Own Eurovision Song Contest 20
Country Romania Romania
National selection
Selection process Selecția Națională 20
100% Televoting
Selection date(s) Final:
2 May - 4 May 2013
Selected entrant Mandinga
Selected song "Zaleilah"
Finals performance
Final result 16th, 98 points
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest

Romania will participate in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 20. The Romanian entry will be selected through Selecția Națională 20.

Two previous songs who participated in Eurovision Song Contest were selected to participate in Selecția Națională."Zaleilah" represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 , where it received 12th place with 71 points and "Playing with fire" represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 where it ended in 3rd place receiving 162 points overall.

The winner was Mandinga with their song "Zaleilah".

Selecția Națională 20Edit


Mandinga First Rehearsal

The winners

The Final started on May 2 , 2013. The winner with most votes will be declared the representetive of Romania in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 20, which will be the fourth special edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. The show was presented by Andra.

The winner was announced on May 4, 2013 and it was Mandinga, their song "Zaleilah" scored 252 points, overall. "Playing with fire" was then chosen to represent Faroe Islands in the same edition as "Zaleilah".

Draw Artist Song Total Place
01 Mandinga "Zaleilah" 252 1
02 Paula Seling] and Ovi "Playing with fire" 156 2


Thirty-four juries voted for one of their favorite songs. The juries were from the following countries.

At Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

As the winner of the Own Eurovision Song Contest 19 and host of the OESC #20 Contest, Romania automatically qualified for a place in the final. In addition to their participation in the final, Romania was assigned to vote in the semi-finals.

At the end of the voting , Romania place 16th out of 30th songs, receiving 98 points.

Points awarded to Romania (Grand Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points


5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

Points awarded by RomaniaEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

12 pointsVatican City Vatican City
10 pointsIceland Iceland
8 pointsHungary Hungary
7 pointsMorocco Morocco
6 pointsÅland Islands Åland Islands
5 pointsArmenia Armenia
4 pointsUkraine Ukraine
3 pointsBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 pointsWales Wales
1 pointLebanon Lebanon

Semi-Final 2Edit

12 pointsFaroe Islands Faroe Islands
10 pointsMoldova Moldova
8 pointsMalta Malta
7 pointsSlovakia Slovakia
6 pointsLiechtenstein Liechtenstein
5 pointsSpain Spain
4 pointsGeorgia Georgia
3 pointsScotland Scotland
2 pointsEstonia Estonia
1 pointSan Marino San Marino

Semi-final 3Edit

12 pointsCroatia Croatia
10 pointsNetherlands Netherlands
8 pointsNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland
7 pointsSweden Sweden
6 pointsAzerbaijan Azerbaijan
5 pointsGermany Germany
4 pointsNorway Norway
3 pointsEngland England
2 pointsGreece Greece
1 pointFrance France

Grand FinalEdit

12 pointsVatican City Vatican City
10 pointsIceland Iceland
8 pointsMoldova Moldova
7 pointsFaroe Islands Faroe Islands
6 pointsCroatia Croatia
5 pointsAzerbaijan Azerbaijan
4 pointsSpain Spain
3 pointsSlovakia Slovakia
2 pointsNetherlands Netherlands
1 pointHungary Hungary

See alsoEdit