Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Romania
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)Semi-finals
27 January 2007
3 February 2007
Final
10 February 2007
Selected entrantTodomondo
Selected song"Liubi, Liubi, I Love You"
Finals performance
Final result13th, 84 points
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Romania chose their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 during Selecţia Naţională 2007, which consists of two semi-finals on 27 January and 3 February and a final on 10 February 2007. After many scandals and disqualifications, Todomondo will represent Romania with the song "Liubi, Liubi I Love You". The name of the group was originally 'Locomondo', however another band was already using that name which prompted a name change. The song chosen is multi-lingual, having verses in English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, and Romanian. The group, Todomondo, consists of six members: Andrei, Ciro de Luca, Kamara, Mister M, Valeriu, and Vlad Creţu.

Romania participated in the final of Eurovision on 12 May 2007 in Helsinki, finishing in thirteenth position. Prior to the contest, the group has had promotion in Cyprus.

National Final[edit]

Selecţia Naţională 2007 was the national competition organized by Romanian Television (TVR), to select the country's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The official winner of the selection was the group Locomondo and the multilingual song "Luibi, lubi, I love you".

The national final consisted of two semi-finals on 27 January and 3 February and a final on 10 February 2007. Twelve songs were to participate in each semi-final, with the top 6 qualifying for the final. The final result was decided by a 50/50 split between televoters and jury.

At first there were 24 participants, but Giulia Nahmany is being disqualified because her song 'Make It' has been stolen from the song 'Risin' of Natalia Druyts, a Belgian singer. In addition, the duo Indiggo was also disqualified from the competition along with the song "Lovestruck". The reason for this was because they broke the rules of the competition by not showing up for the rehearsals and not sending the instrumental version of their song. The duo also missed their music video filming for the promotion of their song, declaring that they had some concerts in the United States. Furthermore, their song "Lovestruck" was the subject of plagiarism accusations, but it was proven that these accusations were wrong.[1]

After a commission was formed by the organizers and 5 songs were analyzed (Nu pot sa uit, Liubi,liubi I love you, Dracula,my love, Well-o-wee and Sinada) the final decision was that three of the songs were to be disqualified because they were performed before 1 October which is not allowed by EBU rules. "Well-o-wee", "Dracula, My Love", and "Sinada" were disqualified from the competition before the final took place.[1] In addition to the disqualifications, producer/songwriter/performer, Marius Moga withdrew his "Crazy" in protest of the disqualification of his other song "Dracula, My Love".

Semi-Final 1–27 January[edit]

Draw Singer Song
1 Morandi and Wassabi Crazy
2 Jasmine Music in my soul
3 Spitalul de urgenţă Stay united
4 Respect I will love you
5 Giulia Nahmany Make-it*
6 Daniela Răduică Nu insista
7 Desperado and Tony Poptămaş Where were you
8 New Effect feat. Moni-K Sinada
9 Todomondo Liubi, Liubi, I love you
10 Rednex featuring Ro-Mania Well-o-wee
11 Nico Dulce-amăruie
12 Gabi Huiban Rubber Girl
  • Song number 5 was disqualified since it was found guilty of plagiarism.

Semi-Final 2–3 February[edit]

Draw Singer Song
1 Moni-K În lumea mea
2 Simplu & Andra Dracula, my love
3 Tibi Scobiola Nu pot să uit
4 Nico Love is all you need
5 Celia Şoapte
6 Ada You and me
7 Wassabi Do the tango with me
8 Desperado and Tony Poptămaş European - a beautiful sin
9 Indiggo Lovestruck
10 Ionut Ungureanu - Provincialii Time
11 Trupa Veche Deci 20
12 Marcel Pavel No poder vivir
  • Song number 9 was disqualified for breaking the rules of the competition.

Final - February 10[edit]

Draw Singer Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Nico Dulce-amăruie 4 6 10 6
2 Trupa Veche Deci 20 3 3 6 8
3 Morandi and Wassabi Crazy - - - -
4 Marcel Pavel No poder vivir 6 7 13 5
5 Desperado and Tony Poptămaş Where Were You 12 5 17 2
6 Tibi Scobiola Nu pot să uit 5 4 9 7
7 Rednex ft. Ro-Mania Well-o-wee - - - -
8 Simplu & Andra Dracula, my love - - - -
9 Todomondo Liubi, Liubi I Love You 10 12 22 1
10 Ionut Ungureanu - Provincialii Time 7 10 17 3
11 New Effect & Moni-k Sinada - - - -
12 Desperado and Tony Poptămaş European - a beautiful sin 8 8 16 4
  • Song 3 was withdrawn
  • Songs 7, 8, 11 were disqualified

At Eurovision[edit]

Romania automatically qualified to the grand final, because it was on the top 10 last year. In the grand final,they performed 20th following United Kingdom and preceding Bulgaria finished 13th with 84 points.

Points awarded by Romania[edit]

Points awarded to Romania (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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