Moldova have begun their search for their next Eurovision entry.
Moldovan broadcaster TRM have opened the submissions window for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Interested artists have until 17th January 2020 to send their applications to the broadcaster. From there, the submissions will be reviewed and successful participants will be invited to a live hearing, where a professional jury will then select the artist that will represent Moldova at next year’s contest.
It has been noted that the rules stated by the broadcaster allow a change of format to the selection should there be any problems. Therefore, there is a possibility that they could bring back their national final format, or the broadcaster could internally select their next entry.
Moldova was represented by Anna Odobescu at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. With her song “Stay”, she narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Grand Final, placing 12th in her semi-final.
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.