It's Pasha Parfeny for Moldova!

It's Pasha Parfeny for Moldova!
Pasha Parfeny. Photo: TRM
Chisinau, Moldova -

In a long and exciting show, the Moldovan representative for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen tonight. A 50/50 combination of the televoting public and an expert jury decided that the winner of the national final should be Pasha Parfeny!

No less than 21 acts were fighting for the ticket to Baku tonight, with all kinds of musical styles being represented, from ethno-pop to ballads, from rock to euro-dance.

The show was broadcast live from Studio 2 of the national public broadcaster, TRM. This was the line-up of the national final (in order of appearance, winner in bold):

  1. Ruslan Taranu - Blanche (0 points)
  2. Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa - Save A Little Sunshine (8 points - 6th)
  3. Pasha Parfeny - Lăutar (22 points - 1st)
  4. Alexandru Manciu - If You Leave (5 points - 10th)
  5. Paralela 47 - Arde (0 points)
  6. Ksenya Nikora - You Better Rush (0 points)
  7. Leria - A Ray Of Sun (0 points)
  8. Cristina Croitoru - Fight For Love (16 points - 2nd)
  9. Mariana Mihăilă - Live On Forever (2 points -12th)
  10. MC Mike & Human Place - Moll Girl (0 points)
  11. Nicoleta Gavrilita - Crazy Little Thing (6 points - 8th)
  12. Geta Burlacu - Never Ever Stop (7 points - 7th)
  13. Adrian Ursu - Be Yourself (9 points - 5th)
  14. Doiniţa Gherman - Welcome To Moldova (1 point - 13th)
  15. M-Studio - Open Your Eyes (0 points)
  16. Anna Gulko - Ballad Of Love (0 points)
  17. Transbalkanica - Balkan Riders (14 points - 4th)
  18. Dara - Open Your Eyes (15 points - 3rd)
  19. Univox - Moody Numbers (5 points - 10th)
  20. Akord - Live The Show (6 points - 8th)
  21. INAYA - Lights (0 points)

Initially, 20 candidates were chosen by a jury out of all entries received during the open submission period. Nelly Ciobanu later withdrew, so that the runner-up, Akord, took her place with their song Live The Show. Mariana Mihăilă was the winner of a web-voting involving all non-qualifying entries, thus joining the line-up as the 21st entrant.

In the end, Pasha Parfeny was the joint winner of the voting, which consisted of a 50/50 combination of televoting and the verdict of an expert jury. He will sing Lăutar in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

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  • Posted on 30/March 2012 at 20:19
    Why has the video for this song been removed all over the web? How can the song be promoted in the weeks leading up to the contest if people can't watch it? I am very confused... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/March 2012 at 20:12
    I was dancing from almost the first note. I really hope Pasha ends up in the final, because if I could vote, I'd definitely cast more than a few for Moldova. Either way, I'm definitely getting this song. Good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/March 2012 at 14:37
    http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/rsvp/38054/cuvN7 vote for your favourite Euroviion songs here but don't vote for your own country ♥ Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/March 2012 at 02:28
    Nice song. It's quite positive :) Good luck Moldova report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 23:29
    Happy and catchy...

    But, don't forget your lyrics, Pasha! ;)

    Light your fire, Moldova! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 20:49
    Good luck Moldova!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 17:58
    "Dorulo" from Parfeny last year was better I think. But still, good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 12:25
    He's cute and the song is catchy. He will qualify; there are many Romanians and Moldovans here in Italy that will vote for him in the semi-final report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2012 at 00:34
    I'm sure they will qualify regardless with the help of spain, moldova, italy, russia and romania they could do. Think Semi final Qualifyers will be 1st Cyprus, 2nd Greece, 3rd Romania, 4th Denmark, 5th Iceland, 6th Russia, 7th Moldova, 8th Austria, 9th Hungary and hopefuly just geting Belgium in at 10th.

    And then non qualifyers I think will look like this
    11th Ireland (doesnt stand out as much as say austria and russias joke acts), 12th Finland, 13th Switzerland, 14th Isreal, 15th San Marino, 16th Albania, 17th Latvia, 18th Montenegro.

    But then we havnt heard San Marino, Belgium or Montenegro yet, just hope belgium qualify again for once may help boost the netherlands confidence in ESC if they qualify. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2012 at 22:44
    very nice song :)) I like it! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2012 at 20:04
  • Posted on 13/March 2012 at 17:35
    Nice song.Good Luck!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2012 at 17:04
    its great singer and i love the song because im from moldova.Moldova is the best report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2012 at 16:01
    It is very interesting song. But the performance has been, to put it mildly, has been very strange and bizarre. I really hope they change it. Dara was my personal favorite. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2012 at 15:27