Pasha Parfeny strikes again! The talented “Lautar” singer proved that he’s also a talented songwriter and won last night’s Moldovan National Final with “A Million”, performed by one of his backing vocalists from last year, 24-year old Aliona Moon. Unlike the semi-final, where Aliona seemed a bit nervous and faltered, she delivered a flawless performance of Pasha’s ballad this time, accompanied by her mentor at the piano:

The dashing Pasha Parfeny and his protegee, Aliona Moon

After all 14 songs were performed, it seemed at first that Boris Covali had struck gold with “Runaways”, as he won the popular vote. Aliona was second and Cristina Croitoru & Karizma were third in the televoting chart. However, the jury, who represented 50% of the overall vote, came and overturned the decision of the public, placing Aliona first, Cristina Scarlat second and Boris third, which only meant that Aliona Moon was the undisputed winner of the 2013 selection “O melodie pentru Europa”.

Here are full results, in order of appearance, televoting+jury points in brackets:

1. Cristina V & Glam Girls – Celebrate (1+0=1 point)
2. Boris Covali – Runaways (12+8=20 points)
3. Cristina Croitoru & Karizma – Never Fall Again (8+7=15 points)
4. Svetlana Bogdanova – Conquer My Heart (0+2=2 points)
5. Nicoleta Gavrilita – Freaky Thong (4+3=7 points)
6. Aurel Chirtoaca – Iarta-ma (2+5=7 points)
7. Irina Kitoroaga – L.o.v.e. Love (0+4=4 points)
8. Anna Gulko – Somebody Else (0 points)
9. Vitalie Negruta – You’ll Be Mine (3+6=9 points)
10. Cristina Scarlat – I Pray (7+10=17 points)
11. Doinita Gherman – Planeta e un rai (5+1=6 points)
12. Tatiana Heghea – A Brighter Day (6+0=6 points)
13. Felicia Dunaf – Codename Felice (0 points)
14. Aliona Moon – A Million (10+12=22 points)

Yes, “A Million” is yet another slow love song to compete in Malmö, however I think it stands out among the best, if only for the beautiful lyrics:

A Million

A million sunsets are lost in the ocean, lost in our minds
Your beautiful smile woke me up in the mornings a million times
A million hopes were revealed in discretion at shooting stars
And we didn’t care that I was from Venus
And you were from Mars

Chorus:
I would give you my love
But it wasn’t enough for us to make it last
The Maya were not so wrong
It’s the end of the world, it’s done!
Cause you are gone
x 2

A million tears cannot wash up the sorrow that you made me feel
A million of memories I tried not to follow, but I cannot heal,
My heart is too ill
I thoughy that we can go on
But you chose to go alone, go away
Now I’m done!

Chorus:
I would give you my love
But it wasn’t enough for us to make it last
The Maya were not so wrong
It’s the end of the world, it’s done!
Cause you are gone
x 2

I gave you all that I had
But you broke my heart instead
I built a future for us
But you betrayed all my trust
I though that we can go on
But you chose to go alone, go away
Now I’m done!

Chorus:
I would give you my love
But it wasn’t enough for us to make it last
The Maya were not so wrong
It’s the end of the world, it’s done!
x 2

What do you think about the results? Are you disappointed that it’s yet another ballad? Or are you happy to see Pasha Parfeny rewarded once again for his Eurovision flair? Let us know below!

 

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Joe
Guest
Joe

…but “o mie” is not “one million” but “one thousand”!

Nitzan
Guest
Nitzan

Is she going to do the Azeri dress stunt at the Esc as well? Cause it’s a very blunt copy.

This is a visually striking performance and the song is good and well sung vocally. But I can’t avoid the feeling that the visual takes away any authenticity and emotionally this is totally flat and soulless.

MF
Guest
MF

Aliona was my favorite from start and she has and sings a great song. I don’t understand the fuss about her English as Lena in 2010, unexpectedly for a German, had a very pour English.
As for other comments…Iceland is terrible this year (was SUPER GREAT for me last year) and Valentina Monetta is a big improvement from last year, but she does not have a great song, just OK.

Alexander Green
Guest

Agreed with Jacob. Ballad-wise, San Marino and Iceland are where it’s at for me 🙂

Anthony Ko
Editor

It’s a good song, providing Aliona sticks to the Romanian version.

Jacob
Guest
Jacob

Too dull… :S

Zolan
Guest
Zolan

Clearly the performance on the night was a deciding factor for the public, who were less supportive during the semi, while the jury looked past it.

Well, now she can join the illustrious company of Anri Jokhadze and Witloof Bay in presenting a song named after themselves.

The beauty of lyrics may depend on how you look at them. They have some nice formal properties, as does the whole composition. Pasha knows his art well.