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:
|ADA DEEA||“Mystic Rose“||Rafael Artesero, Jose Juan Santana||Did Not Qualify|
|Adelina Iordachi||“Deja Vu“||Doina Sclifos||Did Not Qualify|
|Aliona Moon||“Du-mă“||Ștefan Burlacu, Vlad Subujac, Aliona Munteanu||Qualified|
|Angel Kiss||“Now I Know“||Samuel Bugia Garrido, Roxana Emilia Elekes||Did Not Qualify|
|Corina Ivanov||“When Love’s Real“||Mike Connaris, Mia Nicolai||Qualified|
|COSMINA||“Indestructible“||Cosmina Cotoros, Shawn Myers, Jonas Gladnikoff||Qualified|
|Crista||“Pădure verde pădure“||Cristina Baban||Did Not Qualify|
|Diana Elmas||“Miracle“||Ylva Persson, Linda Persson||Did Not Qualify|
|Donia||“Red Zone“||Donia Ianculescu, Robert Andrei Niculae||Qualified|
|Formația Vele||“Jocul neamului moldovenesc“||Ivan Sparivac, Sergiu Carai||Did Not Qualify|
|Gesica Sîrbu||“I’m In Love“||Eugen Doibani||Did Not Qualify|
|Harmony Scuffle||“Favourite One“||Lev Logvinenco, Vadim Psariov||Did Not Qualify|
|Lisa Volk||“Scrisoare către țară“||Elisaveta Smirnova, Marian Stîrcea||Did Not Qualify|
|LOLA||“Temperatura”||Eugen Doibani||Did Not Compete|
|Nihilist & Lisa Nicky||“Final Destination“||Elizaveta Pînzari, Vladimir Bejenari||Did Not Qualify|
|Nikko T.||“Destiny“||Gloria Gorceag, Vitalie Cătană||Did Not Qualify|
|Nino||“It Would Be Nice“||Sergiu Cristian Baba||Did Not Qualify|
|NÖRDIKA||“Damn and Down“||Ruslan Țăranu||Qualified|
|NR 11||“Adio“||Nadejda “Stetiuc” Rotaru||Did Not Qualify|
|OL||“Why You Play It Cool“||Olga Lisicova||Qualified|
|Pasha Parfeni||“Soarele și luna“||Pavel Parfeni, Andrei Vulpe, Iuliana Perfeni||Qualified|
|Ricky Ardezianu||“A Red Rose“||Ricky Ardezianu, Ianoș Țurcanu, Ion Istrati||Did Not Qualify|
|Rise||“Balada“||Lidia Scarlat, Ivan Aculov||Did Not Qualify|
|Sasha Bognibov||“My Favourite Schoolgirl“||Sasha Bognibov||Did Not Qualify|
|Sunstroke Project||“Yummy Mommy“||Mihai Teodor, Sergei Ialovițski||Qualified|
|Surorile Osoianu||“Bade, bădișor, bădiță“||Elena Ioniță, Jonathan Alexandru||Qualified|
|Tania Pitușcan||“Miorița“||Elad Lahmany, Tatiana Pitușcan||Did Not Qualify|
|Valeria Condrea||“We’re Now Different“||Valeria Condrea||Did Not Qualify|
|VERA||“Vremea ta“||Vera Țurcanu, Nikos Sofis||Did Not Qualify|
|Victor Gulick||“Let’s Dance“||Victor Gulick, Serghei Lututovici||Qualified|
|Y-Limit||“Live in Harmony“||Roman Lupu, Pavel Malisev||Did 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.
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News Source: TRM
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