After a bit of silence, Moldova’s public broadcaster TRM has announced that it intends to select its Eurovision 2022 act through a national final. The selection show is currently set to be a one-night event, taking place on 5 March next spring.
TRM announced the news on its Instagram account. The Moldovan broadcaster posted that songwriters and artists could apply to the selection via a special form until 24 January 2022.
After that, a panel will check the entries prior to a live audition on 29 January. Acts are asked to perform their song live in Chișinău. The auditions will be broadcast live on Moldova 2, as was done in pre-pandemic times.
Similar to the country’s selection in 2020, Moldova’s national selection will be decided in a one-off televised final.
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Rules for Moldova’s Eurovision 2022 contestant
In the broadcaster’s rules and regulations, TRM underlined that at least 50% of the performers of an act have to hold Moldovan citizenship. Next to that, rules allow TRM to directly invite acts and authors to take part in the submission process and selection.
Two other clauses are worth singling out:
“2.14 By registering for the contest, the participants agree that if they are appointed as the representative of the Republic of Moldova at Eurovision 2022, they will sign a contract with IP Teleradio-Moldova, which will detail the editorial, artistic, financial obligations, organization and its conduct in relations with third parties, with reference to the Contest;”
“2.15 All expenses for preparation and participation in the Contest will be borne by the participant;”
The number of submissions in the Moldovan selection has ranged from twenty to forty entries in the last decade. As a clause in its regulations, TRM can opt to appoint a representative at any stage of the competition, even after the auditions.
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