Last month Moldovan broadcaster TRM revealed that Moldova will most likely not use its national final O melodi pentru Europa to select its act for Rotterdam. Now the broadcaster has confirmed the names of the 35 acts vying to represent Moldova in Rotterdam.

The 35 acts — and 36 songs — have been selected by the broadcaster to perform their songs at the live audition round.

Looking to make a return is Moldova’s Eurovision 2012 star Pasha Parfeny. In Baku, he gave Moldova an 11th-place finish with“Lăutar”. This time he will try his luck with “My Wine”.

Also attempting a comeback is Moldova’s 2006 act Natalia Gordienko. She previously competed as a featured vocalist with Arsenium. The song “Loca” placed 20th. This year she’ll have the solo performance “Prison”.

After winning the national final televote and placing second overall, Maxim Zavidia will be back for another attempt. He will perform “Take control”. Also returning is 2019 third-placed act Diana Brescan. She will compete with “Let’s go together”.

And what would a Moldovan national selection be without Sasha Bognibov? The “everlasting boy” will perform “Big Brother”, an examination of the modern cyber dystopia we live in today. The song was written by Danish Eurovision songwriter Jacob Jonia.

The 35 acts will next perform their songs in the live auditions stage. This stage will be familiar to anyone who has followed the Moldovan national finals in recent years. The competing acts will perform a basic version of their song in front of a jury. Backing vocalists, costumes, choreography and staging aren’t required — the jury just wants to get a good idea of the act.

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One of these 36 acts will sing for Moldova at the #Eurovision Song Contest 2020 ?? 1. Che-MD feat Irina Revenco – Adio 2. Maria Ciolac – Our home 3. Viorela Moraru – Remedy 4. Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow 5. LANJERON – Hi Five 6. Nicolae Until? – Call me please 7. Vovian – 10 minuni în Moldova 8. Maxim Zavidia – Take control 9. Valentin Uzun ?i Irina Kovalsky – Moldovi?a 10. Diana Popa – Believe me 11. Danny Cruise – My love 12. Olea Ro?u – Alive 13. Catarina Sandu – Die for you 14. Ray Barc – I'm shy 15. Tudor Bumbac – Te-am v?zut în vis pe tine 16. Georgeta Burlacu – R?spunde 17. Sasha Bognibov – Big brother 18. Katerina S – We are done 19. Sasha Letty – Summer of Love 20. Live Beat – Love me now 21. Valeria Pa?a – It's time 22. Liusia Znamensky – Love no more 23. Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears 24. Natalia Gordienko – Prison 25. Petronela Donciu ?i Port?rescu Andreea – We will be legend 26. Carolina Racovi?? – Dancing in the sunrise 27. Angel Kiss – My Own Queen 28. Angel Kiss – You are my dance 29. Lavinia Rusu – Touch 30. Irina Kit – Chain Rection 31. Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a f?cut s? plângi 32. Midone Denis – Like a champion 33. Pasha Parfeni – My wine 34. Lave – Wildfire 35. Diana Brescan – Let's go together 36. Diana Rotaru – Dale dale

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A jury will select Moldova’s entry for Eurovision 2020

But this time, there will most likely be no national final. Instead a jury will decide Moldova’s act for Eurovision 2020.

The winner will be determined by 100% jury vote. Each jury member will give each performer a score from zero to 12. The act with the highest score will win the ticket to Rotterdam.

TRM has not said why it is making this change. But by ditching a national final, Moldova joins the UK and Spain by going internal for 2020, while countries like Belarus, Germany and Romania are yet to confirm details of their selection process.

However, the contest rules still have a clause that means there is still a possibility for the broadcaster to hold a national final.  If TRM decides to do this, they will need to confirm no more than 20 days before the date of the national final.

Moldova’s Eurovision national selection 2020 – Competing acts

  • Alexandru Cibotaru – “Cine te-a făcut să plângi”
  • Angel Kiss – “My Own Queen”
  • Angel Kiss – “You are my dance”
  • Carolina Racoviță – “Dancing in the sunrise”
  • Catarina Sandu – “Die for you”
  • Che-MD feat Irina Revenco – “Adio”
  • Danny Cruise – “My love”
  • Diana Brescan – “Let’s go together”
  • Diana Rotaru – “Dale dale”
  • Diana Popa – “Believe me”
  • Dima Jelezoglo – “Do it slow”
  • Georgeta Burlacu – “Răspunde”
  • Irina Kit – “Chain Rection”
  • Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – “Tears”
  • Katerina S – “We are done”
  • LANJERON – “Hi Five”
  • Lave – “Wildfire”
  • Lavinia Rusu – “Touch”
  • Liusia Znamensky – “Love no more”
  • Live Beat – “Love me now”
  • Maria Ciolac – “Our home”
  • Maxim Zavidia – “Take control”
  • Midone Denis – “Like a champion”
  • Natalia Gordienko – “Prison”
  • Nicolae Untilă – “Call me please”
  • Olea Roșu – “Alive”
  • Pasha Parfeni – “My wine”
  • Petronela Donciu & Portărescu Andreea – “We will be legend”
  • Ray Barc – “I’m shy”
  • Sasha Bognibov – “Big brother”
  • Sasha Letty – “Summer of Love”
  • Tudor Bumbac – “Te-am văzut în vis pe tine”
  • Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky – “Moldovița”
  • Valeria Pașa – “It’s time”
  • Viorela Moraru – “Remedy”
  • Vovian – “10 minuni în Moldova”

What do you think? Which of these acts would you like to see in Rotterdam? Tell us your thoughts below!

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MTD
MTD
9 months ago

Dale Dale or withdraw.

At least she won’t have to sing it in broken English, as every each of the English language songs in their lineup.

That being said, of course Dale won’t win because money will speak. Argh.

Kukuluku
Kukuluku
9 months ago

Anyone please send a link for Natalia Gordienko’s song.. I really can’t find it anywhere

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago
Reply to  Kukuluku
Cloudboy
Cloudboy
9 months ago

Even though many will say that Natalia Gordienko already bought her ticket to Eurovision, to be honest it will be the best choice for Moldova to enter the final again and even to have a chance for a top 10!

esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago

Natalia Gordienko has behind her the Dream Team and Kirkorov. We all know who is going to win

EmilyG
EmilyG
9 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Really?????????????????? Her song is awesome!!! I would have never thought that Kirkorov could ever compose such a modern , dark song!

esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago
Reply to  EmilyG

Kontopoulos wrote it and i am shocked because i dont like his recent songs but apparently he found inspiration again. Hopefully he had the same inspiration with stefania and greece

Anke
Anke
9 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Are y’all bots? Lot of new usernames calling her song amazing while her song ain’t even out yet.

esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago
Reply to  Anke

Her song is available on a facebook page called Eurovision Moldova. Bye felicia.

Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

nightmare team’s sound is dated and expired, so i’m not surprised

Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

justice for ANNA ODOBESCU tho

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

That already happened last year.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

And this year is possibly only getting worse. 14 songs are out and Geta Burlacu is the only one who can possibly do better than Anna. It’s not even that amazing, but it seems sweet and it’s listenable. Che-MD isn’t totally bad either. Others… um… I’d like to say something nice, but I just can’t. Angel Kiss and Bogibnov are abysmal. *If* I officially rate this selection (which depends on whether all song will be available before the choice is made) it’s not gonna be rainbows and roses. Still, it’s fun in it’s own way. Anyway, they only need ONE… Read more »

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Hi Colin! Can you tell me where you heard the songs? Thanks. 🙂

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

14 of them are already on YT in the full. There’s a recap for all 36 too. From the recap, five or six of them seem to have potential. Natalia’s song is only a short snippet, but if she’s really a frontrunner, I hope it’s fun. Kirokov and Doredos had a really good fun song two years ago. Maybe this will be alike that? One can hope.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

And yeah… I’ve been giving them some tough comments for some songs in their selection. I still stand by several of them being really poor, but as I said, I can see the potential in five or six to songs to be really good. Heck, maybe even more. 10 seconds isn’t enough to form a good opinion on anything. If I rate them, I will rate each song fairly. I wish artists all the best and for Moldova to find a really good song. Hey Mamma and O Mie were both in my top 7 in their respective years. My… Read more »

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Thanks! I managed to hear the snippets. I am gutted. I like only two thus far. Che-Md ft Irina (niche for most people but I personally love rock) and Pasha’s (traditional music but not as traditional as the Moldavita song for example). And Pasha’s pretty similar in style to Lautar but still like it. Geta Burlacu’s song seems good but very emotional (mother on the phone with the son in a sort of sad kind of way) nice but too emotional for me at least. Not impressed from the snippet about Natalia’s song and I dislike the name. Overall I… Read more »

Nicky91
Nicky91
9 months ago

they could do the national final if more than 1 act stands out in a great way

but otherwise if 1 Obvious choice then internal selection

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

OMG, Tudor Bumbac is back too! His Numai pentru tine from 2018 was… unique so to say. 🙂 Clap your feet like it’s 1942 in a rural county fair. 🙂
In all fairness, welcome back, man! I appreciate you following your dream.

mariah
mariah
9 months ago

top 5 for sure!

Africavision
Africavision
9 months ago

Didn’t Midone Denis (or Denis Midone) represent Moldova at JESC 2012?

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

Didn’t Belarus say it’s 100% doing a national final?

Nicky91
Nicky91
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

yes they are doing a national final, and live auditions, which you can follow via youtube livestream (i think, last year was like that anyway)

Loin dici
9 months ago

Hey, don’t forget 2008’s queeeen Geta Burlacu, who is returning!

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

Sasha Bogibnov, of course, has a family member name in his song’s title. If it was any other performer, I wouldn’t be thinking anything bad of it, but with him, nothing is too holy to ruin. 🙁
I wonder whether Moldova will put a direct streaming on YT when the day comes. Could be fun. 🙂

Olgafan
Olgafan
9 months ago

Are some of the songs already out ?

Anita Mann
Anita Mann
9 months ago
Reply to  Olgafan

Yes, all of them!

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
9 months ago
Reply to  Anita Mann

Do you have a link to all the songs? The one in the TRM website isn’t working for me.

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

I am very much intrigued by song titles such as “Do it slow”, “Chain Rection”, “We will be legend”.
Will the broadcaster make the entries public or not, if yes, when/where.

jack
jack
9 months ago

With all the respect, this website should stop promoting people desperate for attention like Ally Ryan and Sasha Bognibov. Its better for their mental health to stop receiving attention without a reason

Ritabloggs
Ritabloggs
9 months ago
Reply to  jack

Putting aly in the same category as sasha is kinda overdoing it.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
9 months ago

It wouldn’t be a Sasha Bognibov’s song without some mildly creepy lyrics, such as “your fingerprints on every girl you’ve been touching” or “what you swallow and how you’re mating”. But I’m still glad he toned down that aspect a little, cause “Love Me Like My Daughter” was way too much for me to take.

EmilyG
EmilyG
9 months ago

I am very impressed by the song of Gordienko!!!!! I never thought she would sing a song like that. It’s a song that I could imagine Dihaj singing: it’s powerful , dark with a nice ethnic touch.
Great job.

Julia
Julia
9 months ago
Reply to  EmilyG

I also thought that she would have a Fuego v112 song.

Kukuluku
Kukuluku
9 months ago
Reply to  EmilyG

I can’t find the song anywhere.. could you send a links pls

Kukuluku
Kukuluku
9 months ago
Reply to  Kukuluku

link***

Luka Cool 55
Luka Cool 55
9 months ago

I am excited for Natalia Gordienko!!! Hope she does well this year in the selection & possibly at Eurovision

Sisu
Sisu
9 months ago

Natalia was THE Queen of 2006. ”Loca” deserved more!
It would be great to see her coming back after all these years.

Sabi
9 months ago

Guys also dont subestime about Natalia Gordienko! She will competing with an ethnic ballad produced by Dream Team in Athens and Moscow, and last time the Dream Team got Top 10 at ESC 2018 with DoReDoS band also from Moldova. She has an exellent voice too.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Sabi

See, when the Dream Team have a little fun, they can actually be pretty enjoyable. I liked My Lucky Day so I hope I’ll like this.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

Now there’s a big brother you wanna stay away from.

Lucas
Lucas
9 months ago

Sasha going for Cyber Dystopia? Why do I feel like Hatari heavily influenced her to try this theme

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago

Ahh, pasha parfeny is giving me nostalgia. Loved that song back in 2012.
Too bad i hate whine tho xD

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Maybe he doesn’t like it either and it’s in fact a song about beer.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Haha, that would be better!

Giorgio
Giorgio
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

You obviously never drinked Moldovan wine… ?

Conor K
Conor K
9 months ago

Hopefully Sasha has a chance this year… his song is incredibly good and written by the same writer as Denmark 1987

jack
jack
9 months ago
Reply to  Conor K

Ralph siegel and his dated songs joined the chat

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
9 months ago
Reply to  Conor K

1987… that says it all

Una
Una
9 months ago

Exciting news from Moldova! I only recognize Pasha’s name. To add that he was the composer of the Moldovan act – O Mie – performed by Aliona Moon. In 2013 I think. Both his Lautar and O mie are two my favourite Eurovision songs not only from Moldova but from history.
I can’t wait to hear the songs. Moldova is usually a hit or miss but overall I appreciate their efforts. Mult noroc, Moldova!

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

Lautar and O Mie are among Moldova’s best efforts at the contest, so if he’s coming with a self composed song I’m excited

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Yes, yes and again yes!

BANSHEE4THEWIN
BANSHEE4THEWIN
9 months ago

I forgot Moldova was competing.