With Moldova‘s participation at Eurovision 2017 confirmed, there’s already one artist who is interested in representing the country in Kyiv. Romanian star Mihai Traistariu — now known as M I H A I — has revealed his dream to represent Moldova at Eurovision, and he even has a song ready to go.

M I H A I originally represented Romania at Eurovision 2006, where his dance-pop number “Tornero” placed fourth. Since then, he’s had his sights set on a Eurovision return, and was a finalist in Romania’s 2016 national selection. But now it seems he’s looking to neighbouring Moldova.

Speaking to Moldovan television, M I H A I explained that he already has a song written by an Irish team. It’s a slow/mid-tempo track that he hopes will win over Moldovan viewers.

There’s only one thing standing in his way. Typically, the rules of national final O melodie pentru Europa limit entry only to Moldovan citizens, meaning that Romanian M I H A I wouldn’t be able to enter.

But there is a glimmer of hope — in 2015 this rule was dropped, with Ukraine singer Eduard Romanyuta winning the ticket to Vienna. M I H A I says he is hoping and praying that broadcaster TRM will again relax the rules so that he will be able to represent Moldova.

Fans may be wondering why, with Romania back at Eurovision 2017, M I H A I doesn’t try to enter through his home country.

He says he’s staying away from Romania’s Selectia Nationala after he failed to win in 2016. He feels that the jury wanted to send someone new to Stockholm, as M I H A I had already represented the country in 2006. Ultimately M I H A I’s song “Paradisio” placed fifth in the national final, from 100% televote.

Earlier this year, M I H A I expressed his unhappiness at Selectia Nationala, and felt that the jury had biased the public vote against him. At the time, he said he would only consider returning to Moldova’s national selection.

M I H A I also discussed his hair transplants. He feels that having the procedure done is a normal as a woman getting breast implants, and is not something to be ashamed of. His new goal is to grow his hair long enough to wear in a manbun. A manbun for Moldova?

What do you think? Should Moldova send M I H A I to Kyiv? Share your thoughts below!


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Best of luck to Mihai !! He is trying what he also prefers to sing : a ballad !
Paradisio was GREAT but he was criticize because people thought it was too much like Tornero.
I Won’t Surrender is GREAT…. !!!!

(J)ESC Fanatic


I really hate their 2011 “effort”.


Let’s have Zbod si zbud for the 3rd time! Great rock, and huge in the Eastern countries


A manbun? No! Manbuns are SOOO 2015!!!

(J)ESC Fanatic

Please no. He can’t sing and his songs are awful, cheap and generic. “Tornero” and “Paradisio” prove it.


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Solid singer, but the problem is, if he doesn’t;

1) Get chosen for Moldovan representative and/or wins their national contest
2) Passes the finals
3) Wins the whole contest

… he’s going to make a tantrum about everyone hating him and results being fixed. @[email protected]


Desperation just makes one’s lipstick color so unflattering … It’s just a song contest … why would anyone use it to fill their own ego is beyond me …


He seems so arrogant. He is a good singer, but “calm down Beyonce!”.


“m i h a i” needs to make like his hairline and recede
this is getting desperate

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Make Frans Trend Again (and again)

He is too ambitious in a negative way. It only makes his reputation even worse. Better if he can write songs to new artists who want to represent Romania or Moldova instead.

Jr esc nl

He needs to stop… He’s trying too hard


Wanna see David Lindgren as a host? Watch here: http://www.svt.se/barnkanalen/supershowen/


everything about him– from his name to his desperation to extend his 5 minute of fame– annoys the heck outta me lol.