Last week, Moldovan broadcaster Teleradio-Moldova (TRM) opened the song submissions window for their selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The selection is due to take place on March 5 at the latest.
TRM has launched the submissions window for the selection for the Moldovan entry for Eurovision 2023. The window is due to close on January 16 at 16:00 CET.
The Moldovan entry for Liverpool will be selected via three stages. In the first stage all submitted entries will be reviewed and filtered by the broadcaster between January 25 and 28.
The second stage is a live audition stage, which will be held between January 28 and February 5. Auditions will be broadcast live on TV Moldova 2, with the qualifiers being selected by 100% jury voting. The ten participants that receive the highest scores will go through to the final selection.
The third stage will be a televised national final, due to be held on a date between February 25 and March 5. The final will be broadcast live on TV Moldova 1 and online, with Moldova’s entry being selected by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting.
Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest
Moldova made their Eurovision debut in 2005 with Zdob și Zdub’s “Boonika bate doba“. With a successful sixth place, this was the start of things to come. Overall Moldova has participated in the contest 17 times, reaching the final on 12 occasions. As well as reaching the top 10 with three more attempts. Their best ever result came in 2017 with SunStroke Project’s “Hey Mamma” achieving third place.
In Turin, Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers brought Moldova yet another top 10 posting, finishing in 7th place with 253 points, notably placing second in the televote behind winners Ukraine.
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