ROMANIA – Romanian national broadcaster already confirmed their participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and now local press claims that the national final will take place most likely from 19 of January to 11 of February in the Cluj Napoca’s (Ilinca’s hometown), Sala Polivalenta.
Romania has an amazing top ten finish this year with Yodel It after a tremendous disqualification last year in Stockholm due to financial dispute with the European Broadcasting Union.
It seems that the city has already been approached as the mayor of Cluj Napoca has made a statement saying: “We think that the presence of such a prestigious event in Cluj-Napoca represents one of the most significant ways of promoting our city both at the national and international level.”
The city will dispatch 120,000 Euros for the event as it happened with the NF host cities in 2015 and 2016, Craiova and Baia Mare respectively. Whether there will be semi finals or not it seems that the two parts have discussed booking the date 11th of February as the one for the national final.