51 entries have been submitted to Etapa Națională 2024.
Just a few days ago, the submissions window closed for Etapa Națională 2024, and the Moldovan broadcaster has confirmed that a total of 51 entries were submitted. This figure is down by nine, in comparison to Etapa Națională 2023, which saw 60 submissions.
Now that the submissions window has closed, a national jury will evaluate all of the 51 entries submitted, and will shortlist some of the acts who will go on to perform their entries at the live auditions stage of the selection process. The top 10 acts from the live auditions will progress to the final round of the national final, where they will perform in a live televised show in a bid to represent Moldova at Eurovision 2024.
The evaluation of the submissions by the jury panel is expected to be completed around December 29th, with the live auditions expected to be held no later than January 13th. The live televised final of Etapa Națională 2024 will take place on February 17th.
The final results of Etapa Națională 2024, and Moldova’s Eurovision 2024 representative, will be decided by a mix of 50% televoting and 50% jury voting.
2023 saw the return of Pasha Parfeni to the Eurovision stage, eleven years after his first participation in 2012. The Moldovan singer-songwriter was crowned the winner of Etapa Națională 2023 with his song “Soarele și Luna” (The Sun and The Moon). He qualified to the final, where he finished in 18th place with 96 points.
Which Moldovan acts would you like to see competing in Etapa Națională 2024? Do you think we will be getting any returning artists again next year? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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