Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Moldova
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)14 December 2006
Selected entrantNatalia Barbu
Selected song"Fight"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (10th, 91 points)
Final result10th, 109 points
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2006 2007 2008►

Moldova participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. The Moldovan entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Moldovan broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM). Natalia Barbu represented Moldova with the song "Fight", which qualified from the semi-final and placed 10th in the final, scoring 109 points.[1][2]

Internal selection[edit]

Prior to the 2007 Contest, TRM considered withdrawing from the competition due to lack of funds for participation.[3] However, prior to the contest application deadline on 15 November 2006, TRM submitted their intent to participate and in late November, the broadcaster began seeking applications from interested performers.[4][5]

On 11 December 2006, TRM released a list of 34 valid entries from 35 that were submitted to the broadcaster. The song "Can You" by 3BUCKS was disqualified.[6] On 13 December 2006, an internal selection jury selected three finalists from the 34 entries to advance to an internal final round.[7] The jury originally intended to have 7-10 finalists, however, they deemed it unnecessary due to the large margin of votes between the selected three and the other entries.[7] Due to the financial difficulties facing the broadcaster, the three finalists agreed to fund their own potential participation with TRM covering only the expense of the entrance fee.[7] If the artist managed to reach the top 10 in the final of the 2007 Contest, TRM would also cover their expenses.[8]

In an untelevised final on 14 December 2006, an eight-member jury selected Natalia Barbu with the song "Fight", written by Elena Buga and composed by Alexandru Braşoveanu, to represent Moldova.[1] The jury awarded 8, 10 and 12 points to the three songs with "Fight" receiving the top score from seven out of eight jury members.[1] The members of the jury were: Valentin Danga (composer), Ghenadie Ciobanu (composer), Oleg Baraliuc (composer), Inesa Stratulat (singer), Vlad Costandoi (Sens Music), Natalia Brasnuev (OGAE Moldova president), Rodica Cioranica (VIP Magazine), Diana Stratulat (NIT), and accompanied by the non-voting jury president Veronica Subotin (TRM).[8]

Round 1[edit]

Artist Song Result
R.A.S.A. "Universal Cow" Eliminated
DJ Orion "Desperado" Eliminated
Sasha Bognibov "I Don't Know Why" Eliminated
Artur Osipean "Moe Serce" Eliminated
Pavel Parfeni "Steaua Mea" Eliminated
Mircea "Vreau Sa-Ti Spun" Eliminated
R Atamaniuc "Black And White" Eliminated
Corbus Albus "Trap" Eliminated
D.O.L.L. "Muzica Ma Face Tanar" Eliminated
Future Positive "High Like The Angels" Eliminated
A.D.A.M. "Crazy World" Eliminated
Adam & Irina Vasilicova "Forever These Nights" Eliminated
Ala & Andries "A Butt Of Love" Eliminated
Ion Velcing "Crede-ma" Eliminated
Pro Bachus "Dac-as Fi Zeu" Eliminated
Thales "Hora De Sarbatoare" Eliminated
Cezara "I'm Not Your Slave" Eliminated
Natalia Barbu "Fight" Advanced
Moldstar "Honey Love" Eliminated
Olia Tira "Your Place Or Mine?" Advanced
SCROOM "Stop" Eliminated
Lou "Miss Mistery" Eliminated
Georgeta Daraban "Dincolo De Cer" Eliminated
Aylin "Dragostea" Eliminated
Perla "I Do Believe" Eliminated
Olesea Ceaicovschi "Where The Shadows Fall" Eliminated
Acord "Maria" Eliminated
Anghelina "I Would Fly" Eliminated
Catrina Paslaru "Birth Of A Clown" Eliminated
Prinzip "Lenuta" Eliminated
Marcella "My World - My Home" Eliminated
Aliona "I Love You" Eliminated
Zdob şi Zdub "Space Cowboys" Advanced
Luisia Znamensky "We're Here" Eliminated

Round 2[edit]

Artist Song Points Place
Natalia Barbu "Fight" 94 1
Olia Tira "Your Place Or Mine?" 70 3
Zdob şi Zdub "Space Cowboys" 76 2

Eurovision[edit]

Because Moldova placed 20th at the 2006 contest, Natalia was forced to compete in the Eurovision semi-final on 10 May 2007 performing 9th, following Switzerland and preceding the Netherlands. Moldova qualified to the final, placing 10th in the semi-final and scoring 91 points.[9] In the final, Moldova performed 24th (last), following Armenia. Moldova placed 10th in the final, scoring 109 points.[2] With changes to the format of the competition coming into effect for 2008, Moldova would have to compete in one of two semi-finals for qualification into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. As Moldova was not the winner of the 2007 Contest and was not a member of the Big Four, other results in the previous contest no longer pre-qualified nations to the final of the forthcoming contest.

Points awarded to Moldova[edit]

Points awarded to Moldova (Semi-Final)[9]
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)[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Moldova[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Viniker, Barry (14 December 2006). "Exclusive: It's Natalia Barbu For Moldova". Esctoday.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  3. ^ Viniker, Barry (6 November 2006). "Moldova out of ESC 2007?". Esctoday.com.
  4. ^ Viniker, Barry (18 November 2006). "Moldova passes first hurdle to return". Esctoday.com.
  5. ^ Viniker, Barry (26 November 2006). "Moldova actively seeking performers". Esctoday.com.
  6. ^ Klier, Marcus (11 December 2006). "Moldova: these are the songs". Esctoday.com.
  7. ^ a b c Klier, Marcus (13 December 2006). "EXCLUSIVE: Three finalists for Moldova chosen". Esctoday.com.
  8. ^ a b Mikheev, Andy. "Moldova 2007". ESCKaz.com. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  9. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 June 2013.