Angus gets the chance to talk with Roman Iagupov, the singer of Zdob şi Zdub, and the two members of Frații Advahov. Zdob şi Zdub and Fraţii Advahov will represent Moldova at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Trenulețul”. They talk about their approach to Eurovision, how the train they sing about is much more than that, and play a bit of their song!
About Zdob şi Zdub and Fraţii Advahov
Zdob și Zdub are no strangers to Eurovision, having participated on two separate occasions. The band formed Moldova’s first ever participation in the Contest in 2005 with “Bunica bate doba”, earning a respectable 6th place. Following that, Zdob și Zdub made a return in 2011 with “So Lucky” – finishing in 12th place. For 2022, Zdob și Zdub have teamed up with the Advahov Brothers, a fraternal duo playing the violin and accordion to couple with the band’s unique sound.
Listen to Zdob şi Zdub and Fraţii Advahov’s song Trenulețul on streaming services
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Moldova’s Eurovision journey
Moldova is relatively new to the Eurovision Song Contest, joining in 2005. Their debut entry, Zdob și 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.
Are you a fan of Trenulețul? How do you think Zdob şi Zdub and Fraţii Advahov will do at Eurovision? As always, let us know what you think by getting involved in the comments below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date about Moldova’s Eurovision participation in 2022.
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