Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country  Moldova
National selection
Selection process O melodie pentru Europa 2010
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
27 February 2010
28 February 2010
Final
6 March 2010
Selected entrant SunStroke Project & Olia Tira
Selected song "Run Away"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (10th, 52 points)
Final result 22nd, 27 points
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Moldova participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and selected their entry through a national final, O melodie pentru Europa (A song for Europe), organised by Moldovan broadcaster TRM (TeleRadio-Moldova).

O melodie pentru Europa 2010[edit]

The Moldovan national final, O melodie pentru Europa (A song for Europe), had two semi-finals held on 27 and 28 February 2010, followed by the final on 6 March. 30 songs competed in the two semi-finals, of which 14 progressed to the final.[1][2]

TRM launched its Eurovision selection process on 15 December when the broadcaster has started accepting entries for the national final, O melodie pentru Europa (A song for Europe) with a submission deadline for 8 January. Only Moldovan artists could be accepted, or at least one vocalist in a group must be Moldovan, with no more than two foreigners in a band in total.[3][4] TRM also invited foreign composers to take part in the preselection: they could either themselves find a suitable Moldovan singers for their entries or submit to TRM a demo recording for which the broadcaster would assist to find interested local performers.[4] On 24 December TRM offered Moldovan artists who did not have a song prepared for the contest the opportunity of competing in the contest with one of 20 pre-selected songs composed by Moldovan authors but with no further information about them.[5]

A total of 83 songs were submitted to TRM for the contest.[6] The broadcaster selected 25 finalists from these submissions, which were announced on 16 January.[7][8][9] Afterwards the remaining songs competed for five more places in the semi-finals through an online SMS vote between 29 January and 14 February. On 15 February these 5 qualifying acts were revealed, as well as the line-up and dates for the semi-finals and final.[1][2]

Semi-finals[edit]

Two semi-finals were held on 27 and 28 February. Each semi-final contained 15 songs, and seven acts from each semi-final were selected by a joint jury and public televote decision to qualify to the final on 6 March.[10][11][12][13]

Final[edit]

The final of O melodie pentru Europa 2010 was held on 6 March. 14 acts competed—seven qualifying semi-finalists from each semi-final—and the winner was decided by a joint jury vote and public televote.

Final - 6 March 2010
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Doinița Gherman "Meloterapia" 0 5 5 10
2 Valeria Tarasova "See You Soon" 5 1 6 9
3 SunStroke Project and Olia Tira "Run Away" 12 12 24 1
4 Pasha "You Should Like" 10 7 17 3
5 Dyma "Manipulate" 2 4 6 7
6 Pavel Turcu "Imn Eurovision" 0 6 6 6
7 Eugen Doibani "Love Sweet Love" 1 3 4 11
8 Boris Covali "No Name" 9 0 9 5
9 Carolina Gorun "Addicted" 0 0 0 13
10 Gicu Cimbir "Cine sunt eu" 3 0 3 12
11 Millennium "Before You Go" 7 10 17 2
12 Cristina Croitoru "My Heart" 6 9 15 4
13 Monkey Mind and Daniela "Smile" 0 0 0 13
14 Alexandru Manciu "Rămîi lîngă mine" 4 2 6 8

At Eurovision[edit]

SunStroke Project and Olia Tira performed in the first semi-final of the contest, on 25 May, as the first entry and in the final on Saturday, 29 May, in 4th position. At the final they finished on the 22nd place with 27 points.

Points Awarded by Moldova[14][edit]

Points Awarded to Moldova (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Moldova (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Post Eurovision[edit]

After the Eurovision performance there was much discussion about the saxophone player Sergey Stepanov in Moldova's entry, who came to be known as 'epic sax guy'.[15] This has led to online tribute videos being made by fans which have gone viral,[15] one of which is ten hours long.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hondal, Victor (2010-02-15). "Moldova decides for Oslo on March 6th". ESCToday. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Brey, Marco (2010-02-16). "Moldova: national final on 6th of March". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Regulations of Moldovan preselection" (in Romanian). TRM. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010". ESCKaz. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Moldova: Helping song from National Television". ESCToday. 2009-12-24. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Aris kalimeris (2010-01-09). "Moldova: 83 songs submitted for national selection". ESCToday. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Concursul Internaţional Eurovision Song Contest 2010 "O Melodie pentru Europa"". Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive: The 25 Moldovan finalists revealed". ESCToday. 2010-01-16. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-01-17). "Moldova: 25 national final participants announced". European Broadcasting Union;. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  10. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-02-27). "Results: Seven acts qualified in Moldova". ESCToday. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  11. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-27). "Results of the first Moldovan semi-final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  12. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-02-28). "Results: Seven acts qualified in Moldova". ESCToday. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  13. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-28). "Second Moldovan semi-final finished". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  14. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008
  15. ^ a b Brown, Damon (August 2, 2010). "Is this guy the Web's new rickroll?". CNN. Archived from the original on 2010-08-14. Retrieved May 31, 2014.