Moldova held the first semi-final of O Melodie Pentru Europa 2016 tonight, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Tonight, semi-final 1 saw the first 12 candidates take the stage. Eight acts will procede to the grand final on 27 February 2016, seven songs will be chosen by a combination of public televote and expert jury vote, while the eighth qualifier will be chosen from the remaining songs via additional televote. The eighth qualifier will be revealed in a special discussion show following the semi-final.
The public and the jury together chose the following seven entries to go to the final:
- Maxim Zavidia – La la love
- Valeria Pașa – Save love
- Doinița Gherman – Irresistible
- DoReDoS – FunnyFolk
- Viola – In the name of love
- Valentin Uzun – Mine
- Che-MD – Vodă e cu noi
The eighth finalist, chosen by televoting only is:
- Emilia Russu – I am not the same
The second semifinal of O Melodie Pentru Europa 2016 will take place on Thursday, with the grand final on Saturday night.
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