Romania has elected 24 semi-finalists on Thursday for Eurovision 2008t, the international music contest. The Romanian public television has broadcast the first stage of the pre-selection on Wednesday, January 16.

The total number of songs entering the competition amounted to 282 but only 24 were finally elected.

Jury member Andrei Suteu said at the end of the competition that the chosen songs were very good and are the result of a fair election.