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Moldova 2024: 'Etapa Națională' details revealed

26 December 2023 at 17:56 CET
Pasha Parfeni performed Soarele şi Luna for Moldova at the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
Broadcaster TRM has revealed that 32 songs are in the running to represent Moldova at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
Moldova’s Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

These 32 songs have been selected by an expert committee to make it through to the next stage of Moldova's pre-selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, Etapa Națională. The entries can be heard of the website as of now.

This next stage takes the form of a 'live audition' on Saturday 13 January, during which all 32 songs will be performed in front of a jury, who will score each entry. The 10 songs with the highest number of points will then go on to compete in the final of Etapa Națională, which will be broadcast live on Saturday 17 February.

At the all-important Etapa Națională final in February, all 10 songs will be performed again, and a combination of 50% televote and 50% jury vote will decide which entry gets to represent Moldova in Malmö.

Natalia Gordienko - Moldova - Grand Final - Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Rotterdam Ahoy EBU / Thomas Hanses

At the 2023 Contest in Liverpool, Moldova was represented by the Etapa Națională 2023 winner Pasha Parfeni, and his song Soarele și Luna. The song took Moldova to the Grand Final, where it finished in 18th place.