ESC 2022: Meet Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov From Moldova!

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Moldova this year chose Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov as its 2022 representative. Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov are two different bands that collaborates this year in order to represent their country.

Zdob şi Zdub is a band from Chisinau that was formed in 1994. The current formation of the band are: Roman Iagupov, Mihai Gîncu, Sveatoslav Staruș and Andrei Cebotari. The name of the band is a representation of the sound of a drum.

The band has close connection with Eurovision. After all, this will be the 3rd time that they will represent their country at Eurovision. They first were selected to represent Moldova back in 2005 with their song “Boonika Bate Toba”. The entry managed to place 6th in the final with 148 points.

In 2011, the group represented their country again. Their entry “So Lucky” reached the final, where it placed 12th with 97 points.

The debut album of the band was released in 1996, whilst its 10th and latest was released in 2019.

Frații Advahov, meaning “Advahov Brothers”, is a duo that consists of  Vasile and Vitalie Advahov. The duo was formed in 2005 and its known for their folk music. The two artists are founders of the Advahov Brothers Orchestra. Despite originally being a small group, the orchestra today consists of 45 musicians.

Their Eurovision entry, “Trenulețul”, is composed by Mihail Gincu, Roman Iagupov, Vasile Advahov and Vitalie Advahov.

Moldova is going to compete in the first half of the first semifinal.

Update: Moldova will perform 9th at the first semifinal!

You can listen to all the Eurovision 2022 entries on our playlist below!

What do you think about the song? Can Moldova win for the first time? Write your thoughts in the comments below!

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