After a live auditions marathon that lasted almost five hours, followed by one hour of deliberations, the Moldovan jury selected the 24 semi-finalists. Among them, as expected, we find Kitty Brucknell, Doinita Gherman, Sunstroke Project, and Cezara.

The 24 qualifiers

The jury listened to most of the 50 songs (some of the acts withdrew from the competition, like Mevv and Martin Milnes) and selected the following 24 to advance to the semi-finals:

Carolina Gorun – Sublime:

Cezara – Am devenit straini:

Dana Markitan – Love me:

Diana Brescan – Up and down:

Doinita Gherman – Inima fierbinte:

Domenico Protino – Let me fly:

Doredos – Maricica:

Edict – Our star:

Eduard Romanyuta – I want your love:

Glam Girls – Magia:

Irina Kitoroaga – I’m gonna get you:

Julia Sandu – Fire:

Kitty Brucknell – Remix:

Lidia Isac – I can’t breathe:

Marcel Rosca – Feelings will never leave:

Mihaela Andrei – About love:

Miss M – Lonely stranger:

Raby – Hero:

Serj Kuzenkoff – Danu Nazdravanu:

Stela Botan & The Cadence of Heart – Save me:

Sunstroke Project & Michael Ra – Day after day:

Valeria Pasa – I can change all my life:

Vera & Diana Popa – Faith:

Vitalie Todirascu – Tu singura:

The highlights

Sunstroke Project, who represented Moldova in 2010 with “Run Away”, made a splash among Eurofans when Epic Sax Guy appeared on the screen. They are widely tipped as favourites to win O melodie pentru Europa 2015 and represent Moldova on the Eurovision stage once more. Interestingly, both their songs were selected and they were asked to choose one on the spot, and they chose “Day After Day”, although the fan favourite was “Lonely”. Only time will tell whether this was the right decision.

Another interesting presence was Asifa Lahore, who donned a black dress and performed her song “You And I” with much gusto. After the show, she told us via Twitter that she was happy to have done it regardless of the result. We are sorry to see that she did not go through.
Asifa Lahore auditii

The Muslim drag queen bonded off-stage with Kitty Brucknell:

#Eurovision Moldova with @kittybrucknell from X Factor!!!

A photo posted by Asifa Lahore (@asifalahore) on

Glamorous as ever, Kitty showed up with blue and pink hair and a sexy outfit. Love her or hate her, gurl knows how to work a stage, even at live auditions level. She performed both her songs “Remix” and “Yearning”, but told fans on Twitter that the latter was her favourite. However, it was “Remix” that went through:

Little known Miss M (real name: Anastasia Ursu) made quite an impact on the viewers as well. Her stage presence and song are both worth paying attention to.

http://youtu.be/dtjYQYOTo4c

The 24 semi-finalists will now battle it out for a place in the final at the end of February. The semi-finals are scheduled on the 24th and 26th of February respectively. The national final has been set for the 28th of February.

Did you watch the live auditions? Who were your favourites?

Photos: TRM

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Pat
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Pat

Love me Dana Markitan

Anonim
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Anonim

Kitty Brucknell – Yearning SHOULD be in the list!

Me...Lucy
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Sasha Bognibov with Wounded Swan didn’t qualify but Kitty’s Remix which should become a new synonym for trash did??? Lucy out.

Daniel
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Daniel

“Lonely” and “Yearning” were much better than the other song entered by their artists. I still hope Kitty goes.

Donna
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Donna

So glad that Donitia went through! I hope she can make it to the finals! 😀

Dhani
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i really hope kitty brucknell will not go to vienna…..

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

The PA system wasn’t great so all the vocal performances never sounded as good as they could. But this meant that only really talented singers sounded good. Anyone who was a bit rubbish, sounded really bad.

Also – it is still an outrage that Sasha Bognibov and his “Wounded Swan” did not get a chance as there were some performers who were nowhere near as good as him.

Bentor. Spain
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Missy M must be the chosen. I love her song and the message.

Oleshka
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Oleshka

I like “Lonely” and “Yearning”(((

LucyEAPercy
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Whuuuut, Remix was dreadful, Yearning was so much better. You could tell she was far more confident with Yearning. Remix was rather shaky.

Massy
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Massy

Doredos is realy cool!!! I hope you win!!!!!!;)

Timselvision
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Timselvision

A pitty Lonely didn´t qualify, but I hope Day After Day to win this then! 😀

Sasha
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Sasha

Miss M is my favorites 😀

Jacob
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Jacob

Would have much preferred Yearning to have been Kitty’s qualifying song. 🙁 Don’t like Remix much…

Farron
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Farron

Miss M! I hope she wins, and goes to Vienna.

I think that Sunstroke Project chose the wrong song, and I hope Kitty doesn’t win.

Calvin
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Calvin

I definitely think they chose the wrong Sunstroke Project song.

David
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David

Love me with Dana Markitan are outstanding!

SteKay
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SteKay

This Kitty song sounds really good, but her big vocals in yearning were defo a head turner

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

I liked both of Kitty’s songs but I’m happy that at least one made it through. I think “Remix” will be easier to perform live.

Damian
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Damian

Doredos the best…

Álex, from Spain
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Álex, from Spain

Only 4/11 of my favourites have qualified xD, so I guess I’ll support Cezara, Doinita, Eduard and Sunstroke Project.

SpirK
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SpirK

So, this guy Sasha Bognibov failed for the 15th time?

D
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D

Really hoping for Cezara.

Stephanie
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“Day After Day” is my favorite of the two Sunstroke Project songs, so I’m thrilled! Not happy that Kitty made it through though

Marco
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Marco

Miss M is the best,she should represent Moldova this year 😀

Sami Luukela
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I really wanted “Lonely” and “Yearning” instead of “Day After Day” and “Remix”. But my favourite, Eduard Romanyuta is through!