Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

Moldova participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Moldovan entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Moldovan broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM). Pasha Parfeny represented Moldova with the song "Lăutar", which qualified from the first semi-final and went on to place 11th in the final, scoring 81 points.[1][2]

Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country Moldova
National selection
Selection processO melodie pentru Europa 2012
Selection date(s)11 March 2012
Selected entrantPasha Parfeny
Selected song"Lăutar"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (5th, 100 points)
Final result11th, 81 points
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

O melodie pentru Europa 2012Edit

O melodie pentru Europa 2012 was the national final format developed by TRM in order to select Moldova's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The event took place at the TRM Studio in Chișinău, hosted by Marcel Spataru, Evelina Vârlan and Dorina Gherganov, and included a final to be held on 11 March 2012.[3] The show was broadcast on Moldova 1 and Radio Moldova as well as online via the broadcaster's official website trm.md and at the official Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.tv.[4]

FormatEdit

The selection of the competing entries for the national final and ultimately the Moldovan Eurovision entry took place over three rounds. The first round occurred on 21 January 2012 where a jury panel shortlisted sixty entries from the received submissions based on criteria such as the quality of the melody and composition, vocals and manner of the performance and the originality of the song. The second round was a live audition of the 60 entries in front of a jury panel that took place on 29 January 2012. Entries were assessed on criteria such as voice quality, stage presence and strength of the composition. The panel selected 20 finalists to proceed to the third round, the televised national final. An additional finalist was selected via an online wildcard vote that took place between 1 February and 12 February 2012. 21 finalists competed in the final on 11 March 2012 where the winner was selected by the 50/50 combination of an expert jury vote and a public televote. In the event of a tie, the entry that receives the highest score from the expert jury vote was declared the winner.

Competing entriesEdit

Artists and composers had the opportunity to submit their entries between 28 December 2011 and 16 January 2012. New rules from the 2012 edition allowed for international artists to apply only if they were part of a duo or group where there were no more than two international acts. Songwriters could hold any nationality.[5][6] At the conclusion of the submission deadline, 85 valid entries were received by the broadcaster.[7][8] A jury consisting of Olga Ciolacu (singer), Igor Dînga (producer and composer), Vali Boghean (instrumentist, actor, composer), Tatiana Cerga (singer), Andrei Sava (composer), Victoria Tcacenco (professor at the Music, Theatre and Fine Arts Academy) and Dana Argint (Orange Moldova representative) selected 60 out of the 85 received entries to proceed to the audition round.[9]

The live audition round took place on 29 January 2012 at TRM Studio in Chișinău where 20 finalists were selected by the jury panel to advance.[10][11] An online wildcard vote among 33 songs that did not proceed from the auditions ran between 1 February and 12 February 2012 and the winner, "Live On Forever" performed by Mariana Mihăilă, was announced on 20 February 2012.[12] On the same day, "Turn On The Light" performed by 2009 Moldovan Eurovision entrant Nelly Ciobanu was withdrawn from the competition due to personal reasons and replaced with the song "Live the Show" performed by Akord, which placed second in the online wildcard vote.[12][13] Among the finalists was 2008 Moldovan Eurovision entrant Geta Burlacu.

Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s)
Adrian Ursu "Be Yourself" Adrian Ursu, Vica Demici
Akord "Live the Show" Igor Stribițchi, Vica Demici
Alexandru Manciu "If You Leave" Alexandru Manciu, Mihai Teodor
Anna Gulko "Ballad of Love" Anna Gulko
Cristina Croitoru "Fight for Love" Doina Sclifos
Dara "Open Your Eyes" Eugen Doibani
Doinița Gherman "Welcome to Moldova" Vadim Luchin, Timofei Tregubenco, Doinița Gherman
Geta Burlacu "Never Ever Stop" Valentin Schirca, Alexandru Aquilar
INAYA "Lights" Max Chissaru, Mihai Teodor
Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa "Save a Little Sunshine" Ralph Siegel, John O'Flynn
Ksenya Nikora "You Better Rush" Serghei Bilcenco, Roman Lupu
Leria "A Ray of Sun" Michalis Antoniou, Alexandru Bușă
M Studio "Open Your Eyes" M Studio
Mariana Mihăilă "Live On Forever" Gorgi, Aidan O'Connor
MC Mike & Human Place "The Mole Girl" Ilie Gorincioi (Tadevs)
Nelly Ciobanu "Turn On the Light" Eugene Oleinik, Kjell Dahlander
Nicoleta Gavriliță "Crazy Little Thing" Nicoleta Gavriliță, Serghei Bilcenco, Liuba Perciun
Paralela 47 "Arde" (Burn) Paralela 47, Alecu Mătrăgună
Pasha Parfeny "Lăutar" (Fiddler) Pavel Parfeni, Alex Brașoveanu
Ruslan Țăranu "Blanche" Ruslan Țăranu
Transbalkanica "Balkan Riders" Marcel Ștefăneț, Ghenadie Cubasov
Univox "Moody Numbers" Nicolai Andrus, Renata Platon

FinalEdit

The final took place on 11 March 2012. Twenty-one songs competed and the winner was selected based on the combination of a public televote and the votes of an expert jury. The jury that voted in the final included Olga Ciolacu (singer), Igor Dînga (producer and composer), Vali Boghean (instrumentist, actor, composer), Tatiana Cerga (singer), Andrei Sava (composer), Victoria Tcacenco (professor at the Music, Theatre and Fine Arts Academy), Angela Braşoveanu (journalist), Nicu Țărnă (singer), Anatol Chiriac (composer), Igor Cobileanski (director) and Ludmila Climoc (Orange Moldova representative). In addition to the performances of the competing entries, 2012 Swiss Eurovision entrants Sinplus performed as a guest. "Lăutar" performed by Pasha Parfeny was selected as the winner.[2]

Final – 11 March 2012
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Ruslan Țăranu "Blanche" 0 0.48% 0 0 14
2 Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa "Save a Little Sunshine" 0 6.82% 8 8 6
3 Pasha Parfeny "Lăutar" 12 20.44% 10 22 1
4 Alexandru Manciu "If You Leave" 1 5.02% 4 5 10
5 Paralela 47 "Arde" 0 1.43% 0 0 15
6 Ksenya Nikora "You Better Rush" 0 2.02% 0 0 16
7 Leria "A Ray of Sun" 0 0.88% 0 0 17
8 Cristina Croitoru "Fight for Love" 4 23.68% 12 16 2
9 Mariana Mihăilă "Live On Forever" 0 3.93% 2 2 12
10 MC Mike & Human Place "The Mole Girl" 0 1.29% 0 0 18
11 Nicoleta Gavriliță "Crazy Little Thing" 6 1.86% 0 6 8
12 Geta Burlacu "Never Ever Stop" 7 2.57% 0 7 7
13 Adrian Ursu "Be Yourself" 2 6.62% 7 9 5
14 Doinița Gherman "Welcome to Moldova" 0 2.90% 1 1 13
15 M Studio "Open Your Eyes" 0 1.54% 0 0 19
16 Anna Gulko "Ballad of Love" 0 0.64% 0 0 20
17 Transbalkanica "Balkan Riders" 8 6.03% 6 14 4
18 Dara "Open Your Eyes" 10 5.89% 5 15 3
19 Univox "Moody Numbers" 5 0.61% 0 5 11
20 Akord "Live the Show" 3 4.12% 3 6 9
21 INAYA "Lights" 0 1.23% 0 0 21

At EurovisionEdit

Moldova competed in the second half of the first semi-final (17th on stage), on 22 May 2012, following Austria and preceding Ireland. Moldova received 100 points and placed 5th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[14] The public awarded Moldova 7th place with 85 points and the jury awarded 2nd place with 107 points.[15]

In the final, Moldova was drawn to close the final and perform 26th, following Ukraine. The Moldovan entry scored a total of 81 points and placed 11th in the final.[16] The public awarded Moldova 13th place with 75 points and the jury awarded 9th place with 104 points.[15]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to MoldovaEdit

Points awarded by MoldovaEdit

ReferencesEdit

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