SunStroke Project is a Moldovan musical trio composed of Sergei Yalovitsky (vocals) and Sergey Stepanov (saxophonist). They achieved fame for representing Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 together with Olia Tira and also in 2017. The name of the group was chosen by Anton Ragoza whilst working in the army with Sergey Stepanov, where out on the field he got sunstroke. In November 2010 the producer, Aleksei Myslitsky and some other members (including song authors) left SunStroke Project to create a new band in Moscow called Offbeat Orchestra who have performed and released versions of some of the songs by SunStroke Project. On 25 February 2017, SunStroke Project was selected once more to represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Hey, Mamma!”, and finished in third place after qualifying for the final on 9 May. In Early 2019 the violinist and composer Anton Ragoza announced his departure from the band, which has continued as a duo. Their first single as a duo Boomerang was released in April 2019.
Two club remixes of the Australian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have been released this week. A 7th Heaven Remix and a Where’s It ATT remix have been released and are available to download and stream. Kate has had a busy past week, as she promotes her participation in this years Eurovision Song Contest. The artist who will be performing “Zero Gravity” has given a number of TV and written interviews across Australia.
Musiqq is a Latvian pop music duo from Liepāja formed by Marats Ogļezņevs and Emīls Balceris. The duo first gained exposure in June 2009 with the release of their first single “Klimata kontrole”(“Climate control”), but on October 1 their second single “Abrakadabra” came out, which was a radio hit in Latvia and “SEB Musical Bank 2009” winner. Their debut album “Šī ir tikai mūzika”(“This is just a music”) was released in March 2010, which included radio hits such as “Abrakadabra”, “Dzimšanas diena” (“Birthday”) and “Klimata kontrole” (“Climate control”). Both singers were awarded as “Gada Liepājnieks”(“Liepajnieks of the year” is a prize awarded for those, who have invested their time, effort and talent into making the city a better place) in nomination “‘Music” and received three Copyright infinity prizes, because their songs are the most played on the radio, television and concerts. Musiqq represented Latvia in 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in a German city Düsseldorf with the song “Angel in Disguise”. They are also known as Latvian rap duo called “Bermudu Divstūris”, which formed in 2011.
In February 2010, Mengoni competed in the 60th Sanremo Music Festival with the song “Credimi ancora”, placing third in a field of fifteen. The song was included in his second extended play, Re matto, which debuted at number one in Italy. The EP was promoted through an Italian tour, which yielded the live album Re matto live. Mengoni’s first full-length studio album, Solo 2.0, was released in September 2010, and it was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. In 2013, Mengoni won the 63rd Sanremo Music Festival with his song “L’essenziale”. During the competition he was internally selected by RAI to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, where he performed “L’essenziale”. The song also became the lead single of the album #prontoacorrere, which became his fourth number-one on the Italian Albums Chart. In 2015, Mengoni released the albums Parole in circolo and Le cose che non ho, which were part of the same artistic project, also including the live record Marco Mengoni Live. During his career, Mengoni has received several awards, including two TRL Awards, nine Wind Music Awards and nine MTV Italian Music Awards. In 2010 and 2015, he won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best European Act, becoming the first Italian artist to win that prize. In 2013, he also won the MTV European Music Award for Best Southern European Act
Born in Gmunden, Austria, Neuwirth moved to Graz to do his matura exam with a focus on fashion, before embarking on a singing career through the 2007 casting show Starmania. He subsequently became a founding member of the short-lived boy band Jetzt Anders!. In 2011, Neuwirth began appearing as Conchita – a female character noted for her beard – and came second in the Austrian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Conchita was selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where her performance received the most points and resulted in her winning the contest. It brought her international attention and established her as a gay icon, resulting in invitations to perform at various pride parades, the European Parliament and the United Nations Office in Vienna.
Andrzej Gromala (born 14 December 1978 in Kraków), better known by his stage name Gromee, is a Polish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Kingztown Music. In 2016 he signed a record deal with Sony Music. At the Eska Music Awards 2017 he won the award for Best DJ/Producer. He won the Polish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Together with Swedish singer Lukas Meijer, he represented his home country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song “Light Me Up”. As a producer, he collaborates with the world’s biggest studios. His solo project has already included e.g. Andreas Moe, known for being part of Tiesto’s or Hardwell’s tracks. He has performed at numerous music festivals, sharing the stage with artists such as Steve Aoki, Deorro, Eric Clapton, Jessie Ware and Sting. In April 2016 Gromee was the support act for Mariah Carey’s first ever Polish concert. His 2016 summer single “Fearless” ruled the Polish music charts, reaching 10th position on the radio and 2nd position on the TV Airplay Chart and earning a Platinum Record award. Next single, “Sprit”, recorded together with Mahan Moin, a Swedish vocalist known from Persian Idol, was also an instant hit and his first no. 1 on Polish Radio Airplay Chart.
Brendan Hugh Francis Murray is an Irish singer and former member of the Irish boyband Hometown. He represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Dying to Try” but failed to qualify to the final. He then competed in The X Factor UK in 2018, as a finalist.
In Spring 2009 “Be My Valentine” was presented on Ukraine’s national pre-selection by Loboda in co-operation with “S&A;Music Group Ltd.” and her partner Oleksandr Shyrkov. On 8 March 2009, she received the highest points from both the viewers and professional jury and won the Ukrainian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. On 18 March 2009, Svetlana Loboda presented the clip Be My Valentine (Anti-crisis girl!) in Vladivostok. Viewers of the television channel “PERSON (TVC)” were the first to see a new masterpiece of the scandalous Ukrainian singer in the program «SMS the Chat». Loboda competed in the second semi-final there and reached the final. Prior to the event, Loboda had spoken confidently of her chances of success. The song finished in 12th place, with 76 points. Loboda stated that she wished to use her participation in the contest as a platform to speak out against domestic violence. She started the social initiative “No Family Crimes” and appeared in photographs with wounds and scars to highlight the issue of violence against women. The cog system, or as Loboda refers to it “The Hell Machine” she danced on has been taken back to Ukraine. Svetlana has said that she did not want it to go to waste and it is apparently in her father’s garage. “The pets play on it” she stated. Loboda had expressed her interest in representing Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 which took place in Norway.