DoReDoS have been selected to represent Moldova at the finals of New Wave 2017 in Sochi, Russia this September.

DoReDoS have confirmed via their instagram account that they will be representing Moldova in the finals of New Wave 2017 in Sochi this September. The group were selected from a total of 96 artists from across the globe to compete in the 15th edition of New Wave. They are the sixth act to have been selected to represent Moldova at the contest.

DoReDoS will be known to fans of the Eurovision Song Contest with the group having tried twice to represent Moldova at the contest. In 2016 they finished 4th in the final of O Melodie Pentru Europa with the song “FunnyFolk” they came second in the semi final by just under 80 votes. In 2015 they finished sixth in the final with “Maricica”.

Of note is that to date all bar one of the singers who have represented Moldova at New Wave, they have all gone on to or have previously competed in the Eurovision Song Contest. Brio Sonores were heavily tipped after their New Wave participation in 2016 to represent Moldova at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, however they did not enter the selection process.

Moldova’s results in New Wave are as follows:

  • 2003 – Nelly Ciobanu – 2nd – 216 points
  • 2004 – Natalia Barbu – 7th – 180 points
  • 2007 – Natalia Gordienco – 1st – 312 points
  • 2014 – Lidia Isac – 14th – 203 points
  • 2016 – Brio Sonores – 6/7th – 411 points

To date the following singers have been announced as participating in the competition:

  • Armenia – Erna Mirzoyan
  • Kazakhstan – Rustem Zhugunussov
  • Russia – Sasha Santa
  • Uzbekistan – Sardor Milano

Source: DoReDoS

New Wave was first held in 2002 in Jurmala, Latvia. The contest which is held over three days is open to singers age between 16 and 35 years old. The competition is incredibly popular within Eastern Europe with up and coming performers taking to the stage alongside well known guests from across the region. The contest has been a launching point for many careers including Intars Busulis, Natalia Gordienko and Jamala the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.