The Moldovan Minister for Culture, Sergiu Prodan, has announced “substantial” financial support for their 2023 Eurovision representative, Pasha Parfeni. The two met to discuss Moldova’s participation in the contest, with Prodan declaring his wish to “bring Eurovision to Moldova!”
“This budget is not a piece of cake”
Speaking about the support that Pasha has received for his Eurovision participation, Pasha expressed his thanks to the government for their support, which shows that their goals are aligned for their participation in Liverpool.
A statement from the Minister read:
„Ministrul Culturii i-a urat succes interpretului și echipei sale, dar și să aducă Eurovisionul în Moldova cu piesa „Soarele și Luna”. Ministerul Culturii a acordat un sprijin financiar substanțial pentru evoluarea artistului moldovean la ediția din acest an a concursului”
“The Minister of Culture wished success to the performer and his team, but also to bring Eurovision to Moldova with the song “Soarele şi luna”. The Ministry of Culture has provided substantial financial support for the development of the Moldovan artist at this year’s edition of the contest”Press release from the Moldovan Ministry of Culture
Parfeni was chosen through Moldova’s national selection process, Etapa Națională. He will take to the Liverpool stage to perform is entry, “Soarele şi luna”, in the second half of the first semi-final in May.
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: Moldova 1
Photo Credit: Ministerul Culturii