Moldova – you can have too much of a good thing

TRM 2018

The organisers of the competition to pick a Eurovision song for Moldova have scrapped plans to whittle down their field with a public semi-final.

A few weeks back, broadcaster TRM named the 28 songs in the running. This low turnout appears to have driven a decision by a jury to scrap 12 of the songs outright, and promote the remaining 16 to a televised national final.

If you’re a sucker for punishment, you could see the 27-song audition here.

Moldova picks its song on 24 February and here are those who made this final cut:

  1. Anna Odobescu – Agony
  2. Anna Timofei – Endlessly
  3. Bella Luna – Moments
  4. Che MD – Inima-n stanga (Heart to the left)
  5. Cobilean Constantin – Numai Tu (Only you)
  6. Doinita Gherman – Dance in flames
  7. DoReDos – My lucky day
  8. Felicia Dunaf – Alien
  9. Ilia Soroceanu and Dasha DaGro – Minds and veins
  10. Lavinia Rusu – Altundeva (Somewhere else)
  11. Nicoleta Sava – “Esencia Del Sur” (Essence of the south)
  12. Ruslan Tsar – Come To Life
  13. Sandy C and Aaron Sibley – Once upon a time
  14. Tolik – Broken glass
  15. Vera Turcanu – Black heart
  16. Viorela – The gates of love

As in all the best national finals, the winner will be decided by a 50/50 mix of jury and televote.

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