Anna Odobescu will represent Moldova at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. She was born on 3 November 1991 in Dubasari on the left bank of the Dniester River in Moldova. Her vocal and artistic talent emerged in early childhood. She lost her father when she was a young girl, but found consolation in music for her terrible loss.
Anna graduated from the faculty of pop jazz vocal at the Transnistrian College of Music, named after Anton Rubinstein (Tiraspol), and the department of pop and jazz vocal at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau. She performed with the Jazz Orchestra named after Victor Zelenskiy before Anna became a vocal coach at the Chisinau School of Arts named after V. Polyakov. Anna also has a vocal coach herself, she is being coached by Cristina Pintilie.
Anna has taken part in various musical competitions and won many national and international awards, including participating in contests in St. Petersburg, Smolensk, Grand Prix of Discovery 2007 in Tiraspol, and has taken first place at the Martisoare Dorohoian Festival 2012, Două inimi gemene in 2015 and second place at the Slavic Bazaar festival in Vitebsk 2016. She auditioned for the Russian series of The Voice in 2017 and in 2018 she competed in Moldova's national Eurovision Song Contest selection O Melodie Pentru Europa 2018 with Agony, finishing in fifth place.
Anna Odobescu is married to singer and composer Alexandru Vdovicenco and says she finds peace and inner silence in music. On the Eurovision stage she will be joined by 3 backing vocalists: Mihaela Andrei, Andrei Ștefăneț, Andreea Portarescu.
Anna on becoming Moldova's hopeful: "I had very big emotions, but they are beautiful emotions, indescribable emotions and I'm really proud to have succeeded. For me it is a very important step in my life. And I hope to represent the country with dignity, I will do everything for that”.