Lidia Isac has won tonight’s O melodie pentru Europa 2016 final in Moldova with her song “Falling Stars”. Despite being marked down by the jury, where she ranked third, Lidia won the televote, which pushed her to the top of the scoreboard. She will now go on to represent Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.
Lidia Isac “Falling Stars”
Lidia was the fan favourite both before and after she won her semi-final. “Falling Stars” was written by some of the team behind Polina Gagarina’s “A Million Voices” and was widely tipped to win the selection.
It’s fourth time lucky for Lidia. The singer has participated in the selection every year since 2013, and 2016 was her second consecutive attempt as a solo act. She previously also competed as part of the girl band Glam Girls.
Aliona Moon was also a jury member. She delivered her marks last, helping to propel Lidia Isac into the Top 3, jury-wise.
Second place: Cristina Pintilie – “Picture of Love”
Third place: Valeria Pasa – “Save Love”
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Interview with Lidia Isac