Country Of The Month: Moldova Part-1!


We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Moldova. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Moldovan entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar

In 2012, Moldova selected Pasha Parfeny and his song “Lăutar” to sent in Baku, Azerbaijan. The song is entirely in English and it was composed by Pasha Parfeny and Alex Brashovean. At the final, the entry placed 11th with 81 points.

Pasha Parfeny was born on 30 May 1986, in Orhei, Moldova. His real name is Pavel Parfeni. His parents were both musicians. He studied at the State Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts. In 2008 he joined the Sunstroke Project as their lead singers and left it in 2009. He has entered the national final of his country a number of times both as a composer and as a singer. His most known for his 2012 entry which won the event and represented his country in Baku. His entry “Lăutar” placed 11th in the final. Last year, he competed in the Moldovan national final with the song “My Wine”, where he placed 2nd.

Moldova in the Eurovision

Moldova debuted in the contest in 2005. Since then, it has participated every year a total of 15 times.

The country, in its brief Eurovision History, has never topped the scoreboard. However, it has qualified ten times, including four Top-10 placings. Its worst semifinal result was in 2014 when it placed 16th (last) with 13 points. In the final, its worst score came in 2010, placing 22nd with 27 points. The group Sunstroke Project, back then, had teamed up with Olia Tira. Ironically, when the group entered solo the contest, the country achieved its best result, placing 3rd with 374 points.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Moldova? Let us know in the comment box below.

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