Romania: TVR received extra time from the EBU to pay the participation fee!

The EBU published then list of participating countries, taking part in Eurovision 2024 and even though Romania was abscent, it was mentioned that discussions are still underway, regarding their participation. More information was given away earlier today, on what really happened on Romania’s participation, and if that is possible.

An announcement from Romania’s public broadcaster TVR, explains that the decision on participating or not in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, depends on the approval of the state’s budget for 2024 and the money that will be made available to the public broadcaster.

“As I communicated, regarding Romania’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2024, SRTv has not made a final decision.

At this moment, we are in contact with the organizers (European Broadcasting Union – EBU) and all options remain open.

The EBU granted Romanian Television a postponement to express its option after the adoption of the state budget for 2024″, according to the official response provided to by the Communication, Public Relations and Protocol Service of TVR.”

According to the Romanian website, Paginademedia, which came in contact with TVR, the Romanian broadcaster has not paid the participaton fee to the EBU. The organisers have given TVR some extra time, until the moment of the approval of the state’s budget, when the Romanians will be able to tell whether they will have the required money or not.

All these mean that we will have to wait until early 2024, to learn whether Romania will be the 38th country to participate in Eurovision 2024, or if the participating countries remain 37.

Romania’s representative in Eurovision 2023, was Theodor Andrei, with his song “D.G.T. (Off and On)” which didn’t manage to qualify, ending up in 15th place of the second semi-final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Romanian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!


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