This afternoon Moldova held the national selection auditions in Chisinau in order to seek for the country’s next Eurovision representative.

A total of 36 candidates performed todsy before a special jury during live auditions. The jury didn’t take in mind the acts’ staging as it focused mostly on the melody and the originality of th songs and the intepretation by the acts.  You can watch all the performances here

Just a while ago the jury announced the 20 acts that qualified to the national final set to take place on February 29. These acts are:

Burlacu Geta – Răspunde
Cibotaru Alexandru -Cine te-a facut să plângi
Ciolac Maria – Our home
Donciu Petronela and Portărescu Andreea – We will be legend
Gordienco Natalia – Prison
Ilienko Julia ft. Mishel Dar – Tears Tears
Kit Irina – Chain reaction
Jelezoglo Dima – Do it slow
Lanjeron Hi five
Letty Sasha – Summer of love
Live Beat – Love me now
Midone Denis – Like a champion
Moraru Viorela – Remedy
Parfeni Pasha – My wine
Pașa Valeria – It’s time
Rotaru Dianna – Dale dale
Rusu Lavinia – Touch
Sandu Catarina – Die for you
Uzun Valentin and Kovalsky Irina – Moldovița
Zavidia Maxim – Take control

Among the qualifiers we see Moldova’s ESC 2006 representative  Natalia Gordienko with the entry  Prison signed by Dimitris Kontopoulos, the ESC2012 acts Pasha Parfeny with My Wine and the ESC 2008 act  Burlacu Geta με το Răspunde.