For years, the live audition stage for Moldova’s O melodie pentru Europa has been the source of some questionable acts. This year was no different, as 26 acts tried to make it through to the next stage of the selection.
And it turns out the jury was not in a giving mood. Only ten finalists were selected, cutting the numbers down signficantly.
In fact, so few songs are left that broadcaster TRM has decided to cancel the planned semi-final for March 2. Instead, the ten remaining entries will be performed solely in the final on March 3.
Moldova: O melodie pentru Europa 2019 finalists
There are, of course, some familiar names in the final as ever. Last year’s runner up Vera Turcan is one of the most notable names in the list. She’ll be looking to go one better this year with “Cold”.
Other notable names include Diana Brescan, who reached third place in 2017 (with several final appearances before then). Other past finalists amongst those returning are Aurel Chirtoacă and Anna Odobescu.
Unfortunately, there was no space for some other familiar names. Alex Bognibov was amongst the acts culled by the jury. They clearly didn’t love Alex like his daughter!
See the full list below:
- Anna Odobescu — “Stay”
- Aurel Chirtoaca — “La cinema”
- Tinna Gi — “Virus”
- Diana Brescan — “Lies”
- Siaj — “Olimp“
- Limonique — “GravitTy”
- Maxim Zavidia — “I Will Not Surrender”
- Marcela Scripcaru — “Meteor”
- Che MD — “Sub Pămînt”
- Vera Ţurcanu — “Cold”
Whoever Moldova chooses, they’ll be looking to bring the country to the top ten for the third straight year. Will any of these acts be able to surpass SunStroke Project and DoReDos and snatch the Eurovision crown?
What do you think of the songs selected for O melodie pentru Europa 2019? Are you surprised to see some songs left out? Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments below!