The deadline for entering Moldova’s national selection has ended, and a total of 47 songs have been entered for this contest. What happens next?
In the very last day of song submissions, more songs have been entered than in the weeks before, but the total number of songs is just over 40! The only change in the rules was that only Moldovan citizens can apply for the competition. However, in the very last moment, Litesound, who represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with “We Are The Heroes”, have sent in their song for Moldova’s national final! They are collaborating with a Moldovan singer, Katherine, and are thus eligible to enter.
The original plan for TRM was to have a first hearing of the songs in three days time, where the number of submitted entries will be narrowed down to 50, and then another one on the 19th of December, to narrow that number down to 24, to have two semi finals with 12 songs in each. But what do we do when we start from 47?!
The new plan is that all of the submitted songs will be heard in the first audition on the 10th of December, and the best ones will get a second audition on the 19th, where the 24 songs will be selected. The two semi finals are going to take place on the 23rd and the 25th of February, while the Grand Final will take place in Chisinau on the 27th of February 2016.
Ukrainian singer Eduard Romanyuta represented Moldova earlier this year in Vienna with his song “I Want Your Love”, and unfortunately didn’t manage to qualify for the Final. The last time Moldova was in the Final was back in Eurovision 2013, when Aliona Moon represented her country with the song “O Mie”. Give a listen to this song once more right here: