It’s Natalia Gordienko for Moldova29 February 2020 at 22:37 CET
20 acts took part in the final of O Melodie Pentru Europa, Moldova’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and there were some familiar Eurovision faces involved. The list of tonight's acts, in alphabetical order, included:
- Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine Te-a Făcut Să Plângi
- Catarina Sandu – Die For You
- Denis Midone – Like A Champion (Junior Eurovision 2012)
- Diana Rotaru – Dale Dale
- Dima Jelezoglo – Do It Slow
- Georgeta Burlacu – Răspunde (Eurovision 2008)
- Irina Kit – Chain Reaction
- Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears
- LANJERON – Hi Five
- Lavinia Rusu – Touch
- Live Beat – Love Me Now
- Maria Ciolac – Our Home
- Maxim Zavidia – Take Control
- Natalia Gordienko – Prison (Eurovision 2006)
- Pasha Parfeni – My Wine (Eurovision 2012)
- Petronela Donciu și Portărescu Andreea – We Will Be Legends
- Sasha Letty – Summer Of Love
- Valentin Uzun și Irina Kovalsky – Moldovița
- Valeria Pașa – It’s Time
- Viorela Moraru – Remedy
Check out all the songs here.
Natalia Gordienko was chosen the winner after receiving the most jury and televotes:
About the show
Right after the start of the show, the professional voting jury was announced. It was composed of:
- Anatol Chiriac, Composer Artist of the People
- Ilona Stepan, conductor
- Roman Burlaca, director
- Igor Rusu, artist
- Victoria Tcacenco, doctor of arts studies
- Valeria Barbas, doctor of arts studies
- Carolina Hanganu, notary public
Subscribers to the mobile and fixed networks in the Republic of Moldova were able to participate in the public televote.
About Natalia Gordienko
Since 2005, Natalia has been the lead singer of the band Millennium. In that same year, they placed third at the Moldovan national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. One year later, Natalia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest again. Together with Arsenium, she sang the song Loca and they placed 20th in the final.
Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest
Moldova made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, placing sixth with its first-ever entry, Bunica Bate Toba performed by Zdob și Zdub. In total, Moldova has appeared in the Grand Final on 9 occasions and, in 2017, SunStroke Project took the country to the top 3 in the Grand Final for the first time ever. In 2019, Moldova was represented by Anna Odobescu with her song Stay.
Moldova will perform in the second Semi-Final on 14 May.