Cristina Scarlat who was one of the jurors for the auditions of O Melodie Pentru Europa, has expressed her disappointment in the artists hoping to represent Moldova in Tel Aviv.
Speaking to ProTV, Cristina Scarlat who represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, expressed her disappointment in the twenty six artists who took part in the auditions round for O Melodie Pentru Europa 2019. The singer commented that she was;
So far everything is sad. There is no complicated music that could be discussed. But there were good performances.
Asked what she felt was missing from the auditions, Cristina added that the a number performances were lacking inspiration from the singers. The singers who took part in the selection explained that some had spent up to 5,000 Euros on the songs that they were competing with, while others also brought stylists to help with their auditions performance.
TRM had been due to hold a semi-final for O Melodie Pentru Europa on March 2, but has now been dropped following the selection of the ten finalists yesterday. The artists taking to the stage on March 3 are:
- Anna Odobescu – Stay
- Aurel Chirtoacă – La cinema (At the cinema)
- Tinna Gi – Virus
- Diana Brescan – Lies
- Siaj – Olimp (Olympus)
- Limonique – GravitTy
- Maxim Zavidia – I will not surrender
- Marcela Scripcaru – Meteor
- Che MD – Sub Pămînt
- Vera Țurcanu – Cold
DoReDos represented Moldova at the 2018 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.
Source: Pro TV
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.