Eurovision 2017: Moldova takes to the stage for first rehearsal

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1st rehearsal1 May 2017
10:20 - 10:50
Meet & Greet: 12:40 - 13:00
SunStroke Project
Hey Mamma
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* the rating is based on the general opinion from the viewing press representatives.

The Moldovan trio are all wearing smart casual trousers and jackets on stage today. Their backdrop features them wearing their familiar black suits with white piping, so it is likely they will be wearing this on stage.

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Following rehearsals, Sunstroke Project continue their postcard shoot in Kyiv:

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Rehearsal snippet:

A funny tweet:

Here is a photo gallery uploaded on

The Moldovan representatives SunStroke Project are at their Meet & Greet with the organizers and press of Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

The band created their own record label in 2016, which protects the rights of the artists. Their co-performer from 2010, Olia Tira is also under the label and she will perform in their Eurovision party on 5 May.


They talked about their return to Eurovision after 2010 and their 2017 entry. They stated:

Our videoclip shows the beauty of the Moldovan women: beginning with the daughter and ends with the mamma.

Looking back in previous contests, they revealed that their favourite entries are the 2009 and 2011 winning songs; Satellite and Fairytale respectively.

SunStroke Project are back for another fun Eurovision entry and now the popularity of Sergey Stepanov (aka Epic Sax Guy) is well seen as parts of the song feature an eternal line of him (and the other two members) on the big screen. The overall backdrop is made of black and white shapes with MAMMA MAMMA appears in blue during the chorus.

The performance itself is similar to the one we have seen on O Melodie Pentru Europa, Moldova’s national selection: the three guys are accompanied by three backing girls who in some moments, using the steadycam, give a significant uptempo feeling that reminds of Serbia’s backing singers from 2011:

The girl’s short dresses become wedding dresses when they join the three for a mutual dance. Three minutes of pure fun that might make it as well.

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