Just a month on since Eurovision 2023 took place in Liverpool, more and more countries are confirming their intention to participate in Sweden. The next country to confirm their participation is Moldova, who will be making their 19th participation in 2024.
Selection method to be confirmed
Usually Moldova is one of the last countries to confirm its participation in the contest. However, we now know they will be in Sweden. However, TRM is yet to confirm how they will be selecting its representative for next year’s competition.
Moldova’s selection methods have varied over the past few years. For this instance, Natalia Gordienko was internally selected in 2021 after the cancellation of the contest, the year after that Zdob și Zdub and the Advahov Brothers were selected via an open casting, and Pasha Parfeni was selected via a national final.
Details on how Moldova will be selecting its Eurovision 2024 representative will be revealed in due course.
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 2023, Pasha came back to the Eurovision stage to represent Moldova at the Contest in Liverpool. Performing his song “Soarele și luna”, Moldova qualified for the final, finishing in 5th place. Following the jury and televote points in the final, Moldova received 96 points, finishing in 18th place. Of the 96 points, 20 were given by the jury, while the remaining 76 is given by the televote.
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News Source: ESCPlus ES
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