Earlier this morning the 24 acts competing in this year’s edition of O melodie pentru Europa drew the all-important running order for the two semi-finals. Eduard Romanyuta from Ukraine will open the first semi-final. British act Kitty Brucknell will perform third, while SunStroke Project will perform tenth in the same semi. Two other favourites for the final, Doinita Gherman and Miss M, will be performing sixth and 12th in the second semi-final.
1. Eduard Romanyuta – I want your love
2. Marcel Rosca – Feelings will never leave
3. Kitty Brucknell – Remix
4. Mihaela Andrei – About love
5. Raby – Hero
6. Glam Girls – Magia
7. Diana Brescan – Up and down
8. Serj Kuzenkoff – Danu Nazdravanu
9. Domenico Protino – Let me fly
10. Sunstroke Project & Dj Michael Ra – Day after day
11. Irina Kitoroaga – I’m gonna get you
12. Anisoara Volinschi – Vocea inimii*
1. Vera & Diana Popa – Faith
2. Valeria Pasa – I can change all my life
3. Carolina Gorun – Sublime
4. Stela Botan & The Cadence of Heart – Save me
5. Cezara – Am devenit straini
6. Doinita Gherman – Inima fierbinte
7. Dana Markitan – Love me
8. DoReDos – Maricica
9. Vitalie Todirascu – Tu singura
10. Julia Sandu – Fire
11. Lidia Isac – I can’t breathe
12. Miss M – Lonely stranger
*replaces Edict, who withdrew their song “Our Star” from the competition.
The two semi-finals will take place on 24 and 26 February, with the national final planned for 28 February. Seven songs from each semi-final will qualify to the final based on the combination of votes from the public televote and votes from the jury committee. An eighth qualifier will be selected by an additional televote between the remaining non-qualifiers and will be revealed during a semi-final after-show.
You can listen to all the songs, as performed at the live auditions, here.
What do you think about the runnning order? Has it enhanced or decreased the chances of your favourite in Moldova?