As Eurovision fans, we are always on the lookout for mentions of our beloved contest in the (over-rated) real world.
What a fantastic surprise we had when checking out the new series on Netflix of UK comedian Jack Whitehall’s “Travels with my father”. In each 30 minute episode, Jack and his father Michael travel through European countries and experience everything there is to offer.
This series is definitely an entertaining watch in its own regard, however in episode 3 whilst in Romania, Jack reveals to his father that he has a long held mission to visit Moldova and meet the legendary Sunstroke Project!
What follows is a fascinating snapshot of the capital, Chisinau, which is apparently the least visited Capital City in Europe…
Jack’s knowledge of Sunstroke Project is set firmly in 2010, but he speaks lovingly about Eurovision to his sceptical father, proclaiming “I don’t think you understand how important the Eurovision Song Contest is…”. Preach Jack!
Jack ends up performing with Sunstroke Project at the National Palace of Moldova in front of an audience of 1700. It’s all done a bit tongue in check and their 2017 3rd place is completely overlooked, but it’s definitely worth checking out.
Catch “Jack Whitehall : Travels With My Father” series 2, episode 3, only on Netflix
Sunstroke Project first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, where, with Olia Tira, they finished 22nd in the Grand Final. Watch their performance here