Our partners EurovisionFun published exclusively earlier today that Moldova will scrap it’s national final “O Melodie pentru Europa” for Eurovision 2020 and instead choose it’s representative internally.
A known act and writing team for 2020?
Apparently the first discussions between the Moldovan broadcaster TRM and the selected singer, as well as the composer of the song, has already occured, and according to the announcement, it’s said to be a known act.
This means that Moldova will scrap it’s national final “O Melodie pentru Europa” that has traditionally been used to select the country’s entry for Eurovision. This will be the second time Moldova chooses it’s entrant internally, with the first time being in 2007 with Natalia Barbu.
However, Moldovan broadcaster has yet to confirm or deny this information regarding the selection process for Eurovision Song Contest 2020, in Rotterdam.
Moldova in Eurovision
Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 15 times, debuting in 2005. The country’s best result is a third-place finish for SunStroke Project in 2017, with their song “Hey, Mamma!”.
Moldova’s debut in the contest in 2005 was successful, with Zdob și Zdub finishing sixth. The country also reached the top ten with Natalia Barbu (2007) and DoReDoS (2018), finishing tenth both times.
In total, Moldova has reached the final ten times, failing to qualify from the semi-finals in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019
Last time Moldova made an internal selection for Eurovision was in 2007 when Natalia Barbu performed “Fight” finishing in 10th place in Helsinki.