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Ilinca Băcilă

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Quick Facts

Maria Ilinca Băcilă

17 August 1998

🇷🇴 Romanian

National Selection
Selecția Națională 2017

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Yodel it! (with Alex Florea)


Ilinca Băcilă is a Romanian singer and Yodeler. She was born in Târgu Mureș, but currently lives lives in Cluj-Napoca. She has been studying music since she was 7 years old.

In 2012, she took part in Românii au talent at age 13. She went on to the semifinals. A year later she participated in The X Factor as a member of a girl band, managing to reach the live galas. In 2014, she took part in Vocea României (The Voice of Romania), where she was part of Loredana Groza’s team and where she reaches the semi-finals.

After getting noticed on The X Factor and Vocea României, Ilinca began collaborating with several cultural institutions in the country, such as the Iași Philharmonic, the Cluj Romanian Opera and the Brașov Dramatic Theatre.

At the beginning of 2017, Ilinca Băcilă collaborated with Alex Florea and presents the song “Yodel it”, the song entered in the Selecția Națională, the Romanian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song won the competition, and Ilinca and Alex represent Romania at Eurovision 2017, reaching the final. Romania reached the 7th place with the song.

After Eurovision, Ilinca released a solo song, “Amici”. In 2018, another one called “Nu acum” was released.

Since May 2022, Ilinca is the lead singer of a band called Gadjo Dilo. Their music is based on the gipsy culture.


Yodel It! (with Alex Florea)

🇷🇴 Romania



Alexa Niculae

Mihai Alexandru

Cristian Goaie

Results Semi

Points: 174
Position: 6
Running order: 5

Results Finals

Points: 282
Position: 7
Running order: 20

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