This year Moldova will choose their next Eurovision entry by the selection process called O Melodie Pentru Europa. This will consist of 2 semi finals and 1 final which will be held during the period of 12th March 2013 to 16th March 2013. We now had the opportunity to speak to another contestant and today we spoke to Irina Tarasiuk who will take part in the second semi final with her entry Dancing Hearts.
escxtra: Hi Irina! First of all, congratulations on being selected for the O Melodie Pentru Europa! How do you feel?
IT: Thanks a lot and it’s a pleasure to me! I am happy that I qualified for this competition.
X: Could you tell us something about yourself?
IT: I am a young Moldavian singer. I started to sing when I was 11 and since that moment I started working hard to realize my dream which is to become a well-known singer all over the world. I was born in 1992 at Chişinău. The first three years of my life, I lived in Drochia, and then my family decided to come to the northern capital of Moldova, Bălţi, where I am currently living.
X: Could you tell us about your music career so far? And who are your music influences?
IT: I participated and gained prizes at many national and international song contests like “Faces of friends”, “Aftershow”, “Două inimi gemene”, “ Steaua Chişinăului”, “Eurovision 2010 Moldova Selection” and “Eurovision 2012 Moldova Selection”.
X: How did you decide to enter the O Melodie Pentru Europa this year?
IT: My husband wrote the song for me. It was very pleasant to me and so after that I submitted an application to participate with this entry.
X: Can you tell us a bit about Dancing Queen?
In the competition, I qualified as the singer but without the song. In the list there were 60 songs. From all 60 songs I liked only a Dancing Queen. This song is interesting and difficult.
X: Did you hear the other competing songs, and who would you consider as your biggest opponent in the Contest?
IT: I heard some of the entries but for me it’s not a competition. I want to give positive and pleasant emotions to people as well as my colleagues.
X: Are you a Eurovision fan?
IT: Yes every year I watch Eurovision
X: Do you have any favorite Eurovision songs from past years?
IT: Yes. Singers from Ukraine Ani Lorak and Ruslana with their songs Shady Lady and Wild Dances.
X: Have you already thought about the stage presentation for the national final?
IT: Yes I am preparing for the festival and I hope to people will like it!
X: Finally, do you have a message for the readers of escXtra.com?
IT: I would like to wish all participants for Eurovision the best of luck. Always be positive with a smile and believe in yourself.
We would like to wish Irina the best of luck in the competition but meanwhile one can watch her video clip of this year’s entry below: