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.
Natalia Barbu – Fight
In 2007, Moldova selected Natalia Barbu and her song “Fight” to sent in Helsinki, Finland. The song is in English and it was composed by Alexandru Braşoveanu, whilst the lyrics were written by Elena Buga. At the final, the entry placed 10th with 109 points.
Natalia Barbu was born on August 22, 1979 in Bălți, Moldova. Her career begun in 2001, while in 2006 he signed her first big contract with CAT Music in Romania. At the same period, she released her biggest success “Îngerul meu”. A year later, she entered the Moldovan national final, where she won. At Eurovision, she placed 10th in the final with 109 points. In 2013, she tried to represent Romania to Eurovision, by entering the Romanian national final. Sadly, she was eliminated in the semis.
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.