APRIL 30: REHEARSAL IMPRESSIONS
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The third day of technical rehearsals kicked off this morning with Conchita Wurst giving her first try on stage. This is the last day of technical rehearsals and here are the information about the artist and their official EBU videos. Don’t miss our live broadcast from press center at www.oikotimes.com/webtv
Tom Neuwirth was born on November 6th, 1988, and he for the first time performed as his alter ego Conchita Wurst in 2011. Since then, he has been a symbol for tolerance and artistic freedom in Austria and beyond. His motto: “Be the best version of yourself rather than a bad copy of someone else!”
Vilija Matačiūnaitė was born in early summer of 1986. Rumor has it, that she was not screaming, but singing the day she was born. Her talent, back in the days, was spoted by the kindergarden teacher. However, her professional singer career started just in 2004, when she turned 18 and decided to compete in an international singing competition “Amber star” in Latvia, where she won 2nd place.
The group Softengine charmed both the Finnish public and the jury in the UMK, Contest For New Music in Finland and got the majority of both votes. The Eurovision Song Contest will be the first real big performance for the outfit but surely not the last!
Kasey Smith is 23 years old and hails from the northside of Dublin. She is from a known family of singers going back to her grandfather who was a showband singer. She rose to fame with the BT Music Award nominated girlband Wonderland in 2010 under the tutelage of Louis Walsh and Westlife’s Kian Egan. After Wonderland, Kasey travelled to Nashville, Tennessee where she focused on her solo career, writing songs and getting as much on-stage experience as possible in the city’s vibrant music scene.
Teo’s real name is Yuriy Vaschuk. The singer was born on January 24th, 1983 in a small Belarusian town Hidry. Teo has a huge experience in solo singing, composing and arranging.
There is no doubt that Tijana was born to perform on big stage. She is well known as a singer, a cellist and an actress. Tijana’s motto is “The sky’s the limit – nothing is impossible.”
“To be on the Eurovision Song Contest Stage is a dream come true”, that’s what Sebalter stated after his victory in the Swiss national selection. The trademark of the charismatic singer is his fiddle, which has accompanied him throughout his musical career since the tender age of six. His Eurovision song Hunter Of Stars is also the lead single off his forthcoming debut album.
Freaky Fortune are Nikolas Raptakis and Theofilos Pouzbouris. Both 23 years old, both studied music since their early years. Theofilos plays the guitar and piano and owns a degree on theoretical music studies and music history, while Nikolas still takes vocal couching lessons in the National Greek School of Music and composes with Theofilos all their songs. Their breakthrough in the global Internet community was a cover on the Perez Hilton’s cover competition. Freaky Fortune Part Of Me (Katy Perry cover) was announced as a brilliant work by the Greek duo and the most “deadly” blogger on earth, Perez Hilton launched their fame across the music industry. After their first success, in 2011, Freaky Fortune released three top-chart singles with top Greek artists.
Tinkara Kovač is a musician, singer, professional flautist and music and lyricist. Since her first single Veter z juga/Wind from the South, Tinkara first recorded two albums with ZKP RTV Slovenija Records (Ne odhaja poletje/Summer Doesn’t Bid Goodbye and Košček neba/A Piece of Sky).
Paula Seling is a romanian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, performer,TV personality and entertainer. Born on a Christmas Day, she started to play piano at the age of six and won few awards as a classical piano player. When she was ten years old she had her first solo vocal performance in the school choir. Since then she won almost all the trophies in the romanian music festivals.