Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
|National selection events|
|Appearances||14 (10 finals)|
|Best result||3rd: 2017|
|Worst result||Last: 2014 SF|
|Moldova's page at Eurovision.tv|
For the most recent participation see|
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 14 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 și Zdub finishing sixth. The country also reached the top ten in 2007, with Natalia Barbu and in 2018 with DoReDoS finishing tenth both times. In total, Moldova has reached the final ten times, failing to qualify from the semi-finals in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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". 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 și 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!".
- Table key
|2005||Zdob și 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|
|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 și Zdub||English||"So Lucky"||12||97||10||54|
|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|
|2018||DoReDoS||English||"My Lucky Day"||10||209||3||235|
- 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 2018, Moldova's voting history is as follows:
Commentators and spokespersons
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|2005||Vitalie Rotaru||Elena Camerzan|
|2008||Lucia Danu and Vitalie Rotaru||Vitalie Rotaru|
|2009||Rosalina Rusu and Andrei Sava||Sandu Leancă|
|2010||Marcel Spătari||Tania Cerga|
- Viniker, Barry (2006-11-26). "Moldova actively seeking performers". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- 2014 - min. 6:00 http://trm.md/ro/eurovision-2014/eurovision-2014-marea-finala-partea-a-v-a/
- Points to and from Moldova eurovisioncovers.co.uk