INFEvision Video Contest 2020: Sasha Lopez & Misha Miller to represent Moldova with the song ‘Smoke Me’
INFEvision 2020, the video contest held by the International Network of Fan Clubs of Eurovision (I.N.F.E) is unfolding this week with the presentation of the competing acts and songs.
The presentation of the INFEvision 2020 line up continues with Moldova. The local INFE club run by Eurovision Moldova held an selection among its members which determined Sasha Lopez and Misha Miller as the acts to represent Moldova in this year’s INFEVision Video Contest, with the song ‘Smoke Me’.
Sergiu Istrate (b. October 17 , Chisinau ), known by his stage name Sasha Lopez , is a musician , composer , DJ and music producer Romanian native of Moldova , who currently lives and works in Bucharest , Romania.
He started playing music as a child, and at the age of 17 he became a professional DJ in the “Star Track” club in Chisinau . The clubs “CITY”, “PEOPLE” and “Studio”, top clubs from the capital of the Republic of Moldova, followed. He graduated from the High School of Music and then graduated from the Faculty of Management at ASEM .
In 2010 Sergiu Istrate decided to move to Bucharest. It was launched with a new project – SASHA LOPEZ. In an interview, he said that the idea of this name was offered to him by Tudor Ionescu from Fly Project , with whom he is friends. Also in 2010 Sasha Lopez released the song “MADAM”, feat And Adam. His second single – “All My People”, became the most broadcast Romanian song at the end of 2011, according to Mediaforest Romania. In a short time, it reached number 1 in over 20 countries in Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia.
By the end of 2013, Sasha Lopez had managed to garner 200 million views on YouTube , two gold records: in Canada and Japan ; and over half a million copies of digital singles sold with “All My People.” In 2012, the Rio Carnival was opened on his song ” All my people “. Collaborations with famous names such as Radio Killer (for “Perfect Day”), Tony T (ex- RIO ) and Big Ali followed . He was nominated at the Romanian Music Awards 2013 in the category “Best DJ”, for the song “Beautiful Life”, recorded in collaboration with Tony T. and Big Ali.
In 2015, his song “Kiss U” reached number 1 in Italy and Spain, this being the first song released on a new record label – Global Records. Also in 2015 “Koukou Move” is in all the charts in Asia, the song reaching viral on youtube with a fun dance and repeated by all children worldwide. 2019 The song ‘Sun’ reaches n 1 in Bulgaria, top 5 Greece and top 3 Shazam.
2020 song Smoke Me feat Misha Miller reaches No. 1 in Shazam Chart Romania and becomes No. 1 in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
About Misha Miller
This year’s edition was launched in the first days of October with INFE Romania revealing the INFEvision 2020 slogan “Riding the Ages” . From that point all INFE clubs were given a period until end of October to confirm participation to the host country. A total of 19 countries around the globe will eventually be participating in this year’s contest, which is a new record number for the comeptition itself after last year’s 18 countries. Unfortunately Armenia and Azerbaijan decided to withdraw due to the war conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ( Artsakh).
The Grand final is set to take place on December 19 in the city of Resita in Romania.