First seven qualifiers in Moldova

First seven qualifiers in Moldova
Doiniţa Gherman, one of tonight's qualifiers. Photo: TRM
Chisinau, Moldova -

The first semi-final of the Moldovan national selection was held tonight. In a joint vote of the TV public and an expert jury, seven acts have qualified for the final, which will be held on Saturday.

This week, it's Moldova's turn to select its Eurovision Song Contest entry. Twelve acts were in the running in the first semi-final tonight, which was presented by Cătălin Josan and Evelina Vîrlan.

The show was opened by Pasha Parfeny, who had represented Moldova in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, performed. Before the results announcement, Zdob si Zdub took the stage - the band sang the Moldovan Eurovision entries in 2005 and 2011.

In the end, a 50/50 combination of televoting and the verdict of an expert jury determined the seven qualifiers, who will get a chance to fight for the ticket to Malmö on Saturday.

Tonight's qualifiers

This is the line-up of the first semi-final, which was held tonight (in order of appearance, qualifiers in bold, televoting+jury points in brackets):

  1. Diana Staver - Underestimated (5+0=5)
  2. Vitalie Maciunschi - I Want You Back (2+3=5)
  3. Margarita Ciorici - Coma (4+2=6)
  4. Cristina V & Glam Girls - Celebrate (8+0=8)
  5. Doiniţa Gherman - Planeta e un rai (12+6=18)
  6. Stela Boţan - Inima mea (1+1=2)
  7. Vitalie Negruţa - You'll Be Mine (3+8=11)
  8. Aliona Moon - A Million (7+12=19)
  9. Ruslan Ţaranu - Amadeus (0+5=5)
  10. Boris Covali - Runaways (10+10=20)
  11. Felicia Dunaf - Codename Felice (6+4=10)
  12. Svetlana Bogdanova - Conquer My Heart (0+7=7)

The second semi-final

The second semi-final of the Moldovan national selection will be held on Thursday, with the following twelve acts:

  1. Tatiana Heghea - A Brighter Day
  2. Aurel Chirtoacă - Iartă-Mă
  3. Inaya - I Need You Now
  4. Anna Gulko - Somebody Else
  5. Valeria Paşa - Show Me Your Feelings
  6. Nicoleta Gavriliţă - Freaky Thong
  7. Irina Tarasiuk - Dancing Hearts
  8. FireLove - Just Smile
  9. Irina Kitoroagă - L.o.v.e. Love
  10. Cristina Scarlat - I Pray
  11. Alexandru Sendrea - In My Head
  12. Cristina Croitoru & Karizma - Never Fall Again

The final

The fourteen winning entries of the two semi-finals will be performed again in the Moldovan national final. It will be broadcast live on Eurovision.tv's WebTV Player, starting at 19:00 CET - don't miss it!


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  • Posted on 16 March 2013 at 04:19
    Aliona is the winner !! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 18:33
    I'm very happy that Aliona Moon get into the final. My favorite in the second semi final is Never Fall Again by Cristina Croitoru & Karizma. Please Moldova make the right choice and choose Aliona Moon or Cristina Croitoru & Karizma. They are amazing!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 17:04
    Doiniţa Gherman no please, is childish, annoying and.. Kistch and old sounded, no please.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 13:33
    Aliona and Boris did well. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 13:03
    A don't think Doinita Gherman will ever have a chance. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 12:53
    Vitalie Negruta did great.Good Luck for final. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 11:05
    One of my favourite ESC countries this time causes me mixed feelings. Most important to me is that Vitalie Negruta managed to qualify, since I each Eurovision year urgently need a plenty dose of Balkan Brass (even if it's generated by a circuit). But it's such a pity that Margarita Ciorici failed - a special voice singing a special song with a special title, but above all with that wonderful chorus and its magical D-Flat Major Seventh chord. - I'm actually not really satisfied with the quality level of songs, and the outcome of semi one keeps me slightly disappointed. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 06:57
    I'm so pleased with the top 3 qualifiers... Come on Moldova, choose one of these songs... Don't make the same mistake as your neighbour, Romania. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 02:48
    Aliona Moon - A million, a beautiful song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2013 at 02:34
    Aliona Moon! Great song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 22:36
    Alex Razvan i'm totallly agree with you her song is the stupidest song ever.i don't know how she got 12 points from public,but other song are rather good !! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 22:32
    Boris apart from being the best in the line-up, the first semi-final is almost full of female participants and some good entries will cancel each out. Boris is a sure qualifier and a chance for Moldova to do well. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 22:17
    how is posible Doiniţa Gherman had 12 from public with that stupid song?????? ALIONA and BORIS are the best report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 22:01
    I am very unpleasantly surprised that Stela reveceived just one point from the public and one from the jury. What?! report to the moderator