One month from today, we will know who will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2017. Meanwhile, the 14 semi-finalists of Moldova’s national selection O melodie pentru Europa 2017 will have to face off for a spot in the final one day earlier. After listening to them in the live auditions, it’s time to cast your vote for your favourite acts from the semi-final on the 24th of February. Who do you want to see in Moldova’s National Final?

Eight songs will advance from the semi-final on 24 February to the National Final on the next day. Four of these finalists will be chosen by the jury. Then the public will have the opportunity to choose the remaining four acts. In a bid to reduce corruption and manipulation of the televote, only one vote per telephone number will be allowed for each song. That marks a significant change from recent years. In the final, the winner will be determined by the standard 50% jury, 50% televote split.

Meanwhile, it’s time for you to have your say and let us know who should advance and who should stay in the semi-final. After listening to all the songs, listed in alphabetical order of the artists’ names, go the poll at the bottom of the article and cast your vote. We will close the poll on the day of the semi-final (24 February), when we will present the results.

Aurel Chirtoaca – “Dor de mama” (Missing mother)

Big Flash Sound – “Logic”

Diana Brescan – “Breath”

Emilia Russu – “If Only You”

Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu

Marks & Stefanet – “Join Us in the Rain”

Nadia Mosneagu – “Never Give Up On Us”

Samir Longhin – “Glow”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X-_Gn9Pbeg

Sandy C – “A Beautiful World”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcJ668cc2vQ

Sergiu Punga – “Ne-a fost iubirea un joc” (Our Love Was A Game)

Sunstroke Project – “Hey Mamma”

THE ONE – “Dance”

Valeria Pasa – “Freedom”

Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu – “Don’t Lie”

POLL: Who should win the semi-final of Moldova’s O melodie pentru Europa 2017?

You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Which songs and acts do you like best? Who do you think can deliver the strongest live performance? And who shuld definitely make the National Final on 25 February? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Luki
Luki
3 years ago

Hey Mamma!! Epic Sax Guy FTW!

Brenda
Brenda
3 years ago

Hey Mamma! the besttttt ! <333

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

Generally, dissapointment. However, I liked “Dor de mama”, it’s a classic ballad with a nice singer”Discover Moldova” has this folk element I like (like Russia 2012) and “Don’t like” cause it’s dark.
Now, let’s forget what I said and focus on “Hey mamma”. This is THE song. It immediately stands out from the others. I think with this song Moldova will qualify and, why not, do well.
Sunstroke Project – “Hey Mamma”: yes
THE ONE – “Dance”:
Valeria Pasa – “Freedom”:
Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu – “Don’t Lie”:

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Vozniuc is fantastic by the way. Okay, there is a lyrical issue in the Chorus (“What you wanted to prove?” – this should be “What did you want to prove?”), but leaving that aside I just love this hilariously posh lyric in a rock entry: “I’ll never forget your… charming smile.” Oh darling! 😀
I love this entry because of the amazing rock vocals, and the uniquely posh English that goes with it. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

I don’t know if anyone has noticed this yet, but the chord structure of Sandy C’s “A Beautiful World” is almost identical to Sanna Nielsen’s “Undo.” This includes the amounts of bars (or measures) used within the v/c structure, as well as the precise position and tonality of the key change raise. Really the only difference comes in the two bars making up the Coda. So, it’s not quite plaigiarism, but at a technical level it is extremely close to it. (I thought that was interesting.)

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

Sunstroke Project, without a doubt. Make Moldova great again.

(“Don’t Lie” would be my choice if “Hey Mamma” wasn’t competing, but since they are, it’s just not acceptable to send something else.)

mistergrr
mistergrr
3 years ago

Of course, I’m writing after listening the studio version. The audio of audition was a real pain, it seems like they were recording in a bathroom.

mistergrr
mistergrr
3 years ago

The Discover Moldova group. The ONLY good song in a terrible national selection, as usual, from 2014…How much I miss the lovely previous Moldovan entries!

Frank
3 years ago

@Maarten You’re so right! Thinking the same thing.

Maarten
Maarten
3 years ago

I find the average level here is quite low. The most decent songs/performances to me are Freedom and Hey mamma! The rest is really forgettable.

Vanessa
Vanessa
3 years ago

Sunstroke project for the win!

DenizNL
DenizNL
3 years ago

Hey mamma and Calator are amazing.

Terry
Terry
3 years ago

Sandy C should win!!!!! ;))

Ryan Crean
Ryan Crean
3 years ago

Emilia Russu is my personal favourite,but none of them live up to the masterpieces that were Cristina Scarlet and Lidia Isac <3

an esc fan
an esc fan
3 years ago

SunStroke Project should be in Ukraine already.

AzeriBoy96
AzeriBoy96
3 years ago

SunStroke Project!!!!

D
D
3 years ago

Boris Covali is my favorite. I don’t really get the fuss over SunStroke Project. A very average song, just like their original Eurovision entry.

Stephanie
3 years ago

Sunstroke Project all the way!

Awes
Awes
3 years ago

Nothing in this selection beats Falling Stars

Paul D.
Paul D.
3 years ago

Moldova should really try an internal selection next year, some of this acts are tragic…

MarioMario
3 years ago

None.