This year, for the 12th time in a row, Moldovan broadcaster TRM organised a national final to select Moldova’s act for Eurovision this year. O Melodi Pentru Europa was the title of the show, and it was hosted by Sergiu Bezniţchi and Olivia Furtună, while Liviu Gulica was presenting in the green room.
The voting for the show as opened before any of the songs were presented, and similar to Eurovision itself, before each performance a postcard was shown of the participants. After all the songs were performed, which will all be listed below, familiar Eurovision face Pasha Parfeni, who participated in 2012 as the lead artist, and then featured in the 2013 Moldovan entry, performed on stage as an interval act.
Here are the 16 acts that performed in the national final:
Valentin Uzun – Mine
Maxim Zavidia – La La Love
Doiniţa Gherman – Irresistible
Lidia Isac – Falling Stars
Big Flash Sound – Când vrei
Che-MD – Vodă e cu noi
Andrei Ioniţa & Onoffrei – Lie
Cristina Pintilie – Picture Of Love
Nadia Moşneagu – Memories
Rodica şi Ivan Aculov – Stop Lying
Emilia Russu – I Am Not The Same
Viola – In The Name Of Love
DoReDoS – FunnyFolk
Max Fall feat. Dan Vozniuc & Malloy – Game lOVER
Valeria Paşa – Save Love
Felicia Dunaf – You And Me
The voting was a mix of jury and televoting, and it was announced that Falling stars sung by Lidia Isac was the winner of the show, receiving 8 points from the jury, and 12 points from the televotes. Following closely on 18 points was Cristina Pintilie, and 3rd on 17 points was Valeria Paşa.
Since then, preparations have well and truly begun to create a memorable performance on stage in Stockholm in May. Moldova will be competing in the first semi-final.
Listen to the song below, and if you think Moldova deserves some love, make sure you vote for Lidia in our poll, which you can find here.
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