Their national final staging was crazy and outré, and a reminder that Moldova can do over-the-top better than most. And during their first rehearsal on Monday SunStroke Project once again brought their endearing antics and slick choreography, which translates very well to the bigger stage here in Kyiv.
Much of their performance will look familiar — including the easy-but-effective dance moves and Epic Sax Guy’s frenzied thrusts. But their LED takes this to another level with quickly moving blocks in black and white. At various points the LED features an infinite row of Epic Sax Guy illusions. The female backing dancers have traded in their wedding gowns for party clothes and at one point they move to the front of the stage to dance with their guys — accompanied by LED dancers. It creates a proper party atmosphere, transforming the stage into Kyiv’s hottest discotheque.
Ahead of today’s rehearsal we worried how the juries might react to this. But this is such a fresh blast of fun — and one that looks somehow expensive now — so the professionals are likely to show this some love, too. We already know that Europe will be tapping its feet and cutting up their wedding dresses for a wild night. Let’s do this!
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)