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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Che-MD disqualified from Moldova selection

Recently, Moldova has released the artists and the tracks that have been shortlisted in Moldova’s search for this year’s Eurovision representative. However, TRM has confirmed that the band Che-MD has violated the rules and is now therefore ineligible to compete.

‘Adio’ released prior to September 1

When TRM opened the submissions for their search, their rules have stated that the entries should not have been available prior to September 1. However, it seems that ‘Adio’ was released before this, being published on Youtube on May 18.

The organizing committee of the Eurovision 2020 Competition was notified about the violation of the article of the regulation regarding the prohibition of the public interpretation of the competition piece until September 1, 2019.

Thus, evidence of interpretation of the song “Adio” was presented by the Che-MD band on the date of May 18, 2019. The video images with the interpretation were published on the official youtube channel of the band on May 26, 2019. Due to the non-observance of the regulation, the Organizing Committee voted to suspend the band from the selection contest.  

TRM on Che-MD’s non-participation (translated)

When it was announced that Che-MD has been disqualified, the band has expressed their dissatisfaction that they have been disqualified from the competition.

As Che-MD’s disqualification was announced, Pelageya Stefoglo was selected to replace the band. You are now able to listen to her entry ‘Empathy’ right here. The live auditions for the Moldovan artists will take place on February 1, and you can listen to the competing tracks here.

Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest

Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 15 times, debuting in 2005. The countryโ€™s best result is a third-place finish for SunStroke Project in 2017, with their song โ€œHey, Mamma!โ€. Moldovaโ€™s debut in the contest in 2005 was successful, with Zdob ศ™i Zdub finishing sixth. The country also reached the top ten with Natalia Barbu (2007) and DoReDoS (2018), finishing tenth both times.

In 2019, Moldova was represented by Anna Odobescu with the song โ€˜Stayโ€™. Unfortunately, she did not qualify for the Grand Final. Anna managed to place 12th with 85 Points.

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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