Moldova debuted at Eurovision in 2005 and haven’t missed a contest since. Its state broadcaster TRM has now said “it’s more than likely that we will participate in 2014.”
Moldova can be proud of its history in the Eurovision Song Contest: it has only missed a final once (in 2008). To date, Moldova’s best result was on their debut in 2006, when they came sixth with the band Zdob si Zdub and the song “Bunika Bate Toba”, which was sung partly in Romanian, partly in English. Zdob si Zdub also entered the contest in 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany, with the song “So Lucky”, coming 12th in the final.
In the most recent contest, they achieved 11th place with 71 points with Aliona Moon and her song “O Mie” sung in Romanian. It was 3rd in the running order, so to achieve this, Moldova should be proud.
As with Belarus, Montenegro and Ukraine, who have also said “more than likely,” we should expect an official confirmation in the coming months. So far the following countries have confirmed their participation in 2014: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Albania, Iceland, Ireland, San Marino, Georgia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, France, Germany and Belgium.
So, if Moldova are entering, does that mean Romania will too? And do you feel Moldova will send a ballad again or something cray cray like Zdob si Zdub?
Here’s their best scoring entry:
Here’s their most recent entry:
Photo: Aliona Moon