Anna Odobescu revamps Moldova Eurovision 2019 song “Stay”

Earlier this month, we reported Anna Odobescu won Moldova’s national selection show O melodie pentru Europa 2019 and would, therefore, be representing the country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this May.

Now, just weeks after its initial release “Stay” – which was written by Georgios Kalpakidis, Thomas Reil, Jeppe Reil and Maria Broberg – has had a revamp to make it ready for the Eurovision stage.

“Stay” now feels much more polished, and if anything showcases the strength of Anna’s vocals even more than the original. The track now draws the listener in right from the beginning and continues to builds throughout until the pinnacle about two thirds through the track. If Moldova gets the staging right, this could be an amazing performance.

You can watch the official music video for “Stay” below:

Moldova has had a fantastic couple of years in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Sunstroke Project finishing in third place in 2017 giving the country their best ever result in the competition. As well as this, DoReDos finished in the top ten last year. Will Moldova replicate their recent success in Tel Aviv? Only time will tell! All acts of the acts have now been announced, they are Srbuk for ArmeniaTamta for CyprusJonida Maliqi for AlbaniaEliot for BelgiumMiki for SpainSerhat for San MarinoDuncan Laurence for The NetherlandsTamara Todevska for North MacedoniaMichela Pace for MaltaBilal Hassani for FranceLake Malawi for the Czech RepublicPÆNDA for AustriaDarude feat. Sebastian Rejman for FinlandMichael Rice for the United KingdomSergey Lazarev for RussiaMahmood for ItalyKate Miller-Heidke for AustraliaD-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for IsraelKaterine Duska for GreeceJoci Pápai for HungaryJurijus for LithuaniaLeonora for DenmarkS!sters for GermanyEster Peony for RomaniaVictor Crone for EstoniaRoko for CroatiaCarousel for LatviaTulia for PolandHatari for IcelandZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl for SloveniaKEiiNO for NorwayNevena Bozovic for SerbiaConan Osíris for PortugalOto Nemsadze for GeorgiaAnna Odobescu for MoldovaLuca Hänni for SwitzerlandJohn Lundvik for SwedenZena for BelarusSarah McTernan for Ireland, and Chingiz for Azerbaijan.

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 41 countries will compete in the contest.

Finally, don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the revamp of “Stay”. Do you think Moldova can win the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know by tweeting us @CelebMix.

Written by Lynn Macgillivray

I'm Lynn - a writer, accountant and lover of all things music (especially a good boyband). Twitter: @xxitslynn