Earlier today, we reported that Natalia Gordienko has stated on Instagram that she will return to represent Moldova in the 2021 contest. She was set to represent the country at this year’s contest prior to its cancellation in March. Now, thanks to Eurovision Fun, it has emerged that the song she will be sending is already in the works…
According to Eurovision Fun, the so-called “Dream Team” (Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov) already been recruited to write and produce Natalia’s entry. According to their sources, working with Kontopoulos and Kirkorov was one of the conditions of her return to the contest.
A dance track inspired by Maruv’s “Siren Song”?
According to Eurovision Fun, the song will sound nothing like “Prison”. Instead, the entry will be ‘a dance track’…with ‘a lot of dance!’. In regards to the sound of the production, the source has cited MARUV’s “Siren Song”, which notoriously won Ukraine’s Vidbir back in 2019. Considering the song was a huge hit and a favourite among Eurovision songs, this will surely set expectations high.
It was also alleged that the performance will be staged by Fokas Evangelinos, who is a frequent collaborator of Kontopoulos and Kirkorov. The Moldovan team are clearly looking to achieve a strong result with this entry, similar to their 2017 and 2018 successes.
As mentioned previously, Natalia is due to record the song in Athens in September. It is expected that the song will be released at the end of January with a music video.
Eurovision 2021 so far
Over the past few months, a number of broadcasters have confirmed whether they will be keeping their 2020 artists for next year’s contest. Whilst most have confirmed that they will be sticking with their 2020 selection, the likes of France and Cyprus will be sending different acts next year. So far, the 19 confirmed artists are:
- 🇦🇺 Australia – Montaigne
- 🇦🇹 Austria – Vincent Bueno
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Efendi
- 🇧🇪 Belgium – Hooverphonic
- 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – VICTORIA
- 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – Benny Cristó
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Tornike Kipiani
- 🇬🇷 Greece – Stefania
- 🇮🇱 Israel – Eden Alene
- 🇱🇻 Latvia – Samanta Tīna
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Destiny
- 🇲🇩 Moldova – Natalia Gordienko
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
- 🇷🇴 Romania – Roxen
- 🇸🇲 San Marino – Senhit
- 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Ana Soklič
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Blas Cantó
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – GO_A
We also know that national selections will be going ahead in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
Debuting in 2005, Moldova have qualified for 10 out of 15 finals, and have finished in the semi-final top 3 on three occasions – in 2005, 2017 and 2018. Moldova’s debut entry came was Zdob și Zdub’s “Boonika bate doba” which finished in 6th place with 148 points.
Since then, the country has placed inside the top 10 on three occasions, including in 2017, when they scored their best result – finishing in 3rd place. SunStroke Project’s “Hey Mamma!” scored 374 points which meant Moldova finished inside the top three for the first time.
In 2020, Natalia Gordienko was selected to represent Moldova at the contest, set to be held in Rotterdam, with the song “Prison”. However, the contest was cancelled in March, meaning the song did not get to be performed on the Eurovision stage.
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