Zdob si Zdub will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2022!

On Monday, Moldova has revealed the acts in the running to represent the country at Eurovision 2022. The broadcaster revealed they received 51 submission and out of those they selected 30 songs (one author sent two songs) and on Tuesday it has been revealed that Misscatylove withdrew from the selection and now the total of 28 acts were still in the running. The next and final stage involved the live auditions which took place today and were broadcast live on Moldova 2 and online, they lasted for 3 hours in the time frame from 13.00 to 16.00 CET and brought us performances of 28 acts out of which one was decided by the judges to be the entry to represent Moldova at Eurovision 2022. The results were revealed during the news of Moldova 1 around 18.00 CET

The order of performances was as follows:

  1. Y- LMIT – “Nothing More
  2. Katy Rain – “Lele
  3. Zdob si Zdub & Fratii Advahov – “Trenuletul
  4. Marcela Scripcaru – “Starlight
  5. Naminal – “Stop Tonight
  6. Dianna Rotaru – “My Time is Now
  7. The Tramps – “Sky Blues
  8. Trio Eva – “Get A Kiss
  9. Denis Midone – “Run Away”
  10. Sasha Bognibov – “(I Just Had) Sex with Your Ex
  11. Annet Smirnova – “Toxic Eyes
  12. Ricky Ardezianu – “Cherchez la femme
  13. Tudor Bumbac – “Iarta-ma ca te iubesc
  14. LEMONIQUE – “Boys
  15. Carolina Gorun & Danieli Shvets – “Take Me Anywhere
  16. Mihaela Andrei – “Libre
  17. Maxim Zavidia – “Ready
  18. Emilia Russu– “Yama
  19. Lanjeron – “Magic Carpet
  20. Pelageya Stefoglo – “I’m the only one
  21. Sendrei – “Beginer’s Luck
  22. Viola Julea – “Before
  23. Angel Kiss – “The Sunshine in Me
  24. Valeria Barbas – “My Tree
  25. Diana Elmas – “Spirit High
  26. Ana Cernicova – “Silent Battlefield
  27. Ferum – “Love Is
  28. Viorela Moraru – “Tell me that you love me

Even though Sasha Bognibov had two songs, he decided he will perform only one. It is interesting to note that there was also a song in Sanskrit – “Yama” by Emilia Russu. There were a lot of familiar artists and returnees among the competitors including the representatives of Moldova at Eurovision 2005 and 2011 as well as 2022, Zdob Si Zdub; Denis Midone represented Moldova at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and some of the names which previously competed at the Moldovan national selections include: Maxim Zavidia, Pelageya Stefoglo, Dianna Rotaru, LEMONIQUE, Diana Elmas, Bumbac Tudor…

The jury revealed the final results in the news at 18.15 CET:

  1. Zdob si Zdub & Fratii Advahov – “Trenuletul
  2. Ana Cernicova – “Silent Battlefield
  3. LEMONIQUE – “Boys
  4. Annet Smirnova – “Toxic Eyes
    Maxim Zavidia – “Ready
  5. Emilia Rusu– “Yama
    Lanjeron – “Magic Carpet
  6. Ferum – “Love Is

You can listen to the Moldovan entry at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 “Trenulețul” below

Moldova will be performing in the first half of semi-final which is set to take place on 10th of May. What are your impressions of “Trenulețul” by Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov? Let us know your impressions in the comments below.

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