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:
Vlad Costandoi - producer.
Andrei Sava - composer
Serge Kino - DJ & promoter
Zinuţa Julea - Lecturer Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts
Dumitru Miller - Conductor of State Philarmonic Orhcestra from Ashdod, Israel
Iurie Badicu - producer and lyricist
Victoria Tcacenco - Associate Professor, Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts. Doctor in arts.
Adrian Beldiman - composer, chief music editor Radio Moldova
Victor Buruiană - songwriter
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The band Edict withdrew from the Moldovan national selection and has been replaced by Anişoara Volînschi.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):
Eduard Romanyuta - I Want Your Love
Marcel Roşca - Feelings Will Never Leave
Kitty Brucknell - Remix
Mihaela Andrei - About Love
Raby - Hero
Glam Girls - Magia
Diana Brescan - Up And Down
Serj Kuzenkoff - Danu Năzdrăvanu
Domenico Protino - Let Me Fly
Sunstroke Project & Dj Michael Ra - Day After Day
Irina Kitoroagă - I’m Gonna Get You
Anişoara Volînschi - Vocea Inimii
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
The second semi-final from Chisinau will take place on Thursday, the 26th of February. Here is the list of participants:
Vera & Diana Popa - Faith
Valeria Paşa - I Can Change All My Life
Carolina Gorun - Sublime
Stela Boţan - Save me
Cezara - Am Devenit Straini
Doinita Gherman -Inima Fierbinte
Dana Markitan - Love Me
DoReDos - Maricica
Vitalie Todiraşcu - Tu Singura
Julia Sandu - Fire
Lidia Isac - I Can’t Breathe
Miss M - Lonely Stranger
You can watch the show on the official website of TRM. The Moldovan national final will take place on the 28th of February, starting at 19:00 CET.