Moldova: Disqualification for two entries in Etapa Naţională 2023!

Moldova’s public television, TRM, has already announced that they will choose their representative and song for Eurovision 2023 through the Etapa Naţională 2023 national final!

However, a while ago, the country’s public television announced that two songs have been excluded from Moldova’s selection for Eurovision 2023, in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Squeeze Paradise” by NÖRDIKA has been excluded from the national final as the song was published online on 8 February 2012, more than ten years before the deadline allowed by the selection rules.

Massimo Sinceri and DA-MUSE have been disqualified after the duo was found to be in breach of rules regarding the nationality of participants, as Etapa Naţională rules state that at least 50% of the singers in a group must have Moldovan nationality.

Therefore, after the exclusion of these two entries, 31 instead of 33 entries will compete in the national final of the country:

  1. Formaţia Vele – “Jocul neamului moldovenesc” (The game of the Moldovan nation)
  2. Corina Ivanov – “When Love’s Real”
  3. Nihilist & Lisa Nicky – “Final Destination”
  4. NÖRDIKA – “Damn and Down”
  5. Victor Gulick – “Let’s Dance”
  6. Donia – “Red Zone”
  7. Surorile Osoianu – “Bade, bădişor, bădiţă” (Bathe, little boy, little girl)
  8. OL – “Why You Play It Cool”
  9. Adelina Iordachi – “Deja Vu”
  10. Nikko T. – “Destiny”
  11. Y-Limit – “Live in Harmony”
  12. Crista – “Pădure verde pădure” (Green green forest)
  13. Sunstroke Project – “Yummy Mommy”
  14. NR 11 – “Adio”
  15. VERA – “Vremea ta” (Your time)
  16. Sasha Bognibov – “My Favourite Schoolgirl”
  17. Rise – “Don’t Trumble”
  18. Lisa Volk – “Scrisoare către ţară” (Letter to the country)
  19. ADA DEEA – “Mystic Rose”
  20. COSMINA – “Indestructible”
  21. Angel Kiss – “Now I Know”
  22. Gesica Sîrbu – “I’m in Love”
  23. Aliona Moon – “Du-mă” (Go)
  24. Tania Pituşcan – “Mioriţa” (Ewe)
  25. Pasha Parfeni – “Soarele şi luna” (The sun and the moon)
  26. Ricky Ardezianu – “Una rosa rossa” (A pink rose)
  27. Harmony Scuffle – “Favourite One”
  28. Valeria Condrea – “We’re Now Different”
  29. LOLA – “Temperatura” (Temperature)
  30. Diana Elmas – “Miracle”
  31. Nino – “It Would Be Nice”

You can listen to the entries from the Moldovan national final HERE.

Live auditions will begin on January 28th at noon, in the public television studios. The auditions will be broadcast live on the Moldova 2 channel and on its website, as well as on

The score will be given exclusively by a jury. The composition of the jury will be known only on the day of the hearing. The panel will consist of an odd number of judges (three or five) and will be different from the national final panel.

On January 28, Moldova 1 channel will host a special show for the live auditions and announce the finalists who will take part in the national final. According to the rules, the ten artists with the highest scores in the live auditions will compete in the national final.

But until we find out who will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2023, let’s remember the country’s participation in last year’s contest. Last year, Moldova was represented for the third time by Zdob şi Zdub and the Advahov Brothers with the song “Trenuleţul” which finished in seventh place in the grand final and at the same time in second place in the public vote:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Moldovan participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Source: TRM


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