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TRM announces acts auditioning for Etapa Națională 2024

Aliona Moon has confirmed her withdrawal from Moldova's Eurovision 2024 selection

Yesterday, TRM gave Eurovision fans a belated Christmas present with the release of the acts and songs taking part in the auditions for the Moldovan Eurovision 2024 selection, Etapa Națională 2024. However, this morning, the former Eurovision 2013 representative Aliona Moon has announced she is withdrawing from the process.

Etapa Națională 2024 audition list confirmed

Over the past week, the Moldovan national broadcaster (TRM) has been evaluating the 51 submissions received for Etapa Națională 2024. In total 32 acts advanced to the live audition round to be held on January 13 at the TRM Studios. The artists and their songs are below:

  • Anna G – ‘Ay Ay Ay’
  • Anna Gulko – ‘Perfect Place’
  • Cătălina Solomac – ‘Fever’
  • Denis Midone – ‘Back to Me’
  • Formația ‘Vele’ – ‘Carnaval’
  • Iulia Teleucă – ‘Runaway’
  • Julea Viola – ‘Light Up!’
  • LAURA – ‘Spune-mi’
  • Maria Ciolac – ‘Break Free’
  • Max Cara – ‘Broke the Chain’
  • Natalia Barbu – ‘In the Middle’
  • Nicoleta Sava – ‘Bravo’
  • Nino – ‘Up Again’
  • O L – ‘No Time No Space’
  • Oleg Spînu – ‘Jungle’
  • Oliv Sky – ‘Another Universe’
  • Oliv Sky – ‘Loud and Clear’
  • POLI – ‘Lui’
  • Reghina Alexandrina – ‘Contrasens’
  • Sasha Bognibov – ‘Married to Twins’
  • Sasha Letty – ‘DNA’
  • TRUPA VOVI ROBIAN – ‘Robotul Vovi’
  • Tudor Bumbac – ‘Tudorel’
  • Valeria Pasha – ‘Anti-Princess’
  • Valleria – ‘Run’
  • Valleria – ‘RULE (Rai Di Ri Di)’
  • Victor Gulick – ‘Fever’
  • Victor Lozinsky – ‘Dirty Wind/Joker and Harley move’
  • Y-Limit – ‘REVOLUTION’
  • Y-Limit – ‘What’s the Fun’

The full playlist of songs is also available.

Among the list are Eurovision 2007 representative, Natalie Barbu and Junior Eurovision 2012 representative, Denis Midone. Also featuring is Pasha Parfeni’s 2023 backing singer, Valeria Pasha, as well as fan favourite auditions veteran, Tudor Bumbac making his sixth appearance.

Aliona Moon withdraws

This morning, the shock news announcement came through that Aliona Moon and Milla have withdrawn their entry, ‘Obosit’ from the selection. As of yet, no official reason has been given. However, the management company for the duo have informed TRM of their decision. This now leaves 31 songs to compete for ten spots in the live national final.

Format for Etapa Națională 2024

The live auditions will take place on January 13. From there, ten acts will selected by a jury ranking each artist from 0-12. The ten acts with the highest scores will advance to the live national final on February 17. The overall winner will be selected by the combined scores of 50% jury and 50% public voting.

Although TRM have proposed a national final for February 17, the broadcaster reserves the right to announce the Eurovision 2024 representative at any phase in the process.

Moldova in 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 18 times and have reached the final on 13 occasions. As well as reaching the top 10 five times. Their best ever result came in 2017 with SunStroke Project’s energetic, ‘Hey Mamma‘ achieving third place. They have also finished second in the televote at the 2022 contest in Turin with Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers’ ‘Trenulețul‘.

In Liverpool, 2012 returnee Pasha Parfeni brought Moldova yet another qualification to the final, meaning they have now qualified every year since the cancelled 2020 contest. Finishing in 5th place in the semi-final, ‘Soarele și luna’ finished in 18th place in the final with 96 points.

Who do you want to see represent Moldova at Eurovision 2024? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram, @escxtra on TikTok and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts. As well as YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2024 Eurovision season.

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