Moldova is finalising its preparations for Etapa Națională 2023 – the national selection for Eurovision 2023. Ahead of the show, which takes place tomorrow, broadcaster TRM has revealed the interval acts for the competition. These will be three artists already selected to compete at Eurovision 2023.
Welcoming Eurovision 2023 to Moldova
In a press release, TRM announced that Latvia’s Sudden Lights, Poland’s Blanka and Romania’s Theodor Andrei would perform during Etapa Națională 2023. These acts all won their respective national selections earlier in the season. In addition to performing, all three artists will give interviews to both national radio and television stations in Moldova.
As well as this, Sudden Lights will take part in a special edition of the “Live Show” on March 3rd (Friday) to give an exclusive performance. This show will be broadcast on Moldova 1, the primary TV channel in the country.
What we know about Etapa Națională 2023 so far
Moldova’s national selection – Etapa Națională 2023 – will take place on March 4th at 19:00 EET. Ten artists will compete in the selection, after having advanced from the audition stage last month.
A 50/50 jury/public vote split will determine who will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2023. In a first for Moldovans, online voting will be used for the first time. Those who have a Moldovan phone number – both domestically and abroad – will get to vote for their winner. A Moldovan phone number is needed to validate the vote on the platform. The voting window will last 35 minutes, during which the public can cast one vote per number. The number of online votes cast for each act will be displayed in real time during their respective performance.
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 2022, Zdob și Zdub came back to the Eurovision stage with the Advahov Brothers and represented Moldova at the Contest in Turin. Performing their song “Trenulețul”, 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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