Despite not being able to qualify for the Grand Final this year, Moldova sticks to the similar selection format as used for Copenhagen as well. This means that an open selection of two semi-finals and a final will be competed. 12 songs are competing in each semi-final and both, the jury and audience will be voting for their favorites (50/50%).
From each semi-final, seven acts qualify thanks to the combined jury- and televoting results. The eighth song to qualify is determined 100% by the public.
The semi-finals will take place on February 24th and 26th. National final is on the same week, on February 28th. Deadline to enter is set for December 15.