Sunstroke Project

At the end of last night’s semi-final of Moldova‘s national selection O melodie pentru Europa 2017, eight acts advanced to tonight’s national final. In a flash poll, we asked you who you wanted to get the ticket to Kyiv. The results are in and they couldn’t be less ambivalent. By a large margin, your favourite act from Moldova is Sunstroke Project, with their song “Hey Mamma”.

Sunstroke Project, who represented Moldova in 2010 with Olia Tira and their song “Run Away”, now have a second chance to represent their country at Eurovision. Their funny track “Hey Mamma” is supported by a live performance which boasts three female backing vocalists posing as brides and, of course, the one and only Epic Sax Guy.

Sunstroke Project – “Hey Mamma” semi-final performance

https://youtu.be/PURiL3zvMWY

Their song and performance captured your imagination, who placed Sunstroke Project firmly at the top of their preferences. With 383 votes, that is 55.99% of the ballot, you want to hear them sing “Hey Mamma” in Kyiv as well.

This is not the first time they topped out poll. In our previous Moldova poll, Sunstroke Project got 44.72% of the votes — so they’ve gone even higher in your estimations after the semi-final.

Second in your preferences remain Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu. Their song “Discover Moldova” got 20.18% of the votes, that is 138.

The two acts, who topped the expert jury’s preferences in Moldova as well, also ranked first and second with our Wiwi Jury.

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1. Sunstroke Project – “Hey Mamma” 55.99% (383 votes)
2. Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu – “Discover Moldova” 20.18% (138 votes)
3. Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu – “Don’t Lie” 8.04% (55 votes)
4. Samir Loghin – “Glow” 6.14% (42 votes)
5. Diana Brescan – “Breathe” 3.95% (27 votes)
6. Valeria Pasa – “Freedom” 2.63% (18 votes)
7. Marks & Stefanet – “Join Us In The Rain” 1.75% (12 votes)
8. Aurel Chirtoaca – “Dor de mama” 1.32% (9 votes)

Total Votes: 684

The eight finalists will battle it out for the right to represent Moldova in Kyiv on Saturday evening, starting 18:35 CET. The final will be broadcast live on Moldova 1 and online on the TRM website.

Moldova national final running order

01. SunStroke Project – “Hey Mamma”
02. Samir Loghin – “Glow”
03. Valeria Pasa – “Freedom”
04. Chirtoaca Aurel – “Dor de mama”
05. Diana Brescan – “Breathe”
06. Marks & Stefanet – “Join us in the rain”
07. Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu – “Discover Moldova”
08. Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu – “Don’t lie”

What do you think about the results? Do you agree that Sunstroke Project would bring a good result for Moldova in Kyiv? Sound off below!

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Valeryn
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Valeryn

SUNSTROKE WON AND I AM SO HAPPY

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It’s not possible to watch the Moldova streams here. The reception is insufficient. This is the worst one I have tried to watch so far. 🙁

Tony
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All in all, it’s a really decent song! Pretty catchy. With what we have so far, I’d give it a pretty good chance of getting into the final. Quirky element(LOVE that Epic Sax Guy), a beat that sets it apart from all the ballads, and repetition that makes it memorable. I like it!

Tony
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Oh my lord, the first 10 seconds make this a fabulous contender for misheard song lyrics this year. Holy Crap. Fingering?!?!

Emil Svensk
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Emil Svensk

I want to sing along in during the chorus and that is only possible with lilililili

Paul D.
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Paul D.

The brides need to go tho. Other than that, I really liked this classy approach by Sunstroke Project, hope they win !

Maxim Montana
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Maxim Montana

OMG so exciting!

Stephanie
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Sunstroke Project for the epic win! They beat Ethno Republic in the jury vote last night, hopefully they can do it again and get substantial support from the televote. Please Moldova, send Epic Sax Guy back to Eurovision!