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Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

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Country  Romania
Selected entrant  Taxi
Final result  17th, 25 points
Selection date(s)  February 27, 2000
Selected song  "The Moon"
Selection process  Eurovision Selecţia Naţională

Romania was represented by Taxi, with the song '"The Moon", at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. Romania returned to the Eurovision final after being forced to sit out the 1999 contest due to relegation after a poor result in 1998. "Luna" was chosen as the Romanian entry at the national final on 27 February, but Taxi decide to sing the song in English, make it the first song with any lyrics in Romanian.


National final

The National Final took place on February 27, 2000 at the Palatul Copiilor in Bucharest and was hosted by Celia Petricu & Dan Negru. There were 13 songs in the final with the winning song chosen solely by tele-voting, however it emerged that there were problems with the televoting. The composers of the runner-up by Valahia threatened to take legal action because after one hour of televoting they were in the lead, and there was only supposed to be one hour for televoting. However, for some reason there ended up being 3 hours for televoting, at the end of which Taxi were the winners.

Result of National Final

By order performed:

At Eurovision

Taxi performed sixth, following France and preceding Malta. At the end of the voting Romania placed seventeenth with 25 points getting 12 points from Macedonia. Because of the poor result, Romania was relegated from the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest.

Points Awarded to Romania

Romania scored 18 points from juries (maximal 12 points from Macedonia and 6 points from Russia) but it received only 7 points from televoting (from Croatia). It is also notable that Romania's top 3 are only countries which give points to Romania


Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 Wikipedia

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