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Tonight starts the annual edition of O Melody Pentru Europe, either the Moldovan heat for the Eurovision Song Contest.

As usual, this is a small song festival in itself, with two semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday and a final on Saturday evening. The preliminary round will search for a successor to Eduard Romanyuta (photo), which the finals last year in Vienna . Moldova has not since 2013 more in the final of the Eurovision song contest.

24 songs were selected. That will take office the day after tomorrow tonight and into two groups of twelve. Eight songs each time go to final. Seven of them on the basis of a combined ranking of a professional jury (50%) and televoting (50%), the eighth on the basis of a second round televoting for the five remaining candidates. The last Finalist will be announced at a talk show after the semi-final.

Tonight on offer:

# Participant (s) Number Jury Public Total Q
1 Doinița Gadi Irresistible 10 7 17 Q
2 Valentina Nejel VA fi târziu 3 2 5
3 Valeria Pașa Save Love 12 5 17 Q
4 Emilia Tamer I Am Not the Same 5 3 8 Q
5 Che-MD Vodă e cu noi 1 8 9 Q
6 Chris Madoo Tonight 0 1 1
7 Valentin Uzun Mine 0 10 10 Q
8 Criss Jeff Good Life 4 0 4
9 DoReDoS FunnyFolk 8 6 14 Q
10 Viola In the Name of Love 6 4 10 Q
11 Maxim Zavidia La La Love 7 12 19 Q
12 Priza Rewind 2 0 2

The broadcast starts at 20.40 hours, and can be seen online .