MOLDOVA – Following the live auditions with the 27 hopefuls at Karaoke Concert Hall Atrium in Chisinau, TRM decided the 16 acts which will participate directly final. Due to low number of participants (and we already had a disqualification) TRM decided to skip the semi final on February 22 and all of the qualifiers from the auditions will enter the national final as set for February 24th. Favourite act to win the national final, and New Wave Festival 2017 winners, DoReDos are included in the list. The participants are
|PARTICIPANT(S) / SONG TITLE||JURY||PUBLIC||TOTAL|
|Anna Odobescu - Agony|
|Anna Timofei - Endlessly|
|Bella Luna - Moments|
|Che MD - Inima-n stângă|
|Cobîlean Constantin - Numai tu|
|Doinița Gherman - Dance in flames|
|DoReDos - My lucky day|
|Felicia Dunaf - Alien|
|Ilia Soroceanu & Dasha DaGro - Minds & Veins|
|Lavinia Rusu - Altundeva|
|Nicoleta Sava - Esencia del Sur|
|Ruslan Tsar - Come to life|
|SandyC & Aaron Sibley - Once upon a time|
|Tolik - Broken Glass|
|Vera Țurcanu - Black Heart|
|Viorela - The gates of love|
MOLDOVA – O Melodie Pentru Europa 2018 is the national final format developed by TRM in order to select Moldova’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Unlike in previous years, the event only includes one semi-final and a final to be held on 22 and 24 February 2018, respectively. The selection of the competing entries for the national final and ultimately the Moldovan Eurovision entry takes place over two rounds. Sometime on January 2018, all artists who submitted a song to the broadcaster were invited to take part in a live audition, where the fourteen semi-finalists were decided. The fourteen semi-finalists will take part in a live semi-final on 22 February, where eight singers will proceed to the live final on 24 February. The winner will be decided by voting from the Moldovan public and a jury of music professionals. Interested artists and composers had until 15 January 2018 to submit their entries to the Moldovan broadcaster. On 15 January 2018 it was announced that 28 entries were submitted to the national selection.
MOLDOVA – It is finally here: the list of the 2018 O Melodie Pentru Europa participants. TRM announced the 28 who submitted a song among of which we can see the group DoReDos who won the New Wave Festival in Sochi this year, praised by thee Moldovan president and submitted here a song by Russian superstar Philip Kirkorov. From the 28 submissions 16 will proceed to the semi final and ten will make it to the final of the national selection. Jury and public voting will decide the winner. It is also noticed that TRM will allow public to vote once per a phone number.
THE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Sasha Bogbinov – Love
Anna Timofei – Endlessly
Che MD – Inima-n stîngă
Codreanu Maria – Zâmbește soarelui
Ruslan Taranu – Come To Life
Doinița Gherman – Dance In Flames
Sandy C & Aaron Sibley – Once Upon a Time
Tolik – Glass
Dima Gaitur – Ona Moja
Vera Turcanu – Black Heart
Formatia 5 Stele – Maldavian Dance
Tudor Bumbac – Numai Pentru Tine
DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
Bostan – Frățică
Felicia Dunaf – Alien
Nicoleta Sava – Esencia del Sur
Lavinia Rusu – Altundeva
Marina Cudalb – Bianco e Nero
Denny Feyton – Maybe It’s Love
Laura Bagrii – Da Bucuriei
Anna Odobescu – Agony
Illia Sorocean & Dasha DaGro – Minds & Veins
Bella Luna – Moments
Pelageya Stefoglo – Let’s Start Together Right Now
Shvets – The World
Saidy – Beauty Song
Cobîlean Constantin – Numai Tu
Viorela – The Gates of Love
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.
Lidia participated and won numerous amount of competitions. Her first international contest was at the age of 13, in Bulgaria – “Serebryanaia Yantra”, she won the special prize of the audience.
Her latest achievements are the participation in the final of “New wave 2014” international contest in Yurmala, third place in the “East Bazaar 2013” competition in Yalta, two-times participant in the national final of Eurovision Song Contest, Grand-Prix of the “Baltic Supertars” contest in Sankt-Petersburg, first place in “Meikin Asia 2015” in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, reporting for a Moldovan TV Channel from Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna being there with SunStroke Project (ESC2010 representative of Moldova).
Lidia represented Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm with the song “Falling Stars”. She recorded a French version entitled “Pluie d’étoiles”. She passed the blind auditions in season 6 of The Voice: la plus belle voix and continued the show as part of Team Florent Pagny.
Some of Lidia Isac’s songs topped the national radio charts in Moldova. One of the Lidia’s song was written by the Grammy nominees Bridget Benenate, Niklas Pettersson and Mikael Albertsson. The song “Falling Stars” reached number 13 in the Top 50 Viral Spain, on Spotify.
Yesterday Lidia Isac appeared in the The Voice of Romania impressing all four judges who turned for her after performing the song “when we were young:. Lidia picked Tudor Chirila as her mentor. Loredana, Smiley and Sunstroke Project praised her performance and publicly congratulated her.
MOLDOVA – Yesterday, Moldovan national broadcaster has officially confirmed its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest next May in Lisbon. Now TRM will have to kick off the national preselection process although it is still unknown the format of the national or internal selection.
It is interesting to notice that the Moldovan President might have hinted the 2018 Moldovan representatives as two days ago he posted on Instagram a cheerful message to The DoReDoS band who represent the country at New Wave Festival.
The DoReDoS band are currently out of the top three of the jury voting while we still wait for the final night on Wednesday and also people’s choice award too see how the manage. But the media and press in Sochi are impressed by them and their cheerful entry in Sochi could make them big favs for Lisbon.
Незабываемое выступление молдавской группы "DoReDoS" на конкурсе "Новая волна -2017". Вчера прошёл первый день песенного конкурса исполнителей популярной музыки "Новая волна". Все 11 членов жюри поставили наивысшую оценку нашим исполнителям. Таким образом, по итогу первого дня молдавская группа "DoReDoS" расположилась на ПЕРВОМ МЕСТЕ! Ребята молодцы! Рад, что смог помочь вам в подготовке и участии в этом конкурсе. Спасибо, что достойно представляете нашу страну! Hai Moldova! https://youtu.be/fTIr33QyAyE
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The DoReDoS band is Marina Djundiet, Eugeniu Andrianov and Sergiu Mita. The band exists since September, 2011. ‘We all come from a small provincial town of Rybnitsa, which is located in Transdniestria. We met and gathered the band in that town. Then we moved to Chisinau to improve our creative abilities.’ The band’s members graduated from the Higher Musical Academy of Arts in Chisinau. Eugeniu Andrianov received the Second Prize of the ‘Slavianski Bazaar’ International Festival in 2013. In 2014, the DoReDoS band won the George Grigoriu International Pop Music Contest (Romania). Also, the team has become a finalist of the national shortlisting for the Eurovision Song Contest (in 2015, and 2016), and a finalist of the ‘X Factor – Romania’ TV project.
These musicians have a busy tour schedule. ‘When we find time, we like to spend it outdoors by the river or in the countryside, where there is peace and quiet. We adore the sea. And, of course, we value the time spent at home with our families.’ The band participated in the ‘Transformation’ TV project in 2017. Exercising in the gym and TRX suspension training are on our daily schedule. Sport has become a considerable part of our life.’
Musical preferences of the creative trio are diverse, from the songs performed by Nikolai Noskov and Leonid Agutin to the works of S. Wonder, Pink and Sting. ‘We like different artists. We value their musical thinking, creativity and waves of positive energy! It inspires us. We want to move forward to our lofty objectives. We want to record our album, attain love of the audience and become the famous artists. Our nearest plans are to represent our country and ourselves at the ‘New Wave’ Contest. We would like to record a couple of new songs in the summer.’
Eugeniu didn’t like music lessons at school. He could not stand it when the others sang out of tune. Sergiu fully agrees with Eugeniu. Marina liked geography and handicrafts, and all other lessons were ranked as the least favorite. Sergiu has got a beautiful voice, a lyrical tenor. His music teacher noticed the child’s talent when Sergiu was in the third grade. Eugeniu began to sing with a high baritone when he was ten years old, ‘I really wanted to sing, and the only one who believed in me was my mother.’ Marina’s timbre is soprano. She grew up in the musician’s family, ‘Music has been around me since childhood, and I did not hesitate to choose this profession J.’
The artists admit that they believe in the help of the Supreme Forces, ‘We go to the church before any important event. Faith is our talisman.’ All of the three members dreamed of becoming musicians since childhood. They love films directed by L. Gaidai, E. Ryazanov, N. Mikhalkov. Sergiu can cook. His specialties are crabstick salad and chicken breast baked in the oven with a special sauce. Sergiu keeps the recipes secret! Marina likes to cook Italian pasta, lasagna and hominy, Moldavian national dish. Eugeniu can make the best tea for everyone.
The DoReDoS band would be happy to receive a song as a gift from the leading composers of Russia J! The Moldavian trio spends every day with a rhythm in their hearts, with a melody in their souls and with music in their life in general! They continue to learn singing, and improve their dancing skills. They are afraid of dentists and dead calm in their careers. They earned their first money for performing at the wedding celebrations. All of the three artists are purposeful people, ‘In order to succeed, one needs a goal and a strategic plan. And, of course, a staunch belief in dream, perseverance and work.’
They usually compose music and write lyrics by themselves, ‘We will name our first album ‘The Night Dream’. Just like first song of ours, which attained the listeners’ love in Moldova. We have been dreaming of becoming finalists of the ‘New Wave’ Contest for at least five years. We have been watching it from the very beginning. And we waited for our time to come J! We have a huge support group this year, but all these people will be watching us on their TV screens. Naturally, we wish a huge success to all the finalists, good mood and balance! And we wish confidence, peace of mind and tranquility to ourselves.’