Pavel Parfeni, also known as Pasha Parfeny, is a talented musician, singer, and songwriter from Moldova. He was born in Orhei and grew up surrounded by music, with his mother teaching piano and his father being a singer and guitarist. Parfeni studied piano from a young age and later gained more vocal experience at Tiraspol Music College and the State Academy of Music, Theatre, and Fine Arts.
Pasha was formerly the lead singer of the Moldovan band SunStroke Project before pursuing a successful solo career. He has won various music competitions and festivals, including the George Grigoriu International Pop Music Festival, where he took first place out of 23 performers, and the Mamaia Contest in Romania, where he won with "You Do Not See The Sky".
In 2012, Parfeni represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Lăutar", placing 11th overall. He also composed the song "A Million" for Aliona Moon in the 2013 contest, where it ranked fourth in the first semi-final and 11th in the final. In 2023, he will represent Moldova once again at the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Soarele și luna", which he wrote with Yuliana Scutari. He won the Etapa Națională contest to secure his spot, marking his third appearance at the contest for Moldova.
Song: Soarele şi Luna
Writer(s): Yuliana Parfeni
Composer(s): Andrei Vulpe, Cătălin Temciuc & Pasha Parfeni
"Soarele si Luna", which translates to "The Sun and The Moon", is a beautiful Moldovan song that tells the romantic tale of a wedding under the shimmering stars. Its powerful rhythmic elements, catchy chorus, and exotic flutes create a memorable and enchanting listening experience. The song is a strong contender for Moldova this year, and it shares similarities with the Ukrainian group Go_A, who achieved a fantastic 5th place in Rotterdam with their hit "Shum". Pasha's continuation of this unique music style could very well lead to similar success, and we can't wait to see how it all unfolds!