Tonight, the first semi-final took place in the TRM studio in Chisinau. The show has been hosted by Evelina Vîrlan and Sergiu Bezniţchi. Other couple of presenters, Daniela Babici and Sandu Scobioală, were greeting the TV viewers and fans from the green room.
In the show, the jury panel has been introduced. It consisted of:
Seven finalists from the first semi-final have been chosen by the joint decision (50/50) of the professional jury and televoting. And only audience could decide who will be the lucky eighth qualifier. Mihaela Andrei has been selected from the left five unqualified entries, and thus, joint proceeded to the final.
Here are the joint results of jury and TV viewers:
The band Edict withdrew from the Moldovan national selection and has been replaced by Anişoara Volînschi. It was the order of appearance on stage (qualifiers in bold):
Among tonight's guests were former Eurovision participants and local stars: Cristina Scarlat, Geta Burlacu, Olia Tira, Pasha Parfeny, Aliona Mond, Natalia Gordienko, Nathan Boris Covali, Cristina Croitoru und Aurel Chirtoaca.
The second semi-final from Chisinau will take place on Thursday, the 26th of February. Here is the list of participants: