Eurovision 2020🇲🇩 Moldova

🇲🇩 Top 20 for Moldovan national final announced

20 artists qualified, 15 were cut and one was disqualified...just another day in Moldova.

For a good while, we were largely in the dark as to how Moldova will be selecting their artist. Now, we have some more clarity. Following the auditions round that took place Saturday afternoon in Chisinau, 20 artists have been selected to progress to a televised national final. The selection will be organised by TRM and is set to take place on February 29.

The auditions were broadcasted live on Saturday (February 1st. A jury of music professionals then judged the songs based on their the melody, the originality of the song, the vocal performance and the actual interpretation of the song. The entries were then assigned points from 0 to 12. After the auditions, the organizing committee in consultation with the jury decided to host another selection stage. This will be a national final on February 29th.

The twenty finalists were selected by then jury formed of Anatol Chiriac, Gabriela Tocari, Andriano Marian, Paul Gămurari and Mihai Agafiță. They selected the following acts:

  • Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a făcut să plângi (Who made you cry)
  • Catarina Sandu – Die for you
  • Denis Midone – Like a champion
  • Diana Rotaru – Dale dale (Do it, do it)
  • Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow
  • Geta Burlacu – Răspunde (Reply)
  • Irina Kit – Chain Rection
  • Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears
  • LANJERON – Hi Five
  • Lavinia Rusu – Touch
  • Live Beat – Love me now
  • Maria Ciolac – Our home
  • Maxim Zavidia – Take control
  • Natalia Gordienko – Prison
  • Pasha Parfeny – My wine
  • Petronela Donciu & Portărescu Andreea – We will be legend
  • Sasha Letty – Summer of Love
  • Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky – Moldovița
  • Valeria Pașa – It’s time
  • Viorela Moraru – Remedy

The unlucky 16

This meant that the below entries were eliminated:

  • Angel Kiss – My Own Queen
  • Angel Kiss – You are my dance
  • Carolina Racoviță – Dancing in the sunrise
  • Danny Cruise – My love
  • Diana Brescan – Let’s go together
  • Diana Popa – Believe me
  • Katerina S – We are done
  • Lave – Wildfire
  • Liusia Znamensky – Love no more
  • Nicolae Untilă – Call me please
  • Olea Roșu – Alive
  • Pelageya Stefoglo – Empathy
  • Ray Barc – I’m shy
  • Sasha Bognibov – Big brother
  • Tudor Bumbac – Te-am văzut în vis pe tine (I saw you in a dream)
  • Vovian – 10 minuni în Moldova (10 miracles in Moldova)

It’s also worth noting that Che-MD were deemed ineligible to compete by TRM prior to the auditions due to their song violating the September 1st rule.

Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest

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 2019, Moldova was represented by Anna Odobescu with the song ‘Stay’. Unfortunately, she did not qualify for the Grand Final. Anna managed to place 12th with 85 Points.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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