Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Moldova
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Member station TRM
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 13 (9 finals)
First appearance 2005
Best result 3rd: 2017
Worst result Last: 2014 SF
External links
Moldova's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times, debuting in 2005. The country's best result is a third-place finish for the band SunStroke Project in 2017, with their song "Hey, Mamma!".

Moldova's debut in the contest in 2005 was successful, with Zdob şi Zdub finishing sixth, the country also reached the top ten in 2007, with Natalia Barbu finishing tenth. In total, Moldova has reached the final nine times, failing to qualify from the semi-finals in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

History[edit]

Following the poor result (20th place) in the 2006 contest, the Moldovan broadcaster, Teleradio-Moldova (TRM) announced that it would withdraw from participation and did not allocate a budget for the 2007 Contest. However, in response to public pressure TRM filed the preliminary documents to compete and sent Natalia Barbu with song "Fight",[1] she achieved 10th place.

In 2008 Moldova, for the first time in 4 years of participating, failed to make the Final, their jazz number, "A Century of Love", finishing 12th place in a field of 19; in 2009 Moldova achieved 14th place with Nelly Ciobanu. In 2010, saxophonist Sergey Stepanov of SunStroke Project became the internet phenomenon ("Epic Sax Guy") with his 30-second saxophone solo.

In 2011 Zdob şi Zdub represented Moldova for a second time in the contest, with the song So Lucky placing 12th in the final, this was the third time that Moldova ended up 10th in the semifinal, the last qualifier for the final. In 2012 and 2013 Moldova achieved 11th place with Pasha Parfeny and Aliona Moon respectively.

In 2014-2016 Moldova failed to qualify for the final coming last in 2014, 11th in 2015 and pre-last in 2016; in 2017, Moldova achieved its best result at the contest, when SunStroke Project finished third in the final with the song "Hey, Mamma!".

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2005 Zdob şi Zdub English, Romanian "Bunica Bate Toba" 6 148 2 207
2006 Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko and Connect-R English, Spanish "Loca" 20 22 Top 11 Previous Year
2007 Natalia Barbu English "Fight" 10 109 10 91
2008 Geta Burlacu English "A Century of Love" Failed to qualify 12 36
2009 Nelly Ciobanu Romanian, English "Hora din Moldova" 14 69 5 106
2010 SunStroke Project and Olia Tira English "Run Away" 22 27 10 52
2011 Zdob şi Zdub English "So Lucky" 12 97 10 54
2012 Pasha Parfeny English "Lăutar" 11 81 5 100
2013 Aliona Moon Romanian "O mie" 11 71 4 95
2014 Cristina Scarlat English "Wild Soul" Failed to qualify 16 13
2015 Eduard Romanyuta English "I Want Your Love" 11 41
2016 Lidia Isac English "Falling Stars" 17 33
2017 SunStroke Project English "Hey, Mamma!" 3 374 2 291
  • NOTE: If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. The other reason being that back in 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi finals the following year. If, for example, Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries.

Voting history[edit]

As of 2017, Moldova's voting history is as follows:

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentators! Spokesperson
2005 Vitalie Rotaru Elena Camerzan
2006 Svetlana Cocoş
2007 Andrei Porubin
2008 Lucia Danu and Vitalie Rotaru Vitalie Rotaru
2009 Rosalina Rusu and Andrei Sava Sandu Leancă
2010 Marcel Spătari Tania Cerga
2011 Geta Burlacu
2012 Olivia Furtună[2]
2013 Lidia Scarlat
2014 Daniela Babici[3]
2015
2016 Gloria Gorceag
2017 Gloria Gorceag

Photo gallery[edit]

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