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 Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Katerine Duska for Greece, Joci Pápai for Hungary, Jurijus for Lithuania, Leonora for Denmark, S!sters for Germany, Ester Peony for Romania, Victor Crone for Estonia, Roko for Croatia, Carousel for Latvia, Tulia for Poland, Hatari for Iceland, Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl for Slovenia, KEiiNO for Norway, Nevena Bozovic for Serbia, Conan Osíris for Portugal, Oto Nemsadze for Georgia, Anna Odobescu for Moldova, Luca Hänni for Switzerland, John Lundvik for Sweden, Zena for Belarus, Sarah 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.