Another song joins our line up for 2023! Following this year’s edition of Etapa Națională, Pasha Parfeni has been chosen to represent Moldova with “Soarele şi luna”. He will take to the Liverpool stage in the second half of the first semi-final in May.
Etapa Națională: The Full Results
The full results of Etapa Națională are:
|2.||OL||“Why You Play It Cool”||6||1||7||7th|
|3.||Victor Gulick||“Let’s Dance”||3||2||5||10th|
|4.||Surorile Osoianu||“Bade, bădişor, bădiţă”||7||8||15||4th|
|6.||NORDIKA||“Damn and Down”||2||4||6||9th|
|8.||Sunstroke Project||“Yummy Mummy”||8||10||18||2nd|
|9.||Pasha Parfeni||“Soarele şi luna”||12||12||24||1st|
|10.||Corina Ivanov||“When Love’s Real”||4||3||7||6th|
The winner of Etapa Națională was chosen through a combination of jury and public voting. For the first time viewers in Moldova could vote online for their favourite, throughout the show the votes were displayed on screen.
About Etapa Națională 2023
This is the second round of Etapa Națională, the first being an audition round that took place last month. 10 acts were selected to take part in Moldova’s national selection on March 4th. Two 2023 representatives promoted their song during the national final those being Sudden Lights (Latvia) and Theodor Andrei (Romania). Poland’s Blanka was due to also promote her entry “Solo”, but was unable to attend.
Three previous Moldovan representatives returned to the selection. 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