Tele-radio Moldova has delayed a decision on the participants in O Melodie Pentru Europa 2018, to discuss the shows format.
ESCKaz reports that the national broadcaster of Moldova has decided to delay a decision on which artists will compete in the semi-final of O Melodie Pentru Europa, to discuss the shows format. The site reports that TRM are discussing whether the semi-final will held or if they will just run the final.
Auditions were held today in Chisnau for the twenty seven artists who submitted eligible songs to compete in the Moldovan selection process. The jury was meant to select sixteen singers today to take part in the semi-final which is scheduled for February 22.
This is not the first time that Moldova has discussed dropping the semi-final of O Melodie Pentru Europa. The cash strapped broadcaster considered only holding one selection show in 2017, or cancelling the selection all together due to financial issues.
The twenty-seven artists in contention are:
- Sasha Bogbinov – Love
- Anna Timofei – Endlessly
- Che MD – Inima-n stîngă
- Codreanu Maria – Zâmbește soarelui
- Ruslan Taranu – Come To Life
- Doinița Gherman – Dance In Flames
- Sandy C & Aaron Sibley – Once Upon a Time
- Tolik – Glass
- Dima Gaitur – Ona Moja
- Vera Turcanu – Black Heart
- Formatia 5 Stele – Maldavian Dance
- Tudor Bumbac – Numai Pentru Tine
- DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
- Bostan – Frățică
- Felicia Dunaf – Alien
- Nicoleta Sava – Esencia del Sur
- Lavinia Rusu – Altundeva
- Marina Cudalb – Bianco e Nero
- Denny Feyton – Maybe It’s Love
- Laura Bagrii – Da Bucuriei
- Anna Odobescu – Agony
- Illia Sorocean & Dasha DaGro – Minds & Veins
- Bella Luna – Moments
- Shvets – The World
- Saidy – Beauty Song
- Cobîlean Constantin – Numai Tu
- Viorela – The Gates of Love
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
Accordion 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 was in its worse run of results in their history in the contest, having failed to make the final since 2013. At the 2016 contest in Stockholm, the country finished 17th in their semi-final scoring a total of 33 points.