Românii au talent

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Românii au talent
Românii au talent logo.jpg
Opening titles
Created bySimon Cowell
Presented byPavel Bartoș
Andi Moisescu
Mihaela Rădulescu (5-8)
Florin Călinescu (6-)
Bebe Cotimanis (5)
Mihai Petre (1-4,9-)
Country of originRomania
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes25
Running time180-240 minutes
Production company(s)MediaPro Pictures
Original networkPro TV
Picture format576i (PAL)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release18 February 2011 (2011-02-18) –
External links

Românii au talent (English: Romania's got talent) is a TV show which began airing on 18 February 2011. The project acts as a Romanian version of the franchise Got Talent, developed by Simco Limited. The show is hosted by Smiley and Pavel Bartoș, while the opening judge panel consisted of singer Andra, presenter Andi Moisescu, and dancer Mihai Petre; following Petre's exclusion for the fifth season, TV presenter Mihaela Rădulescu and actor Florin Călinescu joined the panel. The winner of "Românii au talent" is awarded with €120,000.


The auditions take place in front of the judges and a live audience at different cities across Romania. Unlike X Factor, at any time during the audition, the judges may show disapproval to the act by pressing a buzzer which lights a large red "X" on the stage, indicating that they particularly dislike the act and do not wish the performance to continue. If all the judges press their buzzers, the act must end immediately.


After the auditions, the judges have to whittle almost 200 successful acts down to just 48 (in Series 1), 60 (in Series 2-6) or 50 (from Series 7 onwards). All of the performers are called back to discover if they have progressed to the live semi-finals.

Season synopses[edit]

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

The first commercials for the show were first aired in the Summer of 2010. The application process started on 2 July 2010. The judges firstly visited Constanța, Piatra Neamț, Timișoara, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca.[1] The show first aired on 18 February 2011. The first episode was a big success for the ratings. Pro TV not only managed to have the biggest audience during the show, but managed to make "Romania's Got Talent" the most viewed television show since 2004 in Romania, beating its own records for the show Dansez pentru tine (Dancing with the Stars), another popular show in Romania broadcast by Pro TV.[2]


Out of hundreds of contestants, only 200 won the local selection, having 1 or no X-es. The jury decided only 48 finalists. According to Pro TV's website, each contestant that qualified for the semifinals, were voted by the general public through text messages.[3] The semi-finals were broadcast in four editions: In 1 April, 2 April respectively 8–9 April 2011. In each edition, twelve contestants had to pass the juries and get as many votes from the general public in order to proceed further to the finals, the last step to the grand prize.[4] Twelve acts were qualified for the grand final. The votes were given only by phone or sms, the voting started after the last semifinal, stopped during the final performances, and started again after the last performance.

The award, the winner of the first season, was rapper Adrian Țuțu.

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

For the second season, ProTV kept the same team, Smiley and Pavel Bartoș presenters, Andra, Mihai Petre and Andi Moisescu jurors. The season started with a bigger audience than the first. The first episode from auditions had a 21.8 rating, compared to 18 points for the similar episode of the first season. The auditions were extended to six cities. Constanța, Timișoara, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca were kept, and Iași and Craiova were added. The auditions took place between August and September 2011.[5] The first episode was broadcast on 17 February and it was again a big hit for ProTV. They decided to air seven auditions episodes, instead of six for the first season. Also, the number of contestants qualified for the semifinals was extended from 48 to 60. There were five semifinals, three acts from each semifinal qualified for the final, two voted via phone or sms and the third voted by the jurors. Comparing to the first season, the second had three more acts in the final, the total number being 15. The voting system was kept, the lines were opened after the last semifinal, closed during the final performances, and opened again after the last performance in the final.

The winner of the second season, was magician Cristian Gog.

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

Auditions for the third season of Romania's Got Talent were in summer 2012. The first episode brought the highest audience for a debut of a season registered so far, over five million viewers per minute.

The winner of the third season, was dog trainer Bruno Icobeț.

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

Season 5 (2015)[edit]

Final (12 June)[edit]

  Third Place
Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer
Artist Order Act Finished Result Ref
Bogdan Dumitraşcu 1 Singer Unknown
Viorel Scânteie & Bibi 2 Dog act Unknown
The Beat 3 Child rock band 3 Third place
Bianca Cristina Costiug 4 Tribal fusion dance Unknown
Robert Tudor 5 Magician Unknown
Nicoleta Iancu 6 Singer Unknown
Yeva Shiyanova 7 Bar dance Unknown
Ion Barbu Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 8 Singer Unknown
Oana Zara & Alex Bordea 9 Contemporany dance Unknown
Alexandru Moraru 10 Singer and guitarist Unknown
Kid A 11 Dance Unknown
Elena Carmen Cernea 12 Soprano Unknown
Speedcubing Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 11 Speedcubing 1 Winner
Concertino 14 Voice and instrumental artists Unknown
Bogdan Bolohan 15 Dance 2 Second Place
  • Originality prize winner: Cosmin Cioca

Season 6 (2016)[edit]

Final (3 June)[edit]

Opera singer Laura Bretan was the winner of Season 6
  Third Place
Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer
Artist Order Act Finished Result Ref
Florin Bontea 1 Street Dancer 12 Eliminated
Lifestyle 2 Dancing & singing group 10 Eliminated
Cristian Zlatan 3 Dancer 14 Eliminated
Mara Prună 4 Singer 4 Eliminated
Anisia Gafton 5 Comedian 6 Originality prize winner
Bruce & Istvan 6 Dance Duo 15 Eliminated
Florin Zgăvârdici şi Constantin Bardan 7 Singer & Pianist 9 Eliminated
Resciebelle Santiago 8 Singer 11 Eliminated
Cezara Blioju 9 Dancer 13 Eliminated
Laura Bretan1 Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 10 Opera singer 1 Winner
Free Balance 11 Dance Duo 16 Eliminated
Rustin Dust 12 Band 7 Eliminated
Andrei Surdu 13 Pianist 8 Eliminated
Nadia Buduruşi 14 Polo dancer 3 Third Place
Manuel Chivari Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 15 Singer 5 Eliminated
Fraţii Adrian 16 Dancing duo 2 Second Place

Season 7 (2017)[edit]

Final (2 June)[edit]

  Third Place
Playing card club A.svg Judges' wildcard Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Golden buzzer
Artist Order Act Finished Result Ref
Beniamin Dumbrăvan Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 1 Beatbox 9 Eliminated [6]
Run to Infinity 2 Pole bare acrobatics 11 Eliminated [7]
George Aghinea 3 Singer 7 Eliminated [8]
Lorelai Moşneguţu Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 4 Meromelia singer 1 Winner [9]
Hera Zăuleţ şi Marius Moldovan 5 Contemporany dance 8 Eliminated [10]
Aeros 6 Acrobatic and gymnastic 10 Eliminated [11]
Paula Rad Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 7 Opera singer 6 Eliminated [12]
Fang Shuang Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 8 Singer 3 Third place [13]
Florin Nae 9 Singer 5 Eliminated [14]
OK World Wide Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 10 Stunt troupe 2 Second place [15]
Eva Timuş Playing card club A.svg 11 Singer 4 Eliminated [16]
  • Originality prize winner: Eduard Antal[17]

Season 8 (2018)[edit]

Dancer Emil Rengle was the winner of Season 8

Final (1 June)[edit]

  Third Place
Artist Order Act Finished Result
Ripperz Crew Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 1 Street dancers 7 Eliminated
Nicholas Obedeanu Mihalache Playing card club A.svg 2 Pianist 11 Eliminated
Cesima Nechifor Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 3 Contemporary dancer 10 Eliminated
Alex Ştefănescu 4 Gitarist, singer and comedian 9 Eliminated
Natalia Lukiv şi Bogdan Boie 5 Dancers 6 Eliminated
Emil Rengle 6 Dancer 1 Winner, Originality prize winner
Amelia Uzun şi Ana Cernicova 7 Mother and daughter singers 5 Eliminated
Bianca Badea Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 8 Ballerina 2 Second place
Sergiu Hudrea 9 Gitarist 8 Eliminated
Duo Romance 10 Stunt dance duo 4 Eliminated
Alla Yellow ffff00 pog.svg 11 Contemporary dancer 3 Third place

Series summary[edit]

Series Start Finish Winner Runner-up Third Place Host(s) Judges Sponsor
One 8 February 2011 25 April 2011 Adrian Țuțu Narcis Iustin Ianău Valentin Dinu Smiley
Pavel Bartoș
Mihai Petre
Andi Moisescu
Coca-Cola, Cosmote
Two 7 February 2012 11 May 2012 Cristian Gog Mihai Petraiche Cristian Leana
Three 15 February 2013 10 May 2013 Bruno Icobeț Vlad Grigorescu Eduard Andrei Sandu
Four 14 February 2014 16 May 2014 Brio Sonores Leon Magdan Andrei Cerbu
Five 13 March 2015 12 June 2015 Speedcubing Bogdan Bolohan The Beat Mihaela Rădulescu
Andi Moisescu
Bebe Cotimanis
Six 19 February 2016 3 June 2016 Laura Bretan Fraţii Adrian Nadia Buduruşi Mihaela Rădulescu
Andi Moisescu
Florin Călinescu
Seven 17 February 2017 2 June 2017 Lorelai Moşneguţu OK World Wide Fang Shuang
Eight 16 February 2018 1 June 2018 Emil Rengle Bianca Badea Alla
Nine 15 February 2019 31 May 2019 Mihai Petre
Andi Moisescu
Florin Călinescu

Overall ratings summary[edit]

The first episode was a big success for the ratings. Pro TV not only managed to have the biggest audience during the show, but managed to make "Romania's Got Talent" the most viewed television show since 2004 in Romania, beating its own records for the show Dansez pentru tine (Dancing with the Stars), another popular show in Romania broadcast by Pro TV.[2]

Season Timeslot (EEST) Season premiere Premiere
(in millions)
Season finale Finale
(in millions)
TV season Rank
1 Friday 8:30 P.M.
Saturday 8:30 P.M.
8 February 2011
25 April 2011
2 Friday 8:30 P.M.
7 February 2012
11 May 2012
3 Friday 8:30 P.M.
15 February 2013
10 May 2013
4 Friday 8:30 P.M.
14 February 2014
16 May 2014
5 Friday 8:30 P.M.
13 March 2015
12 June 2015
6 Friday 8:30 P.M.
19 February 2016
4 June 2016
7 Friday 8:30 P.M.
17 February 2017
3 June 2017
8 Friday 8:30 P.M.
16 February 2018


  1. Laura Bretan qualified directly into the final without being in the semifinals.


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