Boris Covali wiwi jury Moldova 2017

Will any original semi-finalists be left in Moldova? News comes from TRM today that Boris Covali has withdrawn from O melodie pentru Europa, making him the third act to be replaced. In a short statement, TRM said Boris had asked to withdraw for “personal reasons”.

His replacement will be Liuba Doga, with her song “One Thought Away”. Check out her performance from the auditions below:

Liuba Doga — “One Thought Away” (From 3:32)

https://youtu.be/zIOPzmMu4Zw?t=212

Boris has been riding high in second place with our Wiwi Jury, but obviously that was for nothing. It’s not the first time that Boris has caused a change at O melodie pentru Europa, either. In 2014, he controversially withdrew the song “Flying” and replaced with “Perfect Day”.

This time, Boris is removing himself entirely from the contest. There’s no official comment from Boris himself, but obviously if we find out more, we’ll be sure to let you know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxTAa2x5idc

As mentioned, Boris isn’t the first act to leave this year’s selection. After the live auditions, Constantin Cobilean left the contest when his song “Mama” was revealed to have been previously performed.

Not long after, Irina Kit also withdrew after her song was deemed to be too similar to an Akon track. Both acts have been replaced, but it doesn’t look great on Moldova, y’all…

This also unfortunately brings the number of Romanian language songs down to just two. Are you sad to see Boris leave the running and what do you think of Liuba’s song as a replacement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Darius Ro
Darius Ro
3 years ago

Such a good news! He was aware that his song stood no chance in representing Moldova this year, it was a very weak entry! He made the mistake of his life withdrawing “Flying” a few years ago, and he knows it!

D
D
3 years ago

🙁 He was my favorite

fikri
fikri
3 years ago

lol what a hot mess

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

What’s happening in Moldova? I’m afraid we’ll have no entries in a couple of days.
Nevertheless, I liked Boris but the song which replaced it isn’t good.

PP
PP
3 years ago

SunStroke Project or Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu for Moldova at Eurovision. My favorite is Ethno Republic, they are different of other songs so far at Eurovision 2017.

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Don’t forget about Ethno Republic y’alls. I still think they can win the NF!

eurovision6
eurovision6
3 years ago

As long as Sunstroke Project stays in and wins it im good

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Why is it so hard for people to stay in Moldova’s selection process?!!
I hope Boris is okay; sending him best wishes.

Mo
Mo
3 years ago

They should just cancel the entire selection.

AzeriBoy96
AzeriBoy96
3 years ago

Cool!! Now it’s definetily SunStroke Project winning this! YAAY! 😀

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
3 years ago

Nooooooo! ;-;