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26 Jan. 2021 / 18:18

Natalia Gordienko will represent the Republic of Moldova at "Eurovision 2021"

Singer Natalia Gordienco, winner of the national final of the European Song Contest in 2020, will represent the Republic of Moldova at "Eurovision-2021", which will take place this year in the Netherlands. The decision was taken today, January 26, by the members of the Organizing Committee of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 (national stage).

"Given that the artist selected at the 2020 edition did not have the opportunity to participate due to force majeure, the Organizing Committee decided that Natalia Gordienco should be given the chance to represent our country at the 2021 edition," Vitalie Cojocaru, president of the Organizing Committee of the contest told TRM.MD.

According to him, Natalia Gordienco will have to prepare a new play and present the stage concept by March 8, 2021.

The communiqué issued by IP Teleradio-Moldova, the organizer of the contest in the Republic of Moldova, mentions that the conduct of a national selection this year will be impossible due to the situation caused by the pandemic through COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed by the authorities.

"It is impossible to conduct a national selection in the classic version practiced by IP Teleradio-Moldova, as it has been organized in recent years, because it will not be possible to ensure compliance with the rules imposed by the Extraordinary National Commission on Public Health," reads the communiqué.

The members of the Organizing Committee noted that only the creative staff and the minimum technical staff required to organize the pre-selection show exceed the limit imposed by 50 people. At the same time, social distancing cannot be ensured in the restricted ambiance of a television studio.

The 65th edition of the European Song Contest will take place this year in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after the country's representative Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song "Arcadie". The 2020 contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The European Union for Radio and Television and the local organizer in the Netherlands will decide by the beginning of February the scenario for organizing the "Eurovision Song Contest - 2021".

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