Sunstroke Project who represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be performing at the Opening Ceremony for Slavianski Bazaar 2017.

Moldova’s most successful act at the Eurovision Song Contest are set to perform in Vibetsk at the Opening Ceremony for Slavianski Bazaar 2017. Sunstroke Project represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine with the song “Hey Mamma!”, they finished in third place, the best result to date for Moldova in the competition.

Sunstroke Project were welcomed home in Moldova to celebrations and acclaim. The President of Moldova Igor Dodon went on to award the band members state honors for their performance in Kyiv, at the time he said:

“Congratulations boys, and the entire creative team. Moldova is grateful for the excellent international performance. You have given unforgettable emotions and you have filled my heart with joy and pride for our country. You have occupied the highest place in the contest in the history of Moldova’s participation. For us, you are winners. Bravo!”

Sunstroke Project previously represented the country at the 2010 contest in Oslo, Norway, with Olia Tira. With their song “Run Away”, they had managed to place 22nd in the Grand Final with 27 points. Other past Eurovision participants also performing at the Opening Ceremony on July 13 are; Dmitry Koldun (Belarus 2007), Ruslan Alehno (Belarus 2008) and Naviband (Belarus 2017).

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Source: Slavianski Bazaar

Slavianski Bazaar has been held annually in Vibetsk, Belarus since 1992. The event consists of two competitive contests, the International Pop Song Performers Contest for singers age 18 to 31, and the Children’s Contest for those age between 7 and 12. The competition is popular in the former Soviet Union, Baltic States and the Balkans. Winners include Ruslana, Zeljko Joksimovic, Donny Montell and Alyona Lanskaya. The Children’s Contest has been held since 2003 and former winners include singers who have gone on to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes former winner Ksenia Sitnik who won for Belarus in 2005.