As earlier reported, the Moldovan pre-selection auditions take place tomorrow, on Saturday. The original plan of TRM was to invite only 40 acts to perform for the jury but now they have decided to give the chance to all, over 60 artists who sent their songs.
The decision was explained by the organizers’ “technical mistake which lead to elimination of 20 acts”. Now, however, also they will get a second chance in the race – the songs can be listened here.
Vitalie Maciunschi (aka Ray Gligor) and Nocoleta Fiodorova (aka Nicollette) withdrew from the race because they had participated also the Lithuanian Eurovision pre-selection which is against the rules.
24 will be picked for televised semi-finals. Therefore 12 will compete in each semi-final, eight will qualify for the final. 16 acts are fighting for the victory in the final on March 15th. The semi-finals will take place on March 11th and 13th.