National broadcaster Teleradio Moldova (TRM) has confirmed to wiwibloggs that Moldova will be present in Vienna next year.

The country that gave us the memorable “Bunica bate toba”, the infectious “Hora din Moldova”, the biggest ever Eurovision dress and the global meme phenomenon Epic Sax Guy is back. Despite a low year in 2014, when Cristina Scarlat failed to qualify for the Grand Final with “Wild Soul”, Moldova is picking up the pieces and rejoins the Eurovision Song Contest. We couldn’t be more excited!

For the time being, details about the national selection “O melodie pentru Europa” have not been made public, but hopefully it will be as crazy, dramatic and entertaining as this year.

We contacted Moldova’s Head of Delegation Vitalie Rotaru who confirmed the news and also said that, while Moldova has not selected its representative for Junior Eurovision, this does not mean that the country is withdrawing.

Moldova entered Junior Eurovision in 2010 and finished 8th, 6th, 10th and 11th since then, respectively. Earlier this year, rumour had it that Denis Midone, who represented the country in 2012, might come back to the Junior Eurovision stage in 2014, but so far TRM has not made any official announcement.

Here is Denis Midone’s bid for Junion Eurovision 2014 “Spune-mi ce va fi/Chemistry”, as performed live at Music For Kids festival in Iasi, Romania last week:

Meanwhile, until Moldova confirms participation in Malta, let’s celebrate its return to the adult Eurovision stage! This is how we feel right now:

Epic-Sax-Guy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What about you? Who would you like to represent Moldova in Vienna?

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Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Bogdan Honciuc: Still the probability of Romania and Moldova being incredibly nice to one another in terms of points sharing is always highly likable … for the same reasons as Greece and Cyprus still looking at each other ignoring everybody else … same language and same musical culture. It’s just that Moldova has this “russian side” that every now and then tends to make them award the former soviet bloc more points than to Romania …. whereas Cyprus and Greece are so in their own zone. I do remember though when Greece gave Norway 12 points in 1995 and Cyprus… Read more »

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
7 years ago

Wild Soul was a great song but was not instantly catchy. I hope Pasha comes back with another awesome song.

Belko
Belko
7 years ago

@Cathal: Not yet. I looked up hrt.hr, as website of Croatian national broadcaster, not a word about eurovision. But I guess you can send an email to HRT, I did that to RTS and SMRTV.

Belko
Belko
7 years ago

Well this is nice to hear, that means that we have 38 participants, which means that Vienna now has more participants than Copenhagen’s edition. I really hope they can come up with something good… And to Romania: you have twelve pts even before the start of contest!

Cathal
Cathal
7 years ago

Is there any word on croatia? The response to this particular question sums up the news I’ve heard about croatia.

Bledar Leka
Bledar Leka
7 years ago

If that song represents Moldova in JESC they could win! In ESC I normally love Moldavian songs (except 2011 and the live version of 2014), whilst in JESC the only Moldavian song that I like is 2011

Mavision
Mavision
7 years ago

Exactly! As far as the swamping points @Charles, they are neighbours with practically the same taste so of course they are gonna like each other’s songs (within reason). I would have thought the fact Montenegro, Slovenia and San Marino qualified would put this slightly to bed anyway. At the end of the day this doesn’t decide the winner if other countries don’t like the song too… Loving the fact more countries are coming back too!

Deniz@TurkNL
7 years ago

That means we have already more countries than last eurovision.
Awesome!

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

Moldova … questionable music choices … lots of gimmicks … a sax that wasn’t even played live but who cares, right? …. bottom line: more 12 points from Romania and more 12 to Romania. Everything else is useless discussing. Same old same old …

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

Good news

Mavision
Mavision
7 years ago

Yes! Cristina could have done well if the craziness wasn’t there, but hey it’s Moldova. Magic dresses, Rapunzel hair, and unicycles.

Patrick
Patrick
7 years ago

So they are competing in JESC?!

Diane
Diane
7 years ago

Come on Moldova, less gimmicks and more music!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

I love Moldova in ESC generally, this year being a rare exception. I’m glad they’re staying put.