The deadline for submit songs for O Melodie Pentru Europa 2016 is on 7 December 2015. TRM will cut down the submitted songs to 50, who will compete in live auditions on 19 December 2015. A jury selects 24 acts to compete in one of the two semi-finals held on 23 and 25 February 2016.
O Melodie Pentru Europa 2016
The Moldavian selection includes three shows: Two semi-finals and one final.
12 songs will compete in each semi-final.
Eight songs will qualify to the final from each semi-final.
Seven of the qualifiers are based on the combined votes from the jury and televoting results, while the eighth qualifier in each semi-final is the entry that achieves the highest televoting score from the remaining entries after a second round of public televoting during an after-show.
- 19 December 2015: Live auditions
- 23 February 2016: Semi-final 1
- 25 February 2016: Semi-final 2
- 27 February 2016: Final
O Melodie Pentru Europa 2016 is organized by the Moldovan broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM). All the shows will be broadcasted live on Moldovian TV, Radio and Internet.