This evening, Michael James Down, one of the members of the team behind Boris Covali’s Eurovision bid “Flying”, shared a message announcing the withdrawal of their song from Moldova’s national selection O melodie pentru Europa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXldYk8bBM

According Down’s message posted on Facebook, “Flying”, which was widely regarded by the fans as one of the favourites to win the Moldovan selection, was withdrawn by the singer’s manager without permission of the writers and replaced by “Perfect Day”, Boris Covali’s other song in the selection.

The song “Flying” […] was a cooperation between us, the songwriters, and the singer Boris Covali. Boris’s manager also made him record and submit another song, “Perfect Day” written by Brandon Stone. However, Boris made it clear that it was still “Flying” that he wished to perform and hoped would make it through.

However, a few days ago we were informed that Boris’s manager had decided to withdraw “Flying” and replace it with “Perfect day”. Even though it shouldn’t be up to him to make such a decision. We were also informed through Boris that there had been “financial agreements” between his management, the people behind “Perfect Day”, and TRM… It seems “Flying” had simply become a too dangerous competitor, or perhaps it didn’t fit in with other agreements that were being made in favour of promoting “Perfect Day”.

The plot thickens… “Financial agreements”? Okay, it’s Moldova and a national selection without a scandal is unheard of there, but what about the fact that “Perfect Day” was not selected for the semi-finals after the live auditions?

The team behind “Flying” is considering taking legal action at the moment. Meanwhile, TRM is keeping tight-lipped about the whole thing. There is no official confirmation from their part that “Flying” was withdrawn and replaced with “Perfect Day”.

Here is Boris Covali’s other song:

What do you think about the whole debacle? And which song is your favourite between the two, “Flying” or “Perfect Day”?

Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Anaconda
Anaconda
6 years ago

No way, Flying is indeed ten times better. And I am also rooting for Margarita and Vis!

Nalia
Nalia
6 years ago

Moldaviens are the most stupid people on this planet, that’s all. Flying is 10 times better than that shit boring song

Arianna
6 years ago

Ok, phew hahahha lol yeah, they are quite strange and end up making fools of themselves..

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

@Arianna: I am indeed not much a fan of Oikotimes – those guys have some really rude reporting. But I believed this particular story only because it’s Moldova, haha. I also think the way the story is written is hilarious.

Zolan
Zolan
6 years ago

Just imagine if he hadn’t entered “Flying” at all.
— “Oh, my song was disqualified, but I’ve decided to stay in the contest anyway.”
Maybe the other disqualifed acts should decide to stay as well.

Bogdan
6 years ago

@Alex I wouldn’t believe everything that other fan ESC websites report from Moldovan tabloids using Google translate (Nicu Tarna is a guy, by the way). I also read those so called reports in the Moldovan press at the time, but as we had no official confirmation from either side, I treated them as gossip.

Keith
Keith
6 years ago

Flying would have a major chance. As for Perfect Day, it will need to rely on the jury–so it will be impossible to do anything decent. Would really like some more info why this change occurred.

Arianna
6 years ago

Oh Alex.. I thought you were better than Oikotimes :p

D
D
6 years ago

Neither of them are amazing, but “Flying” is probably better. I’m definitely rooting for “Vis” in Moldova. The beginning of “Perfect Day” actually reminds me a little bit of “Kuula” from two years ago.

eurana
eurana
6 years ago

What??? Are they crazy ??? Flying can win the CONTEST ! The eurovision song contest !
Hopefully this is a huge mistake. Everybody needs think a lot about withdraw Flying. It;s my favorite among two others,

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Oh, man, Moldova. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any funnier… First the 61-song live audition round, and now this? Keep in mind that this is the same guy who complained about the jury vote when he got 2nd place last year, at least according to Oikotimes. See oikotimes.com/2013/03/18/negative-reactions-for-the-jury-results/ To quote the funniest parts of that story: “Boris Covali publicly asked Tatiana Cerga, why did she gave him only two points if he performed better then some artists to whom she gave better grades. On that she answered that in her opinion he didn’t deserve any more than those… Read more »

Victoria
Victoria
6 years ago

hmmm both are okay. But Flying is better!

takecare
takecare
6 years ago

Vis is better

Arianna
6 years ago

That’s really saddening. Flying was a better contender. Perfect Day is not bad, has its special bits, but is weaker. I hope this turns out not to be true & that Flying still stands a chance.