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Survivor România is an Romanian reality show produced by Kanal D, the third version of Survivor in Romania. Following the premise of other versions of the format, the program features a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated island location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they vote each other off the island until only one remains and is awarded the title of "Sole Survivor" and the grand prize of 250.000 de lei.[1]

The series first aired in 2009 on the Kanal D named Rătăciți în Panama (Lost in Panama). In 2016, anothar edition aired on the Pro TV named Supraviețuitorul (Survivor). Both iterations of the series only lasted one season due to low ratings.[2][3]

In 13 November 2019, Kanal D, announced that it would be reviving the series in 2020.[4] The series commenced airing on 18 January 2020.[5]

Format and rules

Main article: Survivor (franchise)

The Romanian version of the show is based more on the format of the Turkish version.

Division of Tribes

Main article: Tribe

The contestants are divided into two tribes based on their occupations and degree of success in life. The ​Faimoșii​​​​​ ​(meaning famous) tribe is made up of public figures from fields such as (but not limited to) sports and entertainment. and the Războinicii (meaning warriors) tribe is made up of everyday Romanian contestants.

Number of Members per Tribe

  • Two Tribes of Ten: For the first season, the castaways were divided into two tribes of ten, consisted of five men and five women on each tribe.


Main article: Challenge

Reward Challenges

Main article: Reward Challenge

Unlike the American version with a maximum of one Reward Challenge before elimination, the Romanian version performs up to four Reward Challenges before the Immunity Challenge.

Immunity Challenges

Main article: Immunity Challenge

Before the Tribal Immunity Challenges, members of each tribe fight each other for an Immunity Necklace. Also, in the Romanian version two Immunity Challenges are performed, these will decide the number of members of each tribe that will be nominated.

Tribal Council

Main article: Tribal Council

Instead of the most voted person on the Tribal Council having to leave the competition, the tribe(s) votes to nominate one or two of its members. Then the winner(s), one male and one female of the Individual Immunity selects the last nominee from the tribe. Finally, the nominees face the public votes in which the loser will be eliminated.


Main article: Merge


In Survivor România, if a castaway is medically evacuated, a new castaway may enter the game.

The Most Popular Player

TV viewers can vote for their favourite player. The Most Popular Player by the public vote will have immunity and the power to nominate a member of his/her tribe at Tribal Council.

Public vote

The public votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and be awarded the grand prize.


Season Tribes Number of Castaways Filming Location Season Run Sole Survivor
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Survivor România (2020)
Merged Tribe
29 La Romana, Dominican Republic January 18, 2020 - May 30, 2020 Elena.jpg
Elena Ionescu
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Survivor România (2021)
Merged Tribe
41 January 9, 2021 - July 10, 2021 Zannidache.jpg
Edmond Zannidache
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Survivor România (2022)
TBA TBA TBA, 2022 -TBA, 2022

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