Moldova: Jury picks 20 national final entries

Moldova: Jury picks 20 national final entries
Nelly Ciobanu at Eurovision 2009. Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)
Chisinau, Moldova -

A total of 85 entries have been submitted for the Moldovan national selection this year, including songs by the former Eurovision entrants Nelly Ciobanu (pictured), Geta Burlacu, and Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira. Now a jury has picked 20 of them for the national final on March 10th.

Tonight, the Moldovan public broadcaster TRM has announced 20 entries to be performed live in the national final. Out of the 85 songs that have been entered for the Moldovan national selection, a jury consisting of six music experts has picked the following for the live show:

  • Adrian Ursu - Be yourself
  • Alexandru Manciu - If you leave
  • Anna Gulko - Ballad of love
  • Cristina Croitoru - Flight for love
  • Dara - Open your eyes
  • Doiniţa Gherman - Welcome to Moldova
  • Geta Burlacu - Never ever stop
  • INAYA - Lights
  • Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa - Save a little sunshine
  • Ksenya Nikora - You better rush
  • Leria - A ray of sun
  • M Studio - Open your eyes
  • MC Mike & Human Place - Moll girl
  • Nelly Ciobanu - Turn on the light
  • Nicoleta Gavrilita - Crazy little thing
  • Paralela - 47 Arde
  • Pasha Parfeny - Lăutar
  • Ruslan Taranu - Blanshe
  • Transbalcanica - Balkan Riders
  • Univox - Moody Numbers

Geta Burlacu and Nelly Ciobanu (pictured) already represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Among the artists who had submitted entries for this year's national selection were Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira, who were the Moldovan representatives in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, but their song Superman was not selected for the final.

Another entry is supposed to be picked by the public through an internet vote - details are yet to be announced. The Moldovan national final will be held on March 10th, with the winner being chosen by a mixture of televoting and a jury vote.


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  • Posted on 26/February 2012 at 19:38
    The best are Pasha and Dara - one from them should definitely go =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/February 2012 at 16:05
    You can see my top 5 so far :P Enter to this link and share your opinions
    report to the moderator
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g15fcLFqcwU report to the moderator
  • Posted on 31/January 2012 at 13:34
    So great songs for Moldova NF this year, i love it. Good luck brothers in Baku.
    Basarabia pamant romanec - RESPECT! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 18:25
    Nelly Ciobanu or Transbalkanica for Baku 2012. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 17:27
    Geta Burlacu is the best! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 16:46
    Geta Burlacu - Never ever stop is very good :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 13:55
    Nelly, I'm rooting is for you!!!! Beautiful song and beautiful lyrics!!! Good luck and let's Turn On the Light with Moldova, thus, lighting our fire. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 13:06
    oooh, Nelly Ciobanu, yes, yes, yes/ Come on, my Moldavian brothers, let's send her to Baku again)) I still listen to "Hora Din Moldova" with a great pleasure. And we're both in 1semi-final, then my 12 will go directly to dearest Moldova)) I have such great sympathy to this country, hope i'll get a chance to visit there one day:))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 10:56
    Good luck..I think Nelly will win again report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 02:20
    Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa - Save a little sunshine ♥ ♥ ♥ <3 LOVE IT!!!! One of the best I've heard.
    "Trust Me" of Geta Burlacu didn't pass, it was the best of her songs!!! Never ever stop has nothing special, sorry.
    Nelly Ciobanu - Turn on the light one of the potentials and great song!!! Hope she will, go, she really deserves it! Her song is fantasic!

    I didn't ear the other songs. So there are my favs. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30/January 2012 at 01:45
    I agree! I want Epic Sax Guy! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2012 at 23:15
    NO! EPIC SAX GUYS OUT :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2012 at 23:00
    NOOOOOOOOOO! 5 of my top 21 qualified! :'( here are the ones that I wanted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rro4tbT1II report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2012 at 22:33
    Crazy little thing is pretty good :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2012 at 21:59
    I liked Geta`s "Trust me(I like it)"...
    My favourite is Transbalkanica "Balcan Riders"!!!
    TRANSBALKANICA TO REPRESENT MOLDOVA!!!
    Warm greetings from Portugal!!! report to the moderator