Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest

Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
Member station TRM
Appearances 7
First appearance 2005
Best result 6th:2005
Worst result 12th SF: 2008
External links
Moldova's page at

Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times, debuting in 2005. Following the poor result in the 2006 contest, the Moldovan broadcaster, Teleradio-Moldova (TRM) announced that it would withdraw from participation and did not allocate a budget for the 2007 Contest. However, in response to public pressure TRM filed the preliminary documents to compete and sent Natalia Barbu with song "Fight".[1]

In 2008 Moldova, for the first time in 4 years of trying, failed to make the Final, their jazz number, "A Century of Love", finishing 12th place in a field of 19. In 2010 a saxophonist Sergey Stepanov from group SunStroke Project and Olia Tira has become internet phenomenon because of his 30 second saxophone solo.

In 2011 Zdob şi Zdub represented Moldova for a second time in the contest, with the song So Lucky placing 12th in the final.

Natalia Barbu performing "Fight" at Helsinki (2007)
Geta Burlacu performing "A Century of Love" at Belgrade (2008)
SunStroke Project and Olia Tira performing "Run Away" at Oslo (2010)
Zdob şi Zdub performing "So Lucky" at Düsseldorf (2011)



Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
2005 Zdob şi Zdub "Bunika Bate Toba" 6 148 2 207
2006 Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko and Connect-R "Loca" 20 22 X X
2007 Natalia Barbu "Fight" 10 109 10 91
2008 Geta Burlacu "A Century of Love" X X 12 36
2009 Nelly Ciobanu "Hora din Moldova" 14 69 5 106
2010 SunStroke Project and Olia Tira "Run Away" 22 27 10 52
2011 Zdob şi Zdub "So Lucky" 12 97 10 54

Voting history (2005-2011)

Moldova gave and received most of it's points to Romania. In fact, with only one exception on each side (Moldova in 2005 and Romania in 2010) both countries have given each other their 12 points.

Moldova has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1  Romania 79
2  Russia 59
3  Ukraine 50
4  Azerbaijan 35
5  Georgia 19
=  Norway 19

Moldova has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1  Romania 70
2  Portugal 46
3  Ukraine 33
4  Russia 27
5  Belarus 26

NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals.


Year(s) Commentators
2005-2009 TBC
2010-current Marcel Spătari


  1. ^ Viniker, Barry (2006-11-26). "Moldova actively seeking performers". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

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