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Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov to Eurovision 2022 with "Trenuleţul"

Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov will represent Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with the song "Trenuleţul" after today's auditions followed by an internal selection

The Moldovan broadcaster Teleradio-Moldova (TRM) held auditions today with 28 artists and 29 songs, in order to find Moldova's entry at Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

The auditions took place on 29 January in front of a jury. The auditions were broadcasted live on TV Moldova 2, and the the performances have been published on and

It was initially planned that the broadcaster would hold a national selection, Selecţia Naţională 2022 to take place on 5 March 2022, but a few days ago, the broadcaster changed their minds.

TRM announced, that they will select and announce Moldova's song for Eurovision 2022 after the auditions:

– The Organising Committee notes the impossibility of organising and broadcasting the final stages of the TV broadcast due to the epidemiological situation in the country and the significant increase, lately, in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The winning artist and song is Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov with the song "Trenuleţul":

Moldova 2022: Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov – "Trenuleţul"

Moldova's auditions – Lineup

  • Ana Cernicova – "Silent Battlefield"
  • Angel Kiss – "The Sunshine in Me"
  • Annet Smirnova – "Toxic Eyes"
  • Carolina Gorun & Danieli Shvets – "Take Me Anywhere"
  • Denis Midone – "Run Away"
  • Diana Elmas – "Spirit High"
  • Dianna Rotaru – "My Time is Now"
  • Emilia Vlas – "Yama"
  • Ferum – "Love Is"
  • Katy Rain – "Lele"
  • Lanjeron – "Magic Carpet"
  • Lemonique – "Boys"
  • Marcela Scripcaru – "Starlight"
  • Maxim Zavidia – "READY"
  • Mihaela Andrei – "Libre"
  • MissCatyLove – "Intro" (withdrawn)
  • Naminal – "Stop Tonight"
  • Pelageya Stefoglo – "I'm The Only One"
  • Ricky Ardezianu – "Cherche La Femme"
  • Sasha Bognibov – "(I Just Had) Sex with Your Ex"
  • Sasha Bognibov – "My Friend is Gay"
  • Sendrei – "Beginner's Luck"
  • The Tramps – "Sky Blues"
  • Trio Eva – "Get A Kiss"
  • Tudor Bumbac – "larta-ma ca te iubesc"
  • Valeria Barbas – "My Tree"
  • Viola Julea – "Before (Twin Flame)"
  • Viorela Moraru – "Tell Me That You Love Me"
  • Y-Limit – "Nothing More"
  • Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov – "Trenuleţul"

Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov

Zdob și Zdub is a folk punk band from Chișinău, Moldova. The band started back in 1994 in Moldova.

The band have represented Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest multiple times:

Moldova in Eurovision Song Contest

Moldova 2018: DoReDos - "My Lucky Day"

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

The best result was in 2017 where Sunstroke Project finished 3rd with the hit Hey Mamma.

Moldova 2018: DoReDos - "My Lucky Day"

Out of the 16 times we have seen Moldova in Eurovision, they manage to qualify for 11 Grand Finals.

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