Next to embark on the Eurovision train to Tel Aviv is Moldova! Following two successful courses within the Top 10 in 2017 and 2018, the country is gearing up for one more position on the left side of the scoreboard. Their national selection format O melodie pentru Europa will be returning this year, and we now know its date: it’s 3 March!
The national broadcaster TRM opened yesterday the submission window for all artists wishing to take part in the Moldovan national selection and claim the Eurovision ticket. Applications will be accepted by 18 January. The supporting documents to be submitted are the following:
- application form; the form stating the name, surname, date of birth, residence, address, contact information of the respective candidate
- the copyright protection of the song and the song’s text is made in the form of a note confirming that the song is original, not published before 1 September 2018, is the author’s creation and may be performed by the participant
- the printed version of the song text and its translation, if its language is other than Romanian
- the track in MP3 version.
Optional documentation is: pictures of the participant and those of the dance team (large size, medium size, general size) on digital or by mail, with * jpeg type, minimum resolution 1920*1080; as well as a video recording of the interpretation (professional version) presented on digital media may work as an advantage.
Applications may be submitted either by natural presence of the authors at the broadcaster’s offices or by e-mail, to: email@example.com. As already mentioned, the event is going to be held on 3 March. However, TRM will also be organizing a semi-final on the previous day, on 2 March.
Moldova at Eurovision 2018
Moldova was represented at Lisbon’s Eurovision Song Contest by the band DoReDos and the song My lucky day, which was victorious at the country’s national selection O melodie pentru Europa 2018 among 16 competing acts. Their entry was penned by the acclaimed music composers Philipp Kirkorov and John Ballard.
The band delivered an eccentric and theartical performance at the Altice Arena. Thus, the country went through to the Grand Final from the second semi-final and eventually placed 10th, with a total of 209 points.
The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on 14, 16 and 18 May at the ExPo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel. The contest’s slogan has been announced to be “Dare to Dream“.