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The Shortlist (9) United Kingdom

Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the second semi final. Today’s report is about the United Kingdom.

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The Shortlist (8) Romania

Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the second semi final. Today’s report is about Romania.

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Romania: Ilinca & Alex Florea go to Kiev with Yodel It!

Ilinca & Alex Florea have won Selectia Nationala and will represent Romania in Kiev. Their song “Yodel It” is a mix of rap and yodel.

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Romania: Read back our live-blog of the Selectia Nationala final

Romanians decide tonight in the grand final of Selectia Nationala who will represent their country in Eurovision 2017. The song for Kiev will be decided by 100% televote. Three songs topped the jury vote last week: Alex & Ilinca won, Xandra and Mihai followed closely.

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Romania: Xandra speaks about Jonas Gladnikoff, Dami Im and Eurovision 2017

We spoke with Xandra, who takes part in the Romanian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. She tells us what it would mean to her to go to Kiev and what she has learned from Dami Im, who represented Australia last year.

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Romania: “Romanian Yodel is exactly what Celebrate Diversity is about”

“Switzerland is sending a Romanian singer, what would it be like if Romania sends something that sounds like Switzerland?” Ilinca and her duet partner Alex Florea are already excited about going to Eurovision with their eccentric but popular entry “Yodel It”.

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Romania: Newcomers Emma and Eduard Santha want to break through via Eurovision

“I am a newcomer, so going to Eurovision would be huge for me, mate!” Eduard Santha is very clear: Selectia Nationala is the biggest thing that ever happened to his career. 

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Romania: “Big names should be proud to represent their country”

According to Ramona Nerra, participant in Selectia Nationala 2017, it is a shame that the real big names in the Romanian music industry refuse to take part at Eurovision. “It is sad, because they get the chance to represent their country and they should be proud of it.”

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Romania: Mihai “would kill someone” if TVR gets disqualified again

Mihai Trăistariu wants to return to Eurovision. But winning the Romanian final is no guarantee for that, as we found out last year, when TVR was disqualified by the EBU and Ovidiu Anton did not get to go. “If it would happen to me, I would kill someone!” says MIHAI.

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Romania: “Enthusiasm for Eurovision has lowered a bit”

Because of the disqualification of last year and no top results in recent years, Eurovision is not as popular in Romania as it used to be. However, 2017 might be the year that turns things around for them, thinks Steef van Gorkum who was at the semi final.

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