Moldova choose SunStroke again for Eurovision

SunStroke Project have won the Moldovan national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, O melodie pentru Europa, with the song Hey Mamma!

Sunstroke Project were chosen by a 50/50 combination of jury and public votes after a close race with act number seven, Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu and Diana Brescan who finished third. The band were jubilant as they took to the stage for their winning reprise. It is the second time that the group will represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest. Whilst SunStroke Project finished second with the jury, they topped the public vote and will take to the stage in Kyiv in May.

The top three:

  1. SunStroke Project - Hey Mamma
  2. Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu - Discover Moldova
  3. Diana Brescan - Breath

The participants of the final of O melodie pentru Europa 2017:

  1. SunStroke Project - Hey Mamma
  2. Samir LoghinGlow 
  3. Valeria PașaFreedom 
  4. Aurel ChirtoacăDor de mamă 
  5. Diana BrescanBreath
  6. Marks & Stefanet - Join Us in the Rain
  7. Ethno Republic & Surorile OsoianuDiscover Moldova
  8. Vozniuc feat. Vio GrecuDon't Lie

Lidia Isac, who represented Moldova in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Falling Stars, performed a mini concert during the interval. 

The semi-final of the national selection saw 14 acts compete for eight places in the final. In the semi-finals four acts were selected by the jury of music professionals and four were chosen through televoting.