First there were 39 – now there are just 14! After a entertaining audition round on Saturday, Moldova’s TRM have decided on the 14 songs that will progress to the semi final of O Melodie Pentru Europa 2017 on February 24th!
Want to see who is still in with a chance of singing for Moldova in Ukraine this May? You can check out the artists, as well as the clip from their televised auditions below!
Aurel Chirtoacă – Dor de Mamă
Big Flash Sound – Logic
Boris Covali – Călător
Diana Brescan – Breath
Emilia Russu – If Only You
Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu – Discover Moldova
Irina Kit – Baby Don’t Cry
Marks & Stefanet – Join Us in the Rain
Nadia Moșneagu – Never Give Up on Us
Sandy C – A Beautiful World
SunStroke Project – Hey Mamma
THE ONE – Dance
Valeria Pașa – Freedom
Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu – Don’t Lie
And what’s Eurovision without a little scandal? Well, Constantin Cobîlean was also meant to appear on this list with his song “Mama”. However, after the jury delivered their verdict on Saturday it was revealed that Cobîlean’s song had already been performed in Russian on the TV show Glavnaya Stsena in 2015. As this is against the EBU’s rules for Eurovision, he was promptly disqualified and Nadia Moșneagu was brought back to replace him. You can still hear his song here:
Out of these 14 songs, 8 will progress to the final on February 25th. The winner of this show will then represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
What do you think? Who is your favourite semi finalist? Is there anyone here who can bring Moldova back to the final?
Let us know what you think!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: ESC Plus