Mandinga for Romania

Romania has finally chosen the act that will represent them at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight Mandinga won the popular vote hands down and will head to Baku to wave the Romanian flag in May.

Listen to the winning song below, do you think Romania will bring home the trophy in May?

Romania Selects Song Tonight

Romania Selection 2012Romania will select their entrant and song tonight in a live contest consisting of 15 songs. The national final will be held in  Bucharest and you can watch it live on the official Eurovision website from 20:00 CET.

The competition to select a winner will take around 3 hours, starting at 21:00 local time, which will see the first set of hopefuls perform. 22:00 local time will see all remaining participants perform their songs before the results hour at 23:00 local time, we should know the winner shortly before midnight.

The final 15 songs are

Call my name
Artist: Cătălin Josan
Music: Keo/ Ralflo/ Bogdan Mureşan/ James Alexander
Lyrics: Keo/ Ralflo/ Bogdan Mureşan/ James Alexander

Zaleilah
Artist: Mandinga
Music: Costi Ioniţă
Lyrics: Ionescu Elena/Secada Dihigo Omar

If you ever feel
Artist: Viky Red
Music: Bouroşu Victor/ Păduraru Silviu/ Marian Crăciun/ Alexandru Constantin/ Astani Victor Răzvan
Lyrics: Bouroşu Victor/ Alina Toma

Don’t say sorry
Artist: Bianca Purcărea
Music: Marc Paelinck/ Bianca Purcărea
Lyrics: Marc Paelinck/ Bianca Purcărea

Şun-ta
Artist: Electric Fence
Music: Antoniu Eduart Antemir/ Lucian Daniel Indre/ Vasile Elena/ Ciente David
Lyrics: Aurel Sandu

I walk alone
Artist: Ovidiu Anton
Music: Ovidiu Anton
Lyrics: Ovidiu Anton

This must be love
Artist: Ana Mardare
Music: Tudy Zaharescu/ Primoz Poglajen/ Michael James Down/ Jonas Gladnikoff
Lyrics: Ana Mardare/ Primoz Poglajen/ Michael James Down/ Jonas Gladnikoff

Girls don’t cry
Artist: Ioana Bianca Anuţa
Music: Ioana Bianca Anuţa/ Borg Gerard
Lyrics: Ioana Bianca Anuţa/ Borg Gerard

Singura Care
Artist: RPK
Music: Zmau Laurenţiu Nicolae/ Boer Karoly/ Togănel Radu Mihai/ Ionescu Robert Mihail/ Ungur Cristian Augustin
Lyrics: Robert Ionescu Mihail

Say my name
Artist: Tasha
Music: Mustiuc Sebastian Vlad/ Stanca Andrei/ Cristescu Costin Claudiu
Lyrics: Mustiuc Sebastian Vlad/ Stanca Andrei/ Cristescu Costin Claudiu

The best a man can get
Artist: Lucian Oros
Music: Mats Tarnfors/ Gerard James Borg/ Lucian Oros
Lyrics: Mats Tarnfors/ Gerard James Borg/ Lucian Oros

Twilight
Artist: Bianca Purcărea
Music: Bianca Purcărea/ Karl Broderick/ Ziga Pirnat/ Andraz Gliha
Lyrics: Bianca Purcărea/ Karl Broderick/ Ziga Pirnat/ Andraz Gliha

Time is on my side
Artist: Raluca Ocneanu
Music: Mihai Alexandru
Lyrics: Mihai Alexandru

If you find simple words to say
Artist: Ana Mardare
Music: Tudy Zaharescu
Lyrics: Ana Mardare

Rollin’
Artist: Miss Mary
Music: Onea Nicolae George/ Vlăsceanu Bogdan Florin/ Sechelaru Loredana/ Turcu Paul Gabriel/ Florea Maria Alexandra
Lyrics: Sechelaru Loredana

Two reserve acts have also been chosen in the event that one or more of the above chosen 15 can not participate. These are:

Young spirit
Artist: Edict
Music: Valeriu Cataraga
Lyrics: Maria Mihaela Frimu

Choose Me
Artist: Loredana Căvăşdan
Music: Liviu Elekes
Lyrics: Roxana Elekes

We will of course bring you the news of who will be representing Romania later tonight.