The Eurovision Grand Final is finally here.
After Italian rock band Maneskin won 2021, this year’s event will be hosted by Italy, with 26 artists flocking to Turin to represent their countries in the grand finals.
This year’s UK entry will be Sam Ryder. Find out more about the musician here.
Who is the representative of Moldova?
Longtime Eurovision fans will recognize the act representing Moldova.
Folk-punk band Zdob si Zdub – also known as ZSZ – return for the third time to participate in the song contest.
They made their first appearance for Moldova in 2005, which was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. They finished sixth.
The six-piece band – formed in 1994 – competed again in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2011 but finished in 12th place.
Zdob si Zdub is joined this year by the Advahov Brothers – a folk music duo consisting of brothers Vasile and Vitalie Advahov – who are very popular in Moldova.
Together the two musicians will perform their song “Trenuletul”, which means “train” in English.
The song contains a reference to the Ramones song “Blitzkrieg Bop” with the lyrics: “Hey ho, let’s go! folklore and rock ‘n’ roll!”
Moldova first joined Eurovision in 2005 and has finished in the top ten four times since then.
At the grand finale tonight (May 14), 25 countries will compete for the grand prize.
You can follow live updates from the event here.
Here’s all the info on how to watch the grand finale and when it starts.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/eurovision/eurovision-2022-moldova-zdob-si-zdub-b2079180.html Eurovision 2022: Who is Moldova’s entry Zdob si Zdub?