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Eurovision Song Contest
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The song

Title
Hey Mamma
Performed by
Sunstroke Project
Written by
Alina Galetcaia
Composed by
Anton Ragoza, Serghei Ialovitki, Seghei Stepanov, Mihail Cebotarenco

Official accounts

The song

Title
Hey Mamma
Performed by
Sunstroke Project
Written by
Alina Galetcaia
Composed by
Anton Ragoza, Serghei Ialovitki, Seghei Stepanov, Mihail Cebotarenco

Official accounts

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.

Lyrics

English (Original)

Hey, hey you You will never hide what you think of me I see your clue Know, you worry, but it don`t meant to be Hey, hey you It`s your girl and maybe should sleep at home But i`ll steal her alone.
And i say... Mama, mama, don`t be so down I am not that unfounded boy Mama, mama don`t be so down All it keeps going round and round Mama, mama, don`t be so mad If you knew me, you`d be surprised Mama, mama, don`t be so mad She`ll be back home till sunrise.
Like the sun in the sea She will disappear tonight with me. And I will not anymore Do what other guys did before.
Hey, hey you It`s your girl and maybe should sleep at home But i`ll steal her alone.
And i say... Mama, mama, don`t be so down I am not that unfounded boy Mama, mama don`t be so down All it keeps going round and round Mama, mama, don`t be so mad If you knew me, you`d be surprised Mama, mama, don`t be so mad She`ll be back home till sunrise.