Earlier this week, TRM held their annual auditions round for all entires submitted to compete for a spot in the live shows, from the 28 submissions they received, although one was disqualified for breaking the rules of being performed in a different national final, 16 have been brought forward and are still in the running.
The 16 acts will compete in one semi final on Thursday 22nd February for ten spots in the final, which will take place two days later on 24th February. The 16 acts which have progressed are as follows:
Anna Odobescu - "Agony"
Anna Timofei - "Endlessly"
BellaLuna - "Moments"
Che-MD - "Inima-n stînga"
Constantin Cobîlean - "Numani tu"
Doinita Gherman - "Dance In Flames"
DoReDoS - "My Lucky Day"
Felicia Dunaf - "Alien"
Ilia Sorocean & Dasha DaGro - "Minds & Veins"
Lavinia Rasu - "Altudeva"
Nicoleta Sava - "Escenia del Sur"
Ruslan Tsar - "Come To Life"
Sandy C & Aaron Sibley - " Once Upon A Time"
Tolik - "Broken Glass"
Vera Turcanu - " Black Heart"
Viorela - "The Gates of Love"
It is has also come out in recent weeks that the writing team behind DoReDoS entry was Philip Kirkorov and John Ballard, two of the three piece team behind "You Are The Only One" in 2016 which placed third in the Grand Final for Russia and Sergey Lazarev. DoReDoS will be trying to represent Moldova for the third time in 2018 and after failed attempts in 2015 and 2016 respectively.