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Ida Andia from Romania today discuss the chances of her home country to qualify to the Grand final at the 2019 Eurovision song contest.

Frankly, I have tried to be as objective as I could with Romania, being my country. Ester Peony is a known singer in Romania who has collaborated with numerous artists from the country (with whom she has also released videos that have reached millions of views – ”Sub Aripa Ta” with Veșcan; English: ”Under your wing” ) and has original songs. When I listened to the song ”On a Sunday” for the first time, I realized it had something magical, something that Romania had not sent before at Eurovision. From the first listening, I hoped that this will be the entry of Romania in Israel. The way Ester moves on stage, her voice, the song – I think all this will make a good number in the semifinal and Romania could make a rematch – last year was the first non-qualifying of Romania – this time it could qualify in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv.


Ester Peony wins the Selecţia Naţională ‘On A Sunday’ and will represent Romania at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Ester Peony {copyright: TVR}
Ester Peony {copyright: TVR}

Ester Peony has won the Selecţia Naţională selection and will represent Romania at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with her song On A Sunday.

12 finalists took to the stage –

  • Linda TeodosiuRenegades
  • Olivier KayeRight Now
  • Laura BretanDear Father 
  • Teodora DinuSkyscraper
  • Claudiu MireaWe Are The Ones
  • Aldo Blaga Your Journey
  • Ester PeonyOn A Sunday
  • Letiția Moisescu and Sensibil BalkanDaina 
  • Bella SantiagoArmy Of love
  • TrooperDestin
  • Dya and Lucian ColarezaWithout You (Sin ti)
  • VaidaUnderground

The big favourite was Laura Bretan and also Bella Santiago was highly rated. Laura won the televote but the “expert jury” outweighed the public and Ester has won the ticket to Tel Aviv.

The special guests included Netta (2018 ESC Israel – winner); Emmelie de Forest (2013 ESC Denmark – winner) and Inis Neziri (Cerbul de Aur – Golden Stage festival – winner and Festivali i Këngës #56 second runner up Albania).

You can see Ester perform her winning song below.

Source: ESC Covers; TVR