A total of 36 songs have been submitted to the Moldovan broadcaster for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
Moldovan broadcaster TRM has revealed that 36 songs have been submitted for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Included in the line up this year are many previous Eurovision entrants such as Pasha Parfeny (2012), Geta Burlacu (2008) and Natalia Gordienko (2006). Denis Midone, who represented Moldova at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012, is also in the line up.
The entries are as follows:
- Che-MD feat Irina Revenco – Adio (Goodbye)
- Maria Ciolac – Our home
- Viorela Moraru – Remedy
- Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow
- LANJERON – Hi Five
- Nicolae Untilă – Call me please
- Vovian – 10 minuni în Moldova (10 miracles in Moldova)
- Maxim Zavidia – Take control
- Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky – Moldovița
- Diana Popa – Believe me
- Danny Cruise – My love
- Olea Roșu – Alive
- Catarina Sandu – Die for you
- Ray Barc – I’m shy
- Tudor Bumbac – Te-am văzut în vis pe tine (I saw you in a dream)
- Geta Burlacu – Răspunde (Reply)
- Sasha Bognibov – Big brother
- Katerina S – We are done
- Sasha Letty – Summer of Love
- Live Beat – Love me now
- Valeria Pașa – It’s time
- Liusia Znamensky – Love no more
- Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears
- Natalia Gordienko – Prison
- Petronela Donciu & Portărescu Andreea – We will be legend
- Carolina Racoviță – Dancing in the sunrise
- Angel Kiss – My Own Queen
- Angel Kiss – You are my dance
- Lavinia Rusu – Touch
- Irina Kit – Chain Rection
- Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a făcut să plângi (Who made you cry)
- Denis Midone – Like a champion
- Pasha Parfeny – My wine
- Lave – Wildfire
- Diana Brescan – Let’s go together
- Diana Rotaru – Dale dale (Do it, do it)
The current plan is that 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.