Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Republic of Moldova
Member station TRM
National selection events O Melodie Pentru Europa (2005–2006, 2008–)
Internal Selection (2007)
Appearances 9 (8 finals)
First appearance 2005
Best result 6th: 2005
Worst result 12th SF: 2008 SF
External links
Republic of Moldova's page at

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".[1]

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.


Table key

     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify for the final
     Did not compete or was relegated
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
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
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"
  • 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 2013, Moldova's voting history is as follows:

12 Points[edit]

Table key

     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.
Year Given Received
Final Semi Final Semi
2005  Latvia  Romania  Romania
2006  Romania  Russia  Romania Did not Participate
2007  Romania  Belarus  Romania  Belarus
2008  Romania  Romania Did not Quality
2009  Romania  Azerbaijan  Portugal
2010  Romania  Russia
2011  Romania  Romania  Romania  Romania
2012  Romania  Romania  Romania  Russia
2013  Ukraine  Ukraine  Romania  Russia

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentators Spokesperson
2005 TBC Elena Camerzan
2006 Svetlana Cocoş
2007 Andrei Porubin
2008 Lucia Danu and Vitalie Rotaru Vitalie Rotaru
2009 TBC Andrei Porubin
2010 Marcel Spătari Tanya Cerga
2011 Geta Burlacu
2012 Olivia Furtună


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Viniker, Barry (2006-11-26). "Moldova actively seeking performers". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

External links[edit]