Running on a high from their 3rd place in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the pressure was on for Moldova to continue their success in this year’s contest. This year the broadcaster decided to continue with their process of O Melodie Pentru Europa, however this year the competition featured only one televised final, rather than also featuring a semi-final.
Interested artists were asked to submit their entries up until the 15th of January, and then on that day, the broadcaster announced that there were 28 entries submitted. On the 24th of January, there was a Live Audition round, where the artists were all invited to perform their songs live, with the top 16 entries going through to the final.
Here is the complete list of finalists:
Tolik – Broken Glass
Lavinia Rusu – Altundeva
Bella Luna – Moments
Anna Timofei – Endlessly
Ilia Sorocean & Dasha DaGro – Minds & Veins
Che MD – Inima-n Stîngă
Constantin Cobîlean – Numai Tu
DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
SandyC & Aaron Sibley – Once Upon a Time
Anna Odobescu – Agony
Nicoleta Sava – Esencia del Sur
Doinița Gherman – Dance in Flames
Felicia Dunaf – Alien
Viorela – The Gates of Love
Vera Țurcanu – Black Heart
Ruslan Tsar – Come to Life
The winning entry was decided through both jury and televoting, so let’s see how it all went down! We’ll start with the jury votes, and the 12 points went to DoReDos with their song My Lucky Day. Coming in second was Vera Țurcanu with the song Black Heart, and in third with the jury was Anna Odobescu.
With the televote, the overwhelming winner of the public vote was also DoReDos with an incredible 3813 votes, which was converted into 12 points. Well behind was second place Tolik with just 385 votes, and in third was Nicoleta Sava with 171 votes.
With the votes combined, it was clear that DoReDos will go on to represent Moldova this year with their song My Lucky Day. In second place was Vera Țurcanu, and in third was Doinița Gherman & One Voice, although they tied in points with Tolik.