O melodie pentru Europa 2016: Reviews and rankings by the Wiwi Jury

Last year’s runner up Valeria Pasa, as well as Diana Brescan, DoReDos, and Moldova’s very own Sanna Nielsen, Doinita Gherman, are among the 24 acts that survived the live auditions in front of the Moldovan jury. Before they compete in the semi-finals on 23 and 25 February, however, they face an even greater hurdle: surviving the Wiwi Jury.

All this month, our in-house panel of music unprofessionals is offering its frank opinion of each of the songs. Each juror assigns each song a score from zero to ten, and the scores are then averaged for the Wiwi Jury verdict. Our jurors hail from Spain, Austria, Australia, the United States, Romania, Portugal, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Italy, Iceland and New Zealand — so we are totally international and transcontinental, y’all!

Reviews and current rankings

  1. Doinita Gherman – “Irresistible” (8.18)
  2. Lidia Isac – “Falling Stars” (6.32)
  3. DoReDoS – “FunnyFolk” (6.25)
  4. Diana Brescan – “Till The End” (6.13)
  5. Valeria Pasa – “Save Love” (5.86)
  6. Valentin Uzun – “Mine” (5.83)
  7. Max Fall feat. Dan Vozniuc & Malloy – “Game lOVER” (5.45)
  8. Felicia Dunaf – “You and Me” (5.00)
  9. Cristina Pintilie – “Picture of Love” (4.79)**
  10. Anna Gulko – “Never Let Go” (4.79)
  11. Maxim Zavidia – “La La Love” (4.5)
  12. Emilia Russu – “I Am Not The Same” (4.46)
  13. Priza – “Rewind” (4.29)
  14. Chriss Jeff – “Good Life” (4.21)
  15. Big Flash Sound – “Când vrei” (4.05)
  16. Che-MD – “Voda e cu noi” (3.89)
  17. Rodica and Ivan Aculov – “Stop Lying” (3.08)
  18. Nadia Mosneagu – “Memories” (2.79)
  19. Viola – “In The Name of Love” (2.58)
  20. Valentina Nejel – “Va fi tarziu” (2.42)* **
  21. Beatrice – “Saved My Heart For You” (2.42)
  22. Chris Maroo – “Tonight” (1.63)
  23. Vitalie Todirascu “Belladonna”* (1.54)
  24. Andrei Ionita & Onofrei – “Lie” (1.04)

* Two semi-finalists withdrew from the competition. Katherine and Litesound were replaced by Valentina Nejel, and Elle were replaced by Vitalie Todirascu.

** Tie-breaks are decided by preferential vote.

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