Moldova: O Melodie Pentru Europa 2017 on 24-25 February

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Rumours spread around the web regarding plans of the Moldovan broadcaster TRM to skip the national selection O melodie pentru Europa and select its artist internally for Eurovision 2017. TRM has published details about the rules and mechanism of choosing their entry for the upcoming  contest; the final of O melodie pentru Europa will be held on 25 February.

The deadline to submit entries is 18 January at 17:00 local time. Entries can be submitted by post to TRM’s offices in Chișinău or online via email to The authors and composers may hold any nationality, however the artist must hold a Moldovan citizenship (or at least 50% in case of duets/groups).

The submitted entries which meet the requirements and the selection’s rules will be invited to live auditions which will be held on 21 January. A jury will decide on maximum 14 entries that will participate in the televised semifinal of O melodie pentru Europa which will be held on 24 February. A total of eight songs will advance to the final on 25 February; four will be chosen by an expert jury and four by televotes. The winner will be decided by 50% jury votes and 50% televotes.

In case of insufficient number of participating entries, TRM reserves the right to skip the semifinal stage and hold a final round directly on 25 February.

The complete rules and regulations of O melodie pentru Europa 2017 can be found on TRM’s website (in Romanian).

O Melodie Pentru Europa 2017 – Agenda:

  • 18/01 – Deadline to submit entries
  • 21/01 – Live auditions
  • 24/02 – Semifinal
  • 25/02 – Final

Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2005, when the country had reached its best position so far: 6th with Bunica bate toba. Moldova’s last qualification to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2013.

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