Moldovan national selection kicks off tonight

Watch the first semi-final broadcast live from Chisinau at 18:40 CET

Rodica and Ivan Aculov, one of the semi-finalist acts TRM
Chisinau, Moldova

Tonight, the Moldovan national selection kicks off in Chisinau. Watch with us the first semi-final on the TRM web site at 18:40 CET. The second semi-final will take place on 25th February and the final on 27th February.

Two participants, Litesound & Katherine and the band ELLE, withdraw from the selection after the last auditions for the Moldovan national semi-finals. They were replaced by Valentina Nejel and Vitalie Todiraşcu. You can listen to all Moldovan entries on TRM web site.  

In the first semi-final the following singers will perform:

  1. Doiniţa Gherman - Irresistible
  2. Valentina Nejel - Va fi târziu
  3. Valeria Paşa - Save Love
  4. Russu Emilia - I Am Not The Same
  5. Che-MD - Vodă e cu noi
  6. Chris Maroo - Tonight
  7. Valentin Uzun - Mine
  8. Chriss Jeff - Good Life
  9. DoReDoS - FunnyFolk
  10. Viola - In The Name Of Love
  11. Maxim Zavidia - La La Love
  12. PRIZA - Rewind

In the second semi-final in 25th February, the following artists will compete:

  1. Rodica şi Ivan Aculov - Stop Lying
  2. Lidia Isac - Falling Stars
  3. Cristina Pintilie - Picture Of Love
  4. Diana Brescan - Till The End
  5. Max Fall feat. Dan Vozniuc & Malloy - Game Lover
  6. Andrei Ioniţa & Onoffrei – Lie
  7. Felicia Dunaf - You And Me
  8. Nadia Moşneagu – Memories
  9. Big Flash Sound - Când vrei
  10. Anna Gulko - Never Let Go
  11. Beatrice - Saved My Heart For You
  12. Vitalie Todiraşcu - Belladonna

Hosts and guests in the shows

Tonight’s show will be hosted by Gloria Gorceag and Sergiu Bezniţchi. Aliona Moon, the Moldovan participant in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be a special guest. A ballet group Just Friends will also perform on stage.

The second semi-final will be moderated by Mihaela Crânov and Sergiu Bezniţchi. The Moldovan band Gândul Mâței will come to support the competitors and entertain public.

Sergiu Bezniţchi and Olivia Furtună will be the hosts of the national final on 27th of February. Pasha Parfeni, the participant in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will aslo perform on stage as a guest. The audience will be entertained by the national dancing chorus Space.

The hosts in the Moldovan national selection TRM


From each semi-final seven acts will be selected by a joint decision of a professional jury and televoting. If there will be a tie between two or more candidates, it’s the jury panel who will decide who they want to see in the final. The last eighth hopeful from each semi-final will be chosen solely by the TV viewers and will be announced after the show.

The winner of the Moldovan national final will be chosen by a combined decision (50/50) of an expert jury and televoting.

Moldova made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005. That year also remains the country's most successful result when Zdob şi Zdub finished sixth in the Grand Final. This year, it's the 12th time in a row when the Moldovan national selection is organized by the public broadcaster TRM. Especially for this show, the TRM stage of 140 square meters was modernised with new camera angles, improved sound, dynamic settings, lights and LEDs.


Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede hosted the two Semi-Finals and Grand Final in 2016.

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