Romania cuts down their selection process for Eurovision 2019

The Romanian preselection show Selecția Națională will be narrowed down to two semi finals and a grand final in 2019. Romanian broadcaster TVR have opened the submission period for Selecția Națională 2019 on the TVR website up until the 10th of December, and by the 20th of December, the 24 semi-finalists will be revealed.

For this edition of Selecția Națională, there will be just two semi-finals taking place in January/February 2019. A national jury will select up to five songs in each semi-final while the public will be able to pick the sixth finalist from the semi-finals. TVR are also able to select one wildcard act for the final, meaning that the final contains 13 competing entries.

The final will be held in February, and for the first time the format will include an international jury to help select the Romanian Eurovision representative. The will hold 50% of the vote, while the public will hold the other 50%. In the case of a tie, it will be the international jury who will decide the winner.