Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Historical Support Strength
Given the power that juries can wield, I wouldn’t call Moldova a safe qualification bet regardless of allies.
Despite some early controversy surrounding a withdrawn song, Moldova eventually selected Cristina Scarlat to travel to Copenhagen with the song Wild Soul.
Wild soul is quite an aggressive song with a cold, harsh industrial arrangement, which I find particularly off-putting.
I’ve listened to Cristina’s song a number of times now, and I’m genuinely struggling to find anything likable about it. It’s not even a tune that grows on you.
The stage presentation is baffling. It consists of four henchmen manipulating a sheet of reflective material and performing a series of vigorous, but incoherent tribal dance routines.
Wild Soul might have a market in Moldova; I just worry that the rest of Europe will dismiss Cristina’s song as unintelligible noise. Given the power that juries can wield, I wouldn’t call Moldova a safe qualification bet regardless of allies.
Are Moldova set struggle this year?
- Qualification History
- Final Performance
Highest semi-final score: 207 (2005: Zdob şi Zdub – Bunica Bate Toba)
Lowest semi-final score: 36 (2008: Geta Burlacu – A Century of Love)
Average semi-final finishing position: 7th
Average semi-final score: 92 points
Highest score (since 2004): 87 (2005: Zdob şi Zdub – Bunica Bate Toba)
Lowest score (since 2004): 27 (2010: SunStroke Project & Olia Tira – Run Away)
Average final position: 13th
Average final score: 72 points
Romania – 11.5
Portugal – 8.0
Russia – 6.7
Ukraine – 6.5
Belarus – 6.4
Italy – 5.8
Turkey – 4.7
Spain – 4.0
San Marino 3.6