Published 30 Mar 07:23
At this year’s Moldova Eurovision 2017 pre-selection, the musical trio Sunstroke Project emerged victorious after a very tight voting process. The electro house band will represent the country in Kyiv with the song “Hey Mamma”. Sunstroke Project are most famous for their participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song “Run Away”, which got them the 22nd place in the competition.
Formed in 2007 in Chisinau, Sunstroke Project is one of the most popular Moldavian bands. It’s made of Sergei Yalovitsky, Anton Ragoza and Sergey Stepanov. The three male singers are often joined on stage by Olia Tira, who sang with them at Eurovision 2010. The group was originally created by Anton and Sergey, who met while they were both serving in the army. The idea for the band’s name came from the fact that Anton got sunstroke while doing army work with his friend.
In their ten years of activity, Sunstroke Project has managed to get very far in the music industry. They have released numerous singles and have gone on many tours. Some of their singles were produced by Alex Brashovean from the Moldavian band O-Zone, famous all over the world for the huge hit “Dragostea Din Tei”. In 2007, a short while after establishing the band, the trio released their debut album entitled “Don’t word more …”.
Sunstroke Project has often collaborated with the female pop singer Olia Tira, known under the stage name of FLUX LIGHT. Together with Olia, the three singers participated at Eurovision 2010, where they reached the 22nd position with the song “Run Away”. This year, they hope to do better in Kyiv with their newest hit “Hey Mamma”.
The Sunstroke Project Eurovision performance of the song “Hey Mamma” will take place in the first semi-final, on 9 May. Seeing as the band managed to get past the semi-final the last time they participated, expectations are that Moldova will be among the countries in the Ukraine final. Featuring some energising electro-house rhythms, their single has a funny, somewhat eccentric tone. Contrary to what you may expect, the lyrics are not about a mother, but an overprotective mother-in-law.
Don’t miss out on Sunstroke Project’s quirky performance at the Kyiv semi-final on 9 May. To learn more compelling details about the electro house trio and the other Eurovision 2017 contestants, check out the rest of our articles.