Sunstroke Project will represent Moldova at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The band will head off to Kyiv in May after winning Moldova’s national selection – O melodie pentru Europa. Their winning song ‘Hey Mamma!’ is a catchy up-tempo number which is sure to stand out amongst the many ballads already selected.
Eight artists including the band competed in the final before a jury and public vote took place to decide the winner. Sunstroke Project won the public vote and also came second in the jury vote.
This is not the first time the group have been part of the Eurovision Song Contest. They also represented their country in 2010 alongside Olia Tira with the song ‘Run Away’. The song however only managed to finish in 22nd place on the night.
You can watch Sunstroke Project perform ‘Hey Mamma!’ below:
Moldova’s most successful result was in 2005 where they finished in 6th place. Sunstroke Project will be hoping they can break the top five with their entry this year.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is set to be a competitive year once again. It will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine after Jamala won with “1944” last year.
With under three months to go, many countries have selected their acts for this year’s contest. These are the acts who have been announced so far: Cyprus’ Hovig, The Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana Burceska, Azerbaijan’s DiHaj, Ireland’s Brendan Murray, Austria’s Nathan Trent, Albania’s Lindita, Armenia’s Artsvik, Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezic, Greece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, Belarus’s Navi, The United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones, Finland’s Norma John, Switzerland’s Timebelle, Germany’s Levina, France’s Alma, Spain’s Manel Navarro, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani, Israel’s Imri Ziv, Czech Republic’s Martina Barta, Croatia’s Jacques Houdek, Malta’s Claudia Faniello, Poland’s Kasia Mos, Hungary’s Joci Pápai, Slovenia’s Omar Naber, and Denmark’s Anja Nissen.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 semi-finals will take place on 9 May 2017 and 11 May 2017, with the grand final expected to take place on 13 May 2017.
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