🇲🇩 Finalists for Etapa Națională revealed

🇲🇩 Finalists for Etapa Națională revealed

Following an afternoon of live auditions, the 10 acts advancing to the final for Moldova’s Etapa Națională have been selected!

The results of the Etapa Națională auditions are:

ArtistSong TitleSongwriter(s)Result
ADA DEEAMystic RoseRafael Artesero, Jose Juan SantanaDid Not Qualify
Adelina IordachiDeja VuDoina SclifosDid Not Qualify
Aliona MoonDu-măȘtefan Burlacu, Vlad Subujac, Aliona MunteanuQualified
Angel KissNow I KnowSamuel Bugia Garrido, Roxana Emilia ElekesDid Not Qualify
Corina IvanovWhen Love’s RealMike Connaris, Mia NicolaiQualified
COSMINAIndestructibleCosmina Cotoros, Shawn Myers, Jonas GladnikoffQualified
CristaPădure verde pădureCristina BabanDid Not Qualify
Diana ElmasMiracleYlva Persson, Linda PerssonDid Not Qualify
DoniaRed ZoneDonia Ianculescu, Robert Andrei NiculaeQualified
Formația VeleJocul neamului moldovenescIvan Sparivac, Sergiu CaraiDid Not Qualify
Gesica SîrbuI’m In LoveEugen DoibaniDid Not Qualify
Harmony ScuffleFavourite OneLev Logvinenco, Vadim PsariovDid Not Qualify
Lisa VolkScrisoare către țarăElisaveta Smirnova, Marian StîrceaDid Not Qualify
LOLA“Temperatura”Eugen DoibaniDid Not Compete
Nihilist & Lisa NickyFinal DestinationElizaveta Pînzari, Vladimir BejenariDid Not Qualify
Nikko T.DestinyGloria Gorceag, Vitalie CătanăDid Not Qualify
NinoIt Would Be NiceSergiu Cristian BabaDid Not Qualify
NÖRDIKADamn and DownRuslan ȚăranuQualified
NR 11AdioNadejda “Stetiuc” RotaruDid Not Qualify
OLWhy You Play It CoolOlga LisicovaQualified
Pasha ParfeniSoarele și lunaPavel Parfeni, Andrei Vulpe, Iuliana PerfeniQualified
Ricky ArdezianuA Red RoseRicky Ardezianu, Ianoș Țurcanu, Ion IstratiDid Not Qualify
RiseBaladaLidia Scarlat, Ivan AculovDid Not Qualify
Sasha BognibovMy Favourite SchoolgirlSasha BognibovDid Not Qualify
Sunstroke ProjectYummy MommyMihai Teodor, Sergei IalovițskiQualified
Surorile OsoianuBade, bădișor, bădițăElena Ioniță, Jonathan AlexandruQualified
Tania PitușcanMiorițaElad Lahmany, Tatiana PitușcanDid Not Qualify
Valeria CondreaWe’re Now DifferentValeria CondreaDid Not Qualify
VERAVremea taVera Țurcanu, Nikos SofisDid Not Qualify
Victor GulickLet’s DanceVictor Gulick, Serghei LututoviciQualified
Y-LimitLive in HarmonyRoman Lupu, Pavel MalisevDid Not Qualify

The finalists were chosen by a jury vote.

All songs made it to the audition stage can be listened to at eurovision.md. 33 songs were originally selected for the audition process, but two were disqualified earlier this week. One of NÖRDIKA’s entries, “Squeeze Paradise”, was disqualified due to having been performed before 1st September 2022, making it ineligible for Eurovision. Massimo Sinceri and DA-MUSE were also disqualified due to not meeting the required threshold for performers and composes being at least 50% Moldovan. Furthermore, LOLA was unable to perform at today’s auditions and was therefore ineligible for consideration.

Of the 30 competing entries, three previous Moldovan representatives are returning. Pasha Parfeni represented Moldova with “Lăutar” in 2012, whilst Aliona Moon sang “O mie” for Moldova in 2013. The Sunstroke Project have represented the nation on two separate occasions – first in 2010 with the song “Run Away”, and then in 2017 singing “Hey Mamma”.

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 2022, Zdob si Zdub came back to the Eurovision stage with the Advahov Brothers and represented Moldova at the Contest in Turin. Performing their song “Trenuletul”, Moldova qualified for the final and finished in 7th place. Following the jury and televote points, Moldova had received 253 points.

Who would you like to see represent Moldova at Eurovision 2023? What did you think of this year’s live auditions? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we look ahead to Eurovision 2023!

News Source: TRM

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