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TRM announces finalists for Etapa Națională 2024

Yesterday, TRM the Moldovan national broadcaster held auditions for the 30 acts taking part in Etapa Națională 2024. Following their conclusion, TRM have selected 11 finalists for the live show on February 17.

Etapa Națională 2024 Finalists

During the live auditions on Moldova 1 at the TRM Studios, a jury committee ranked each song from 0-12. From this a top 11 of the highest scoring performances advanced to the live Grand Final. Below are the 10 Finalists and their songs:

1Natalia Barbu‘In The Middle’
2Valeria Pasha‘Anti-princess’
3Iulia Teleucă‘Runaway’
4Cătălina Solomac‘Fever’
5OL‘No Time No Space’
6Viola Julea‘Light Up!’
7Reghina Alexandrina‘Contrasens’
8Victor Gulick‘Fever’
9Nicoleta Sava‘Bravo’
10Sasha Letty‘DNA’

The Grand Final of Etapa Națională 2024 will take place on February 17. The overall winner will be determined through the combined scores jury and public televote. The winner will go on to represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden this May.

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.

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