The grand finals of the Eurovision National Committee will be settled on February 17, announcing TVR representatives. At the same time, Iuliana Marciuc, who led Romania's delegation to Eurovision for the past three years, was replaced by a new name.
This is Smaranda Vornicu-Shalit, the TV man Tudor Vornicu, currently a member of TVR's board, on behalf of PSD. Vornicu was also the director of the Golden Stag Festival last summer, but also a part of the jury of the event. She was part of the delegation of 18 people who went to last year's Eurovision edition in Lisbon (the list, HERE).
Paginademedia.ro sent to representatives of TVR questions about the reason for the replacement of Iulian Marciuc from the leadership of the delegation, and whether this change is related to the last year's failure of Romani representatives.
The audience answered:
"Appointment of Mrs Vornicu as head of the Romanian delegation is a management decision."
Smaranda Vornicu-Shalit (right picture), on the appointment of the Eurovision delegation:
"Being nominated as part of the TVR team for the Eurovision 2019 project is an honor and a great responsibility. I want the experience of the Golden Stag International Festival to be supported by the fulfillment of this shared dream of us, whether we are talking about artists and fans, the general public and the organizers, we all want the best result for Romania in the final in Tel Aviv! "
Eurovision National Selection debuts in Iasi, in Polivalenta Hall, on January 27, 2019, when the first finalists in the competition are nominated. The Eurovision show continues in Arad on February 10, where the jury and viewers qualify for six other finals, an event to be held at Victoria Sports Hall.
The finalist will be decided on February 17 in an event to be held in Bucharest.
Dan Bittman, Mihai Trăistariu and Laura Bretan, the winner of "Romanians Have a Talent" 2017, are among the semi-finalists of the National Selection Eurovision Romania. Full list of semifinals in Eurovision 2019, HERE
Author: Iulia Bunea