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Melodifestivalen Romania 2018

Contest

Euromusic Song Contest

Semi-Final(s)

2 February 2018
9 February 2018
16 February 2018
23 February 2018

Second Chance

2 March 2018

Final

9 March 2018

Host Broadcaster

FOX Romania

Presenter(s)

Malvina Cervenski

Venue

Stadionul "Ion Oblemenco", Craiova

Timeline

2018

Melodifestivalen 2016 is the Romanian music competition that will select one of the possible Romania's 10th artist for the Euromusic Song Contest 2018.

For the 4th year, the competition will consist of four semi-finals, a "Second Chance" round, and a final. A total of 28 competing entries will be divided into four semi-finals, with eight compositions in each. From each semifinal, the songs that earn first and second place will go directly to the final, while the songs that place third and fourth proceed to the Second Chance semi-final. The bottom four songs in each semifinal will be eliminated from the competition. Half of the competing entries will be chosen by a selection panel from the received submissions, while the other half will be selected through an invitation process by FOX.


Format

Melodifestivalen 2018 will be the forth year in which the competition takes place in different cities across Romania. The four semifinals will be held in Bucharest (2 February), Cluj Napoca (9 February), Bucharest (16 February) and Constanta (23 February). The Second Chance round will be held in Bucharest on 2 March while the final in Craiova will be held on 9 March. Starting order is set.

Schedule

Date City Venue Tickets Heat
2 February Bucharest Romexpo 11,000 Heat 1
9 February Cluj-Napoca Sala Sporturilor "Horia Demian" 3,000 Heat 2
16 February Bucharest Sala Polivalenta 5,300 Heat 3
23 February Constanta Sala Sporturilor 1,500 Heat 4
2 March Ploiesti Sala Polivalenta 3,500 Second chance
9 March Craiova Stadionul "Ion Oblemenco" 29,000 Final

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Gabriel Cotabita "Domnisoara nu pleca" (Miss, Don't Leave) 11,214 5,125 16,339 5 Out
2 Tamaz "Goala" (Naked) 4,125 15,125 19,250 3 Second Chance
3 AMI "Ma oboara" (It's killing me) 1,214 1,214 7 Out
4 Irina Rimes "My Favorite Man" 24,778 3,125 27,903 1 Grand Final
5 George "Podul de piatra" (Stone Bridge) 2,125 2,125 6 Out
6 Delia "Fata lu' tata" (Daddy's Daughter) 11,012 8,125 19,137 4 Second Chance
7 Antonia "Adio" (Goodbye) 8,125 19,547 27,672 2 Grand Final

Semi-final 2

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Instinct "Petale" (Petals) 5,678 5,678 6 Out
2 What's Up! "La tine" (To You) 24,258 4,125 28,383 2 Grand Final
3 Feli "Timpul" (Time) 15,011 29,457 44,468 1 Grand Final
4 Iris "Manifest" (Manifest) 11,124 11,254 22,378 3 Second Chance
5 Carla's Dreams "Beretta" 9,287 11,101 20,388 4 Second Chance
6 Loredana "Ziua de azi" (Today) 5,547 5,547 7 Out
7 Damian & Brothers "Trandafire" (Rose) 15,145 1,214 16,359 5 Out

Semi-final 3

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Smiley "Vals" (Waltz) 987 987 7 Out
2 The Motans "Versus" 2,120 6,458 8,578 5 Out
3 Ioana Ignat "Nu ma uita" (Don't Forgive Me) 5,011 11,147 16,158 2 Grand Final
4 Paula Seling "Departe de soare" (Far Away From Sun) 3,125 11,245 14,370 3 Second Chance
5 Amna "La capatul lumii" (To the End Of World) 5,145 7,587 12,732 4 Second Chance
6 Vunk "Stai langa mine" (Stay next to me) 1,021 1,021 6 Out
7 Alex Velea "Sentimente sau instincte" (Feelings or Instincts) 10,145 14,587 24,732 1 Grand Final

Semi-final 4

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Eduard Santha "Me som romales" (We Are Gypsies) 5,125 5,125 7 Out
2 INNA "Nirvana" 11,011 13,214 24,225 5 Out
3 Tavi Colen "Numai una" (Only One) 7,014 7,014 6 Out
4 Alina Eremia "Freeze" 8,125 30,145 38,270 2 Grand Final
5 Lariss "Animal" 19,547 18,145 37,692 3 Second Chance
6 Ilinca "Nu acum" (Not Now) 11,214 15,125 26,339 4 Second Chance
7 Nicoleta Nuca "Insula" (The Island) 24,254 14,125 38,379 1 Grand Final

Second Chance

The Second Chance round will be held on 2 March in Sala Polivalenta, Ploiesti.

Round 1

Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
I 1 Delia "Fata lu' tata" (Daddy's Daughter) 36,254 Second Round
2 Amna "La capatul lumii" (To the End Of World) 8,125 Out
II 1 Paula Seling "Departe de soare" (Far Away From Sun) 11,254 Second Round
2 Carla's Dreams "Beretta" 11,245 Out
III 1 Lariss "Animal" 11,145 Out
2 Iris "Manifest" (Manifest) 24,125 Second Round
IV 1 Ilinca "Nu acum" (Not Now) 7,001 Out
2 Tamaz "Goala" (Naked) 7,257 Second Round

Round 2

Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
I 1 Delia "Fata lu' tata" (Daddy's Daughter) 15,401 Out
2 Paula Seling "Departe de soare" (Far Away From Sun) 15,414 Grand Final
II 1 Iris "Manifest" (Manifest) 30,125 Grand Final
2 Tamaz "Goala" (Naked) 5,125 Out

Final

The final of Melodifestivalen 2016 will take place on 9 March 2017 at "Ion Oblemenco" Stadium in Craiova. The 10 songs that have qualified for the finals have either accomplished being the top two in their respective semifinal, or have qualified from the Second Chance round.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
01 Iris "Manifest" (Manifest)
02 What's Up! "La tine" (To You)
03 Antonia "Adio" (Goodbye)
04 Nicoleta Nuca "Insula" (The Island)
05 Paula Seling "Departe de soare" (Far Away From Sun)
06 Alex Velea "Sentimente sau instincte" (Feelings or Instincts)
07 Irina Rimes "My Favorite Man"
08 Ioana Ignat "Nu ma uita" (Don't Forgive Me)
09 Alina Eremia "Freeze"
10 Feli "Timpul" (Time)

Juries

Draw
 
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Jury
points
Televote/SMS Total Place
Votes Points
01 "Manifest"  1 10 12 3 1 7 3 6 7 6 6 62 9,015 51 113 2
02 "La tine"  10 4 1 6 8 4 10 10 8 8 4 73 5,787 37 110 3
03 "Adio"  5 2 4 8 12 8 1 3 4 7 3 57 8,789 49 106 5
04 "Insula" 3 7 8 4 3 6 5 7 2 12 12 69 4,325 33 102 7
05 "Departe de soare"  4 6 2 12 7 1 12 4 6 10 2 66 4,702 35 101 8
06 "Sentimente sau instincte" 2 3 7 1 2 2 6 8 3 3 5 42 4,687 34 76 10
07 "My Favorite Man" 7 12 6 10 10 5 8 1 5 1 10 75 14,214 57 132 1
08 "Nu ma uita"  8 8 10 2 6 12 7 2 12 2 8 77 4,214 32 109 4
09 "Freeze" 6 1 5 7 4 10 4 5 1 5 1 49 8,987 50 99 9
10 "Timpul"  12 5 3 5 5 3 2 12 10 4 7 68 6,010 38 106 6