Romania: TVR will NOT participate in Eurovision 2024!

The board of directors of the Romanian national broadcaster (TVR) did not approve Romania’s participation in Eurovision 2024.

Financial constraints and the desire to represent Romania at a performing level are the reasons why the Board of Directors (CA) decided that TVR will not participate in this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which will be held the next May in Malmo.

The decision was taken in today’s meeting, January 25, with 5 votes “yes”, 4 “abstentions” and 4 “against”.

Also today, the Board of Directors approved the budget for 2024, which does not contain enough funds to guarantee Romania’s participation according to the increasingly high standards of the international competition.

Although it has benefited from an extension of the deadline for registering to the 2024 contest by EBU, TVR is forced to postpone the participation in the Eurovision Song Contest for a future edition, maybe next year.

This means that the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be held with 37 countries, as originally announced and if Iceland does not withdraw its participation because of Israel.

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Romania: Two female artists ready to represent the country in Malmö | EXCLUSIVE

With time running out for Romania’s public television (TVR) to decide whether or not to participate in Eurovision 2024, according to our exclusive information two female artists are set to represent their country in the contest.

Decision time for TVR

Romania may not have been included in the EBU’s list of 37 countries that will compete in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, however there was a footnote that it would have the possibility, if the basic financial data of the public broadcaster allows it, to confirm its participation in the future.

According to reports of the previous days, this deadline expires on January 22nd, so TVR must now make its final decision, whether it will be present in May in Malmö or absent from the competition for the second time after 2016.

Two female artists ready for Malmö

However, according to our exclusive information, during this time, TVR has not been idle. In the event that the decision of the TVR administration is positive and Romania confirms its participation in Eurovision 2024 as the 38th country, it has already found the artist who will undertake to carry out this difficult task.

Two female artists have been approached by TVR to have one of them fly the Romanian flag in Malmö. They have songs ready and have been preparing for this project for a long time.

In fact, both are not unknown to the Eurovision world, but also to the eurofans in Romania, since both attempted to represent Romania in the recent and relatively recent past, participating in the country’s national final.

What they are both waiting for is the final choice of TVR as to which of the two will be the chosen one, since of course there is first the positive decision of the management of the public television, for its participation in Eurovision 2024.

With time running out, very soon we will have developments, hoping that everyone will be positive and that we will see Romania, which has given us so many successes in the competition, participate in the Eurovision competition in 2024!

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Romania: TVR on the country’s participation or not in the contest!

In the last few days, rumours have been circulating on the internet which claim that Romania will withdraw from the upcoming edition in Malmö, but this has never been confirmed by the responsible officials.

According to internet users, the main reasons why Romania will not participate are a lack of budget on the part of TVR and a general disappointment after last year’s result.

With the application period closing on 15 September, the only public response from the Romanian broadcaster was that “the matter is still under discussion”. Of course, broadcasters are not obliged to publicly declare their decision, as the EBU regulations allow them to withdraw their application without penalty until 11 October, after which date we will be in the clear of all participating countries.

Earlier today, members of the Romanian website Spectacola contacted TVR to understand the station’s intentions regarding the European Contest.

According to them, “TVR’s leaders are in discussions with the EBU, but the Eurovision issue has not been sufficiently examined to allow a definitive decision to be taken”.

It is therefore understood that a final decision on Romania’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 has not yet been made, with TVR highlighting:

“At the moment, we are in contact with the organisers (EBU) and all options remain open!”

Do you think that the Romanian delegation will after all be in Malmö? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Spectacola

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Romania: Eurovision 2024 participation lies on the decision of the Minister of Finance!

Romania’s participation in Eurovision 2024 seems in jeopardy, as the latest developments indicate.

The limited budget allocated to the Romanian Public Broadcaster (TVR), which covers just the minimum necessary expenses, is insufficient for the country’s participation in Malmö. According to information shared on the Twitter account of the Eurovision Romania community, the president of TVR has submitted a revised budget to the Romanian Minister of Finance. If this budget is approved by the Minister of Finance, Romania will be able to participate in the contest. However, if it does not happen, the country will not take part in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

Therefore, the decision of the Romanian Public Broadcaster regarding its participation in Eurovision 2024 depends solely on whether the Minister of Finance approves a larger budget for TVR. Based on the currently available finances, participation in the contest is not feasible.

An announcement is expected in the coming days, regarding whether the additional budget requested by the president of TVR has been approved or not.

The last time Romania did not participate in Eurovision was in 2016, when  EBU did not accept the country’s entry, even though it had already been selected, due to  TVR’s non-payment of debts to the organization.

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