Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Member station TRM
National selection events
Appearances 12 (8 finals)
First appearance 2005
Best result 6th: 2005
Worst result Last: 2014 SF
External links
Moldova's page at

Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 12 times, debuting in 2005. The debut year remains the country's most successful result, with Zdob şi Zdub finishing sixth. The country's only other top ten result was in 2007, when Natalia Barbu finished tenth. Moldova has reached the final eight out of twelve times, failing to get through in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Following the poor result in the 2006 contest, the Moldovan broadcaster, Teleradio-Moldova (TRM) announced that it would withdraw from participation and did not allocate a budget for the 2007 Contest. However, in response to public pressure TRM filed the preliminary documents to compete and sent Natalia Barbu with song "Fight".[1]

In 2008 Moldova, for the first time in 4 years of participating, failed to make the Final, their jazz number, "A Century of Love", finishing 12th place in a field of 19. In 2010 a saxophonist Sergey Stepanov from group SunStroke Project and Olia Tira has become internet phenomenon ("Epic Sax Guy") because of his 30-second saxophone solo.

In 2011 Zdob şi Zdub represented Moldova for a second time in the contest, with the song So Lucky placing 12th in the final. This was the third time that Moldova ended up 10th in the semifinal, the last qualifier for the final.

In 2012, Pasha Parfeny earned the right to represent Moldova, with the song "Lăutar", placing 5th in the Semi Final and 11th in the Grand Final.


Table key
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2005 Zdob şi Zdub English, Romanian "Bunica Bate Toba" 6 148 2 207
2006 Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko and Connect-R English, Spanish "Loca" 20 22 Top 11 Previous Year
2007 Natalia Barbu English "Fight" 10 109 10 91
2008 Geta Burlacu English "A Century of Love" Failed to qualify 12 36
2009 Nelly Ciobanu Romanian, English "Hora din Moldova" 14 69 5 106
2010 SunStroke Project and Olia Tira English "Run Away" 22 27 10 52
2011 Zdob şi Zdub English "So Lucky" 12 97 10 54
2012 Pasha Parfeny English "Lăutar" 11 81 5 100
2013 Aliona Moon Romanian "O mie" 11 71 4 95
2014 Cristina Scarlat English "Wild Soul" Failed to qualify 16 13
2015 Eduard Romanyuta English "I Want Your Love" 11 41
2016 Lidia Isac English "Falling Stars" 17 33
  • NOTE: If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. The other reason being that back in 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi finals the following year. If, for example, Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries.

Voting history

As of 2015, Moldova's voting history is as follows:

Commentators and spokespersons

Year(s) Commentators Spokesperson
2005 TBC Elena Camerzan
2006 Svetlana Cocoş
2007 Andrei Porubin
2008 Lucia Danu and Vitalie Rotaru Vitalie Rotaru
2009 TBC Sandu Leancă
2010 Marcel Spătari Tania Cerga
2011 Geta Burlacu
2012 Olivia Furtună[2]
2013 Lidia Scarlat
2014 Daniela Babici[3]
2016 Gloria Gorceag


See also


  1. Viniker, Barry (2006-11-26). "Moldova actively seeking performers". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-09-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2014 - min. 6:00

External links