SunStroke Project to represent Moldova at Eurovision 2017

After an exciting final in Chisinau, Moldova has decided that SunStroke Project is going to compete at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest with the entry Hey Mamma, trying to make it to the final after three years of absence for the country.

After yesterday’s semi-final, eight acts passed through to Moldova’s national final in Chisinau. Tonight, it was again up to the televoters and an expert jury to decide who would represent the country on the big Eurovision stage in Kiev.

The songs

The eight acts performed in the following running order:

  1. SunStroke Project – Hey Mamma
  2. Samir LoghinGlow
  3. Valeria PașaFreedom
  4. Aurel ChirtoacăDor De Mamă
  5. Diana BrescanBreath
  6. Marks & StefanetJoin Us In The Rain
  7. Ethno Republic & Surorile OsoianuDiscover Moldova
  8. Vozniuc feat. Vio GrecuDon’t Lie

The show

O Melodie Pentru Europa started with last year’s representative Lidia Isac, who performed her Eurovision entry Falling Stars as an opener for the show. In the following, the presenters Gloria Gorceag and Liviu Gulica entered the stage, introduced the jury and the participant acts. Then, the artists performed their entries live on stage and the televoters was given the opportunity to vote for their favourite song. Right before the presentation of the results, Lidia Isac came back on stage in order to performe some hits from famous international stars and also some Moldovan songs.

The results

As before, the winner was determined by the jury and the televoters within Moldova. The points were distributed as you can see below:

The winners SunStroke Project had the same amount of points as Ethno Republic but won due to the higher amount of televoting points.

Televoting points Jury Points
SunStroke Project  12  10
Samir Loghin  7  3
Valeria Pașa  6  5
Aurel Chirtoacă  3  6
Diana Brescan  5  8
Marks & Stefanet  8  4
Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu  10  12
Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu  4  7

Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest

In the past three years, the country from Eastern Europe has not managed to make it through to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Moldova’s last participation in the final dates back to 2013, when Aliona Moon competed with her ballad O Mie in Malmö. In their twelve participations, Moldova has reached the final eight times, finishing in the top 15 on six occasions. Below you can check out Lidia Isac and her song Falling Stars, which represented Moldova in last year’s competition in Stockholm.

What do you predict for Moldova this year? Will they make it through to the final this time, after three years of non-qualification? Let us know in the comments and on social media.

Listen to the song below.

Source: Teleradio Moldova
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