This year, for the first time, Moldova’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will feature online voting.
The broadcaster TRM revealed that the Etapa Naţională 2023 will allow the audience to vote online for free. The number of votes cast will be shown in real time on the TV screen.
When the voting lines open, the viewers will be able to vote following three steps, first registering their phone number on the platform using a QR code on the screen (those living in other countries can also do so if they have a Moldovan phone number). Afterwards, they will receive a confimation via SMS and, finally, they can vote (only one vote per phone number is cast).
The public voting will count 50 percent for the final result of the Etapa Naţională, while the remaining 50 percent come from the jury voting. The event takes place next Saturday, March 4.