Gentle sounds and a starry sky for Moldova

Gentle sounds and a starry sky for Moldova
Aliona Moon. Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

One could see the sparkle in Aliona Moon's eyes when she was entering the stage in the Malmö Arena today for her first rehearsal: Just one year ago, she already performed in the Eurovision Song Contest, as a backing vocalist. This year, she will be the main person, trying to conquer the hearts of all Europeans with her soulful ballad O Mie, which she performed on a stage set like a starry sky today.

Before her first rehearsal, Aliona Moon was mingling backstage, watching the rehearsal of Roberto Bellarosa on the screens. As Aliona Moon had been a backing vocalist in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, she knew the backstage procedures already. "I'm excited but not nervous", she said.

Aliona was wearing very high heels today. "They are not for the stage performance - I will wear something more safe in the Semi-Final", she explained.

Pasha Parfeny, who was the representative of Moldova in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, wrote and produced Aliona's song O Mie. This year he will support her as a backing artist. "I can't wait to go on stage - now is the moment when we do get nervous a bit", he stated before entering the soundcheck area.

The Moldovan delegation was still looking for Aliona's final dress backstage. "It's the biggest dress of the night, we had to send it to Malmö beforehand - it measures 5 metres!"

As Aliona, Pasha and her dancers still had time before going on stage, they gave a spontaneous performance of their Eurovision entries, which you will be able to see in our video footage!

Aliona Moon gave a confident performance today, and her dress was impressive indeed: It's long and white, and a fiery glow was projected on it, while the background scenery showed a starry sky. Smoke effects were also used.

Aliona was standing on a podium which was lifted toward the end of the song, with the dress unfolding and extending along with it. Three dancers were supporting Aliona on stage, as well as Pasha Parfeny, who played the piano.


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  • Posted on 9 May 2013 at 20:31
    I can't believe that you will sing on Moldovian language. You destroy the song and chance to be in final. :/ It's better on English!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 May 2013 at 14:32
    frumoasa voce, great voice, hope it makes it to top5. good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 May 2013 at 13:50
    great song! I was wonder of it! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2013 at 16:34
    Top 10 this year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2013 at 10:42
    Amazing! GO ALIONA! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 22:52
    Much better now it's not sung in English. Still meanders a bit too much. The dress gimmick is OTT but somehow it works. Hope she manages to stay on the rising podium and not fall off. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 22:41
    very good! final of course :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 22:02
    OK that flying dress has got to be one of the best gimmicks EVER report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 16:40
    Hope it will be the best performance from Moldova ever! Good LUCK our MOON!!! Shine the Eurovision stage with your gentle light!!!=) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 16:10
    Moldova is very lucky because they chose an average song but everytime, they made it better! That's good and I hope to see them in the finale :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 15:57
    Oh mah gawd.
    Today this look like a circus! So much efects.

    I'm sad, I was happy when she appeared in tha videoclip only with a beautiful white dress and any shinig s.... on her body. This is outrageous, and unnecessary.
    Less is more girl, this is a typical diva perfomance report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 15:17
    This might be the cooler act, yes of course it's just like Sabinas last year, but concidering the background and space themed feeling of it, it's really cool and shows off the stage in a nice way! ;-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 14:38
    good)) i hope that this song will get good result but it reminds me Sabina(when the music dies)>I consider dress report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 14:28
    It's Sabina's stage performance.

    Also she looks like Maya Sar. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2013 at 14:28
    I love this entry, one of my favorites! report to the moderator