After confirming participation at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, as esctoday.com revealed over a month ago, now the public broadcaster of Moldova, TRM, have launched a call for songs. The submissions deadline due on January 8th at 18:00 local time (17:00 CET).
As previously reported, only Moldovan artists are allowed to take part in the 2010 Moldovan selection, and if it is a group, at least one of its members must be of Moldovan citizenship. Foreign compositions can enter as well, but only if the artist to perform the song is Moldovan.
The broadcaster have set the song submissions deadline on January 8th at 18:00 Eastern European Time (17:00 CET). The national final, entitled O melodie pentru Europa (A song for Europe), is expected to take place by late January.
TRM, who will conduct the process in partnership with Orange Moldova, is happy with the fact that they can still participate despite the financial crisis hitting several broadcasters around Europe: "Even given the conditions of a financial crisis, when a large number of European public broadcasters are drastically reducing costs and even giving up their participation in the Contest, Moldova will participate at Eurovision for the 6th consecutive time", Head of Delegation Mr. Vitalie Cojocaru states.