Following  TRM’s revelation of the 36 candidates in the Moldovian national selections, the national broadcaster revealed the date of the Live auditions in this year’s national selection.

TRM announced that the live auditions of the candidates will take place on Saturday, February 1. The process will begin at 14:00 CET and will be aired live on  TRM2, with the jury determining the country’s next Eurovision representative.

Lets remember the 36 contestants :

  1. Che-MD feat Irina Revenco – Adio
  2. Maria Ciolac – Our home
  3. Viorela Moraru – Remedy
  4. Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow
  5. LANJERON – Hi Five
  6. Nicolae Untilă – Call me please
  7. Vovian – 10 minuni în Moldova
  8. Maxim Zavidia – Take control
  9. Valentin Uzun si Irina Kovalsky – Moldoviţa
  10. Diana Popa – Believe me
  11. Danny Cruise – My love
  12. Olea Roşu – Alive
  13. Catarina Sandu – Die for you
  14. Ray Barc – I’m shy
  15. Tudor Bumbac – Te-am vazut în vis pe tine
  16. Georgeta Burlacu – Răspunde!
  17. Sasha Bognibov – Big brother
  18. Katerina S – We are done
  19. Sasha Letty – Summer of love
  20. Live Beat – Love me now
  21. Valeria Paşa – It’s time
  22. Liusia Znamensky – Love no more
  23. Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears
  24. Natalia Gordienko – Prison
  25. Petronela Donciu si Portărescu Andreea – We will be legend
  26. Carolina Rakoviţă – Dancing in the sunrise
  27. Angel Kiss – My Own Queen
  28. Angel Kiss – You are my dance
  29. Lavinia Rusu – Touch
  30. Irina Kit – Chain Reaction
  31. Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a facut să plîngi
  32. Midone Denis – Like a champion
  33. Pasha Parfeny – My wine
  34. Lave – Wildfire
  35. Diana Brescan – Let’s go together
  36. Diana Rotaru – Dale dale

Some of the songs are already availiable on Youtube. However you can list to all the candidate songs here . Among the candidates we see a few Eurovision past participants such as  Natalia Gordienko (Loca – 2006 – 20th place),  Pasha Parfeny (Lăutar – 2012 – 11th place) and Geta Burlacu (Α century of love – 2008 – 12th in the semi final ).

Behind the song Die For You by Catarina Sandu is the greekswedish composer Dimitris Stassos  who had written the Greek ESC 2012 entry Aphrodisiac for Eleftheria Eleftheriou and the entry La noche es para mí for  Soraya (Spain 2009).

National selection 2020

This year Moldova has adopted a different format to determine its Eurovision act and entry. The candidates will perform in auditions before a jury that will rate them , with 12 points being the maximum points to award. Auditions will be aired live but the public will have no role in it. Once the audition is over it will be decided wheather there will be an addtional round or the act with the highest points will be the next Moldovian representative.

The Eurovision story so far

Moldova participated in Eurovision for the first time in 2005 and hasn’t missed a year since then. Its best results came in 2017 when Sunstroke Project with Hey Mama finished 3rd. In 2018 the country was represented by DoReDos anf their entry Lucky Day, which finished 10th in the final. In 2019 Anna Odobescu flew the flag in Tel Aviv performing her power ballad “Stay” but despite her amazing vocal performance didn’t make it to the grand final.