Eurovision 2020

#Moldova Live Blog of National Eurovision Preselection 2020! Join Us from 14:00 CET

Buna ziua Europa! Welcome the Eurovision Ireland’s Live blog of Moldova’s National Eurovision Preselection 2020!

Today’s live Preselection features 36 acts and a national jury. The traditional 1-12 points will be awarded to the songs that stand out. In case of a tie (even after looking at the most 12 points) the youngest member of the jury will have the final say. If TRM is happy with the result, then the winner from Today’s Preselection will represent Moldova at Eurovision in Rotterdam.

Today’s competing acts are:

Pelageya Stefoglo – Empathy

Maria Ciolac – Our home

Viorela Moraru – Remedy

Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow

LANJERON – Hi Five

Nicolae Untilă – Call me please

Vovian – 10 minuni în Moldova

Maxim Zavidia – Take control

Valentin Uzun și Irina Kovalsky – Moldovița

Diana Popa – Believe me

Danny Cruise – My love

Olea Roșu – Alive

Catarina Sandu – Die for you

Ray Bark – I’m shy

Tudor Bumbac – Te-am văzut în vis pe tine

Georgeta Burlacu – Răspunde

Sasha Bognibov – Big brother

Katerina S – We are done

Sasha Letty – Summer of Love

Live Beat – Love me now

Valeria Pașa – It’s time

Liusia Znamensky – Love no more

Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears

Natalia Gordienko – Prison

Petronela Donciu și Portărescu Andreea – We will be legends

Carolina Racoviță – Dancing in the sunrise

Angel Kiss – My Own Queen

Angel Kiss – You are my dance

Lavinia Rusu – Touch

Irina Kit – Chain Rection

Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a făcut să plângi

Denis Midone – Like a champion

Pasha Parfeni – My Wine

Lave – Wildfire

Diana Brescan – Let’s go together

Diana Rotaru – Dale dale

You can watch the show live here! As for my comments, you know the drill; just REFRESH this page and voila!

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Hello everyone! Bogdan here from Eurovision Ireland 🙂 Stay tuned, the live auditions are about to start in just a few minutes!

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Pelageya Stefoglo – Empathy

Pelageya is presenting us a typical Eurovision ballad, but her voice is a bit shaky. Must be the nerves of being the first one to audition. Auch… towards the end her voice slips. I do feel empathy for her.

Diana Rotaru – Dale dale

As we expected, Diana is bringing her high energy in her song ‘Dale Dale’ and it doesn’t sound bad at all. I’m quite enjoying this bop.

Lave – Wildfire

Have to mention that at this stage, the show doesn’t count. But that doesn’t mean we have to ignore the not so great harmonies. Individually they sound ok, but there’s work to be done. I appreciate their effort, because it feels like one…

Pasha Parfeni – My Wine

You almost can’t recognise Pasha! He’s totally changed regarding his look, but the style of the song is the same. Lautar 2.0. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoy this folk inspired music.

Denis Midone – Like a champion

Denis is trying to deliver an inspiring song ‘I’m gonna rise up just like a champion’, but for the moment the song is a bit monotonous. Still, not a bad try. Maybe with some powerful backing vocals, it could sound better. But for now it doesn’t inspire me.

Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a făcut să plângi (Who made you cry)

Alexandru is presenting a ballad in Romanian. I must applaud his voice, the best command so far. I’m not convinced by the song, but I enjoy his passion and nostalgic vibe that he’s transmitting.

Irina Kit – Chain Rection

Loving this! So far this is the most Eurovision-ish song. A bit dated, but I don’t care. I could imagine this one on the main stage and everyone going wild whilst singing this bop. It’s a yes from me. Sing it girl! And she can sing 😀

Lavinia Rusu – Touch

Modern dance sound and a good voice. I like this combination. She also is very camera-friendly. Yes, another song that makes me tap my feet whilst I’m typing these words. I like it! Another yes from me. 😀

Angel Kiss – You are my dance

Angel is looking gorgeous, but her voice sounds a bit too shouty. Parts of the song remind me of Maru’s Siren Song and some parts of ‘Shady Lady’, but not as memorable. Interesting …

Angel Kiss – My Own Queen

I’m pretty sure TRM got the titles of the songs wrong, as this seems to be ‘You are my dance’. A dance song with some oriental vibes, but oh dear me, that voice needs more work. I prefer her first try.

Carolina Racoviță – Dancing in the sunrise

Another song inspired by Maruv. I appreciate Carolina’s energy and that she’s trying. This could be another choice with the right choreography.

Petronela Donciu și Portărescu Andreea – We will be legends

You can see they both have nerves, but as they go more into the song, their interpretation becomes more confident. I’m not hating this at all, but I think it needs a little bit of work. Well done girls!

Natalia Gordienko – Prison

Natalia has a strong presence on the stage and she sings with conviction. The song has a dark tone, almost haunting. A good composition and interpretation.

Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears

They have such a positive energy. This sounds like a pop from the early 2000’s but I enjoying it. And that ‘uuuuhhhhh’ gives a special flavour. I say ‘ Let them sing!’ 😀

Valeria Pașa – It’s time

Valeria sounds good as she got us used to 🙂 Oh, I didn’t expect that rap part. Was about to give up on the song, but that gave it an unexpected twist. Nice

Live Beat – Love me now

Sounds retro, but I’m again tapping my feet. Is not the best I’ve heard toda, but definitively it gets stuck into your mind. And that’s a condition for Eurovision: you must me memorable. I like it’s quirkiness.

Sasha Letty – Summer of Love

She’s pretty and bubbly on the stage, but I’m not convinced by the song. I don’t see it strong enough to stand out on the main stage. I don’t hate, I just don’t love it. The song reminds me of late 80’s pop songs.

Katerina S – We are done

For some singers I wish they could enunciate better. This is one of those cases. During the verses I’m having trouble understanding what she’s saying. It sounds a bit messy because of that. Nice try Katerina, but I’m afraid it’s a no from me.

Sasha Bognibov – Big brother

Yes, he’s back! We can all agree he’s not the best vocalist, but we all enjoy his tries. It’s not a bad try, but I don’t think the jury will send him through to the next stage.

Georgeta Burlacu – Răspunde (Answer)

Geta is back with her own jazzy style. ‘Answer when your mum is calling you!’ she says. It’s sad to hear that someone could ignore a call from their own mother. Not sure how this could do, but I get the message.

Tudor Bumbac – Te-am văzut în vis pe tine (I saw you in my dream)

Bless you grandpa! How can you not love Moldova? That’s why you should never give up on your dreams. If you want to sing, sing. Someday you might reach a big audience, like the one at Eurovision. It’s never too late.

Ray Bark – I’m shy

Ray has a cool vibe, but even if he’s singing about being shy, when it comes to singing, you have to leave it all on the stage. Is he doing that? Hmmm, nope. The words seem a little bit to crammed into the verses. Sorry Ray, not your year.

Catarina Sandu – Die for you

Catarina’s song is one of my favourites of this pre-selection, but she has just made a rookie mistake before the first chorus, rushing before the right time. I must admit I am disappointed. I had high expectations. She could still have a tiny chance of getting through.

Olea Roșu – Alive

Not a bad effort from Olea, but the sound is dated (again) and the song lacks that oumph to make it memorable. I want more. Next. Maybe I’m losing my patience?

Danny Cruise – My love

I’m sorry to say, but this sounds nothing like the studio version. Danny struggles on the stage and I feel uncomfortable seeing him struggle. No, sorry Danny.

Diana Popa – Believe me

Diana has a very powerful voice and her songs gives me the 70’s vibe. Not hating it at all. Just wished she would have sang a more contemporary song. Good effort Diana!

Valentin Uzun și Irina Kovalsky – Moldovița

Come to see Maritza when the vineyard is ripe, come visit and sip Moldova’s tasty wine. Cheers! This is such a traditional party pleaser. You can’t help but to smile and join the Moldovan ‘hora’. This might be the one!

Maxim Zavidia – Take control

I always expect something good from Maxim. This year is no exception, but I do prefer his previous attempts. Good effort from Maxim, but after hearing ‘Moldovita’, my mind is still at Maritza’s pizza. 😀

Vovian – 10 minuni în Moldova (10 wonders in Moldova)

Oh dear me! I do get what he’s saying, but this is Eurovision, not an ad. And I would forgive him if his voice would have sounded better. Yes, but no thank you.

Nicolae Untilă – Call me please

Nicolae wants to be called, because ‘you don’t care’. On the chorus, his voice sound ok, but on the verses it’s a bit shaky. As far as I can tell, he is blind so I can understand why a loving voice would mean so much to make a song about it.

LANJERON – Hi Five

Jazzy, cool and funky! Love it! I wasn’t impressed with the studio version, but seeing them come alive on the stage, I get it. Another yes from me!

Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow

Funky arabian music is what Dima is serving us. Not bad, but not the best that we’ve heard today. He’s trying to be a male Maruv with his moves.

Viorela Moraru – Remedy

An ok performance from Viorela. No hate, but this is very generic. Good effort, but this says nothing to me.

Maria Ciolac – Our home

Maria is presenting her own composition, singing live on her keyboard. A good voice, but a composition that lacks in captivating the attention.

And that was it dear readers. Now the jury will go and deliberate and the results will be shown at a later hour today. Stay tuned to see who got through to the next round.

Thank you for reading our blog!

Author: Bogdan Fedeles

Source: Eurovision Ireland, TRM

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