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Moldova 2023: Two acts disqualified from Moldova’s national final

The Moldovan national broadcaster, TRM, has announced that 2 entries have been disqualified from the Moldovan national final, Etapa Naţională.

Source: TRM, Etapa Naţională, logo

Etapa Naţională

Two entries have been disqualified from Etapa Naţională, the Moldovan national final, this was announced by TRM, the national broadcaster of Moldova. These two acts are the following:

  • NÖRDIKA: The song of this act was already published online on February 8th 2012. The name of the song is “Squeeze Paradise”, which is not allowed.
  • Massimo Sinceri and DA-MUSE: Because of the citizenship of the particpants, because the rules of Etapa Naţională state that at least 50% of the singers in a group must have Moldovan citizenship.

Instead of 33 songs the Moldovan national final will now have 31 acts participating in Etapa Naţională on January 28th 2023.

The participants of Etapa Naţională

Below you can find a list of the 31 participants of Etapa Naţională, the Moldovan national final.

  • Formaţia Vele – Jocul neamului moldovenesc
  • Corina Ivanov – When Love’s Real
  • Nihilist & Lisa Nicky – Final Destination
  • NÖRDIKA – Damn and Down
  • Victor Gulick – Let’s Dance
  • Donia – Red Zone
  • Surorile Osoianu – Bade, bădişor, bădiţă
  • OL – Why You Play It Cool
  • Adelina Iordachi – Deja Vu
  • Nikko T. – Destin
  • Y-Limit – Live in Harmony
  • Crista – Pădure verde pădur
  • Sunstroke Project – Yummy Mommy
  • NR 11 – Adio
  • VERA – Vremea ta
  • Sasha Bognibov – My Favourite Schoolgirl
  • Rise – Don’t Trumble
  • Lisa Volk – Scrisoare către ţară
  • ADA DEEA – Mystic Rose
  • COSMINA – Indestructible
  • Angel Kiss – Now I Know
  • Gesica Sîrbu – I’m in Love
  • Aliona Moon – Du-mă
  • Tania Pituşcan – Mioriţa
  • Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi luna
  • Ricky Ardezianu – Una rosa rossa
  • Harmony Scuffle – Favourite One
  • Valeria Condrea – We’re Now Different
  • LOLA – Temperatura
  • Diana Elmas – Miracle
  • Nino – It Would Be Nice

Notable names

Etapa Naţională has 3 notable names, you can find them below.

  • Sunstroke Project: The guys of Sunstroke Project also represented Moldova in 2010, with the song “Run Away”, and in 2017 with the song “Hey Mamma!”. In 2017 the ended 3rd in the Grand Final.
  • Aliona Moon: Participated for Moldova before in the contest of 2013 with the song “O Mie”, finishing 11th in the Grand Final.
  • Pasha Parfeny: Came out for Moldova in the contest of 2012, and finished 11th in the Grand Final.

How Etapa Naţională works

Below you can find how Etapa Naţională works.

The qualifiers of the live auditions will be determined by a jury of 3-5 professionals. The audition round will take place on January 28th 2023. The results of this audition round will be made public on the same day at 19:30 local time in a TV show on Moldova 1. Just 10 entrants will get a ticket to the national final of Moldova’s Etapa Naţională.

The Moldovan final will be held on a yet to be disclosed date between February 25th and March 5th 2023. The final of Etapa Naţională will be broadcast live on Moldova 1 and online. The winner will be chosen by 50% professional voting and 50% public televoting.

Eurovision 2022

In the Eurovision Song Contest of 2022 Moldova was represented by Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers with the song “Trenulețul“. They finished 8th in Semi-final 1, and in the Grand Final they came in 7th.
Source: Official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul

ESCplus Live

When you want to watch the national final of Moldova live, make sure to check our dedicated live platform, “ESCplus Live”, by clicking the following link:

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