Moldavie 2013

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Moldova participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Moldovan entry was selected through O melodie pentru Europa 2013, a national selection that consisted of two semi-finals and a final, organised by the Moldovan broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM). Aliona Moon represented Moldova with the song « O mie« , which qualified from the first semi-final of the competition and placed 11th in the final, with a score of 71 points.[1][2]

O melodie pentru Europa 2013

On 13 December 2012, TRM officially launched the selection procedure for their national final O melodie pentru Europa. The candidature of artists and the submission of songs were conducted as two separate selections that were ultimately intended to match the artists to the best songs.[3] In addition, the songs were required to be in either Romanian or English and foreign songwriters were welcome to submit songs as well.[3]

On 11 January 2013, it was announced that TRM had received a total of 126 songs and that 49 artists has applied for the selection.[4] On 17 January 2013, it was announced 60 songs and 24 artists qualified to the next round of the selection where the artists were matched with songs.[5]

On 6 February, minor changes were applied to the selection with the inclusion of five new songs after several songwriters withdrew their submissions from the original list.[6] Dara was originally among the 24 finalists, but decided to withdraw after citing a mismatch between her artistic style and the available songs.[6] On 17 February, TRM named Diana Staver as the replacement artist.

The semifinals and final were hosted by Cătălin Josan and Evelina Vârlan, with backstage interviews being conducted by Lucian Dumitrescu.[7]

Semifinal 1

The first semifinal took place on 12 March 2013.[8] Denis Latîşev was originally drawn to perform third in the first semifinal, however, on 3 March his participation was withdrawn and on 9 March Margarita Ciorci was named as the replacement artist.[6] Of the 12 entries competing, seven proceeded to the final: « Runaways » performed by Boris Covali, « A Million » performed by Aliona Moon, « Planeta e un rai » performed by Doiniţa Gherman, « You’ll Be Mine » performed by Vitalie Negruţa, « Codename Felice » performed by Felicia Dunaf, « Celebrate » performed by Cristina V. and Glam Girls and « Conquer My Heart » performed by Svetlana Bogdanova.[9]

The jury panel consisted of Nicu Țărnă, Geta Burlacu, Nelly Ciobanu, Tatiana Cerga, Ludmila Climoc, Dorel Burlacu, Valentin Boghean and Victoria Tcacenco.

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Public Jury Total Place
Televote Points
1 Diana Staver « Underestimated » Thomas Thornholm (m/l), Martin Englund (m/l), Danne Attlerud (m/l) 6.85% 5 0 5 11
2 Vitalie Maciunschi « I Want You Back » Mathias Kallenberger (m/l), Andreas Berlin (m/l), Stephen Leuenberger (m/l) 5.39% 2 3 5 10
3 Margarita Ciorici « Coma » Hanif Sabzevari (m/l), Alexander Holmgren (m/l), Michael James Down (m) 6.45% 4 2 6 8
4 Cristina V. & Glam Girls « Celebrate » Hanif Sabzevari (m/l), Mike Eriksson (m), Johnny Sanekes (m),
Michael James Down (m), Hitmanic (l)
13.46% 8 0 8 6
5 Doiniţa Gherman « Planeta e un rai » Doinița Gherman (m/l), Ricu Vodă (m), Cătălin Gondiu (l) 15.83% 12 6 18 3
6 Stela Boţan « Inima mea » Constantin Dușcu (m), Stela Boţan (l) 4.16% 1 1 2 12
7 Vitalie Negruţă « You’ll Be Mine » Veaceslav Daniliuc (m), Andrei Hadjiu (l) 5.85% 3 8 11 4
8 Aliona Moon « A Million » Yuliana Scutari (l), Serghei Legheida (l), Pavel Parfeni (m) 12.86% 7 12 19 2
9 Ruslan Ţaranu « Amadeus » Ruslan Ţaranu (m/l) 2.35% 0 5 5 9
10 Boris Covali « Runaways » Hanif Sabzevari (m/l), Frederik Akerlund (m), Michael James Down (m) 14.70% 10 10 20 1
11 Felicia Dunaf « Codename Felice » Eugen Doibani (m/l) 9.21% 6 4 10 5
12 Svetlana Bogdanova « Conquer My Heart » Christina Schilling (m/l), Camilla Gottschalck (m/l), Daniel Nilsson (m/l),
Henrik Szabo (m/l), Jonas Gladnikoff (m/l)
2.89% 0 7 7 7

Semifinal 2

The second semifinal took place on 14 March 2013.[8] Of the 12 entries competing, seven proceeded to the final: « Never Fall Again » performed by Cristina Croitoru and Karizma, « I Pray » performed by Cristina Scarlat, « A Brighter Day » performed by Tatiana Heghea, « Freaky Thong » performed by Nicoleta Gavriliţă, « Somebody Else » performed by Anna Gulko, « L.o.v.e. Love » performed by Irina Kitoroagă and « Iartă-mă » performed by Aurel Chirtoacă.[10]

The jury panel consisted of Nicu Tarna, Geta Burlacu, Nelly Ciobanu, Tatiana Cerga, Ludmila Climoc, Dorel Burlacu, Valentin Boghean and Victoria Tcacenco.

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Public Jury Total Place
Televote Points
1 Tatiana Heghea « A Brighter Day » Vasco Cardoso (m), Ruben Pacheco (m),
Michael James Down (l)
18.09% 12 4 16 3
2 Aurel Chirtoacă « Iartă-mă » Eugenia Andries-Carabut (m/l) 6.01% 3 6 9 7
3 Inaya « I Need You Now » Ylva Persson (m/l), Linda Persson (m/l) 2.57% 0 3 3 10
4 Anna Gulko « Somebody Else » Roman Lupu (m/l) 7.93% 5 5 10 5
5 Valeria Paşa & Alex Mataev « Show Me Your Feelings » Paşa Valeriu (m/l) 7.13% 4 2 6 9
6 Nicoleta Gavriliţă « Freaky Thong » Hitmanic (m/l), Henri Thiesen (m), Jimi Thiesen (m),
Michael James Down (m)
8.67% 6 7 13 4
7 Irina Tarasiuk « Dancing Hearts » Serghei Covalischii (m), Alina Dabija (l) 2.75% 1 1 2 11
8 FireLove « Just Smile » Irina Gondiu (m/l) 2.40% 0 0 0 12
9 Irina Kitoroagă « L.o.v.e. Love » John Ballard (m/l), Ruth Mussie (m/l), Jerusalem Yemane (m/l),
Irena Krsteva (m/l), Kian Fakhary (m/l)
5.07% 2 8 10 6
10 Cristina Scarlat « I Pray » Ivan Aculov (m), Lidia Scarlat (l) 14.05% 8 12 20 2
11 Alexandru Şendrea « In My Head » Michael James Down (m/l) 9.30% 7 0 7 8
12 Cristina Croitoru & Karizma « Never Fall Again » Cristina Croitoru (m), Olga Fesenco (l) 16.03% 10 10 20 1

Final

The final took place on 16 March 2013.[8] After the combination of public televotes (50%) and jury votes (50%), Aliona Moon was the winner with the song « A Million« .[1]

The jury panel for the final consisted of Nicu Tarna, Adrian Beldiman, Nelly Ciobanu, Tatiana Cerga, Igor Ginga, Dorel Burlacu, Valentin Boghean, Victoria Tcacenco, Eugen Boico, Iurie Mahovici and Mihai Moldovanu.

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Public Jury Total Place
Televote Points
1 Cristina V. & Glam Girls « Celebrate » Hanif Sabzevari (m/l), Mike Eriksson (m), Johnny Sanekes (m),
Michael James Down (m), Hitmanic (l)
1.31% 1 0 1 12
2 Boris Covali « Runaways » Hanif Sabzevari (m/l), Frederik Akerlund (m), Michael James Down (m) 36.49% 12 8 20 2
3 Cristina Croitoru & Karizma « Never Fall Again » Cristina Croitoru (m), Olga Fesenco (l) 8.51% 8 7 15 4
4 Svetlana Bogdanova « Conquer My Heart » Christina Schilling (m/l), Camilla Gottschalck (m/l), Daniel Nilsson (m/l),
Henrik Szabo (m/l), Jonas Gladnikoff (m/l)
0.58% 0 2 2 11
5 Nicoleta Gavriliţă « Freaky Thong » Hitmanic (m/l), Henri Thiesen (m), Jimi Thiesen (m),
Michael James Down (m)
3.29% 4 3 7 6
6 Aurel Chirtoacă « Iartă-mă » Eugenia Andries-Carabut (m/l) 2.50% 2 5 7 7
7 Irina Kitoroagă « L.o.v.e. Love » John Ballard (m/l), Ruth Mussie (m/l), Jerusalem Yemane (m/l),
Irena Krsteva (m/l), Kian Fakhary (m/l)
0.94% 0 4 4 10
8 Anna Gulko « Somebody Else » Roman Lupu (m/l) 0.82% 0 0 0 14
9 Vitalie Negruţă « You’ll Be Mine » Veaceslav Daniliuc (m), Andrei Hadjiu (l) 3.24% 3 6 9 5
10 Cristina Scarlat « I Pray » Ivan Aculov (m), Lidia Scarlat (l) 5.63% 7 10 17 3
11 Doiniţa Gherman « Planeta e un rai » Doinița Gherman (m/l), Ricu Vodă (m), Cătălin Gondiu (l) 3.39% 5 1 6 9
12 Tatiana Heghea « A Brighter Day » Vasco Cardoso (m), Ruben Pacheco (m), Michael James Down (l) 3.74% 6 0 6 8
13 Felicia Dunaf « Codename Felice » Eugen Doibani (m/l) 1.07% 0 0 0 13
14 Aliona Moon « A Million«  Yuliana Scutari (l), Serghei Legheida (l), Pavel Parfeni (m) 28.49% 10 12 22 1

Preparation

On 18 March 2013, a meeting was held at the TRM headquarters with the resulting decision to change the language of the song from English to Romanian.[11] The Romanian version of the song is titled « O mie« .[11]

At Eurovision

Aliona Moon at the first semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Moldova was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[12] In the first semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Moldova would perform 12th, following Belarus and preceding Ireland.[13] On stage, Aliona Moon was accompanied by 2012 Moldovan entrant Pasha Parfeny on piano and three backup dancers.[14] The Moldovan performance featured Aliona Moon wearing a 5 metre long white dress that displayed projections and a rising podium that lifted the singer higher towards the end of the song.[14]

Moldova qualified from the first semi-final, placing 4th and scoring 95 points.[15][16] At the first semi-final winners’ press conference, Moldova was allocated to perform in the first half of the final.[17] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Moldova would perform 3rd, following Lithuania and preceding Finland.[18] Moldova placed 11th in the final and scored 71 points.[2]

In Moldova, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on Moldova 1 and Radio Moldova, with commentary provided by Lidia Scarlat.[19][20]

The national jury that provided 50% of the Moldovan vote in the first semi-final and the final consisted of: Liviu Ştirbu, Adrian Beldiman, Vitalie Rotaru, Larisa Zubcu and Vlad Mircos.[21] The Moldovan spokesperson in the grand final was Olivia Furtună.[22]

Points awarded to Moldova

Points Awarded to Moldova (Semi-Final 1)[16]
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)[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Moldova

References

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  2. ^ a b c d « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Busa, Alexandru (13 December 2012). « Moldova : TRM changes the selection rules ». esctoday.com. 
  4. ^ Busa, Alexandru (11 January 2013). « Moldova: 126 songs for 49 singers received ». esctoday.com. 
  5. ^ Busa, Alexandru (17 January 2013). « Moldova: 60 songs and 24 artists qualify to the next round ». esctoday.com. 
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  10. ^ Brey, Marco (14 March 2012). « Moldova: Second semi-final qualifiers ». Eurovision.tv. 
  11. ^ a b Busa, Alexandru (18 March 2013). « Moldova: Aliona Moon to perform in Romanian in Malmö ». Esctoday.com. 
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  13. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). « Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed ». Eurovision.tv. 
  14. ^ a b Brey, Marco (7 May 2013). « Gentle sounds and a starry sky for Moldova ». Eurovision.tv. 
  15. ^ Leon, Jakov (14 May 2013). « We have our first ten finalists! ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (1) ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Brey, Marco (14 May 2013). « First Semi-Final Winners’ Press Conference ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  18. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (17 May 2013). « Running order for the Grand Final revealed ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  19. ^ « O echipă Mesager va relata de la Malmö ». TeleRadio-Moldova. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  20. ^ « Concursul de muzică « Eurovision 2013 ». Prima semifinală. Retransmisiune Moldova1″. Privesc.Eu. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  21. ^ Nedzelschi, Felicia (19 May 2013). « UPDATE Larisa Zubcu, jurat Eurovision Moldova: „I-am dat României notă maximă, dar mie nu mi-a plăcut piesa. Cântecul lui Cezar nu este pentru Eurovision« «  (in Romanian). Adevărul. 
  22. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (18 May 2013). « « Good evening Malmö » – Jury order revealed ». European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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