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Moldova: Dancing in a skimpy silver dress

20 May 2010 at 13:54 CEST

First to rehearse this morning were the Moldovan representatives in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, SunStroke Project and Olia Tira. Some changes were made to the lighting of the stage: While green is still the main colour, more flickering blue and white lights were used this time throughout the song as well. In one run of the rehearsal, big silver bubbles were tried as background scenery, but in the end, it was decided not to use them for the Semi-Final.

The Head of the Moldovan Delegation, Vitalie Cojocaru, confirmed that the clothes we saw on stage today would also be used in the Semi-Final. Olia Tira was wearing a skimpy silver dress and silver boots with light blue straps, while the musicians of SunStroke Project were dressed in black and white trousers and shirts. Looking at the screens, the Moldovan entry started with a completely dark stage with just one spotlight on the violinist standing on a rotating disc. During the performance, a lot of wide camera shots are used.


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"My dress is a little bit sexy"

In the press conference, the delegation members explained that there had been some problems and discussions during today's rehearsal concerning the camera work and the lighting of the stage. The team wanted to have blue lighting during the whole song instead of green. But they stated that everything was settled after the rehearsal.

When Olia Tira was asked to show her dress, which she will also wear on the Semi-Final night, she stepped onto the table and posed for the photographers, adding that her dress was "a little bit sexy." A journalist complimented Olia Tira on her make-up, but she quickly added that it she would prepare a much more crazy style for the Semi-Final performance.

As some members of SunStroke Project live in Tiraspol, in the Transdniestr region of Moldova, while Olia herself lives in Chisinau, they were asked how they could still work together and record music. The musicians replied that their act was a showcase how the two parts of the country can be unified in arts in order to "make music, not war."

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