Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Romania
National selection
Selection process Eurovision Selecţia Naţională 1998
Selection date(s) March 14, 1998
Selected entrant Mălina Olinescu
Selected song "Eu cred"
Finals performance
Final result 22nd, 6 points
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania was represented by Mălina Olinescu, with the song "Eu cred", at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 May in Birmingham. "Eu cred" was chosen as the Romanian entry at the national final on 14 March.

National final[edit]

The National final was held at the Palatul Copilor in Bucharest, on March 14, 1998, and was hosted by Iuliana Marciuc Posea, Daniela Nane and Anca Ţurcașiu. All of the songs were presented as video clips which had been pre-recorded at the TVR TV studios. The winner was chosen by a combination of 4 regional juries, televoting and an "expert" jury which included Dida Drăgan & Dan Bittman. Mălina Olinescu came 2nd in the televote, behind Monica Anghel. [1]

Selecţia Naţională - 8 March 1996
Draw Artist Song Place Points
1 Paula Seling "Te iubesc" 4 565
2 Gabriel Cotabiţă, Mirela Fugaru, Daniela Vlădescu, Alin Oprea & Marcel Pavel "Suntem oameni" 9 486
3 Oana Sârbu, Virgil Popescu, Răzvan Mirică, Irimia Nicolae & Ramona Otelea "Viaţa noastră-n doi" 10 476
4 Sanda Ladoși, Marina Florea, Adrian Enache, Aurelian Temișan & Daniel Iordăchioaei "E... e... iubire" 3 588
5 Laurențiu Cazan, Alin Oprea & Tavi Colen "Sinceritate" 5 551
6 Laura Stoica, Daniela Vlădescu, Nicoleta Nicola, Luminița Anghel, Mihai Alexandru & Aurelian Temișan "Europa" 6 550
7 Schimbul 3 "O altă zi" 8 500
8 Silvia Dumitrescu, Mariana Ţurcanu, Adrian Șerban & Carmen Trandafir "Aripi de-aș avea" 12 440
9 Narcisa Suciu & Daniel Crăciun "Cântă, dulce vis" 11 475
10 Monica Anghel "O femeie când iubește" 2 620
11 Mălina Olinescu "Eu cred" 1 634
12 Sfinx Experience "Tu ești" 7 529

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Mălina performed 15th in the running order, following Portugal and preceding United Kingdom. At the close of the televoting it had received only 6 points (all came from Israel), placing Romania 22nd of the 25 entries. The 12 points from the Romanian jury went to United Kingdom (who finished 2nd). Having had to sit out the 1997 contest due to relegation, Romania were again demoted on the cumulative countback rule and would not take part in 1999.

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Romania[edit]

Points Awarded to Romania
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Romania[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Poland
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Israel
6 points  Germany
5 points  Slovenia
4 points  Cyprus
3 points  Macedonia
2 points  Turkey
1 point  Hungary

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