A few tens of entries were sent in to the national broadcaster TRM to take part in the Moldovan national selection. After jury auditions and reviewings, and two semi-finals, only 16 singers were left. In tonight's show, the choice will be made by the joint decision (50/50) of TV viewers and the professional jury. The Moldovan final will be broadcast on eurovision.tv and TRM official web site.
The finalists will perform in the following order:
- Miss M - Lonely Stranger
- Irina Kitoroagă - I’m Gonna Get You
- Eduard Romanyuta - I Want Your Love
- Dana Markitan - Love Me
- Diana Brescan - Up And Down
- Doinita Gherman - Inima Fierbinte
- DoReDos - Maricica
- Stela Boţan & The Cadence of Heart - Save Me
- Mihaela Andrei - About Love
- Lidia Isac - I Can’t Breathe
- Glam Girls - Magia
- Sunstroke Project & Dj Michael Ra - Day After Day
- Julia Sandu - Fire
- Serj Kuzenkoff - Danu Năzdrăvanu
- Marcel Roşca - Feelings Will Never Leave
- Valeria Paşa - I Can Change All My Life
16 finalists and their songs
If you still didn't decide who is your favourite, you can have a look at the artists and listen to their song during the rehearsals in the TRM studio.
Miss M - Lonely Stranger
Miss M's real name Anastasia Ursu. Miss M project started in 2012 in Moscow. She is not only singer but also songwriter - her Eurovision entry Lonely Stranger she wrote by herself. Last year, Miss M released two singles: Not Vogue and Nasty Summer. Now Anastasia and her team are working on her first album.
Song: Lonely Stranger
Music and lyrics: Anastasia Ursu
Irina Kitoroagă - I’m Gonna Get You
It's Irina's second try in the Moldovan national selection. In 2013, the singer participated in O Melodie Pentru Europa with her song L.o.v.e. Love but didn't win the contest.
Song: I’m Gonna Get You
Music: Music: Gicu Cimbir
Lyrics: Keith Almgren, Madelene Hamberg, Patrik Öhlund, Erik Anjou
Eduard Romanyuta - I Want Your Love
Eduard Romanyuta is a Ukrainian singer. He participated in the Ukrainian national selections several times in the past. This year, Eduard tries his luck in Moldova.
Song: I Want Your Love
Music: Erik Lewander
Lyrics: Hayley Aitken, Tom Andrews
Dana Markitan - Love Me
Dana Markitan is originally from Amursk, Russia. She sings pop, soft rock and jazz. Dana became known in Moldova through her participation in the reality show Moldstar Project. On her debut album Sandwich Blues, Dana worked together with the composer Boris Bantea.
Song: Love Me
Music: Patrik Öhlund
Lyrics: Madelene Hamberg
Diana Brescan - Up And Down
Diana Brescan is a Moldovan singer. Last year, she participated in the Moldovan national final with her song Hallelujah.
Song: Up And Down
Music and lyrics: Eugen Doibani
Doinita Gherman - Inima Fierbinte
Most of her songs Doinita Gherman performs in ethno-rock. Doinita studied at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Arts in Chisinau.
Song: Inima Fierbinte
Music: Doina Gherman, Ricu Vodă
Lyrics: Doina Gherman, Cătălin Gondiu
DoReDos - Maricica
DoReDos is a Moldovan band consisting of one female and two male singers. Pavel Parfeni, the former Moldovan participant in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, is the writer and the co-composer of the song Maricica.
Music: Pavel Parfeni
Lyrics: Pavel Parfeni, Mihai Teodor
Stela Boţan & The Cadence of Heart - Save Me
Stela Boţan's first attempt on the "Eurovision stage" was in 2010, together with the band TODO. In 2013, Stela tried her luck with the song Inima Mea, but failed. This year, Stela joint forces with The Cadence of Heart. Her music is influenced by Linkin Park.
Song: Save Me
Music: Constantin Dușcu
Lyrics: Stela Boțan
Mihaela Andrei - About Love
Mihaela Andrei was chosen by the audience as the eighth finalist in the first semi-final.
Song: About Love
Music: Vitalie Catană
Lyrics: Gloria Gorceag
Lidia Isac - I Can’t Breathe
Lidia Isac is lead vocalist in the band Glam Girls that also participate in this year's Moldovan national selection.
Song: I Can’t Breathe
Music: Anton Ragoza, Serghei Stepanov
Llyrics: Mihai Teodor
Glam Girls - Magia
Glam Girls is a pop-rock girl group formed in 2013. It consists of Lidia Isac and Alexandra Druc.
Music: Alexandru Gorgos
Lyrics: Alina Dabija
Sunstroke Project & Dj Michael Ra - Day After Day
Sunstroke Project is a Moldovan musical trio consisting of Sergei Yalovitsky (vocals), Anton Ragoza (violinist and composer) and Sergey Stepanov (saxophonist). The band is famous for representing Moldova in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, together with Olia Tira. This year, they joint their forces with Michael Ra.
Song: Day After Day
Music: Michael Ra
Lyrics: Elena Buga
Julia Sandu - Fire
Julia Sandu was the eighth finalist chosen by the audience in the second semi-final.
Music and lyrics: Calle Kindbom, David Wilhelmson, Philip Morris Åkerblad
Serj Kuzenkoff - Danu Năzdrăvanu
Serj Kuzenkoff will sing his song Danu Năzdrăvanu that means "Danu, the naughty".
Song: Danu Năzdrăvanu
Music: Veaceslav Daniliuc, Sergiu Cuzencov
Lyrics: Sergiu Cuzencov, Diana Enachii
Marcel Roşca - Feelings Will Never Leave
Marcel Roşca is singer and songwriter. Music and lyrics for his Eurovision song Feelings Will Never Leave has been written by Marcel himself. The singer currently lives in Bucharest, Romania.
Song: Feelings Will Never Leave
Music and lyrics: Marcel Roşca
Valeria Paşa - I Can Change All My Life
It's not the first time Valeria Paşa tries her luck in the national selections in Moldova. In 2013, she sang Show Me Your Feelings together with Alex Mataev, but was eliminated from the semi-final.
Song: I Can Change All My Life
Music and lyrics: Valeria Pașa