Tonight’s Moldovan national final of O melodie pentru Europa showcased 16 songs – some great, some wanting – from 16 very different acts. Only one got the ticket to Vienna though, and that was Ukrainian Eduard Romanyuta with “I Want Your Love”. The 22-year old singer previously participated in his home country’s national selection Evrobachennya in 2012 and 2013. It is the first time that Moldova will be represented by an international artist at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eduard Romanyuta took advantage of this year’s new rule that opened the doors to international artists to compete in Moldova’s national selection. He won the first semi-final and managed to beat Moldovan veterans like SunStroke Project or Doinita Gherman in the final, earning the victory with the dance track “I Want Your Love”.

Eduard Romanyuta was second in jury votes, behind Valeria Pasa.

jury moldova final 2015

Like in the first semi-final, he won the televote in a landslide again. 13,500 votes for a song is the highest number of televotes ever for a single song in a Moldovan national selection event.

televote moldova final 2015

The combined televote and jury votes seess Eduard Romanyuta winning with a six-point advantage over Valeria Pasa. SunStroke Project are third, while Miss M is fourth.

Eduard Romanyuta winner Moldova 2015 scoreboard

Eduard Romanyuta has been accused in the Moldovan press this week of copying Mariah Carey’s “I Want Your Love”. However, this did not impress the jury, who gave him a lot of top marks. There have been some allegations of televote rigging and vote buying and we are quite sure that this will not end here, at least as far as the Moldovan media is concerned.

Pasha Parfeny, who wrote the song “Maricica” for band DoReDos, which won the second semi-finalreacted on Facebook:

Pasha Parfeny reaction Eduard Romanyuta

RIP EUROVISION MOLDOVA. It doesn’t matter that he is Ukrainian, what matters is that he is corrupt.

Earlier, he wrote:

Pasha Parfeny reaction Eduard Romanyuta 2

It is so obvious that almost everything was bought. Too bad… I feel ashamed.

All the other 15 acts boycotted the aftershow when Eduard Romanyuta won. SunStroke Project stormed out of the Green Room in disgust. During the aftershow, the judges and members of the press discussed whether it was right to open the door to foreigners, and agreed that, after 10 national selection editions of sending Moldovan artists, it was time to try sending someone from abroad. The political aspect of having an Ukrainian singer represent Moldova was also hotly debated.

Nevertheless, until proven guilty, Eduard Romanyuta is the rightful winner of Moldova’s national selection O melodie pentru Europa 2015 with “I Want Your Love”. What do you think about the result tonight? How do you think that Eduard’s song will do in Vienna?

Photo: TRM.md

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LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

This is utter crap!!! How did this win?!?!?!

Nancy
Nancy
6 years ago

I hope this song gets withdrawn. I didnt follow Moldova’s selection that much, but I hoped this wouldnt come close to winning. It did. It won. ._. I was hoping for something catchy, like Inima fierbriente!

Marius
Marius
6 years ago

It’s a great choice! Top 10 at least in Vienna.

Hannes
6 years ago

Sure hope not, it is just…bad

ify_
ify_
6 years ago

INDEED liberty x and mariah carey… I almost feel lik writing them a message on facebook telling them some ukrainian/moldovan guy stole their song!

cx
cx
6 years ago

oh dear… soooo outdated. Needs a major revamp in order to succeed.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Lol at the drama… Oh, Moldova. Always hilarious!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

D’OH! My bad. That last sentence in the first paragraph should have read, ‘FORTUNATELY I chose well by avoiding this one.’

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Oh, boy…I’m glad I can’t watch all these contests at once, when they’re televised almost at the same time in one day, otherwise I would have picked the wrong one. And unfortunately, I chose well by avoiding this one. If he sends this song to ESC, the way the music sounds now, the way his vocal performance was, he’ll be lucky if he gets a single POINT in his bracket! They’d better revamp the music from the top down and from the bottom up, and come up with a different vocal approach to the renovated version of this song, or… Read more »

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Can they keep the ending in the contest?

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

This is such a good song for a dance off in a Paris Hilton movie ……. Which actually makes it such a lame attempt for 2015, since Paris is so 2003.

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

Bring back Natalia Barbu, Nelly and Aliona Moon ….. I would be happy either way !!!

this is just …… bad bad bad

Ramadan Besim
6 years ago

Moldova is shite this year. This is so horrible and I hope it doesn’t qualify. Fingers crossed.

Barbara
Barbara
6 years ago

My number 1 🙂 Love this song so much.

Tha
Tha
6 years ago

Toilet break.

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

Same opinion than Lucy

I feel better with this song after Hungary and Finland choices ¬¬

It’s a catchy song in a sea of DULL ballads

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

I love this omg <3 The ending of that performance is the most hilarious thing ever!

Tinkarafan
Tinkarafan
6 years ago

Again, it is not a Copy, it just sounds simillary

Noah
Noah
6 years ago

Well, hello Moldova! 🙂

IT’S NOT A BALLAD! YES!

But, it is:

– Liberty X – Just a little
– Mariah Carey – It’s like that

Anyhow, I like these two songs, so I may like the Moldova one. At least, IT’S NOT A BALLAD! 🙂

Anyhow, this if performed well (with a choreography) may place Moldova high just because IT’S NOT ANOTHER BALLAD!

The Wealdstone Raider
The Wealdstone Raider
6 years ago

i think it deserved to win, altough it is dated i think it wont have trouble qualifying and potentially making it on the left hand side of the scoreboard considering how many shitty ballads there are this year

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

At least it’s not another female-sung ballad.

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

Quite okay.

davved
davved
6 years ago

I will say this.. if he gets his act together… this could be potential top10… it has a catchy tune actually.

But for now.. i dont see it making an impact.

Me...Lucy
6 years ago

After hearing Finland’s and Hungary’s awful chosen songs,this saved my nerves. I like the song itself but he definitely needs to cut his hair and completely new choreography. I would be more happy if Sunstroke Project won but Eduard was one of my favourites so it’s okay.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Ok, I actually like this one. The subpar audio quality obscures what’s otherwise a rather catchy song.

PP
PP
6 years ago

1.Italy
2.Estonia
3.Slovenia
4.Serbia
5.Iceland
6.Malta
7.The Netherlands
8.Denmark
9.Switzerland
10.Georgia
11.France
12.Cyprus
13.Moldova
14.Hungary
15.Lithuania
16.Belarus
17.Ireland
18.F.Y.R Macedonia
19.Latvia
20.Finland

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@Ian “Not what I expected from Moldova, this song is so…”normal” for them.” Hahaha. What a comment!

mad-professor
mad-professor
6 years ago

Sounds a LOT like Liberty X’s 2002 single Just a Little. A lot.

Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

This is not 2005, I really hate it sorry to say!

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Having listened to it for the first time, it’s crap.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

I never, ever thought that I would say this, but I liked Christina Scarlat better 🙁

Marcelo N
6 years ago

Endless evening in Moldova, so many shows in between…
Too bad the chosen song sounds like Claudia Beni’s (Croatia 2003) remixed with a lesser midtempo by Michael Jackson from the ’90s. And I don’t mean the Britney reminiscence, not even Jackson’s Ghosts feel, will help it a bit.
Gone seem the days Moldova sent riskier, different songs.

brittanywattscb
brittanywattscb
6 years ago

mmm he is yumm !!!

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
6 years ago

This is going to be 2015’s version of Norway’s “Tooji”……………that came last in 2012.

Bb
Bb
6 years ago

This reminds me strongly of Norway’s entry in 1999 and that’s in my bottom 5 of all time so… No final for Moldova again.

adriana_gabrielauk
adriana_gabrielauk
6 years ago

I cant wait for UK,Romania ,Austria to see who will qualify for Eurovision.

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
6 years ago

Wait, it’s not woman?
The stage performance is so… girlish. Everything in it – outfit, moves, song…. Even voice sounds more like woman.

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
6 years ago

This is just an awful song, they just had to choose it, I thought they might. It’s not going to do well at all. Just so dated and so wrong. Another average song goes through. It looks better and better and better for ITALY and ESTONIA every day……………..some “big boys” still to come of course, I’m sure there is going to be a “WOW” or two………………………I hope so anyway. (PLEASE)

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Maybe it was just Moldova mics but his voice wasn’t the best (I didnt watch the entire show but saw the conclusion with the televoting).

Is Ukraine broadcasting the event? (Yes I know they’re not participating, but they could still broadcast). If so, at least their people can still feel some small involvement with Romanyuta’s participation. Big plus for him mentioning Ukraine in the end of the show.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

the chorus reminds me of ”Talk Dirty to Me”
which is not good in the slightest

Tinkarafan
Tinkarafan
6 years ago

Again, this is not a copy of mariah Carey’s song, just because it sounds similar doesn’t mean it is a copy.

Such hate, much wow

EnaKoritsi
EnaKoritsi
6 years ago

He looks so Swedish.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

So Mariah Carey and Liberty X will be representing Moldova in Eurovision … ummm ummm ummm … lol

Lora
Lora
6 years ago

Sorry but it’s not 2002 anymore.

eurana
eurana
6 years ago

Moldova stays at its semifinal

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

I hope we don’t give 12 points in the semi to this piece of shit just because it’s Moldova. Should of chosen SunStroke or, at least, Miss M.

D
D
6 years ago

Nothing special

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

Honestly, I can see this either bombing in the semis or placing in the typical Moldovan 11th-13th place.

John
John
6 years ago

Well. That was crap but will probably qualify as it seems televoter friendly (not like I’d vote for it, maybe a hair cut would do too). I’d recommend Miss M to come back as she had the best song by far.

Tinkarafan
Tinkarafan
6 years ago

So you guys prefered Diana or Miss M dradful songs over a freshy and catchy 00’s with potential to top 10? I dont understand the hate over this, please somebody explain me :S