In the initial calendar of the Moldovan National Selection for Eurovision 2013 there where two Semifinals scheduled. Only 49 candidates applied for the preselection, small number which determined TRM to cancel the Semifinals. From the 49 submited songs, a jury consisting of at least 7 members will chose the acts for the Final that will be held on the 2nd of March.
In the first stage the jury will listen to the audio samples of the songs that the composers have submited, while in the second phase of the preselection they will be watching the video recordings of live performances of the artists that have applied. Before the Final, the selected contestants will have to chose a song from the ones that the jury has selected. The winner will be determined by televoting (50 %) and a jury vote (50 %). You can see the list of contestants here.