The 24 singers competing in this year’s edition of O melodie pentru Europa drew the all-important running order for the two semi-finals at TeleRadio Moldova headquarters yesterday. Boris Covali, who controversially replaced his selected song “Flying” with “Perfect Day”, will open the first semi-final on 11 March, followed by Olia Tira (pictured above), as vocalist of band FLUX LIGHT. Another O melodie pentru Europa veteran, Cristina Scarlat, will open the second semi-final, on 13 March.

An unexpected presence is Hannah Mancini, the US singer who lives in Slovenia and represented the country with “Straight Into Love” last year. She co-wrote the song “One And All”, which will be performed by Diana Staver in the second semi-final.

Semi-final 1 running order (11 March)

1. Boris Covali – “Perfect Day”
2. FLUX LIGHT – “Never Stop No”
3. Alina Sorochina – “Asculta-ma, tacere” (Listen To Me, Silence)
4. Vlad Ray – “Freedom”
5. Felicia Dunaf – “The Way I Do”
6. Doinita Gherman – “Energy”
7. Ana Cernicova – “Dragostea divina” (Divine Love)
8. Diana Brescan – “Hallelujah”
9. Tatiana Heghea – “I’m Yours”
10. Rodica Olisevschi – “Without You”
11. Paralela 47 – “Fragmente” (Fragments)
12. Carolina Gorun – “Turn The Tide”

Semi-final 2 running order (13 March)

1. Cristina Scarlat – “Wild Soul”
2. Anna Gulko – “Happy Tomorrow”
3. Curly – “Your Recovery”
4. Diana Staver – “One And All”
5. Dana Markitan – “Queen Of The dancefloor”
6. Aurel Chirtoaca – “Ume de iubiri” (Traces Of Love)
7. Edict – “Forever”
8. Margarita Ciorici – “Vis” (Dream)
9. Lucia S – “Frozen”
10. Mikaella – “Follow Your Dreams”
11. Glam Girls – “You Believed In Me”
12. Lana Lights – “Solar Wind”

Seven artists from each semi-final will go to the final by 50% televoting and 50% jury votes, while, as a first for O melodie pentru Europa,, an eighth artist will move on based by televoting alone.

The national final of the Moldovan selection will take place on 15 March, when 16 artists will compete to follow in the footsteps of Aliona Moon, who represented the country at Eurovision in 2013. She finished 11th at the Grand Final in Malmö with the gorgeous song “O mie”, penned by Pasha Parfeny.

Have you listened to all the songs of the Moldovan national selection? Are you rooting for anyone in particular?

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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Alex
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Alex

“Vis” is in 5/8 time. Wow! Neat little song there.

Zolan
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Zolan

About half of these are excellent, but two are magnificent:
“Vis” — Margarita Ciorici
“Asculta-ma, Tacere” — Alina Sorochina

Best of the rest:
“Solar Wind” — Lana Lights
“The Way I Do” — Felicia Dunaf
“Turn the Tide” — Carolina Gorun
“One And All” — Diana Staver
“Freedom” — Vlad Ray

eurana
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eurana

Anyone less Boris Covali.

Francel
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Francel

Alina Sorochina……..with the Asculta-me tacere, one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. Bravo Moldova!!!!

Thiefo
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Thiefo

Margarita Ciorici – “Vis” such a beautiful song!

EUROFAN MEXICO
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MOLDOVA ALLWAYS HAVE GOOD REPRESENTATION I HOPE SAME THIS YEAR

Toni Kovacs
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Toni Kovacs

Lucia S – Frozen is the best…! 🙂