Moldova is eventually the “friendly” country to which Philipp Kirkorov  has been referring to all this time before, while he was preparing the song of this year’s Eurovision representation. The popular group DoReDoS, which won the New Wave Festival 2017, is participating in this year’s national selection with the song  My Lucky Day, which is a creation of Russian performer and producer, Philipp Kirkorov.

A special jury of the national broadcaster ,TRM, will select a total of 35 songs for the live auditions , through which the 16 semi finalists will be determined. The semi final will be held on February 22. Only 10 entries will qualify to the grand final that will take place on February 24. The final winner  of O melodie pentru Europa 2018 will be determined by a combination of public and jury voting and will be Moldova’s next Eurovision representative in Lisbon.

DoReDos is a group formed by Marina Djundiet, Eugeniu Andrianov and Sergiu Mita.  They formed the group in 2011 and met big success due to its folkloric character. They’ve held numerous concerts all this years and made plenty of tours around the country’s cities and villages. Last September the group was honored by the Moldovan President himself , Igor Dodon, outlining there offer to art and the group’s contribution to the country’s promotion abroad with their victory  in the New Wave festival. Notable that a serious number of Eurostars have won the New wave Festival ( Sergey Lazarev, Dima Bilan, Jamala and more) at the beginning of their career.

DoReDos-president

Philip Kirkorov’s participation in this year’s Moldovan National selection is not accidental. Since December 2016 the county’s president is Igor Dodon who is considered to belong in the political sphere of Russia’s influence.

All competing songs of O melodie pentru Europa 2018 are expected to go public on January 16 through the official site of Moldova’s national broadcaster TRM.

Take a look at DoReDos performance in the New wave festival :