Run Away (SunStroke Project and Olia Tira song)

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"Run Away"
Single by SunStroke Project and Olia Tira
Released 2010
Format Digital single, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Dance pop, Europop
Length 3:00
Moldova "Run Away"
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 entry
Country Moldova
Artist(s) SunStroke Project and Olia Tira
Language English
Composer(s) Anton Ragoza, Sergey Stepanov
Lyricist(s) Alina Galetskaya
Finals performance
Semi-final result 10th
Semi-final points 52
Final result 22nd
Final points 27
Appearance chronology
◄ "Hora din Moldova" (2009)   
"So Lucky" (2011) ►

"Run Away" is a song performed by SunStroke Project and Olia Tira, and represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in May 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The song won the final of the O melodie pentru Europa 2010, that took place on 6 March. It gained the maximum number of points from both the juries and the televotes.[1][2]

In the contest, it was performed first on the night of the first semi-final, preceding Russia's Lost and Forgotten and passed to the final.

After the contest, "Run Away" would also become the subject of a major internet meme surrounding the saxophone solos performed by saxophonist Sergey Stepanov, who in a phenomenon similar to Rickroll and Trololo, was dubbed the "Epic Sax Guy" in videos on YouTube.[3] The rules of the contest prohibited musical instruments being played on stage, meaning Stepanov was not actually playing the saxophone at all, but rather syncing movements with a prerecorded track.


Chart (2010) Peak
Norway (VG-lista)[4] 7
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 31


  1. ^ Brey, Marco (6 March 2010). "Sun Stroke Project & Olia Tira for Moldova!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Klier, Marcus (6 March 2010). "Moldova sends Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira to Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Epic Sax Guy (The One)". URLesque. Aol. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Norwegian Singles Chart
  5. ^ Swedish Sverigetopplistan Singles Chart

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