Moldova will fly Natalia Gordienko to Rotterdam in May! The singer won 'O Melodie Pentru Europa' earlier tonight and was therefore invited to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. She will perform her song 'Prison' in the second Semi-Final on 14 May.
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.