Moldova Select Lidia Isac for 2016!

Moldova Eurovision 2016The Moldovan national selection came to an close with the final of O Melodie Pentru Europa tonight. The winner of the contest was Lidia Isac who won with her song ‘Falling Stars’.  Continue reading

Poll Results: You think Lidia Isac will be Moldova’s pick

Moldova Eurovision 2016Moldova’s selection final kicked off minutes ago, but while all 16 finalist perform their songs, we had asked you to choose your favourite. The poll has now closed and Lidia Isac has come out on top with ‘Falling Stars’.  Continue reading

Eurovision 2016 Guide: Moldova

Moldova 2016 Eurovision

Moldova made their Eurovision debut in 2005 and to date it is still their best result with a sixth place finish for ‘Bunica Bate Toba’ by Zdob şi Zdub. Since then they have competed every year, but missed out on the final three times, having not qualified from their semi final. This includes their last two attempts with Cristina Scarlat in 2014 and last year Eduard Romanyuta narrowly missed out on a place in the final having finished 11th in his semi final with ‘I Want Your Love’. They return to the contest in 2016, find out more by reading on…

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Review: Moldova- Eduard Romanyuta ‘I Want Your Love’

Eurovision 2015 Moldova Eduard Romanyuta

We kick off this year’s Eurovision reviews off with Moldova and their song ‘I Want Your Love’. The song is an uptempo amazingly infectious song with whistley flutes and drum beat, which might help it stand out from all the female ballads that make up the field of entries this year. Continue reading

Moldova choose Eduard Romanyuta for Eurovision 2015!

Ukrainian Eduard Romanyuta has been selected by Moldova as their Eurovision entry for 2015 with winning song I Want Your Love. A whopping 16 acts competed for the title following two semi finals earlier in the week on Tuesday and Thursday that eliminated 8 of the 24 entries in contention.

The final kicked off with song one ‘Lonely Stranger’ from Miss M. The staging of the song saw the singer spin on a rotating platform inside what looked like a model of a building designed by architect Frank Gehry Continue reading

Kitty Brucknell Doesn’t Qualify for Moldova Final

It’s a great shame that Kitty Brucknell hasn’t progressed to the Moldova Final

Former X-Factor contestant, Kitty Brucknell has tonight failed to qualify for the final of Moldova’s national selection final for Eurovision 2015. The ‘Remix’ singer competed against eleven other acts in the first of two semi finals on 24th February. Brucknell finished 11th out of the twelve acts, following a combination of jury and public votes. The act which came out on top on the night was Eduard Romanyuta with song ‘I Want Your Love’.

The second semi final will take place on Thursday night with another eight acts advancing to the final. Continue reading

15 Things We Learned This Week

Elina Born and Stig Rasta are chosen by Estonia, propelling them to the top of the betting odds.

Elina Born and Stig Rasta are chosen by Estonia, propelling them to the top of the betting odds.

1. All three Baltic state countries chose their Eurovision entry this weekend. Estonia’s Eesti Laul came to a head with the favourites Elina Born and Stig Rasta being chosen to represent Estonia with their song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’.

2. Lithuania had already chosen their song ‘This Time’ but it was this week that we learned that two of the three finalists would perform the song as a duet in Vienna in May. Mia turned out to be highly unfortunate as her other two competitors Vaidas Baumila and Monika Linkyte were chosen to be Lithuania’s entry.

3. Latvia’s national selection process saw four songs battle it out, but in the end it was Aminata with her song ‘Love Injected’ who would progress to compete at Eurovision in May. Continue reading

Listen to Kitty Brucknell’s Nervous Performance of ‘Remix’ in the Running for Moldova

After the BBC refused to have ex X-Factor contestants as the UK Eurovision entry 2015, Kitty Brucknell found herself having to go elsewhere to make her Eurovision dream a reality. Having been rejected by Switzerland, Brucknell tried her luck with Moldova who selected her to compete in their national selection process with her song ‘Remix’.

The song is a great up tempo number with all the thrills and spills of a modern pop song that would fill any dance floor. We however were skeptical that Kitty would make it much further in the selection process having seen her audition video where she performs her song live. Her vocals are really off and her dance moves are quite cringey.

Kitty took to Twitter to defend the performance, chalking it up to nerves. She has since put in a lot of work to make her performance better and says that ‘Remix’ slays now. Kitty Brucknell will compete in Moldova’s national selection process’s first semi final on Tuesday 24th February. If successful she will compete on Saturday 28th in the Moldovan Final.