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.
|2.||Aurel Chirtoacă||“La cinema”|
|7.||Maxim Zavidia||“I Will Not Surrender”|
|9.||Che MD||“Sub Pămant”|
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Anna Odobescu - Stay
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Aurel Chirtoacă - La cinema
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Tinna Gi - Virus
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Brescan Diana - Lies
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Siaj - Olimp
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Lemonique - GravitTy
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Maxim Zavidia - I will not surrender
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Scripcaru Marcela - Meteor
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Che MD ft Elizaveta Ivasiuk - Sub Pământ
Eurovision 2019. Selecția Națională: Țurcanu Vera - 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.