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Own Eurovision Song Contest 44
Country Romania Romania
National selection
Selection process Selecția Națională 44
Selection date(s)
  • Week 1 - Top 20
    October 10, 2015
  • Week 2 - Top 18
    October 17, 2015
  • Week 3 - Top 16
    October 24, 2015
  • Week 4 - Top 14
    October 31, 2015
  • Week 5 - Top 12
    November 7, 2015
  • Week 6 - Top 10
    November 14, 2015
  • Week 7 - Top 8
    November 21, 2015
  • Week 8 - Top 6
    November 28, 2015
  • Week 9 - Top 4
    December 5, 2015
  • Week 10 - Top 3
    December 12, 2015
  • Final - Top2
    December 13, 2015
Selected entrant Florena
Selected song "Behind The Shadows"
Selected songwriter(s) Gabriel Huiban
Laurentiu Duta
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (5th, 93 points)
Final result 6th, 129 points
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania will participate in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 44. The Romanian entry will have a national selection X Factor Style. On October 5, the 20 finalists were announced.

On December 13, 2015 the group band Maxim were declared the winners. Unfortunately Maxim could not attend the contest due to other plans, insted, TVR decided to send Florena with her song "Behind The Shadows".



National Selection

Judges

Judges

On October 1, 2015 it was announced that the judges for the 44th National Selection of Romania will be INNA, Alexandra Stan, Antonia and Andrei Leonte.

Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu, professionally known as INNA, is a Romanian singer, dancer and philanthropist. She rose to major fame when she became the first European female vocalist to surpass one billion total views on YouTube, having accomplished this milestone in February 2012. Inna's debut studio album Hot (2009) was an international success, with it appearing in many record charts around the world and reaching the top-ten in Czech Republic, France and the United Kingdom. The album's lead single of the same name charted worldwide, topping in 2009 a United States year-end chart. Furthermore, it became went Gold and Platinum in countries like Spain, Norway or Italy. The song won the award for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony. "Déjà Vu" and "Amazing", the record's next released singles, achieved each commercial success and heavy airplay in more European countries. Subsequently, they reached top-ten peak positions on the French Singles Chart and were included in the list of the best-selling songs of 2010 in France.

Antonia Clara Iacobescu, commonly known as ANTONIA, is a Romanian singer, performer, and model. From the age of five years she lived with her parents in the United States. Antonia lived and grew up in Utah and the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, where she finished high school and got into the modeling world. She has participated in hundreds of photo shoots for catalogs while working with large agencies in the U.S., such as Lenz and Ford Models. Likewise, she has launched her own clothing line called MOJA.She is divorced

Alexandra Stan is a Romanian singer, songwriter, model and occasional dancer. She released her debut single "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)" in late 2009. The song quickly became an airplay hit and, subsequently, a top-twenty hit in her native country. Her next single, "Mr. Saxobeat", was composed by Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi, the duo that discovered her at the Mamaia Music Festival. It became her worldwide breakthrough hit, selling 1,000,000 copies in less than a year. The single went to number one in a total of nine countries and reached the top ten in over thirty countries, such as New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. It became a top-thirty hit in Canada and the United States. She released her debut album in August 2011, entitled Saxobeats, which reached the top thirty album charts in several European countries, including Germany, Austria and Finland. The record spawns her next single "Get Back (ASAP)", which gained success in several more countries, notably in Romania, Finland and France.

'Andrei Leonte is a Romanian singer. Born in Vaslui, Romania he is best known as the winner of the first edition of X-Factor (Romania). Andrei Leonte's first musical success happened in 9th grade in the "Mister Boboc" contest. At aptitude test he performed the song "If tommorow never comes" single sang by Ronan Keating. In 2011, Andrei Leonte graduated in Communication and Public Relations, University of Bucharest. During the holidays, he went to his parents in Italy and used to play in crowded places, but sometimes was chased by the police. In February and March 2013 he participated in the National Selection of Romania for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, he qualified for the Final, where he placed last out of 12 songs.

Selection process

Auditions

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Craiova
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Arad
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Cluj Napoca
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Bucharest
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Iași
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Galați
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Timișoara
Cities that auditions and/or pre-auditions were held in.

Audition process was based on the British and American version. First up were "The Producer's Audition", where the producers chose singers to proceed to the second faze which was "The Audition before the Judging panel". The first auditions took place at Craiova, on 20 September 2015. They then took place in Timișoara, on 21 September 2015, in Arad, on 22 September in Cluj Napoca on September 23, 2015, on September 24, in Iași, on September 25 in Galați and concluded on September 27, 2015 in Bucharest.

Summary of auditions
City Auditions date Venue
Craiova September 20, 2015 Craiova University
Timișoara September 21, 2015 Children's Palace
Arad September 22, 2015 Hotel Parc
Cluj Napoca September 23, 2015 Iulius Mall
Iași September 24, 2015 Palas Mall
Galați September 25, 2015 Hotel Faleza By Vega
Bucharest September 27, 2015 Children's Palace

Bootcamp

Summary of judges' houses
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys ( Leonte)
  • Alex Mica
  • Edward Maya
  • Florin Ristei
  • Mihai Ristea
  • Eli
  • Nadir Muneer
  • Junior High
  • What’s UP
Girls (Stan)
  • Brighi
  • Oana Radu
  • Sore
  • Raluka
  • Ruby
  • JO
  • Nicole Cherry
  • Alina Eremia
Over 30s (INNA)
  • Dony
  • Corina
  • Dan Bitman
  • Alex Velea
  • Smiley
  • Anda Adam
  • Loredana Groza
  • Paula Seling
Groups (Antonia)
  • Narcotic Sound şi Christian D.
  • Akcent
  • Deepcentral
  • Liviu Hodor & Mona
  • Mandinga
  • 3SudEst
  • Maxim
  • Voltaj

Finalists

Key:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (Leonte) Alex Mica Edward Maya Nadir Muneer Florin Ristei What’s UP
Girls (Stan) Brighi Nicole Cherry Alina Eremia Raluka Sore
Over 35s (INNA) Corina Dony Paula Seling Smiley Alex Velea
Groups (Antonia) Akcent Deepcentral Liviu Hodor & Mona Mandinga Maxim

Live Shows

     –Contestant was in the bottom two/three and had to perform again in the sing-off
     –Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
     –Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no sing-off)
     –Contestant received the most public votes
     –Contestant received the second most public votes
     –Contestant received the third most public votes
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Saturday Sunday
Maxim 4th
6.49%
1st
7.00%
14th
4.27%
2nd
11.60%
1st
16.00%
1st
19.80%
1st
22.70%
1st
27.68%
3rd
24.90%
1st
44.88%
Winner
57.29%
Sore 13th
4.33%
2nd
6.92%
9th
5.05%
8th
6.20%
10th
6.08%
3rd
11.90%
3rd
15.50%
5th
12.82%
1st
26.26%
2nd
30.03%
Runner-Up
42.71%
Alina Eremia 9th
5.19%
9th
5.78%
3rd
8.71%
7th
6.97%
2nd
12.80%
5th
8.98%
4th
10.90%
3rd
13.71%
2nd
25.92%
3rd
25.08%
Eliminated
(Week 10)
Raluka 15th
3.89%
6th
6.00%
4th
6.88%
3rd
8.52%
4th
8.54%
6th
8.59%
6th
9.09%
2nd
23.34%
4th
22.92%
Eliminated
(Week 9)
Nicole Cherry 5th
6.23%
8th
5.85%
6th
6.27%
4th
8.13%
5th
8.11%
4th
9.91%
5th
9.55%
4th
12.83%
Eliminated
(Week 8)
Deepcentral 8th
5.28%
14th
5.00%
2nd
10.50%
1st
15.50%
8th
6.51%
7th
7.79%
2nd
18.20%
6th
9.62%
Eliminated
(Week 8)
Smiley 3rd
6.92%
5th
6.35%
7th
5.31%
10th
5.42%
9th
6.40%
2nd
13.20%
7th
7.27%
Eliminated
(Week 7)
Mandinga 1st
8.23%
12th
5.14%
13th
4.36%
12th
4.49%
6th
7.47%
8th
7.66%
8th
6.82%
Eliminated
(Week 7)
Nadir Muneer 6th
6.06%
3rd
6.78%
8th
5.23%
5th
7.75%
7th
7.36%
9th
6.87%
Eliminated
(Week 6)
Liviu Hodor & Mona 12th
4.41%
4th
6.42%
10th
4.79%
11th
4.65%
3rd
9.61%
10th
5.28%
Eliminated
(Week 6)
Akcent 7th
5.45%
11th
5.28%
12th
4.53%
6th
7.36%
11th
5.98%
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Dony 18th
3.11%
7th
5.92%
11th
4.70%
9th
5.73%
12th
5.12%
Eliminated
(Week 5)
What’s UP 14th
4.15%
13th
5.07%
1st
17.40%
13th
4.18%
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Alex Mica 11th
4.93%
16th
4.43%
5th
6.36%
14th
3.49%
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Brighi 2nd
7.79%
15th
4.85%
15th
3.22%
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Corina 16th
3.46%
10th
5.35%
16th
2.44%
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Florin Ristei 10th
5.02%
17th
4.28%
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Edward Maya 17th
3.29%
18th
3.57%
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Alex Velea 19th
3.03%
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Paula Seling 20th
2.77%
Eliminated
(Week 1)
Sing-off Dony
Alex Velea
Alex Mica
Florin Ristei
Brighi
Maxim
Mandinga
What's UP
Akcent
Sore
Mandinga
Nadir Muneer
Raluka
Smiley
Sore
Nicole Cherry
No sing-off or judges' votes: results were based on public votes alone
Antonia's vote
to eliminate
Dony Florin Ristei Brighi What's UP Sore Nadir Muneer Smiley Nicole Cherry
INNA's vote
to eliminate
Dony Florin Ristei Brighi What's UP Akcent Nadir MuneerRaluka Nicole Cherry
Leonte's vote
to eliminate
Alex Velea N/A Maxim Mandinga Sore MandingaRaluka Nicole Cherry
Stan's vote
to eliminate
Alex Velea Florin Ristei Maxim What's UP Akcent Nadir MuneerSmiley N/A
Eliminated Paula Seling
2.77%
to save
Edward Maya
3.57%
to save
Corina
2.44%
to save
Alex Mica
3.49%
to save
Dony
5.12%
to save
Liviu Hodor & Mona
5.28%
to save
Mandinga
6.82%
to save
Deepcentral
9.62%
to save
Raluka
22.92%
to win
Alina Eremia
25.08%
to win
Sore
42.71%
to win
Alex Velea
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Florin Ristei
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Brighi
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
What's UP
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Akcent
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Nadir Muneer
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Smiley
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Nicole Cherry
3 of 4 votes
Majority

Live shows details

Week 1 (October 10, 2015)

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Paula Seling 1 "Acasă" Eliminated
Sore 2 "Umbrela Mea De Soare" Safe
Alina Eremia 3 "A Fost O Nebunie" Safe
Corina 4 "Fete Din Balcani" Safe
Nadir Muneer 5 "Que Sera, Sera" Safe
Nicole Cherry 6 "Vive La Vida" Safe
Deepcentral 7 "Noapte Albă" Safe
What's UP 8 "Bine" Safe
Liviu Hodor & Mona 9 "Unde-i Dragostea" Safe
Dony 10 "Un Sărut" Bottom three
Smiley 11 "Oarecare" Safe
Raluka 12 "Miraj" Safe
Brighi 13 "Motivul Meu" Safe
Alex Mica 14 "Afrodita" Safe
Akcent 15 "Te Quiero" Safe
Alex Velea 16 "Tiki Taka" Bottom three
Mandinga 17 "Adrenalina" Safe
Florin Ristei 18 "Trebuia Să Fii Tu" Safe
Edward Maya 19 "Universal Love" Safe
Maxim 20 "Noapte Făra Tine" Safe
Sing-off details
Dony 1 "Temptation" Safe
Alex Velea 2 "Minim Doi" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.

Judges' vote to eliminate

  • Leonte : stated that he thought Dony's showdown performance was better than Velea's bad performance.
  • Stan : stated that he believed in Dony's performance more, so she said she will send home Velea.
  • Antonia: stated that she liked Velea's performance more than Dony's.
  • INNA: she didn't wanted to vote at first, as both acts were her's, but in the end stated she will let the public decide, taking the result to deadlock.

Week 2 (October 17, 2015)

  • Theme: Best of...
  • Group Performance : "Chandelier"
  • Musical Guests : AMI ("Déjà vu) and Elena ("Ecou")
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Alex Mica 1 "Breathe" Bottom three
Nadir Muneer 2 "Vita Bella" Safe
Raluka 3 "Out Of Your Business" Safe
What's Up 4 "Taxi" Safe
Maxim 5 "Vreau Să Te..." Safe
Nicole Cherry 6 "Vara Mea" Safe
Deepcentral 7 "Sus Până La Cer" Safe
Edward Maya 8 "This Is My Life" Eliminated
Alina Eremia 9 "Când Luminile Se Sting" Safe
Liviu Hodor & Mona 10 "Je T'aime Safe
Smiley 11 "Acasă" Safe
Sore 12 "Dor Să-ţi Fie Dor" Safe
Florin Ristei 13 "Altfel De Magie" Bottom three
Corina 14 "Autobronzant" Safe
Mandinga 15 "Habibi I Love You" Safe
Brighi 16 "Te-am Iubit" Safe
Dony 17 "Hot Girls" Safe
Akcent 18 "Love Stoned" Safe
Sing-off details
Alex Mica 1 "Dalinda" Safe
Florin Ristei 2 "Fairytale" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Leonte abstained from voting as both acts were in his category
  • INNA: Florin Ristei – gave no reason
  • Stan: Florin Ristei – said that Ristei was only in the bottom two through a poor song choice, but felt that Mica would go further in the competition
  • Antonia: Florin Ristei – thought that Mica had more potential

Week 3 (October 24, 2015)

  • Theme: Featuring
  • Group Performance : "Wrecking Ball"
  • Musical Guests : INNA ("Bop bop")
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Featuring Result
Akcent 1 "Kamelia" Lidia Buble & DDY Nunes Safe
Brighi 2 "Strop De Fericire" YorGa Bottom three
Nicole Cherry 3 "Rezervat" Doddy Safe
Corina 4 "Pernele Moi" Pacha Man Eliminated
Deepcentral 5 "My Beautiful One" Xonia Safe
Dony 6 "So Bizarre" David Deejay Safe
Alina Eremia 7 "In Dreapta Ta" Alina Eremia Safe
Liviu Hodor & Mona 8 "Tic Tac" Safe
Mandinga 9 "Bling" Muneer Safe
Maxim 10 "Am Dragostea Ta" Andrei Vitan Bottom three
Alex Mica 11 "Nu Mai Cred In Tine" Eli Safe
Nadir Muneer 12 "Te Iubesc" Loredana Safe
Raluka 13 "Aroma" Dj Sava Safe
Smiley 14 "Criminal" Kaan Safe
Sore 15 "Noapte Caldă" Bere Gratis Safe
What's UP 16 "K La Meteo" Andra Safe
Sing-off details
Brighi 1 "My Heart Will Go On" Eliminated
Maxim 2 "Stayin' Alive" Safe
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Antonia: Brighi – backed her own act, Maxim
  • Stan: Maxim – backed his own act, Brighi
  • Leonte: Maxim – stated that Brighi was more consistent
  • INNA: Brighi – stated "I'm doing this for a reason, and you'll realise the reason when I say it. I'm sending home Brighi", implying that she wanted to cause a deadlock

Week 4 (October 31, 2015)

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song Result
Dony 1 "Temptation" Safe
Liviu & Mona 2 "No Stress" Safe
Sore 3 "Different" Safe
Akcent 4 "I'm Sorry" Safe
Alex Mica 5 "Heya" Eliminated
Mandinga 6 "Hello" Bottom three
Nadir Muneer 7 "Thinking Out Loud" Safe
Maxim 8 "Read All About It" Safe
Nicole Cherry 9 "Phenomeno" Safe
Smiley 10 "Love Is For Free" Safe
Alina Eremia 11 "Played You" Safe
Deepcentral 12 "Raindrops" Safe
What's UP 13 "Don't Take It To The Heart" Bottom three
Raluka 14 "All For You" Safe
Sing-off details
Mandinga 1 "Zaleilah" Safe
What's UP 2 "Taxi" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
  • With Alex Mica and What's UP's eliminations, Nadir Muneer remains the single act from Leonte's boys.
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Leonte: Mandinga – backed her own act, What's UP
  • Antonia: What's UP - backed her own act, Mandinga
  • INNA: What's UP - stated that Mandinga delivered more and had the gratest show
  • Stan: What's UP – stated that Mandinga maked her believed in them more

Week 5 (November 7, 2015)

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song Result
Maxim 1 "Sarutari Criminale" Safe
Sore 2 "Latin Love" Bottom three
Dony 3 "Sexy Thing" Eliminated
Raluka 4 "No Question" Safe
Akcent 5 "My Passion" Bottom three
Smiley 6 "Dream Girl" Safe
Nadir 7 "Culoarea Ta" Safe
Mandinga 8 "Papi Chulo" Safe
Deepcentral 9 "#dragosteainvinge" Safe
Nicole 10 "Fata Naiva" Safe
Liviu & Mona 11 "Be Free Tonight" Safe
Alina 12 "Cum Se Face" Safe
Sing-off details
Sore 1 "Different" Safe
Akcent 2 "Kamelia" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
  • With Dony's eliminations, Smiley remains the single act from INNA's category.
Judges votes to eliminate
  • Stan: Akcent – backed her own act, Sore
  • Antonia: Sore - backed her own act, Akcent
  • INNA: Akcent - based on the sing-off performances
  • Leonte: Sore – stated that he had preferred Akcent from day one

Week 6 (November 14, 2015)

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song Result
Nadir Muneer 1 "Mână In Mână" Bottom three
Nicole Cherry 2 "Până Vine Vineri" Safe
Alina Eremia 3 "Impossible" Safe
Mandinga 4 "Ce Poveste" Bottom three
Smiley 5 "Cai Verzi Pe Pereţi" Safe
Sore 6 "Inima" Safe
Liviu Hodor & Mona 7 "Dă-mi Vara Inapoi" Eliminated
Raluka 8 "Never Give Up" Safe
Deepcentral 9 "Russian Girl" Safe
Maxim 10 "Atât De Bine" Safe
Sing-off details
Mandinga 1 "Adrenalina" Safe
Nadir Muneer 2 "Te Iubesc" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
  • With Nadir Muneer's elimination, all acts from Leonte's category were eliminated.
Judges' vote to eliminate
  • Leonte : Mandinga; backed his own act Nadir Muneer.
  • Antonia: Nadir Muneer; backed his own act Mandinga.
  • Stan : Nadir Muneer; thought Mandinga had a better connection with the viewing audience
  • INNA : Nadir Muneer; refused to take the vote to deadlock and chose to go with her heart

Week 7 (November 21, 2015)

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order Song Result
Maxim 1 "Vreau Să Te..." Safe
Sore 2 "Dor Să-ţi Fie Dor" Safe
Alina Eremia 3 "Cum Se Face" Safe
Deepcentral 4 "Raindrops" Safe
Raluka 5 "All For You" Bottom three
Smiley 6 "Oarecare" Bottom three
Nicole Cherry 7 "Phenomeno" Safe
Mandinga 8 "Adrenalina" Eliminate
Sing-off details
Smiley 1 "Bridge over Troubled Water" Eliminated
Raluka 2 "If You Don't Know Me by Now" Safe
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
  • With Smiley's elimination, all acts from INNA's category were eliminated.
Judges's votes
  • Stan: Smiley - Backed his own act, Raluka
  • Leonte: Raluka - Based on the sing-off performances, although expressed regret at being chosen to vote before INNA
  • INNA: Raluka - Backed her own act, Smiley
  • Antonia: Smiley - Based on the sing-off performances

Week 8 (November 28, 2015)

  • Themes: Songs chosen by Mentors and Public
  • Group performance: "Shake It Off"
  • Musical guests: Kaiia ("Uhodi", "Crazy love")
Contestants' performances on the eighth live show
Act Order First song Chosen by Order Second song Chosen by Result
Sore 1 "Magnet De Frigider" Mentor 7 "Bad Boy Is Back" Public Bottom three
Maxim 2 "50/50" Public 8 "Noapte Făra Tine" Mentor Safe
Alina Eremia 3 "Tu Esti Vara Mea" Mentor 9 "You" Public Safe
Raluka 4 "Out Of Your Business" Public 10 "Aer" Mentor Safe
Deepcentral 5 "Hey Girl (Dreaming Of Moscow)" Mentor 11 "Music Makes Me Free" Public Eliminated
Nicole Cherry 6 "Yes I Can" Public 12 "Memories" Mentor Bottom three
Sing-off details
Sore 1 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Safe
Nicole Cherry 2 "With a Little Help from My Friends" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.
  • Deepcentral's elimination ment that Maxim are the single band left in Antonia's category. Nicole Cherry is the second girl eliminated from Stan's category.
Judges's votes
  • Stan: None - Being her both acts in the duel, she didn't wanted to vote.
  • Leonte: Nicole Cherry - Based on the sing-off performances, although stated that his decision was difficult.
  • INNA: Nicole Cherry - Stated that she had preferred Sore from day one.
  • Antonia: Nicole Cherry - Decided that Sore had earned her overall place in the final four.

Week 9 - Semi-final (December 5, 2015)

  • Themes: Songs to get you to the final week
  • Group performance: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
  • Musical guests: Andrei Leonte ("Te iubesc cât 2", "Care pe care")
Contestants' performances on the ninth live show
Act Order First song Order Second song Result
Sore 1 "Dor Să-ţi Fie Dor" 5 "Differet" (with Alex Velea) Safe
Raluka 6 "All For You" 2 "Aroma" (with Dj Sava and Connect-R) Eliminated
Maxim 3 "Vreau Să Te..." 7 " Am Dragostea Ta" (with Andrei Vitan) Safe
Alina Eremia 8 "Când Luminile Se Sting" 4 "In Dreapta Ta" (with Vescan) Safe

Raluka received the fewest public votes and was automatically eliminated.

Week 10 - Final (December 12/13, 2015)

December 12, 2015
  • Themes: New Song; Song to bring you to the final
  • Group Performance: "I Did It, Mama!" (with Alexandra Stan), "Dream About My Face" (with ANTONIA)
  • Musical guests : Paula Seling & OVI ("Miracle", "Playing With Fire"), Cezar Ouatu ("Painful Love", "It's My Life")
Contestants' performances on the tenth live show
Act Order New song Order Song to bring you to final Result
Maxim 1 "Uptown Funk" 4 "Noapte Fara Tine" Safe
Sore 2 "Cand Vremea E Rea" 5 "Dor sa-ti fie dor" Safe
Alina Eremia 3 "Filme" 6 "A Fost O Nebunie" Eliminated

Alina Eremia received the fewest public votes and was automatically eliminated.

December 13, 2015
Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Order Favourite song Order Winner's song Result
Sore 1 "Different" 3 "Dor Sa-ti Fie Dor" Runner-up
Maxim 2 "Sarutari Criminale" 4 "Noapte Fara Tine" Winner

At Own Eurovision Song Contest

Florena Ticu Sandro Behind the Shadows OESC 44

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

"Behind the Shadows" will be perform in the 12th spot out of 20 songs that will compete in the second semifinal.

On 21st May 2016, Romania manage to qualify for the Grand Final, where it placed 6th, receiving an amount of 129 points.

Back in the semifinal, Romania placed 5th out of 20 songs, receiving a total amount of 93 points.


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 Romania

Semi-final 2

12 pointsFlag of Switzerland Switzerland
10 pointsFlag of Portugal Portugal
8 pointsFlag of Finland Finland
7 pointsFlag of Montenegro Montenegro
6 pointsFlag of Estonia Estonia
5 pointsNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland
4 pointsFlag of Armenia Armenia
3 pointsFlag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
2 pointsFlag of Greece Greece
1 pointMacedonia Macedonia

Grand Final

12 points Flag of Moldova Moldova
10 pointsFlag of Spain Spain
8 pointsFlag of Switzerland Switzerland
7 pointsFlag of Ukraine Ukraine
6 pointsEngland England
5 pointsFlag of Portugal Portugal
4 pointsFlag of Albania Albania
3 pointsFlag of Estonia Estonia
2 pointsFlag of Poland Poland
1 pointFlag of Kosovo Kosovo

Split voting results

Quarter Final

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

Quarter-Final – Romanian Results
Place Final results Points Televote Rank Points Jury Rank Points
1 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 93 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 104 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 82
2 Flag of Armenia Armenia 70 Flag of Ireland Ireland 74 Flag of Armenia Armenia 75
3 Flag of Algeria Algeria 54 Flag of Armenia Armenia 65 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 62
4 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 52 Flag of Algeria Algeria 49 Flag of Algeria Algeria 59
5 Flag of Ireland Ireland 45 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 42 Flag of Croatia Croatia 17
6 Flag of Croatia Croatia 10 Flag of Croatia Croatia 3 Flag of Ireland Ireland 16

First semifinal

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 Moldova Moldova 156 Flag of Moldova Moldova 138 Flag of Moldova Moldova 174
2 Flag of Spain Spain 138 Flag of Spain Spain 117 Flag of Spain Spain 159
3 Flag of Poland Poland 126 England England 110 Flag of Poland Poland 145
4 England England 99 Flag of Poland Poland 106 England England 87
5 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 86 Flag of Albania Albania 92 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 87
6 Flag of Denmark Denmark 84 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 84 Flag of Denmark Denmark 85
7 Flag of Sweden Sweden 77 Flag of Denmark Denmark 83 Flag of Serbia Serbia 81
8 Flag of Iceland Iceland 73 Flag of Sweden Sweden 76 Flag of Sweden Sweden 77
9 Flag of Serbia Serbia 72 Flag of Algeria Algeria 76 Flag of Iceland Iceland 77
10 Flag of Algeria Algeria 69 Flag of Iceland Iceland 69 Flag of France France 65
11 Flag of Albania Albania 56 Flag of Serbia Serbia 62 Flag of Algeria Algeria 61
12 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 50 Flag of Israel Israel 51 Flag of Hungary Hungary 59
13 Flag of France France 49 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 50 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 49
14 Flag of Hungary Hungary 46 Flag of Germany Germany 48 Flag of Turkey Turkey 33
15 Flag of Israel Israel 37 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 34 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 30
16 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 32 Flag of France France 33 Flag of Israel Israel 22
17 Flag of Turkey Turkey 31 Flag of Hungary Hungary 33 Flag of Albania Albania 20
18 Flag of Germany Germany 26 Flag of Turkey Turkey 28 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 13
19 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 26 Flag of Germany Germany 4
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 21 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 4

Second semifinal

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

Semi-final 2 – Romanian Results
Place Final results Points Televote Rank Points Jury Rank Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 170 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 154 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 186
2 Flag of Portugal Portugal 137 Flag of Portugal Portugal 117 Flag of Portugal Portugal 156
3 Flag of Finland Finland 94 Flag of Estonia Estonia 105 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 108
4 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 92 Flag of Finland Finland 96 Flag of Armenia Armenia 98
5 Flag of Estonia Estonia 89 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 91 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 96
6 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 89 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 88 Flag of Finland Finland 92
7 Flag of Armenia Armenia 88 Macedonia Macedonia 82 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 86
8 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 87 Flag of Greece Greece 79 Flag of Belgium Belgium 82
9 Flag of Greece Greece 79 Flag of Armenia Armenia 77 Flag of Greece Greece 78
10 Macedonia Macedonia 78 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 70 Macedonia Macedonia 74
11 Flag of Belgium Belgium 63 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 65 Flag of Estonia Estonia 72
12 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 38 Flag of Austria Austria 65 Wales Wales 43
13 Flag of Austria Austria 38 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 53 Flag of Egypt Egypt 39
14 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 37 Flag of Belgium Belgium 44 Flag of Russia Russia 29
15 Flag of Egypt Egypt 36 Flag of Russia Russia 35 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 20
16 Flag of Russia Russia 32 Flag of Egypt Egypt 32 Flag of Austria Austria 10
17 Wales Wales 31 Wales Wales 19 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 5
18 Flag of Morocco Morocco 2 Flag of Morocco Morocco 4 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 2
19 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 Flag of Morocco Morocco 0

Grand Final

The Romanian votes in the Grand Final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.

Grand Final – Romanian Results
Place Final results Points Televote Rank Points Jury Rank Points
1 Flag of Moldova Moldova 558 Flag of Spain Spain 300 Flag of Moldova Moldova 263
2 Flag of Spain Spain 552 Flag of Moldova Moldova 295 Flag of Spain Spain 252
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 534 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 293 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 241
4 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 476 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 246 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 230
5 England England 395 England England 209 Flag of Portugal Portugal 219
6 Flag of Portugal Portugal 391 Flag of Albania Albania 192 England England 186
7 Flag of Albania Albania 330 Flag of Estonia Estonia 179 Flag of Poland Poland 153
8 Flag of Estonia Estonia 310 Flag of Portugal Portugal 172 Flag of Albania Albania 138
9 Flag of Poland Poland 281 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 148 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 136
10 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 262 Flag of Poland Poland 128 Flag of Estonia Estonia 131
11 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 261 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 125 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 129
12 Flag of Finland Finland 221 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 123 Flag of Finland Finland 120
13 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 200 Flag of Finland Finland 101 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 114
14 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 154 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 98 Flag of France France 101
15 Flag of Norway Norway 151 Flag of Armenia Armenia 74 Flag of Norway Norway 99
16 Flag of Armenia Armenia 144 Flag of Norway Norway 52 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 77
17 Flag of France France 131 Flag of Italy Italy 34 Flag of Armenia Armenia 70
18 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 122 Flag of France France 30 Flag of Italy Italy 61
19 Flag of Italy Italy 95 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 25 Flag of Hungary Hungary 42
20 Flag of Hungary Hungary 49 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 33
21 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 43 Flag of Hungary Hungary 7 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 24
22 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 13 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 11
23 Flag of Russia Russia 5 Flag of Russia Russia 0 Flag of Russia Russia 5
24 Flag of Egypt Egypt 4 Flag of Egypt Egypt 0 Flag of Egypt Egypt 4
25 Flag of Germany Germany 3 Flag of Germany Germany 0 Flag of Germany Germany 3

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