Ovidiu Anton has won Selecţia Naţională 2016 and will represent Romania in Stockholm later this year. His pop-rock entry “Moment of Silence” won by ?? points.
Selecţia Naţională 2016 was broadcast live from Sala Sporturilor in Baia Mare. 50% jury and 50% tele-vote decided that Ovidiu Anton will represent Romania with the entry “Moment of Silence”.
Ovidiu Anton found fame within the Romanian version of X Factor after several attempts to represent Romania in Eurovision he has won with a landslide victory and praise from jurors for his entry.
Romanian national final – Results:
- Ovidiu Anton – Moment of Silence
- Vanotek feat. The Code & Georgian – I’m Coming Home
- Florena – Behind the Shadows
- Dream Walkers – Let It Shine
- Mihai – Paradisio
- Doru Todoruț feat. Irina Baianț – The Voice
Interval acts include Cezar Ouatu who performed the ESC 2014 winning song “Rise Like a Phoenix” and also spoke in support of people regardless of sexual orientation when its in regards to music. Lidia Isac, the 2016 Moldovan representative also performed her winning entry “Falling Stars”.