Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Republic of Moldova|
|National selection events||O Melodie Pentru Europa (2005–2006, 2008–)
Internal Selection (2007)
|Appearances||9 (8 finals)|
|Best result||6th: 2005|
|Worst result||12th SF: 2008 SF|
|Republic of Moldova's page at Eurovision.tv|
Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nine times, debuting in 2005. Following the poor result 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".
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 2010 a saxophonist Sergey Stepanov from group SunStroke Project and Olia Tira has become internet phenomenon because of 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, Pasha Parfeny earned the right to represent Moldova, with the song "Lăutar", placing 5th in the Semi Final and 11th in the Grand Final.
- Second place
- Third place
- Last place
- Automatically qualified to the final
- Did not qualify for the final
- Did not compete or was relegated
|2005||Zdob şi Zdub||Romanian, English||"Bunica Bate Toba"||6||148||2||207|
|2006||Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko and Connect-R||English, Spanish||"Loca"||20||22||
|2008||Geta Burlacu||English||"A Century of Love"||
|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|
|2013||Aliona Moon||Romanian||"O mie"||11||71||4||95|
|2014||Cristina Scarlat||English||"Wild Soul"|
- 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.
As of 2013, Moldova's voting history is as follows:
- Winner - Moldova gave 12 points to a winning song / Moldova won the contest.
- Second place - Moldova gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Moldova was runner-up in the contest.
- Third place - Moldova gave 12 points to a third place song / Moldova came third in the contest.
- Qualified - Moldova gave 12 points to a song that qualified to the Grand Finals / Moldova qualified to the Grand Finals.
- Non-qualified - Moldova gave 12 points to a song that did not qualify to the Grand Finals / Moldova did not qualify to the Grand Finals.
|2006||Romania||Russia||Romania||Did not Participate|
|2008||Romania||Romania||Did not Quality||
Commentators and spokespersons
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|2008||Lucia Danu and Vitalie Rotaru||Vitalie Rotaru|
|2010||Marcel Spătari||Tanya Cerga|
- Viniker, Barry (2006-11-26). "Moldova actively seeking performers". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- Points to and from Moldova eurovisioncovers.co.uk