Moldova 2015 | ESC Reporter
- Born: October 23, 1992, Ternopil, Ukraine
- Selection: O Melodi Pentru Moldova
- Semi-final: 1
“I Want Your Love”
- Music and lyrics: Erik Lewander, Hayley Aitken, Tom Andrews
Eduard was born in Western Ukraine in 1992. By age five, Eduard had already performed at the Palace in Kyiv and was praised by Ukrainian president, Leonid Kuchma, for his performance.
Between the ages of seven and ten, Eduard gave over 170 performances at the President’s Christmas Trees in Kyiv. He has competed in several music competitions in Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Italy.In 2003, Eduard released his debut album, Colours of the Native Land. In 2004, Ukraine’s Prime Minister awarded Eduard with a diploma and a medal for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian musical culture.
Eduard has performed with former Eurovision participants Sophie Gelovani and t.A.T.u. and more recently, he has been working with Swedish producers in order to make his music.
Eduard made his first attempt to get to Eurovision in 2011 when he competed in the Ukrainian national final with his song “Berega.” The song finished 7th out of nineteen competing songs. The following year Eduard competed in the Ukrainian national final with the song “I’ll Never Let Go.”
This time Eduard finished in 5th place in a field of twenty-one songs. In 2013, Eduard attempted to represent Ukraine for the third time. His placement improved once again and he finished in 3rd place out of twenty entries with “Get Real with My Heart.”In 2015, Eduard competed at Moldova’s live auditions for their national final, O Melodie Pentru Europa 2015 with the song “I Want Your Love,” which he says is dedicated to a Moldovan girl which he has fallen in love with. Eduard qualified to compete in the first semi-final on February 24 where he advanced to the final on February 28.
With 84 points from the jury and 13,500 votes from the public, Eduard was crowned the winner of O Melodie Pentru Europa 2015. He will represent Moldova at Eurovision 2015, but he will also represent the Ukrainian spirit at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.