Ester Peony, a Romanian young girl living in Canada, will represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, after winning the national selections, with the song “On a Sunday”.
The contenders were Linda Teodosiu, with “Renegades”, Olivier Kaye, with “Right now”, Laura Bretan, with “Dear Father”, Teodora Dinu with “Skyscraper”, Claudiu Mirea with “We Are the Ones”, Aldo Blaga with “Your Journey”, Ester Peony with “On a Sunday”, Letitia Moisescu & Sensibil Balkan, with “Daina”, Bella Santiago with “Army Of Love”, Trooper with “Destin”, Dya & Lucian Colareza with “Without You (Sin Ti)” and Mirela Vaida with “Underground.”
The Romanian representative at Eurovision was chosen by a jury consisting of Tali Eshkoli – Head of Event & Content Eurovision Song Contest 2019; Emmelie de Forest – 2013 Eurovision winner, Deban Aderemi and William Lee Adams – journalists and Eurovision Song Contest influencers; Serban Cazan – Head of Production HaHaHa Production, and Moldovan performing artist Alex Calancea.
The winner of Eurovision contest last year, Israeli Netta Barzilai performed in the opening of the national selection show in Bucharest on Sunday evening.
Under the slogan “Dare to Dream,” the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held in Tel Aviv, with the semifinals on May 14 and 16, and the final on May 18. 41 countries will race alongside Romania for the Eurovision 2019 trophy.