Sunstroke Project have continued their extensive promotional tour and traveled to Portugal to meet with the Moldovan diaspora.
Sunstroke Project who will be representing Moldova next month in Kyiv, Ukraine have traveled to Portugal to promote their participation in Eurovision 2017. The band performed on Monday night in Lisbon for members of the Moldovan diaspora.As of 2011 there are over 13,000 Moldovans in Portugal, making them the country with the sixth largest Moldovan population participating in Eurovision.
Since debuting in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, Portugal has given Moldova a total of 52 points in the finals of the competition. On average Portugal has awarded 7.4 points to Moldova when they have reached the final of the contest. Moldova and Portugal will both be performing in the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Since winning O Melodie Pentru Europa 2017, Sunstroke Project have traveled across Europe promoting their song for this years Eurovision Song Contest.The group has already traveled to Greece, Romania, Estonia , Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal and Israel, appearing at national selections and on local media. They will be performing at the Madrid Pre Party this weekend.
Sunstroke Project last participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010 alongside Olia Tira, they qualified for the final with “Runaway” but finished 22nd. Since then they have attempted to represent Moldova at the contest on a further three occasions. In 2015 they narrowly missed out on returning the contest finishing 3rd in the national final.
Moldova are hoping that Sunstroke Project will be able to take the country back to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest having last performed in a final in 2013. Moldova debuted in the contest 12 years ago when the contest was last held in Kyiv.
Source: Sunstroke Project
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Moldova debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 when the contest was last held in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2005 Moldova debuted in the contest alongside Bulgaria, while that year Hungary also returned to the contest having been absent since 1998. Moldova is currently in its worse run of results in their history in the contest, having failed to make the final since 2013. At the 2016 contest in Stockholm, the country finished 17th in their semi-final scoring a total of 33 points.