Moldova: Zdob și Zdub to represent the country in Turin!

The Moldovan public broadcaster, TRM, officially has chosen its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!

As it was revealed yesterday, TRM made a decision not to hold a national final linking it to the to the epidemiological situation in the country. The representative was chosen through live auditions! The professional jury and Moldovan state radio and television determined Moldovan entry.

The candidates to represent the country in Italy were:

Who’s Zdob și Zdub?

Zdob și Zdub is a Moldovan folk punk band, based in Chișinău. The band represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 21 May 2005, finishing 6th. They  also represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 14 May 2011 finishing 12th. “Zdob și Zdub” (“Hit the Drum”) musical band was put together in 1994 in Moldova. Before that, the singer Roman Iagupov, the bass-player Mihai Gincu and the drummer Anatol Pugach had together attended a school in a small town from the suburbs of Chisinau, called Straseni. They found the missing musicians during their studies at the Sports College in Chisinau. The line-up of the band was constantly changing: sometimes the band had two singers, sometimes – two guitarists. As a result, one guitarist became a singer, the clarinettist – a drummer, and the drummer – a bass-player.

Here you can watch their ESC 2005 performance:

Here you can watch their ESC 2011 performance:

Moldova will perform in the first half of the first semi-final!

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