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Moldova sends sunny energy to Oslo

28 April 2010 at 04:14 CEST

In a little bit more than 2 weeks, the first rehearsals for this year's Eurovision Song Contest will begin. So, this seems like a perfect time to start with our preview articles about this year's stars. Find out in the upcoming articles who they are, see their entry and learn about how they got the chance to take the stage in Oslo. Stay tuned for articles about all the participants!

Two semi-finals with 15 participating acts each had been held on the 27th and 28th of February to select the 14 finalists for the Moldovan final. In the end it was Sun Stroke Project & Olia Tira with their Run Away to take the night and win the hearts of the jury and the viewers. They received the maximum of twelve points from the jury and the televote. Olia Tira had participated already in the 2009 Moldovan national final, reaching the 4th place. The same goes for Sun Stroke Project, who came 3rd in the same year. 

They will thus have the honour to start the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, performing first in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May. Have a look at their entry below!


Who are they?

Sunstroke project is a symbiosis of a violin, saxophone and live vocals, making up a fashionable chaos of music. They've given concerts in more than 30 cities and 40 clubs all over Europe and have had many hits. That all is in spite the fact they were founded less than 2 years ago.

Olia Tira has moved around a lot in her early years as she was born in the family of an officer. She even lived in the Far East but went to school in her native Moldova. Even though she's only 21, she's already achieved a lot, having released an album already and taking part in international song contests. She is hosting a morning show on one of the TV channels and her pictures are on the covers of many popular magazines, her songs are very popular and you can hear them on TV and all radio stations in Moldova.