Countdown to Tbilisi: Reminiscing about Romania

Bucharest, Romania

Romania made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, participating in the very first edition of the competition. The country took part every year until 2009. Today we look back at their entries from over the years. 

Romania's best placing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was fourth in 2004 with the song Îți mulțumesc performed by Noni Răzvan Ene. The following year the country once again finished in the Top 5 with the song Țurai which was performed by Alina Eremia.

The 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held in Bucharest on Saturday 2nd December. 15 countries took to the stage including debuts from Ukraine, Portugal and Serbia which had become an independent country following the dissolution of the union between Serbia & Montenegro. Mihai Trăistariu, who finished 4th for Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest earlier that year, opened the show. The Tolmachevy Twins from Russia won the contest with the song Vesenniy Jazz (Spring Jazz) with Romania placing sixth with Povestea mea performed by New Star Music.

Romania continued to place inside the top ten at Junior Eurovision until 2009 when Ioana Anuţa finished last with her song Ai puterea în mâna ta. In 2010 Romanian broadcaster TVR withdrew from the contest but the door remains open for their return one day. In the meantime you can enjoy their songs from over the years in the video below!

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