Sunstroke Project, formed in 2008, will represent Moldova in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Hey Mamma.
Sunstroke Project incorporate violin, saxophone and dance music. In 2010 the group represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest, alongside Olia Tira. It was after the 2010 contest that saxophonist Sergey Stepanov became a YouTube sensation known all over the world as the Epic Sax Guy. The video of him performing at the contest went viral and has been watched millions of times.
In July 2012, Sunstroke Project and Boris Coval were awarded thirteen gold and four silver medals in the international contest World Star in Hollywood. In August 2015, the group started their own music label, Ragoza Music, and released the song Not Giving It Up. More recently, Sunstroke Project finished recording their second album and released their first song in Russian; Maria Huana. Sunstroke Project are also successfully touring internationally and still occupy leading positions in the best radio station charts.
Things you should know about Sunstroke Project
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
We changed our style, we prepare outstanding choreography and graphics and we have absolute fun! Our performance looks like a small wedding on stage.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
We are the first project in the world which combines classical violin, jazz saxophone and vocals. We are world champions in performing arts and we are the most funny people in the world!
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
Frankly speaking, we don't consider ourselves people especially superstitious. The main thing for us before a performance is to collect our thoughts and be ready to perform on stage.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
For us, Eurovision is very important as our career began with participation in this contest in Oslo in 2010. Eurovision is not only a unique opportunity to share our music, but also an opportunity to participate in one of the brightest musical events of year.