The Director General of the Host Broadcaster of Eurovision 2017 has confirmed that Moldova will be participating in next years contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Mr Zurab Alasania the Director General of NTU has confirmed that Moldova will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Director General who has been openly discussing this years contest on Twitter confirmed in a Tweet that Moldova will be making their 13th appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest next year.
Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 when the contest was last held in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2005 Moldova debuted in the contest alongside Bulgaria, while that year Hungary also returned to the contest having been absent since 1998. Moldova is currently in its worse run of results in their history in the contest, having failed to make the final since 2013. This year in Stockholm, the country finished 17th in their semi final scoring a total of 33 points.
To date a total of 41 countries have stated their interest in participating or have confirmed their participation in next years contest. Only San Marino and Australia who competed last year are yet to officially confirm their participation. Furthermore there are rumors that Kazakhstan may be joining the 2017 contest due to yet unrevealed rule changes by the EBU.
Source: Zurab Alasania