Moldova: “Etapa Naţională 2023” Auditions Line-up Revealed

Moldovan broadcaster TRM has revealed the list of 33 acts who qualified for the auditions round.
The national broadcaster received a total of 60 songs.

The list of shortlisted acts are:

  1. ADA DEEA – Mystic Rose
  2. Adelina Iordachi – Deja Vu
  3. Aliona Moon – Du-mă
  4. Angel Kiss – Now I Know
  5. Corina Ivanov – When Love’s Real
  6. COSMINA – Indestructible
  7. Crista – Pădure verde pădure
  8. Diana Elmas – Miracle
  9. Donia – Red Zone
  10. Formaţia Vele – Jocul neamului moldovenesc
  11. Gesica Sîrbu – I’m in love
  12. Harmony Scuffle – Favourite One
  13. Lisa Volk – Scrisoare către ţară
  14. LOLA – Temperatura
  15. Massimo Sinceri – In Questo Domani
  16. Nihilist & Lisa Nicky – Final Destination
  17. Nikko T. – Destiny
  18. Nino – It would be nice
  19. NÖRDIKA – Damn and down
  20. NÖRDIKA – Skueeze Paradise
  21. NR 11 – Adio
  22. OL – Why You Play It Cool
  23. Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi luna
  24. Ricky Ardezianu – Una rosa rossa
  25. Rise – Don’t trumble
  26. Sasha Bognibov – My Favourite Schoolgirl
  27. Sunstroke Project – Yummy Mommy
  28. Surorile Osoianu – Bade, bădişor, bădiţă
  29. Tania Pituşcan – Mioriţa
  30. Valeria Condrea – We’re now different
  31. VERA – Vremea ta
  32. Victor Gulick – Let’s Dance
  33. Y-Limit – Live in Harmony

You can listen to the full length version, on TRM website

“Etapa Naţională 2023” – What Next?

  1. On the 28th of January 2023, the auditions will be broadcast live, starting at 14:00 local time.
  2. A jury panel consisting of 3-5 members will watch the live performances.
  3. Only 10 artists will qualify for the show.
  4. The televised show “Etapa Naţională 2023” will be held between 25th of February and 5th of March 2023.
  5. The results of the final will be determined by 50% public vote and 50% national jury.


Among the participants, we can recognize some familiar names.

Sunstroke Project represented Moldova at Eurovision 2010 and 2017. In 2017, they performed the song “Hey Mamma” and finished in the 3rd place in the final – the best achievement of the country at Eurovision so far.

Vera Turcanu is well known for her two impressive attempts in the Moldovan selection.
She participated in the selection for Eurovision 2018 (“Black Heart”) and Eurovision 2019 (“Cold”)

Pasha Parfeni represented the country at Eurovision 2012 with the song “Lăutar“. He finished in the 11th place in the final

Aliona Moon represented Moldova at Eurovision 2013 with the song “O Mie”.
She finished in 11th place in the final:

Sasha Bognibov is well known for his multiple attempts in the Moldovan selection.
He usually submits songs with questionable titles, like “I just had sex with you Ex“, “My Friend is Gay” and more.

Very soon, you will be able to find the updating playlist of YouTube (link will be provided here)

Don’t forget to visit our full guide to Eurovision 2023: Our Eurovision 2023 homepage

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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