The live auditions feel like a distant memory. And now, at long last, we’ll get to see the conclusion of the iconic Moldovan national selection. By the end of the three and a half hour show, we’ll know who will sing for Moldova at Eurovision 2020.
But before the fun kicks off, we can reveal your favourite to win O melodie pentru Europa 2020 — it’s Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky.
Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky are your favourites to win Moldova’s Finala națională
Earlier this week we asked our readers to vote in our poll. After counting 4,229 votes, Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky came out on top with “Moldovița”.
The multilingual, wine-drinking turbo-folk duet racked up exactly 1,300 votes or 30.74% of all votes cast. It’s by far your favourite of the Moldovan bunch.
Writing for the Wiwi Jury, Pablo says: “Over the editions, we have seen that when Moldova embraces fun, culture and joie-de-vivre, they excel. Everyone knows they can dish out the fun, and “Moldovița” offers that in spades; a cultural explosion of dance, wine and hospitality everyone will be delighted see and dance to. While is it not as hard-hitting as “Ca Adriano Celentano”, this second try is much more palatable and lends itself for a great stage show. Moldova has a brand, and it’s time they return to it and serve what they mastered”.
Coming in second place is a familiar face — Eurovision 2012 contestant Pasha Parfeny with “My Wine”. He scored 620 votes or 14.66% of the total votes cast. You saw him once, and you want to see him again!
In his Wiwi Jury review, Luis writes: “Not in a thousand years I would have imagined I’d be backing Pasha after hating so much on “Lautar”, but well, here we are. This is an absolute guilty pleasure: it’s fun, it’s careless and it surprisingly doesn’t get annoying, despite having many chances of it (I mean, there are 30 seconds of “di-di-di-didi”). Pasha’s way of taking all the stereotypes of his country and playing with them works perfectly. If he’s able to recreate the music video on stage, this Moldovan wine is ready to be served in Rotterdam!”
Rounding out the top three is Valeria Pașa and “It’s Time”. She collected 497 votes and a 11.75% of the total ballot.
The top five is completed by fan favourites Catarina Sandu and Dianna Rotaru. They collected 383 and 333 votes respectively; a 9.06% and 7.87% per cent of all votes cast.
Notably Eurovision 2006 contestant Natalia Gordienko and her Dream Team-composed epic number “Prison” only managed to score seventh place in the poll.
Will Finala nationala echo these reults?
Poll results: Who should win Moldova’s O melodie pentru Europa 2020?
- Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky – “Moldovița” 30.74% (1,300 votes)
- Pasha Parfeny – “My wine” 14.66% (620 votes)
- Pașa Valeria – “It’s time” 11.75% (497 votes)
- Catarina Sandu – “Die for you” 9.06% (383 votes)
- Dianna Rotaru – “Dale dale” 7.87% (333 votes)
- Sasha Letty – “Summer of love” 5.86% (248 votes)
- Natalia Gordienko – “Prison” 5.18% (219 votes)
- Viorela Moraru – “Remedy” 3.24% (137 votes)
- Julia Ilienko ft. Dar Mishel – “Tears” 1.96% (83 votes)
- Dima Jelezoglo – “Do it slow” 1.32% (56 votes)
- Maxim Zavidia – “Take control” 1.3% (55 votes)
- Lavinia Rusu – “Touch” 0.95% (40 votes)
- Lanjeron – “Hi five” 0.92% (39 votes)
- Denis Midone – “Like a champion” 0.87% (37 votes)
- Maria Ciolac – “Our home” 0.87% (37 votes)
- Petronela Donciu & Andreea Portărescu – “We will be legend” 0.8% (34 votes)
- Geta Burlacu – “Răspunde” 0.73% (31 votes)
- Irina Kit – “Chain reaction” 0.73% (31 votes)
- Live Beat – “Love me now” 0.61% (26 votes)
- Alexandru Cibotaru – “Cine te-a facut să plângi” 0.54% (23 votes)
Total Votes: 4,229
Are you pleased with the results? Who should sing for Moldova at Eurovision 2020? Sound off in the comments below!
Haha, told you guys…it’s gonna be between Natalia and Pasha. In the end Natalia won, Pasha was the runner-up
I like a few songs, but i love Dale Dale. Cant wait to see the performance. Good luck to everyone.
In general terms, I like songs with a traditional/folk approach. But this one is frankly annoying. Too noisy, it produces me a headache after the first minute.
Moldovita is amazing, I hope wins.
No way in hell. It would be rather Pasha Parfeny or Natalia Gordienko as the representative. You’ll see!
I agree with you. I even prefer Dianna, Catarina, Sasha or Lavinia. “Moldovita” gives me a headache.
Countries like Moldova and Belarus need to retire… they’re POOR, DATED AND GHETTO
~on my high horse again~
My #1 came last. Guess those are 23 votes I’m never getting back. 😉
I voted for him as well. In Moldova, we are on the same page regarding the finals. Whether you’d approve my unusual love for Call Me Please is another question entirely. 🙂
As a guy who has a soft spot for Danny Cruise, I tend not to judge. 😉
For me Moldovita or Dale dale, please !
Catarina should win!
I love Moldovan ethnic touch in “Moldavita” – the chorus is very catchy. However I can’t get past the cringy lyrics. This begging for different countries votes is just so 15 years ago and destroys the song for me. They should have focused on a feel good quality of the song instead. Luckily they have some other good choices this year. Personally, if you want to go with traditional and fun in Moldovan I would vote for Diana Rotaru with “Dale Dale”.
y’all need to remember “prison” has the nightmare team behind it so they’ve already secured themselves the victory…..
We all think that, yet I am confused they decided to put Natalia 2nd in the running order. That’s usually a televoting poison. Maybe they want to test it’s endurance with the public?
It is safe to say that we won’t see Moldova in the finals this year… They should follow Romania’s path of taking a more serious approach to it.
lol what? there’s like four songs there that could make it to the finals, especially with the low standards this year is showcasing so far.
The selection has quite a few good up-tempo songs, I must say. However, there’s a high chance they might cancel each other out and Moldova might end up with “Cine ta-a facut sa piangi”, simply for being the only stand-out ballad in the running. It’s not a terrible song, but a bit dull.
everything sounds messy
Team Moldovita 🙂
Moldova´s national final is very strong this year. 5,6 songs I can imagine in Rotterdam.