Tonight's Romania's turn to select its entry for Eurovision 2019. Two semi-finals have dropped half the songs voted by a jury (five finalists per semi) and televoters (one of the leftovers per semi).
The season hasn't been saved of scandals and withdrawels. First Eurovision veteran Dan Bittman decided to withdraw due conflicting schedules and was soon replaced by two wildcards (Bella Santiago and Linda Teodosiu) and that angered the ultimate Eurovision Diva extraordinaire MIHAI who in turn withdraw. Later also Xandra withdraw without giving a reason. MIHAI on the other hand then tried to apply for Moldova and Belarus it seems, but didn't show up in either, and apparently even tried to get a wildcard to Romanian selection again. Or so they say.... And finally Laura Bretan (of America's Got Talent fame) caused a storm in a glass with her views about gays apparently.
Olivier Kaye, Golden Stag 2018 1st prize from The Voice Belgium has a song written by Ovi aka Ovidiu Jacobsen. But the preannouncd winner seems to be Bella Santiago. My favorite is Claudiu Mirea.
Linda Teodosiu - Renegades ***
Olivier Kaye - Right now ***
Laura Bretan - Dear father *
Teodora Dinu - Skyscryper **
Claudiu Mirea - We are the ones ****
Aldo Blaga - Your journey *
Ester Peony - On a Sunday **
Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil Balkan - Daina ***
Bella Santiago - Army of love ***
Trooper - Destin ***
Dya and Lucian Colareza - Without you (Sin ti) **
Vaida - Underground *