Participant(s): Eduard Romanyuta Song:I Want Your Love Writer(s): Hayley Aitken & Tom Andrews Composer(s): Erik Lewander Broadcaster: TRM Social media:
The Moldovan national final is called “O Melodie Pentru Europa” and is taking place every year. The Moldovans are very proud to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore this event is always treated with greatest respect. Numerous popular singers have been representing Moldova in the ESC. This year the reactions were quite contrariwise as the winning performer Eduard Romanyuta, who is a mega star in the neighbour country Ukraine. There were rumours that votes have been bought. The Ukraine does not participate this year to political reasons.
Eduard Romanyta was born in Ternopil, Western Ukraine in 1992. He started singing in the age of four and had his first performances in front of an audience in the age of five! He became a real child star, won several awards and prizes, and was even praised by the Ukrainian President L. Kuchmar for his excellent talent. Eduard has sung hundreds of songs, recorded albums and also performed with two former ESC participants: t.A.T.u. from Russia and Sophie Gelovani from Georgia. With his 22 years of age he already made an unbelievable career and is one of the most famous singers in the Ukraine. Beside of singing, composing he is owing his own record label and already has two master degrees. Eduard already has made it into the Ukrainian Eurovision finals three times: in 2011 with the song “Berega” (7th), in 2012 with “I’ll Never Let Go” (5th) and 2013 with “Get Real With My Heart” (3rd).
The Moldovan entry “I Want Your Love” has been composed by the Swedish composer Erik Lewander and has been written by the Australian Haylay Aitken and the British Tom Andrews. The song can be described as an R’n’B song with a catchy chorus, not really what is being heard from Moldova before, it does not sound like Eurovision at all. It’s a love song which is dedicated to a Moldovan girl he has fallen in love with. Moldova will be the opening entry in this year’s ESC. This modern opener with this attractive singer will definitely catch the viewer’s attention.
This is a truly international project. Let’s see how a Ukrainian, who is singing for Moldova with a British-Swedish-Australian song will shape up.
Debut: 2005 Participations: 12 Finals: 8 Top 10: 2 Chance for Top 10: 17%
Moldova had its debut in 2005 with the extraordinary punk rock song “Boonika Bate Toba” by Zdob si Zdub, a band which is not only popular in Moldova, but also in many other ex-Soviet states. They made a respectable 6th place in Kiev, not bad for a debut entry. This was the best place Moldova could achieve so far in the Eurovision Song Contest.
This year it will be the 12th participation for Moldova in the ESC. The enthusiasm in this country seems to be very high and has grown from year to year. The Moldovan broadcaster TRM is organizing a national final every year. So far the Grand Final could be reached 8 times and a Top10 place 2 times, that make realistic likelihood of 17% to accomplish a Top10 position.
Moldova is also profiting from the neighbour countries votes, Romania and Ukraine were always very generous with their points and vice versa. The Moldovan entries have often been modern but with a folkloristic character. Unfortunately, last year’s dark ballad “Wild Soul” by Cristina Scarlat did not pass the Semi Final.