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Moldova: Pasha Parfeny is back! – To Eurovision 2023 with "Soarele și Luna"

Moldova has decided! Pasha Parfeny will represent the country this May at Eurovision with the song "Soarele și Luna" after winning Etapa Națională 2023

What started out as 30 songs hoping to make it past the audition round became 10 songs in the final, then down to one song taking the victory tonight.

We now know who will be waving the flag for Moldova at Eurovision this May in Liverpool. Pasha Parfeny has just won Etapa Națională 2023 and will head to the Eurovision stage with the song Soarele și Luna.

Pasha Parfeny also represented Moldova at Eurovision 2012 with the song Lăutar. He finished 11th in the Grand Final.

Moldova 2023: Pasha Parfeny – "Soarele și Luna"

Soarele și Luna was written by Andrei Vulpe, Iuliana Perfeni and Pavel Parfeni.

Etapa Națională 2023

About Pasha Parfeny:

Pasha Parfeny (birth name Pavel Parfeni, born 30 May 1986) is a Moldovan singer-songwriter and musician. He has been surrounded by music his whole life and has made a pretty successful career for himself. In 2008, he became the lead singer for Sunstroke Project, but left in 2009 after his contract expired. In 2012, Parfeny represented Moldova in Eurovision after many attempts in previous years. He went with his song 'Lăutar" which placed 11th in the final.

Etapa Națională 2023

Etapa Națională 2023 was held at TRM Studio in Chișinău. 10 artists took the stage to perform tonight while a professional jury and the public formed a 50/50 decision to determine the representative.

Moldovan broadcaster TRM held live auditions back in January. 60 songs were submitted and the field was narrowed down to 30 songs by a professional jury panel at the live auditions.

The jury shortlisted the entries to 10, and those songs competed in tonight's final of Etapa Națională 2023.

Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest

Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since their debut in 2005.

Their best result was in 2017, when Sunstroke Project finished 3rd with the hit Hey Mamma.

Out of the 17 times we've seen Moldova in Eurovision, they've managed to qualify for 12 Grand Finals.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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