Public broadcaster TRM has confirmed that Natalia Gordienko will represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Natalia was set to represent the nation last year and is the 23rd artist of 2020 to return to the Contest.
TRM published a press release stating that they had looked into organizing a national final. However, the broadcaster noted that the creative staff and minimal technical staff would exceed the limit of 50 people which is currently imposed by the Moldovan government.
Given the fact that the winner of the national final in 2020 did not have the opportunity to participate at Eurovision due to the cancellation, TRM decided to give Natalia Gordienko the chance to represent her country again.
It will not be the first time Natalia stands on the Eurovision stage. In 2006 she represented Moldova with Arsenium. Their song Loca made it to the final in Athens.
About Natalia Gordienko
Natalia Gordienko was born on 11 December 1987 in Moldova's capital Chisinau. She has been performing on the big stage since the age of 15.
While still being a student at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts, Natalia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Athens in 2006. The same year she won Slavianski Bazaar and became the most famous singer in the country. In 2007, she received the Grand Prix at the New Wave competition in Jurmala. She then represented her country at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles where she won the gold medal in the Voice Category. In addition, Natalia was awarded the title Honoured Artist of the Republic of Moldova.
Natalia has recorded 3 solo albums and featured duets with well-known Moldovan, European and Russian artists such as Irakli Pirtskhalava, Mohombi and CRBL. Moreover, her videos were shot by famous directors from Ukraine, Russia and Romania, which have more than a million views on YouTube. She eventually collaborated with one of the largest Romanian labels, Fly Records.
Natalia has done 2 large solo concerts in the largest concert venue of Moldova and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, she was actively touring around the world. She is also a TV host and DJ.