Moldova picks Eurovision 2020 act

Natalia Gordienko

Moldova has a reputation for going its own way at the Contest we call Eurovision and tonight’s national final was no exception.

After last year’s disaster where they failed to qualify for the first time since 2016, all the stops were pulled with Eurovision madness in the air once more.

In the end, with Geta Burlacu pulling out at the last minute for personal reasons (she still polled seven televotes), it was left to the other two acts with Eurovision pedigree to top the poll, and it was Natalia Gordienko’s dramatic ballad Prison that beat off a strong challenge from Pasha Parfeny to take the title.

And if you’re interested in how the votes landed …

ArtistSongJuryJuryTelevoteTelevoteTotalPlace
Denis Midone"Like a Champion"001170020
Natalia Gordienko"Prison"6412302212241
Geta Burlacu"Răspunde!"0070016
Viorela Moraru"Remedy"00460017
Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky"Moldovița"90629669
Lavinia Rusu"Touch"386130067
Dima Jelezoglo"Do It Slow"303434411
Diana Rotaru"Dale dale"42799076
Pasha Parfeny"My Wine"6010161710202
Live Beat Orchestra"Love Me Now"152960212
Valeria Pașa"It’s Time"273500585
Maria Ciolac"Our Home"00820019
Sasha Letty"Summer of Love"00370018
Irina Kit"Chain Reaction"100730014
Petronela Donciu & Andreea Portărescu"We Will Be Legends"1312403410
LANJERON"Hi Five"385154168
Julia Ilienko feat. Mishel Dar"Tears"702292213
Catarina Sandu"Die for You"3148248124
Alexandru Cibotaru"Cine te-a facut să plângi"20430015
Maxim Zavidia"Take Control"4786507153