TRM, the Moldovan national broadcaster, has announced 2 songs have have been disqualified in Etapa Naţională – their national selection for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, in Liverpool.
2 songs have been disqualified in Etapa Naţională 2023. The 2 songs are:
- NÖRDIKA, “Skueeze Paradise” – The song was found to have been published online on February 8, 2012, over ten years before the cut-off date.
- Massimo Sinceri & DA-MUSE, “In questo domani” – They have been disqualified after the duet were found in breach of the rules regarding citizenship of participants, where at least 50% of the singers in a group must hold Moldovan citizenship.
31 songs will continue to progress to the live audition stage. The live auditions for Etapa Naţională 2023 will take place on Saturday 28th January, 14:00 local time on TV Moldova 2. The ten finalists will be revealed on TV Moldova 1, from 19:30 local time. The final of Etapa Naţională 2023 will take place on an undetermined date between Saturday 25th February and Sunday 5th March, on TV Moldova 1 and online. The winner will be determined by a 50% jury vote and 50% public vote.
Author: Richard Taylor