They may have been off their game a few years back, but since 2017 Moldova have brought their very best to the contest, earning themselves two top 10 results back to back. This year, once again, the East European nation has opted to use their iconic national final, O melodie pentru Europa, in order to select their entry.

Meet the ten hopefuls

Prior to the live audition round, which took place on February 2nd, 28 entries were in the running to represent Moldova in Tel Aviv this May. That number, however, was drastically reduced, with jury panel member Cristina Scarlat claiming that she was underwhelmed by the competing acts. The 2014 Moldovan representative commented on the entries: “I’m very sad for now. There were some good presentations but what is missing at the moment is inspiration.”

Nevertheless, these are the 10 competing acts vying for the ticket to represent Moldova at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

1. Anna Odobescu “Stay”
2. Aurel Chirtoacă “La cinema”
3. Tinna Gi “Virus”
4. Diana Brescan “Lies”
5. Siaj “Olimp”
6. Lemonique “GravitTy”
7. Maxim Zavidia “I Will Not Surrender”
8. Marcela Scripcaru “Meteor”
9. Che MD “Sub Pămant”
10. Vera Țurcanu “Cold”

Changes in plans

Initially, Moldova had intended to stretch their national final over two nights. A semi-final scheduled for February 2nd as well as a Final the following day were to make up this year’s edition of O melodie pentru Europa.

However, due to what was, in the jury panel’s eyes, a lackluster bunch of songs, the planned semi-final was axed.  This means that unfortunately we’ll only be treated to one instalment of Moldovan TV slayage.

Poll: Which of the ten entries is your favourite?

What do you think of the potential entries? Are you excited to see who will follow in the footsteps of DoReDos in Tel Aviv? Be sure to cast a vote in our poll and leave a comment down below! You can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to hit the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

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Marcela Scripcaru – “Meteor” = Lady Gaga – “Always Remember Us This Way”

Acrobat
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Acrobat

Yeah, not a great selection honestly. Stay and Sub Pamint are my favourites but I really doubt either of them can advance to the Grand Final.

Veta
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Veta

Che-MD by far! If not them, at least Tinna or Lemonique. But I heard Lemonique revamped the song and it’s not that good anymore.

Milan S.
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Milan S.

Hopefully no-one.

zeev
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zeev

stay is the bast song here regards from tel aviv

Robert
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Robert

Sorry to say it doesn’t grab me at all.. Only song that gets me is La Cinema.. Hope that song wins..

Evan
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Evan

My favorite was the uber-cheesy, almost Borat-esque “Ca Adriano Celentano.” Alas, Moldova has decided not to have a sense of humor this year so I guess I’ll say Vera Turcano. But I’m not happy about it!

NickC
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NickC

It does not matree who wins. They will take a sub par song and turn it into a contender with creative staging.

NickC
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NickC

*matter

Colin
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Colin

I voted for Vera Turcanu as her song is at least okay and I know she will give us a good live. I agree with Cristina Scarlat – it’s quite a bleak selection. Not one song is a standout. Compare it to Romania, where my top 7 are something I would likely put into my top 10.

Héctor
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Héctor

“Virus” and “Cold” but they are rather average, so they might not qualify.

Yaa
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Yaa

I like many but my favourites are Virus and Sub pamint.

West
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West

My favourites are CheMD and Vera, but there are 3 more songs I wouldn’t mind if they won.

Dani
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Dani

Lume was the Only vote I could give!

Jefferson
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Jefferson

Che MD and Anna is the best!!!!! Good Lucky Moldova!

Colin
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Colin

Wiwibloggs, my comment disappeared yet again! It seems to be a recurring thing these days.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I’ve had a few. I’m trying not to get too attached to them. 😉

Colin
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Colin

This is probably the least enthusiastic I am for any NF winner. They’ve picked mostly the best out of the terrible lot, but it’s still not a great selection. As they got rid of the most awful songs in this NF season, it just got a bit more boring. There is just so many times you can use the word bland. I think Vera Turcanu should win this, but her song is merely okay and probably not a qualifier, unless her staging is spectacular. Sub pamint and Virus also sound decent, but a bit unrefined. Lies and Stay are incredibly… Read more »

Uyo
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Uyo

No final this year.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Vera Turcanu is my winner, mainly because she should’ve won last year. Having shown the capability to have a good song at some point is more than most of these finalists can say.
Not putting Lume (and to a lesser extent, Ala Zasmenco) is ridiculous. Auditions were obviously a waste of time.

Dumdum
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Dumdum

Still nothing about Croatia? Woooow Wiwii

Mufasa
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Mufasa

Croatia is not interesting for wiwibloggs it’s a small
Country.but turkey love Croatia!!! Love your snippets!! Luka, roko and Lorena big potential for winning

Dumdum
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Dumdum

Thank you! I agree with Roko, Lorena and Luka. They have huuge potential! Love from Croatia!

Francesca Beloggo
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Francesca Beloggo

Hey wiwifam, Croatia posted their snips yesterday. Just wanted to let you know 🙂

hi guys
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hi guys

So sad to see Moldova stay in the semifinal again after 2 great years 🙁