Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Country Romania
National selection
Selection processSelecția Națională 2019
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
27 January 2019
10 February 2019
Final:
17 February 2019
Selected entrantEster Peony
Selected song"On a Sunday"
Selected songwriter(s)Ester Alexandra Crețu
Alexandru Șerbu
Ioana Victoria Badea
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (13th, 71 points)
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the entry "On a Sunday" performed by Ester Peony who wrote the song together with Alexandru Șerbu and Ioana Victoria Badea. The song was selected through a national final organized by the Romanian broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR).

Background

Prior to the 2019 Contest, Romania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nineteen times since its first entry in 1994.[1] Its highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been third place, which the nation achieved on two occasions: in 2005 with the song "Let Me Try" performed by Luminița Anghel and Sistem and in 2010 with the song "Playing with Fire" performed by Paula Seling and Ovi. In 2018, Romania failed to qualify to the final, placing 11th in the second semi-final with the song "Goodbye" performed by The Humans. This marked the first time that Romania failed to qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004.[2]