Moldavie 2009

Moldova was one of the countries participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, hosted by Russia. TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM) held a national final to select its 2009 entry for the contest. Nelly Ciobanu with the song « Hora din Moldova » qualified in the second semi-final in Moscow on 14 May, and represented Moldova in the final on 16 May.

National final

TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM) held an open call for songs for Eurovision 2009 from 10 November to 20 December 2008. The broadcaster received a total of 39 songs for Eurovision, two of which came from foreign composers.[1][2] 20 songs were selected from the 39 submitted, and were revealed on 9 January.[3][4] The national final was held on 14 February and the running order for the songs was revealed on 2 February.[5][6]Natalia Gordienko, who represented Moldova in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, and Edict withdrew from the contest. Olia Tira also withdrew one of her two songs from the contest.[7] They were replaced by three new singers: Doina Gherman with « Hei! Exploadează! »; Veronica Stolli with « Lerui – ler »; and Corbus Albus with « 7 Days ».[8]

The selection, held in the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Chişinău, lasted approximately four hours. Each entrant took the stage to present their bid to represent Moldova. Afterwards, an interval act included the Romanian entrant, Elena Gheorghe, who performed her Eurovision entry, « The Balkan Girls« .[9]Azerbaijani participant AySel made a special appearance in which she debuted a teaser of her Eurovision entry. Ionel Istrati,a Moldovian singer also performed his song « Uita-ma ». The winner of the final was decided using televoting, the TRM voting committee, and a jury. Nelly Ciobanu was the landslide victor, winning 61% of the televote and top marks from both the committee and the jury.[10]

National Final – 14 February 2009
Draw Artist Song Televote TRM
Committee
Jury Total Place
1 Doina Gherman « Hei! Exploadează! » 0 6 7 13 8
2 Corbus Albus « 7 Days » 0 7 5 12 10
3 Veronica Stolli « Lerui – ler » 0 0 0 0 20
4 Cristy Rouge « Women’s Winner » 2 7 6 15 6
5 Elena Buga « Queen » 0 4 5 9 14
6 Cristina Croitor « First Chance » 3 1 5 9 15
7 Galina Şcoda « Joc de noroc » 4 6 5 15 7
8 Ayra « Call Me A Liar » 5 2 5 12 11
9 SunStroke Project « No Crime » 8 10 8 26 3
10 Marius « We’ll Gonna Rock » 0 0 6 6 18
11 Brand « Simt că este timpul » 1 2 5 8 16
12 Dana Marchitan « Doar un pas » 0 3 5 8 17
13 Dianna « I’m Missing You » 0 7 5 12 12
14 Olia Tira « Unicul meu » 10 8 6 24 4
15 Anişoara Balmuş « Adrenalina » 0 0 5 5 19
16 Cezara « Tu, tată » 4 1 6 11 13
17 Slavici « O fată cu părul de aur » 3 5 5 13 9
18 Katalina Rusu « Sparky Lady » 6 8 6 20 5
19 Alexa « A Flight to the Light » 7 10 10 27 2
20 Nelly Ciobanu « Hora din Moldova«  12 12 12 36 1

At Eurovision

Moldova had to compete in one of the two semi-finals after Geta Burlacu came 12th in the 2008 semi-final. It qualified from the second semi-final and eventually finished 14th.

Points Awarded by Moldova[11]

Points Awarded to Moldova (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Moldova (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ « Moldova: 39 songs submitted ». ESCToday. 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ Calleja Bayliss, Marc (2008-12-23). « Moldova: TRM gets 39 songs for 2009 Eurovision ». Oikotimes. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  3. ^ Kalimeris, Aris (2009-01-09). « Moldova: The 20 finalists are revealed ». Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. ^ Konstantopoulos, Fotis (2009-01-09). « Moldova: TRM reveals complete line up ». Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. ^ van Tongeren, Mario (2009-01-27). « Moldova: National final on February 14th ». Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  6. ^ Floras, Stella (2009-02-02). « Moldova: Final to take place on 14th February ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  7. ^ Floras, Stella (2009-02-07). « Moldova: Gordienko and Edict withdraw from final ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  8. ^ Klier, Marcus (2009-02-14). « Tonight: National final in Moldova ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  9. ^ Aris kalimeris (2009-02-02). « Romania: Elena starts promo tour from Moldova and Greece ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  10. ^ « Eurovision 2009 ». TRM Teleradio-Moldova. 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  11. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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