The King of Russian music, Philipp Kirkorov, is back in the game, and this time it’s for Moldova! He is the man behind DoReDoS’ potential bid to represent Moldova at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
The Moldovan trio will be competing at the 2018 Moldovan Eurovision national selection, O Melodi pentru Europa, with their entry My lucky star, in their quest to fly the Moldovan flag at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Philipp Kirkorov has produced many Eurovision entries throughout the years and has an excellent record as his songs have all placed in the Top 10.
DoReDoS is currently amongst the most popular and sought after groups in Moldova. They won the celebrated New Wave Song Festival last September in Sochi. Their fame and music has crossed borders and reached countries far and away.
The DoReDoS group was born in 2011 and consists of of three vocalists: Marina Jundiet, Evgeni Andriyanov and Sergei Myza.
All three artists hail from Rybnitsa, where they met and decided to create their own musical group. Hereafter they moved to the Moldovan capital Chișinău, where they graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts.
In 2013, Evegeni Andriyanov won the second prize at the Slavianski Baazar Song Festival in in Vitebsk, Belarus. The following year DoReDoS won the 2014 International Pop Music Competition in Romania.
In 2015 and 2016, the group competed in the Moldovan Eurovision national selection. The trio has also competed in the internationally acclaimed X Factor talent show, namely in the Romanian version.
In 2017, DoReDoS won the New Wave Song Festival in Sochi, Russia. Thanks to their victory in the song contest, the group received the Honored Artist of Moldova Award in their homeland.
Will it be 3rd time lucky for DoReDoS?
This will be the group’s third attempt to represent their homeland at Europe’s favorite television show.
They are back in the Moldovan national selection with an ethno Balkan entry My lucky day. The song has been composed by Philipp Kirkorov, whilst John Ballard is the lyricist of the song.
Philipp was charmed by the group’s performance at New Wave 2017 and posted the following message on his official Instagram account:
I was very impressed by the DoReDoS group from the moment I first saw them on the New Wave in Sochi. They are charismatic performers who are good on stage. In addition, they have strong voices. This is rare in our days. When I see this kind of artists I feel I am obliged to help them, exactly as Alla Pugacheva helped me when I started my career.
I’ve already worked with Dima Koldun from Belarus, Ani Lorak from Ukraine, Sergey Lazarev from Russia, and now I’m very happy that I can support DoReDoS by writing along with John Ballard (the author of the text) the song My lucky day, with which we want to try to win the right to represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest. I hope that you will enjoy the song, as we did recording it, and if we will have the opportunity to present in May the show we have in our minds.
I was very impressed with “DOREDOS” @doredos_official @sergiu_mita_doredos @eugeniuandrianov from the first moment I show them in the “NEW WAVE” @newwave_official festival in SOCHI: Charismatic performers with a great attitude on stage and with very strong voices.Something so rare in our days. When I see this kind of artists I feel I am obliged to help them exactly as Alla Pugacheva @alla_orfey helped me when I started my career. I have done it before with Dima Koldun @koldunmedia from Belarus( in 2007), with Ani Lorak @anilorak from Ukraine( in 2008) , with Sergey Lazarev @lazarevsergey(in 2016) and Tolmachev Sisters @anastasiyatolmacheva16 @mashatolmacheva16 (in 2014)from Russia and now I am happy that I am able to support “DOREDOS” by writing together with John Ballard(lyricsist) the song “MY LUCKY DAY” with which we will try to represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest @eurovision . I hope you will all enjoy the song as much as we enjoyed it when we recorded it and that we will have the opportunity in May to present the show we have in our minds. You can find a link to the lyric video of the song on my profile page. #Eurovision #Doredos #MyLuckyDay
The 2018 Moldovan national selection will consist of a total of 2 shows scheduled to be held on 22 and 24 February in Chișinău.
About Philipp Kirkorov
Philipp Kirkorov is one of Russia’s biggest superstars: he represented Russia at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin.
The multi-talented singer has been the man behind many Eurovision entries in recent years: Russia (2006, 2014 and 2016), Belarus (2007) and Ukraine (2008).
Moldova in Eurovision
Moldova debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best result in the contest last year when Sunstroke Project placed 3rd at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.