One week before entries for Moldova’s national selection close, broadcaster TRM has put out a final call for submissions. The broadcaster has noted that the majority of entries received so far have come from abroad, however TRM is clear that only Moldovan citizens can represent their country at Eurovision.

Entries for Moldova’s national selection close next week, on 24 January at 17:00 (EET). MRT have revealed that most entries received so far have come from foreign creatives.

However the official contest rules confirm that the lead vocalist must hold Moldovan citizenship. This affects Romanian acts, some of whom may wish to take a chance with their neighbours after not making the cut in Romania. Collaborations with foreign acts are allowed, however no more than 50% of the main singers in an act can be from abroad.

Moldova’s national finals typically experience a last-minute rush of entries, so TRM are no doubt hoping local acts are busy right now preparing their entries.

Moldova’s Finala națională 2022

Moldova will again use Finala națională to select its act for Eurovision. The national final is a revamped version of the previous national final O melodi pentru Europa.

Once entries closed on 24 January the entries will be checked. Then on 29 January, TRM will hold its legendary live auditions. The potential acts perform their songs in front of the selection panel, usually with only minimal staging. The auditions give the selection panel the chance to see how the entry holds up as a live performance. Fans will be able to watch a live stream of the auditions.

From then, the broadcaster will select the acts that will go on to compete in the national final. In some years, all eligible acts have made the cut, in other years there has been culling.

The grand final will take place on 5 March, however the broadcaster also reserves the right to internally select an act instead.

The national final rules also state that the winning act must cover all expenses for the preparation and participation at Eurovision.

What do you think? Should Moldova bend its rules and send a foreign act to Eurovision? Or should they focus on local acts? Sound off in the comments section below!

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Hrvatska
Hrvatska
4 months ago

As Romania is now rejecting this piece, it is a perfect opportunity for Moldova to show its good side and say that such music is a great loss for Romania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MOw5oS9KeI fantastic song Katy Rain Lele in romanian language coming soon represent Moldova in Turin

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

Does anybody know what sign to flash in the night sky so Zdob si Zdub will return and rescue Moldova (and us)?

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Nils

No, sadly 🙁

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Oh man … we really have to figure out 🙁

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

molfest 2022?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

I keep thinking about this quote from the classic 1976 film Network;

“We’re not a respectable network. We’re a [poor]house* network, and we have to take whatever we can get.” You could probably apply that to Moldova.

*OK, he didn’t say poor, but I hope you get what I mean. Just think of the word that starts with a W and rhymes with poor.

Marius
Marius
4 months ago

the winning act must cover all expenses for the preparation and participation at Eurovision.

Yeah no wonder Moldova doesn’t get anything but Kirkov puppets, this selection is just a scam to get more money to the poor broadcaster.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Marius

In this case this “selection” defeats its purpose. How many of those who participate could cover all those expenses? I am afraid we’ll have another “cringe” selection.

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago

team lele here.
rules can be changed

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

means the song lele from katy rain.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

I might be in a minority here, thinking that art is universal, and that artists are not obliged to be ”authentic” in order to be believable and relatable. It relies to the whole debate about who can play whom, or write about whom, or represent whom. As long as you are able to channel that emotion, you’ve done a good job in my book. It doesn’t have to be your personal experience for me to feel like it is. That said, some authenticity is needed when counting the whole team, and years of displaying art from the same source. I… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Devito
4 months ago

Can we already rename Moldova to Kirkorovland?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

So, Moldova receiving the passed-around, wannabe NF entries that no other countries would even think about touching as usual? I think we all know which names to expect in the songwriting credits. 😉
After seeing some of the songs that got through into the Romanian and Lithuanian selections from the international songwriters, one can only imagine how bad some of these Moldovan ones are going to be. :3

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

very very sad, it shows that either there is no music industry in Moldova or there is no interest for ESC. I think the problem is the small music industry there and perhaps most of the artists cannot afford to pay the costs of the entry. I think Romanian artists should try and represent Moldova, just like it happens with San Marino-Italy and Greece-Cyprus.

Anyway, it\s almost certain that their national final will be a big mess once again.

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

Cancel everything and send Dianna Rotaru with a trash bop.

Sebastian
Sebastian
4 months ago

It doesn’t matter what they are going to select, it’s sure that it’s gonna be the cheesiest song of the contest, like every year

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Sebastian

I wanna love you… I don’t wanna love you… P R I S O N

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

Laurell Barker has sent in at least three, I assume

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I don´t like this woman, sorry…

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

“From abroad”
Translation: “From Kirkorov”

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

No, he’s busy with Russia in 2022, remember he does Moldova when Russia is switching broadcasters.

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

R.I.P Russia

Ete sech
Ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

This year it’s Laurel Barker, Kirkorov is busy with Russia atm

Last edited 4 months ago by Ete sech
daledale
daledale
4 months ago

Bring back the dale dale girl!!

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

another aly ryan application in the casket !

Roro31
4 months ago

they are right, we must elect a representative of Moldova who represents Moldovan roots and highlights national artists!!
it’s as if in my country (France), we had a representative from Slovenia (this is an example) and who doesn’t even have the French nationality, it’s ridiculous because he doesn’t represent the colors of the country so you really need Moldovan singers to represent Moldova, that’s the principle!

Last edited 4 months ago by Roro31
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

i agree with you. sending someone who isn’t involved in our music industry and with the country overall wouldn’t make me feel represented as an italian, and i think it’s the same for most people, so i can’t blame trm’s nationality rule.

Roro31
4 months ago

Exactly ! ^^

Jake
Jake
4 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

Aren’t the colors of Slovenia the same as France?…I kid!!

Roro31
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

no, but when I say “the colors” it’s the music of the country, the roots, the traditions etc.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

That was hilarious! Good one!

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

I wrote the same about Amanda and Greece and got downvoted. The double standards of some eurofans

Last edited 4 months ago by esc1234
Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

That’s sad.

Last edited 4 months ago by Xxx