To date two songs have been submitted to compete in Moldova’s Eurovision 2017 selection process, O Melodie Pentru Europa 2017.
With two weeks to go until the submissions deadline in Moldova’s Eurovision selection process, just two songs have been submitted to the Moldovan broadcaster TRM. Of the entries one has been submitted in English and one has been submitted in Moldovan. The hopefuls and their songs are:
- Che-MD – Faurit in Moldova (Forged in Moldova)
- Serj Coston and Sergey Beloff – I’ve been searching
In 2016 a total of 47 songs were submitted for the selection process, as of one week before the deadline just 5 songs had been submitted to TRM. O Melodie Pentru Europa 2017 will be smaller than in previous years with only one semi final being held consisting of 14 singers. TRM is currently in the middle of a major financial crisis which had led to questions about whether the broadcaster would hold a selection process.
The dates of the selection are as follows:
- February 24 – Semi Final
- February 25 – Final
In the semi final just eight singers will progress through to the final on February 25, four of these songs are selected by jury voting only, with the remaining four selected by public televote. In the final the winner of the Moldovan selection process will be decided by 50% televote and 50% jury voting, in the event of a tie the jury will decide the countries participant.
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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. At the 2017 contest in Stockholm, the country finished 17th in their semi final scoring a total of 33 points.