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We'll be seeing Natalia Barbu in Malmö for Moldova!

17 February 2024 at 20:47 CET
Natalia Barbu will represent Moldova at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with 'In The Middle'
Moldova has held the all-important conclusion of its 'Etapa Națională' pre-selection, and so the country now has its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Natalia Barbu will fly the Moldovan flag in Sweden with 'In The Middle'.

We were treated to an uplifting evening of entertainment in Chișinău on Saturday night, as 11 songs took part in Etapa Națională.

The 11 entries were competing to become Moldova's latest contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest. And in the end, there was only song in particular that impressed audiences enough to be awarded that sought-after ticket to Malmö. 

Natalia Barbu is representing Moldova at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest TRM

After a jury vote and a public televote gave their scores, it was announced that Natalia Barbu will represent Moldova at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May with the song In The Middle.

Natalia, the winner of Etapa Națională, will be Moldova's 20th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, following the country's debut in 2005. 

The rock and pop singer has previously represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, with the song Fight. In Helsinki she placed an impressive 10th at the Grand Final, with 109 points.

As well as being a singer, Natalia Barbu is also a songwriter, composing the lyrics for most of her songs herself. One of her biggest musical successes to date has been the release of her single Îngerul Meu in Romania. The song was number 1 in the Romanian Top 100 for 11 weeks. 

Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest

Moldova made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, placing 6th with its first ever entry, Bunica Bate Toba performed by Zdob și Zdub.

In total, Moldova has appeared in the Grand Final on 13 occasions and, in 2017, SunStroke Project took the country to the Top 3 in the Grand Final for the first time ever.

In 2010, Sergey Stepanov, also from the band SunStroke Project, became an internet phenomenon when his solo saxophone performance went viral. He became known as the 'Epic Sax Guy'.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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