Moldova’s illustrious national selection process, O melodie pentru Europa, has finally come to a close. Ten acts battled it out for a spot in Tel Aviv this May. But only one act had staying power – as Anna Odobescu emerged victorious with “Stay”.
Oozing professionalism for three minutes straight, Anna showcased the best that she had to offer in her winning entry. Performing 9th in the running order, Anna put on a great show from start to finish, earning her top marks from the jury and strong marks from the public.
Run-down of the show
Ten acts managed to survive the brutal and infamous audition round to reach tonight’s final – which was initially intended to be a semi-final but was axed due to too few entries being in the competition. Nevertheless, this didn’t prove to be of any issue to the remaining performers, who gave it their all during their performances.
Due to technical problems, Vera Țurcanu requested that she be allowed to perform again at the end. TVM considered the request and ultimately gave the go ahead.
|1.||Aurel Chirtoacă||“La Cinema”|
|5.||Maxim Zavidia||“I Will Not Surrender”|
|10.||Che-MD feat. Elizaveta Ivasiuk||“Sub Pământ”|
Viewers were treated to a Beovizija-style interval show, with numerous former Eurovision stars taking to the stage to perform a various selection of songs. DoReDoS opened the show with “My Lucky Day”, while Nelly Ciobanu (2009), Cristina Scarlat (2014) and Geta Burlacu (2008) served us some Moldovan Eurovision history. This year’s Romanian entry Ester Peony gave us a glimpse into the future with a performance of her entry, “On a Sunday”.
Results opened with the jury scores, which were distributed in typical Eurovision fashion: 1-8, 10 and 12.
Anna Odobescu won the jury with 75 points, receiving top marks from no less than 5 jurors. She also triumphed overall, after receiving 10 points from the public – propelling the songstress to victory.
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