the competition. Glance and Elena Gheorghe, former representetives of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 18 and Own Eurovision Song Contest 34 are in the game.

The winner will be determined by the 50/50 combination of the votes from a twenty-one member jury panel and public international televoting. Each member of the jury votes by assigning scores from 1–8, 10 and 12 points to their preferred songs. The top ten songs as ranked by the televote will receive 1–8, 10 and 12 points.

Artist Song (English Translation) Result
AMI "Somnu' nu mă ia" (The sleep doesn't takes me) Out
Lariss "Epana" Out
Delia "Da, mamă" (Yes, mother) Withdrew
Naguale feat. Andra "Falava" (Spoke) Out
Glance feat. Kaira "Cinema" (Cinema) Out
Radio Killer "Feelings" Out
Lara Lee "Superman" Second Runner-Up (declared the runner-up after Delia's withdrawal)
3 Sud Est "Liberi" (Free) Out
Elena feat. Danny Mazo "Señor loco" (Mister crazy) Runner-up (declared the winner after Delia's withdrawal)
Ecaterine "Flăcări în rai" (Flames in paradise) Out
JO "Șoapte" (Whispers) Out
Havana "Vita bella" (Beautiful life) Out

FinalEdit

The running order of the Final was revealed on August 22, 2015. The single "Șoapte" by JO will open the show, while "Da, mamă" by Delia will end the Final.

Final – September 5, 2015
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points
01 JO "Șoapte" 92 4 72 0 164 4 9
02 AMI "Somnu' nu mă ia" 110 5 96 4 206 9 6
03 Elena feat. Danny Mazo "Señor loco" 147 10 123 8 270 18 2
04 Radio Killer "Feelings" 83 2 115 6 198 8 7
05 Glance feat. Kaira "Cinema" 88 3 83 2 171 5 8
06 Naguale feat. Andra "Falava" 37 0 92 3 129 3 10
07 Havana "Vita bella" 129 8 117 7 246 15 4
08 Lariss "Epana" 119 6 111 5 230 11 5
09 Lara Lee "Superman" 127 7 140 10 267 17 3
10 Ecaterine "Flăcări în rai" 46 1 74 1 110 2 11
11 3 Sud Est "Liberi" 26 0 44 0 70 0 12
12 Delia " Da, mamă " 156 12 151 12 307 24 1

International JuriesEdit

The following 21 countries confirmed their participation in Selecția Națională 42 :

Scoreboard JuriesEdit

Voting results juries September 5, 2015
Greece Cyprus Ukraine Norway Switzerland Portugal Wales Scotland Croatia Estonia Iceland France Moldova Montenegro Turkey Lithuania Israel Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Belgium Germany Points Place
ESCConJ.svg Romania Șoapte 6 10 104 3 27 4 33 7 5 1 4 12 7211
Romania Somnu' nu mă ia 5 1 5 85 12 4 2 5 6 5 43 3 7 12 4 5 967
Romania Senor loco 10 7 3 1 12 10 10 8 38 12 2 12 12 2 2 8 1 123 3
Romania Feelings 6 38 45 7 1 7 5 612 3 8 10 2 6 5 56 6115 5
Romania Cinema 2 46 12 22 83 6 2 24 2 5 5 43 1 2 8 83 9
Romania Falava 4 71 3 54 10 10 12 1 4 38 7 3 10 92 8
Romania Vita bella 7 5 1 710 4 2 1 4 1 108 10 8 7 7 810 7 1174
Romania Epana 38 2 210 4 68 3 8 7 7 12 106 3 57 111 6
Romania Superman 8 1012 612 8 7 8 7 56 6 7 6 1 12 6 10 3 140 2
Romania Flăcări în rai 2 4 1 6 6 61 12 1 1 4 1 1 10 2 4 1274 10
Romania Liberi 1 5 3 5 2 6 2 1 510 4 4412
Romania Da, mamă 12 12 3 7 8 10 123 12 7 5 10 12 6 8 4 812 1511

At Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Elena Senor Loco 2nd preview

Romania will participate in one of the two semi-finals. Romania was draw to perform in the first part of the second semifinal.

On December 3, 2015 the running order of the Semi-Finals was revealed by the OEBU. Romania was draw on the 6th position out of 20 countries, that will compete in the second semifinal.

On December 27, 2015 it was revealed that Romania placed in the top 10 in the second semi-final and qualified in the Grand Final. After the results of the second semifinal it was revealed that the country will compete on the 15th position out of 26 countries that will perform in the Grand Final.

On January 9, 2016 the country placed 12th out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final, receiving a total amount of 114 points. Armenia and Norway received the same amount of points and placed 10th and 11th respectively. After the results of the Grand Final were revealed it was discovered that the country placed 3rd out of 20 countries that were in the second semifinal, receiving a total amount of 100 points.

EntryEdit

Elena and Danny Mazo will represent Romania in Glasgow, Scotland with their song "Señor loco.

Elena Gheorghe is a Romanian singer of Aromanian descent. She was born to a priest and his wife in Bucharest. In the first half of the 2000s, she joined Latin group Mandinga with whom she released a couple of albums and a few hit singles. In 2006 she separated from the group and pursued her solo career. She released two albums and scored a top ten in the Romanian Top 100 with the debut single "Vocea ta" (Your Voice). After an internal selection, Gheorghe was elected to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "The Balkan Girls" written by Laurentiu Duta. She came second in the voting result, but as the jury voted for her, she won the National Final. At Eurovision, in Moscow she qualified for the Grand Final where she came the nineteenth after accumulating a total of 40 points (12 points from Moldova). After Eurovision she became more famous Europe-wide and released her signature song "Disco Romancing" which was a smash hit in Romania as well as a top-ten in Hungary and a mild success in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia. The following single "Midnight Sun" was a top-ten success in the Dutch Top 40 and in the Romanian Top 100. In 2011 she collaborated with Dony and released the single "Hot Girls" which once again charted throughout Europe. The same year she had her first European tour, getting to Germany, Spain and Greece. In the summer she got engaged to her producer and before Christmas she gave birth to a boy named Nicholas. During 2014, she collaborated with Glance for her new single "Mamma mia (He's italiano).

Daniel Andrés Giraldo Mazo, better know by his stage name Danny Mazo, is a Colombian singer and songwriter of pop music.


Points awarded to Romania (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points
Points awarded to Romania (Grand Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

Points awarded by RomaniaEdit

Semi-final 2Edit

12 pointsFlag of Albania Albania
10 pointsFlag of Italy Italy
8 pointsFlag of Lithuania Lithuania
7 pointsFlag of Sweden Sweden
6 pointsNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland
5 pointsFlag of Armenia Armenia
4 pointsFlag of Finland Finland
3 pointsFlag of Portugal Portugal
2 pointsFlag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
1 pointFlag of Greece Greece

Grand FinalEdit

12 points Flag of Albania Albania
10 pointsFlag of Malta Malta
8 pointsFlag of Italy Italy
7 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
6 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
5 pointsFlag of Sweden Sweden
4 pointsFlag of Spain Spain
3 pointsFlag of Netherlands Netherlands
2 pointsWales Wales
1 pointScotland Scotland

Split voting resultsEdit

First semifinalEdit

The Romanian votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.

Semi-final 1 – Romanian Results
Place Final results Points Televote Rank Points Jury Rank Points
1 Flag of Malta Malta 148 Flag of Malta Malta 182 Flag of Norway Norway 131
2 Flag of Moldova Moldova 129 Flag of Moldova Moldova 145 Wales Wales 122
3 Flag of Norway Norway 121 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 118 Flag of Malta Malta 114
4 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 106 Flag of Spain Spain 114 Flag of Moldova Moldova 112
5 Flag of Spain Spain 93 Flag of Norway Norway 111 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 94
6 Wales Wales 86 Flag of Austria Austria 102 Flag of Russia Russia 84
7 Flag of Russia Russia 84 Flag of Russia Russia 84 Flag of Estonia Estonia 75
8 Flag of Belgium Belgium 73 Flag of Belgium Belgium 73 Flag of Belgium Belgium 73
9 Flag of Austria Austria 71 Flag of Iceland Iceland 68 Flag of Spain Spain 71
10 Flag of Iceland Iceland 68 Flag of France France 64 Flag of Iceland Iceland 67
11 Flag of France France 62 Wales Wales 50 Macedonia Macedonia 62
12 Flag of Estonia Estonia 56 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 45 Flag of France France 60
13 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 51 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 45 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 56
14 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 39 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 45 Flag of Israel Israel 56
15 Macedonia Macedonia 36 Flag of Estonia Estonia 36 Flag of Austria Austria 39
16 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 32 Flag of Hungary Hungary 32 Flag of Morocco Morocco 37
17 Flag of Israel Israel 32 Macedonia Macedonia 9 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 32
18 Flag of Hungary Hungary 31 Flag of Israel Israel 7 Flag of Hungary Hungary 30
19 Flag of Morocco Morocco 20 Flag of Morocco Morocco 2 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 19
20 Flag of Croatia Croatia 1 Flag of Croatia Croatia 1 Flag of Croatia Croatia 0

See alsoEdit

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