MOLDOVA – Once again Moldovan national broadcaster will use O Melodie pentru Europa show to decide its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. TRM now class for songs the submission of which is due on January 15th at 16:00 CET.
The basic rules about a Eurovision entry apply including the ones saying that submissions are exclusively for Moldovan selection and no other country and that international authors can participate as long as they do not exceed 50% of the act.
The submissions will be narrowed by an expert panel of judges (5 to 11) to 35 which will proceed to the live auditions. There will be a live semi final on February 22nd and the national final is set for February 24th. In the semi final there will be 16 acts and ten of them will proceed to the final.
In the semi final and the final the decision will be made by jury and tele voting in ratio 50% respectively. Tele voting will apply as a single vote per phone line.