This evening, Romania have announced that the NFAC contest will be hosted in the second biggest city of Cluj-Napoca.
Cluj-Napoca, a city in northwestern Romania, is the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region. It’s home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule. Surrounding its central square, Piața Unirii, is the Gothic-style St. Michael’s Church and a dramatic statue of the 15th-century king Matthias Corvinus. The baroque-era Bánffy Palace is now a museum showcasing Romanian art.
The contest was taken out of Bucharest due to the city only hosting NFAC a mere 2 months ago. And the chance for the country came about to showcase the rest of the country and the city of Cluj-Napoca. Cluj Arena has been chosen to host the contest, with an estimated audience of 60,000 for the 5 shows which will be hosted from the Arena. Cluj Arena is a multi-use stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and often holds concerts for the country, including Untold Festival – the largest annual electronic music festival held in Romania with a record attendance of 70,000. The reduction of audience for the NFAC contest is due to the location of the green room being located inside the arena that will host up to 55 delegations.
This evening during the press conference with Romanian media, the hosts were also revealed. They will be ….
Ovi & Paula Seling. the representative of Eurovision in 2010 and 2014.
They will also be helped during the shows with a Green Room hosts, which we can reveal to be NFAC fan favourite … Mihai Trăistariu.
Applications for the contest are now closed, and we will reveal the semi final draws in the upcoming days. As earlier revealed, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the contest, Romania have decided to invite Monaco as a special guest to the contest, who will be singing a song in French.
Check back with us soon for more details on the upcoming 20th edition of NFAC.