First step in Moldova: done! A little earlier, the country’s national broadcaster TRM revealed the names and the song titles of the 26 acts that are going to battle at the preliminary live auditions that will be run ahead of the national selection show O melodie pentru Europa 2019!
28 songs for 26 hopefuls
28 artists expressed their interest in representing Moldova at Eurovision 2019. However, one candidancy’s file was considered as incomplete, while one more song was disqualified as it was characterized by hate speech. The live auditions are going to be held on 2 February at 11:00 CET and will be broadcast live by TRM’s official website. Two of the qualified artists (namely Viorela and Che MD) have submitted by 2 songs each.
As a result of all the above, the 28 candidate songs of the live auditions are:
- Anna Odobescu – Stay
- Tinna Gi – Virus
- Siaj – Olimp
- Gheorghe Feghiu – Laura
- Iana Ghurba – What if we were
- Irina Tarasiuc & Lume – Ca Adriano Celentano
- Chirill Palic – I want you to know
- Pelageya Stefoglo – Mi amor
- Vera Turcanu – Cold
- Iurie Sadovnic & Legenda – Robin Hood
- Viorela – Light up the night
- Viorela – Beggin
- Alex Bognibov – Love me like my daughter
- Diana Brescan – Lies
- Sasha Letty – Bananas
- Iulia Cazaceno – Soulmates
- Elena Croitor – Te voi canta mereu
- Che MD – Sub Pamant
- Che MD – Yarmarokul Bufonilor
- Alister Mars – High
- Aurel Chirtoaca – La cinema
- Maxim Zavidia – I will not surrender
- Limonique – GravitTy
- Coral Reef – Self-destruction
- Marcela Scripcaru – Meteor
- Anna Cucerenco – Do you see me?
- Marina Cudalb – Insieme
Τhe appearances’ evaluation at the live auditions will be based on the originality of the song, the vocal performance and the actual interpretation. A special appointed committee has taken over this project, which will be awarding points from 0 to 12 to each entry.
O melodie pentru Europa 2019 will be taking place on the first weekend of March. The semi-final is scheduled for 2 March, while the Grand Final that will crown the Moldovan representative for 3 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 International Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. The contest’s slogan will be “Dare to Dream“.