Teleradio Moldova has formally launched their search for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 today, with the final of O Melodie Pentru Europa set for March 3.
From today until January 18, singers will be able to submit their songs for the Moldovan selection process for Eurovision 2019. The rules of the selection state that you must submit;
- the form stating the name, surname, date of birth, residence, address, contact information
- the copyright protection of the song and the song’s lyrics alongside a a note confirming that the song is original, not published until 1 September 2018, and can be performed by the act wishing to perform it
- the printed version of the song text and the translation, if the language of interpretation is other than Romanian
- MP3 version of the song
- Participants may also submit a recording of how the wish their song to be staged.
O Melodie Pentru Europa will be formed of just one semi-final and a Grand Final. The semi-final will be held on the 2nd of March and the final on the 3rd of March. Last year the semi-final stage was dropped due to a low number of submissions.
DoReDos represented Moldova at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. At the Grand Final, they placed 10th with 209 points. DoReDos were crowned as the Moldovan entrants for the Eurovision Song Contest in February. The group went in to the final of O Melodie Pentru Europa 2018 as the favourites to win and went on to top both the public vote and jury vote.
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 when the contest was 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 it to the final between 2014 and 2016. Moldova finished 3rd at the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine marking the best result to date for the country.