The Republic of Moldova did not make it to the Eurovision final

UPDATE 00:20 The countries that have qualified for the final are: Serbia, Portugal, Slovenia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Finland, Cyprus, Croatia, Ireland, and Luxembourg.

UPDATE 23:40 Start televoting. Fiecare telespectator poate vota de 20 de ori, însă nu poate acorda votul reprezentantului țării sale.

UPDATE 23:40 Televoting commences. Each viewer can cast up to 20 votes, but cannot vote for their own country's representative.

Today marks the commencement of the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, one of Europe's most renowned musical events. This evening, in Malmo, under the number 11 slot, Natalia Barbu, representing the Republic of Moldova, will grace the stage with her rendition of "In The Middle." The performance will be broadcast live on the public television stations Moldova 1 and Radio Moldova.

Natalia Barbu is representing our nation at Eurovision for the second time. Her 2007 performance of the song "Fight" secured her 10th place.

Moldovan citizens residing in participating countries in the first semifinal, as well as those in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Germany—countries eligible to vote in this stage—can participate in the voting process via SMS and the official Eurovision apps.

Last year, the Republic of Moldova was represented by Pasha Parfeni, who achieved the 18th position in the grand final with the song "Sun and Moon." Moldova's highest achievement at Eurovision was in 2017 when the SunStroke Project secured 3rd place with their song "Hey mamma."

In the first semifinal, alongside the Republic of Moldova, 14 other countries will showcase their performances in the following order: Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania, Ireland, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia, Finland, Azerbaijan, Australia, Portugal, and Luxembourg.

The semi finals are scheduled for May 7th and 9th, with the final taking place on May 11th. Malmö has the honour of hosting the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time, having previously hosted it in 2013 by the renowned singer Loreen, a two-time competition winner. Sweden holds the record for the most Eurovision wins, surpassing Ireland's record last year. According to bookmakers, the battle for victory at Eurovision 2024 is anticipated to unfold between Switzerland and Croatia.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

Carolina Străjescu

Carolina Străjescu


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