Watch tonight: Moldova to choose entry

Watch tonight: Moldova to choose entry
Geta Burlacu at Eurovision 2008. Photo: Alain Douit (EBU)
Chisinau, Moldova -

Tonight, at 18:30 CET, you will have the possibility to watch the Moldovan national selection, live right here in our WebTV Player! No less than 21 acts will fight for the ticket to Baku, and in the end, a 50/50 mix of televoting and a professional jury will pick the winner.

Starting at 18:30 CET today, the Moldovan TV public will have the right to choose the country's entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. The televoting result will account for 50% of the final scores, with the remaning 50% coming from an "expert" jury.

The following acts are in the running tonight (in order of appearance):

  1. Ruslan Taranu - Blanche
  2. Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa - Save A Little Sunshine
  3. Pasha Parfeny - Lăutar
  4. Alexandru Manciu - If You Leave
  5. Paralela 47 - Arde
  6. Ksenya Nikora - You Better Rush
  7. Leria - A Ray Of Sun
  8. Cristina Croitoru - Fight For Love
  9. Mariana Mihăilă - Live On Forever
  10. MC Mike & Human Place - Moll Girl
  11. Nicoleta Gavrilita - Crazy Little Thing
  12. Geta Burlacu - Never Ever Stop
  13. Adrian Ursu - Be Yourself
  14. Doiniţa Gherman - Welcome To Moldova
  15. M Studio - Open Your Eyes
  16. Anna Gulko - Ballad Of Love
  17. Transbalcanica - Balkan Riders
  18. Dara - Open Your Eyes
  19. Univox - Moody Numbers
  20. Akord - Live The Show
  21. INAYA - Lights

Twenty of the candidates were chosen by a jury out of all the proposals received during the open submission period. Nelly Ciobanu later withdrew from the line-up, making room for Akord and their song Live The Show.

The 21st entrant was chosen by a web voting, and the lucky one was Mariana Mihăilă - her song was written by an international team of songwriters. Another "international" entry tonight is Save A Little Sunshine by Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa, which was written by the German Eurovision Song Contest veterans Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger.

Among the participants is Geta Burlacu (pictured), who represented Moldova in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest but failed to qualify for the Final.

Are you excited already? Then don't miss the chance to watch it all live tonight in our WebTV player, starting from 18:30 CET! Meanwhile, you can already watch full videos of all songs from the rehearsal performances on the TRM website.


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  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 19:58
    We support you Pasha! Good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/March 2012 at 16:56
    Broliukas from Lithuania

    No, I mean that Inaya`s name similar to Inna`s one and that`s why I thought that it will be similar style in vocals and song and so on... But I was disapponted because in fact it isn`t ( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 22:29
    The winning song is awful, he sings in terrible English, the guy is good looking and the song title is in Romanian, so I was really expecting something nice in Romanian, but what I heard is crap song in crap English, please, please for god sake, if you can't speak good English, then send the songs in national langugages, this is what the Eurovision Song Contest is supposed to be. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 21:54
    Serbia winner this year in ESC !! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 21:30
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 20:26
    it sound good! greetings from Greece! LOVE YAA <3:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 20:15
    where's Nelly Ciobanu? :O report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 19:22
    Superman should be there :(.... It was not a copycat!!!!!

    So, now, please PLEASE vote for Pasha! (But change it a bit to romanian ;)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 19:13
    Inaya song sounds like Inna music? :D Are you kidding me? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 19:08
    Succese mari tuturor participantilor, sa cistige cel mai bun!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 18:43
    I like it, good luck Moldova! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 18:43
    I like it! Good luck Moldova report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 17:43
    Good luck Moldova! Greetings from Romania! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 16:23
    Pasha Parfeny is very similar to Edward Norton ahaha

    Alexandru Manciu - If You Leave Music is very coooooool but voice... beee

    Adrian Ursu - Be Yourself good, not bad

    INAYA - Lights I thought it will be somethink like Inna`s songs(( I was disappointed

    The range of songs is not the best but A. Ursu is much better than others report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 15:58
    good luck Moldova!!! report to the moderator