As more countries continue to prepare for the upcoming season, Moldova has opened a submissions window for its national selection for Eurovision 2022.
Welcome one, welcome all
On a document released by Moldova’s national broadcaster TRM, rules for the national selection were revealed. From today (December 20th) until January 24th, 2022 at 5pm EET, singers aged 16 and over will be able to send in their songs.
Interested songwriters can send their entries in to TRM through Eurovision.md, or in person at the studios of TRM in the nation’s capital, Chisinau. Songs that have been entered must not have been performed or commercially released before September 1st, 2021. This is in line with the rules for the Eurovision Song Contest in general.
Setting the structure for Moldova in Eurovision 2022
Moldova’s national selection – typically called “O Melodi Pentru Europa” – will be held in two stages. Following the end of the submissions window on January 24th, screening of the submitted songs will take place. Live auditions are also due to be held on January 29th, with the lucky artists making it through to the final. Once auditions are over, TRM can prepare to hold the national final on March 5th, dependent on song quality.
Moldova’s Eurovision journey
Moldova is relatively new to the Eurovision Song Contest, joining in 2005. Their debut entry, Zdob si Zdub, finished in 6th place, which had remained their highest scoring entry up until 2017. This was thanks to the Sunstroke Project performing ‘Hey Mamma’, finishing in 3rd place. At the close of voting, Moldova received 374 points.
In 2021, Natalia Gordienko represented Moldova at the Contest in Rotterdam. Performing her song ‘Sugar’, Moldova qualified for the final and finished in 13th place. Following the jury and televote points, Natalia had received 115 points.
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News Source: TRM
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