It’s one of many national selections that’s changing it up for 2020. And on Monday 20 January, Moldova’s TRM finally revealed the 35 acts (and 36 songs) vying to represent the country in Rotterdam.

The broadcaster also announced that the winner will be solely determined by an expert jury – adding further to speculation that the long-running national selection O melodie pentru Europa will be axed for this season.

However, even though there will be no public input in the score, the stars did not shy away from the revamped process. In fact, there are several familiar faces among the submissions.

Maxim Zavidia returns after winning the 2019 televote. The juries dragged down his score, allowing Anna Odobescu to nab victory.

Also trying their luck are three former Eurovision representatives: Natalia Gordienko (Eurovision 2006), Georgeta Burlacu (Eurovision 2008) and Pasha Parfeny (Eurovision 2012). There’s also an ex-Junior Eurovision contestant — Denis Midone (Eurovision 2012).

Sasha Bognibov continues to persist, making a 14th bid to take part.

But these are just a select few. Below, we’ve listed all 36 entries along with links to their respective songs. And once you’ve had a listen, you can vote for your favourites in our poll.

Remember, you can vote for as many acts as you like but you can only vote once — so choose wisely!

Update: It has been announced that CHE-MD and Irina Revenco will no longer compete in the selection. The O Melodie Pentru Europa regulars performed their song on May 18 last year, with the performance available on their Youtube channel as of May 26. It breaches the rules of the contest stating all the song must not be performed before September 1.

They will be replaced by Pelageya Stefoglo who will sing “Empathy” at the auditions.  The Ylva & Linda song was submitted during the regular submission period, however due to an error the broadcaster failed to receive it.

Moldova Eurovision 2020 selection: All songs and acts

Moldova at Eurovision 2020: recap video

Poll: Who should sing for Moldova at Eurovision 2020?

Who should sing for Moldova in 2020? Can any of them bring Moldova back to the final? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more Moldova Eurovision 2020 news.

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Ludmila
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Ludmila

Natalia Gordienco

Film
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Film

Diana Rotaru – Dale dale or Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow

Veta
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Veta

Ray Bark is my winner BY VERY FAR. The only song from the whole selection that already has the whole package to go to Eurovision anytime. He even already has the concept of the staging. Hope his live vocals are just as good as his dance moves. The other 35 songs all have one or more flaws. They either have some potential but need a revamp, either are nice to listen but copied/outdated and therefore not for ESC, either have bad vocals already in the studio version, either just horrible and cringe. Unfortunately I think it’s pretty predictable that Natalia… Read more »

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

it has to be do it slow, it’s like a male, ethnic siren song

Colin
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Colin

Bloom was right! Che-MD and Irina have been DQ for an earlier release of their song. They are no longer a part of this selection on the official website. In their place, we have Pelageya Stefoglo with the song Empathy. It’s available on You Tube.

Ugna
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Ugna

Catarina‘s ‘Die For You’ is my personal favorite, don‘t know what this duet is doing on the first place lmao

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin might have hacked this poll. Tudor Bumbac has got too many votes.

Mr X
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Mr X

Dale dale !

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PETRONELA DONCIU & ANDREEA PORT?RESCU – “WE WILL BE LEGENDS”

Kinetix
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Kinetix

Hello WiwiBLoggs! We ask you to realy understand and help the young Moldovan singers to hope and be promoted to be a part of Eurovision. Been a part of insiders from year to year we watch a games around the ESC in Moldova, and we will not be happy to see once again a successful /wealthy/promoted/sustained artist, representing a our country and supported by mighty another sides. We hope that a new artist will be in the the way to ESC2020.
Thanks Wiw for hear our voices!

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

Tudor Bumbac fits most of these criteria.

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PETRONELA DONCIU & ANDREEA PORT?RESCU – “WE WILL BE LEGENDS”

Bloom
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Bloom

Che-Md are out, desqualification!

yeah
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yeah

who are those 9 people who voted for “call me lease”? (facepalm)

Colin
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Colin

Maybe because most songs here are 3/10 or 4/10 fillers and some are appreciative of pure 1/10 gems like this. 🙂 Same goes for great old Bumbac!

Colin
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Colin

*similar* would perhaps be a better expression than *same*. But both are guilty pleasures for sure.

Veta
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Veta

Maybe someone doesn’t hear that Danny can’t sing?
Call Me Please has a very catchy chorus and if sung by someone with a voice could’ve actually had some potential.

Colin
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Colin

Half on them can’t sing, or at least not in English. ”Call Me Please has a very catchy chorus”. Very well noted. There is something truly likable in this song. Catchy chorus, easygoing melody, voice which sounds very bored and a cute/clumsy lyrics all make this song such a guilty pleasure. It’s undoubtedly poorly made, yet there is something amazing in it. Embarrassingly, I admit this has become one of my favorites here. I like it because it’s bad, but I like it nonetheless.

mr 305 # dale
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mr 305 # dale

OMG I was wondering where I’d heard Diana’s Dale Dale before (she gotta win this it’s banging) but it sounds like Cupcakke’s song Squidward Nose HAHAHHAA

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Idk why nobody has mentioned this but Denis Midone represented Moldova in junior Eurovision 2012

Iuri Ribac
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Iuri Ribac

Ray Bark – I’m Shy have a wrong link.
This is right:
https://youtu.be/1fK-fsfYTsg

xohxoh
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xohxoh

Dianna Rotaru – Dale Dale

DeusNãoDorme
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DeusNãoDorme

VALENTIN UZUN & IRINA KOVALSKY – “MOLDOVI?A” the best by far!!!

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

not in the slightest but ok

JohntheGo
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Love Moldovita, but do you think they think Germany in German is “Germania”…?

Moldovitza
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Moldovitza

They speak Romanian, only United Kingdom is in original language, probably because they think it’s easier to say United Kingdom than Marea Britanie or Regatul Unit. I love the song, it has nice sounds and shoud be kept in Romanian.

Yomi
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Yomi

You mean Moldovan?

Moldovitza
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Moldovitza

Whatever you prefer to name it.

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

There is a chance that they might not be in the same semi-final as the countries they greet, so their effort to steal some votes, which is an old habit specific to the Eurovision of the 2000s, would be in vain.

JohntheGo
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This seems like a really bizarre to select an entry. Don’t really understand the logic behind Moldova, Belarus or Latvia this year.

Julia
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Julia

Gordienko has by far the best song: dark and modern.
Having said that I don’t know how Europe will vote for such a song coming from Moldova. They have been doing well only with ethnic dance songs.
An ethnic ballad would be interesting for once.

Bale
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Bale

Isn’t “Moldovita” a rip-off of last year “Lume”?
A bad version of it though.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’ve only watched the recap (why there’s a medical doctor between the acts?) and I hope Moldova can pick something that sounds bearable and may even become enjoyable with their staging magic. It won’t be easy though.

Tibor
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Tibor

I’d go with Georgeta Burlacu. Granted, it’s not the most modern sound, but at least she has an interesting voice and knows what to do with it. My second pick would be Olea Rosu. Her vocals are not the best nor is the production, but I kind of like the melody.

Whisker
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Whisker

I like Georgeta Burlacu’s voice.

Tibor
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Tibor

Me too. 🙂 If she had a more current sounding song, she’d kill it. But I even enjoy this throwback tune, because she makes it interesting.

Hugo
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Hugo

Yes, I think she should be a bit higher in the poll to begin with

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

“Raspunde cand te suna mama/ Apasa pauza pe net/ Ea stie cum se face zeama/ S-a scris doar ieri pe internet”. You have to understand Romanian in order to realize how ridiculous, how preposterous this chorus is. It sounds approximately like this: “Answer when your momma calls/ Pause the net a little bit/ She knows how to cook broth/ It’s been written all over the internet since yesterday”. Well, your momma may know how to make broth, but it’s written on the internet already, so there is really no point in answering the phone just to get the broth recipe… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Well, there goes one of my favorite (or least bad to put it like that) songs if the lyrics are so silly. It sounds a bit… IDK, ”trivial” when you put it like that. It has the word ”mama” in it, automatically making an assumption it’s about one’s connection to their mother. Just an example of why it’s important to provide a translation. The song still has a nice melody and vocals.

Just for curiosity’s sake, is Alexandru Cibotaru’s song any better, lyric-wise?

Veta
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Veta

Well, for me it is, a bit. There is no deep message and no story progression, but he just comforts his crying girlfriend through the whole lyrics. It can be somewhat touching.

Colin
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Colin

Thanks, Veta. 🙂

Veta
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Veta

Mrs. Georgeta’s song sounds really good when you don’t understand the lyrics, because she’s got an amazing voice. Unfortunately the lyrics are kinda cringe.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

“Te-am vazut în vis pe tine” is my pick, it’s such a bop.

Colin
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Colin

Bop indeed! Top 3 for Moldova guaranteed, but I believe that the selection of Call Me Please would probably lead to Chisnau 2021.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

That’s actually very likely. Nicolae’s voice is very unique, he’s like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley and Andrea Bocelli rolled into one. The song is definitely a standout as well, it excels at making you feel the pain (of the main character that is).

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

seriously wtf that song is possibly the worst out of every selection this year, surely you are joking

Joe
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Joe

You think any of these songs could be a Eurovision winner? Like, winner-winner?

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I think qualification would be enough of a win for Moldova. And they’re pretty good at elevating their entries, so I’m not ruling that out. I’d say there’s a number of “revampable” songs among the 36 we’ve heard.
And for the record I do really enjoy “Te-am vazut…”, but it’s “so bad it’s good” case.

Colin
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Colin

I know, right? I *genuinely* enjoy both Bumbac and Nicolae, but *because* the songs are so bad. It’s way more fun than when songs are run-the-mill bland.

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

you’re joking right

Colin
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Colin

Yes, it’s a joke. The songs are ”so bad they’re good”, though, It makes them memorable guilty pleasures. Just perhaps, a straight-up WTF entry like that would be more memorable and fun than a middle-of-the-road ”safe” entry. Neither would probably qualify, but a guilty pleasure as bad as this would make people talk.

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

for lack of good songs, they should indeed send Tudor Bumbac. The question is: where are they going to find him? or, better said, when?

pancake
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pancake

Love Moldova. A country that always makes the right choice in the end, no matter how much you laugh. I prefer that way, instead of a NF full of gems, and a weird winner.
Voted My Wine. Will be no song like that in Rotterdam.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

it sounds exactly like Lautar in 2012. I don think that it good

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Valentin Uzun ?i Irina Kovalsky – Moldovi?a
Live Beat – Love me now
Irina Kit – Chain Rection
My faves:)

Anita Mann
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Anita Mann

Moldovita, really? It’s “generic” gypsy-schlager, similar to those Serbian oompa entries.;)
Irina Kit, however, is more my style and should fit perfectly in any Scandi selection.

Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais

‘Moldovita’ will be my guilty pleasure. Dima ‘Tarkan’ Jelezoglo’s tune sounds interesting production wise, but his vocals… Love the production of Live Beat’s track. A few songs sound like they were recorded on Atari for a laugh, not for the contest. ‘Chain Rection’ in the recap is missing a letter. You pick one. 😛 Overall nothing has wowed me, unfortunately.

Colin
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Colin

I actually listened to all of them in the full and most of them twice just to make sure. The situation is really not great. Latvia: We’ll have the weakest NF this season. Moldova: Hold my karaoke machine! Subjectively, my favs would be Geta and Alexandru, because their songs sound elegant and pleasant. However, I don’t see an option of either qualifying because they lack immediate impact and hook. Objectively, I guess that Prison and Dale dale would be the closest ones to give Moldova a qualification. Dale dale is really not to my liking, but I can see it… Read more »

Veta
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Veta

In what world Hi Five is in the same line with those?
Like, Hi Five sounds like typical Fly Project hit from like 2011, but it’s still a bop. Much better that some songs from other selections.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I’ve already listened to these songs too many times.
For no other reason than personal taste, Alexandru Cibotaru has the best studio song for me.

I suspect that it’s going to be either Prison or Dale Dale though. They’re the two that have a chance of qualifying.

Polegend Godgarina
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anyway i listened to the rihcap video (god bless whoever did it) after finishing halsey’s horrid new album hoping that in contrast the moldovan songs would sound better, but well, they’re all still between flat out unlistenable and moderately bad. the only one i’m intrigued to hear in full is pasha parfeny’s, it’s pretty much the unpretentious fun song i’d expect moldova to send. can’t believe natalia gordienko’s song has the nightmare team behind it, it’s too weak and outdated even for them!

Sale
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Sale

Nightmare team hahaha… couldn’t have said it better xD

MaxHightower
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MaxHightower

Lol, Dude I did the same thing! I was listening to trap before listening to this songs to trick my brain into thinking that Moldova had brought some quality this year.

NOPE. I was wrong lol

Olgafan
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Olgafan

You have a thing for inserting H into words

Polegend Godgarina
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it’s rihanna lingo, anything that has “re-” in it becomes “rih-” in her honor. rihlease, rihmix, rihveal, rihsults… it’s my way to honor the diamonds chanteuse. i’ve been doing it for so long i don’t even notice anymore haha

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Nobody for me. Even the recap makes me feel guilty for wasting nine minutes of my life, even while multitasking.

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

watching Eurovision every year makes a lot of us feel guilty. but hey, what’s life without some infamous pleasures?

Veta
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Veta

I understand you, but watch Ray Bark’s music video in the full version please, especially the dance part, hope you will change your opinion.

Loin dici
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No, no, no, the question should be “Why will Moldova pick Natalia Gordienko’s ‘Prison’ to represent the country in Rotterdam?”

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Thank god there is a recap video.

Joe
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Joe

Send Pasha Parfeny again. It’s basically Lautae again but I honestly want to see at least one good-time party song like the kind Moldova used to send.

Jakub
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Jakub

None of them

Polegend Godgarina
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that “listen to all 36 songs” sounds like a threat

Joe
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Joe

“Either we have to or you have to and we know we don’t want to. DO IT.”

Una
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Una

Having heard them all, I have to add: listen with caution at your own risk.

MaxHightower
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MaxHightower

I did… that was…. an experience….

RUN! Im too broken to keep on going.

Joe
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Joe

I thought going through all the Supernova entries in 2018 was hard. I’m scared.

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

it’s the UNCUT version of a national selection. so, you have to be prepared for everything.