Moldova has chosen, and Cristina Scarlat and her “Wild Soul” are off to Copenhagen!

A public televote was combined with a jury vote to select the winner for O Melodie Pentru Europa (A Song For Europe). The jury was composed of music industry professionals, including former Eurovision participant Nelly Ciobanu. Iurie Gologan and Olivia Furtună hosted the show, with greenroom reporters Daniela Babici and Vlad Ardovan.

The final scoreboard is below:

Artist Televote Jury Vote Total
Cristina Scarlat 10 12 22
Boris Covali 12 8 20
Lucia S 7 10 17
Ana Cernicova 5 6 11
Doinita Gherman 6 3 9
Mikaella 8 0 8
Aurel Chirtoaca 0 5 5
Diana Brescan 0 4 4
Curly 2 2 4
Felicia Dunaf 4 0 4
PARALELA 47 0 1 1
EDICT 0 0 0
Margarita & Metafora 0 0 0
Tatiana Heghea 3 0 0
Diana Staver 0 0 0

The show opened with a ballet performance from Free Dance, and last year’s Eurovision contestant from Moldova, Aliona Moon, singing her song “O Mie”. The night’s interval act was the band Cuibul, who treated the viewing public to song after song of smooth Moldovan jazz. Coincidentally, Cuibul is fronted by Cristina Scarlat’s niece Lidia Scarlat.

This is Moldova’s tenth year competing at Eurovision, and the theme for this year’s national selection highlighted this milestone. Moldova placed 11th in last year’s Grand Final in Malmö, and their best placing was in 2005 with Zdob si Zdub’s “Bunica Bate Toba”.

You can watch Cristina Scarlat’s performance of “Wild Soul” from the semifinals here:

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Do you think Moldova made the right choice? Will we see Eurovision 2015 in Chisinau? Join us and let us know in the Moldova 2014 forum.

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