The Eurovision fever has surely hit Moldova, who will pick their entry soon enough, but before a winner can be found, the 24 competitors need to show what they can deliver and reach the final, and the winner will be the artist who can impress the jury and televote the most.
The Moldovan selection, also known as “O Melodie Pentru Europa” has been underway for quite a good amount of time by now, and will find it’s end here on Saturday, when the final will take place.
47 songs were sent in to compete in the national selection, and from those songs, 24 were picked during a live audition round, these 24 songs are the ones we have the pleasure of watching during this week, with 12 songs in each of the 2 semi-finals, and a total of 16 will then be present, during the final.
The second semi-final consisted of these 12 songs, performing in this order:
- Rodica & Ivan Aculov – “Stop Lying”
- Lidia Isac – “Falling Stars”
- Cristina Pintilie & Alex Calancea Band – “Picture Of Love”
- Diana Brescan – “Till The End”
- Max Fall ft. Dan Vozniuc & Malloy – “Game Lover”
- Andrei Ionița & Onoffrei – “Lie”
- Felicia Dunaf – “You And Me”
- Nadia Moșneagu – “Memories”
- Big Flash Sound – “Când Vrei”
- Anna Gulko – “Never Let Go”
- Beatrice – “Save My Heart For You”
- Vitalie Todirașcu – “Belladonna”
Once again, a fantastic show was held in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, where it was decided who will be present in the final.
The show gave us another great show with lots of entertainment, music and excitement in a very similar style to what we saw during the first semi-final.
The voting process remained the same, as it was during the first semi-final, and how it will be during the final. 50 % of the outcome went to the Juries, while the remaining 50% to the televote. Each jury member first announced all their points, where the points will be converted to the classic Eurovision points, so that the Jury winner got 12 points, the Jury runner-up got 10 points, and so on until 1 point. Afterward the televotes was shown and converted as well in a similar way, and this decided the Top 7, who advanced to the final, while the 8th finalist was found during the talkshow that took place after the semi-final.
The Winners Are…
The show in general was a lot like a normal Eurovision show, but the difference was that we would get all the details of the voting during the show, which showed us who might be the favorites to win, and who impressed most with the juries and viewers.
Juries were first to award their points in, with all the details and after a short commercial, we had the numbers on how many votes were given to the 12 competing songs. We can look forward to these names once again this Saturday. (Finalists are in Bold)
- Lidia Isac – 17 points
- Max Fall ft. Dan Vozniuc & Malloy – 16 points
- Nadia Moșneagu – 16 points
- Rodica & Ivan Aculov – 14 points
- Cristina Pintilie – 14 points
- Big Flash Sound – 12 points
- Andrei Ionita & Onoffrei – 8 points
- Felicia Dunaf – 7 points
- Diana Brescan – 5 points
- Beatrice – 3 points
- Vitalie Todirascu – 3 points
- Anna Gulko – 1 point
16 songs will take part in the grand final of “O Melodie Pentru Europa”, and before tonight, 8 songs were selected to take part in the final, while after the second semi-final concluded, another 7 songs joined the already 8 finalists, making this a total of 15 finalists. The last finalist would then be selected during a talkshow, which was held after the second semi-final. The candidates were the artists that didn’t manage to qualify directly to the final, from the second semi-final.
Voting started after the second semi-final concluded and here televote would select the last finalist, ending with following results:
- Felicia Dunaf – 276 votes
- Beatrice – 160 votes
- Diana Brescan – 84 votes
- Vitalie Todirascu – 11 votes
- Anna Gulko – 5 votes
Hereby, Felicia Dunaf will join the line-up for the final, and be the last finalist of this years Moldovan selection. The final will take place this Saturday on the 27th of February.