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Day 2: Sunstroke Project complete first rehearsal for Moldova – REVIEW

escXtra are live from Kyiv for day two of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Greece, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Armenia, Slovenia and Latvia. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.

In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel.

The latest artist to rehearse is Sunstroke Project from Moldova. We have just watched their first run through of Hey Mamma live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Summary in a sentence

The choreography is simple yet effective and is enhanced with clever use of the LED backdrop – it’s all very fun!


The LED backdrop is various black and white rectangles. There’s clever use of the backdrop during the choruses and saxophone breaks where the band appear on the backdrop to create a multiplier effect. The choreography remains the same as in the national final, simple but effective.


This isn’t a vocally demanding song but it sounded perfectly competent from all six performers on stage.


The three guys of Sunstroke Project are all in suits today, one in silver, one in black and one in blue. The brides begin the song in a white and black mini-dresses which change (!) into wedding dresses for the finale!

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Svala as she rehearses Paper next for Iceland. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal.

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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