Tonight Moldova kicked of their selection for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, O Melodie Pentru Europa 2016 with their 1st Semi Final!
This year’s selection comprises of 2 semi finals, each with 12 acts. From both semi finals, 7 songs will be selected from a mixture of Public Televote and an Expert Jury to progress to Saturday night’s grand final. Take a look here to see who some of the names hoping to represent Moldova!
Interestingly, an 8th qualifier will also be selected from the remaining non-qualifiers by another Public Televote, the result of which will be announced during a post semi-final discussion show – exciting!
As well as hearing some of the songs that will potentially represent Moldova this year in Stockholm, fans were also treated to a live performance from Moldovan Eurovision veteran, Aliona Moon!
Here are the results from both the Expert Jury and the Public Televote:
But remember, an 8th qualifier will be announced later from the 5 who didn’t make it! So stay tuned!
UPDATE: After another round of televoting, the Moldovan public have decided that Emilia Russu (who originally came 8th anyway!) should join the other 7 finalists on Saturday night. Congratulations Emilia!
What do you think? Did the right acts qualify? Do you think Moldova’s first-ever Eurovision winner could be amongst them?
Author: James Scanlan, Bogdan Stefan
Source: Eurovision Ireland