Mwangi represented Norway at The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, one year after her country hosted the event, and was eliminated in the first semi-final. Mwangi has had hit songs in Kenya, Senegal, and Gambia. Mwangi’s 2018 single “No Games” featured on a TV advertisement by Samsung for their Galaxy S9 smartphone.
zalagasper (formerly Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl) is a Slovenian musical duo from Maribor consisting of vocalist Zala Kralj and multi-instrumentalist Gašper Šantl. The duo represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Sebi”, finishing 15th (out of 26 entrants) in the final. The duo formed in 2018, after Kralj had begun performing vocals on some songs written and produced by Šantl. Initially, Kralj was only credited as a featured artist. They released the singles “Valovi”, “Baloni”, and “S teboi” in 2018, before releasing their debut extended play Štiri in February 2019.
On 13 May 2000 in Sweden, in only 3 minutes, Prāta Vētra or Brainstorm became an internationally noticed band when they participated in the 45th Eurovision Song Contest. Their song “My Star” achieved 3rd place among 24 contestants with their country’s debut. “My Star” was played internationally thereafter. In August 2000, after more than 10 years of performing, The best of Brainstorm ’89-’99 was released and included the band’s most popular, interesting and unreleased songs.
On the 26th of November 2007, it was announced that Paolo would be representing his home country Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. He will compete with the pop ballad “Era stupendo”. He took part in the second semifinal of the contest on Thursday 22 May 2008, competing against 18 other countries, all competing for one of 10 spots in the final on Saturday 24. However, he failed to qualify to the final. Paolo participated in the Sanremo Music Festival 2008, performing the song “Grande” and placing sixth. The song was included in his fifth album, titled Corro via. Released on March 14, 2008, it also features the single “Era stupendo”.
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After winning the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year, 2019 winner Duncan Laurence has released his follow-up single to his Eurovision winning entry, titled ‘Love Don’t Hate It’
After releasing “Better” earlier this year in August, an acoustic version of the song featuring Lena and Nico Santos has been released. This version is accompanied by an intimate video in black and white, featuring only the singers in front of a microphone in a small room. The once electronic upbeat song turns into a beautiful piano ballad, highlighting both Lenas and Nico Santos vocals and the emotional lyrics. You can find the acoustic version on YouTube and on all streaming services!
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.
Hatari are here with their latest video for their song Klámstrákur or Filthy Boy, and it is pure Hatari. Klámstrákur – translated as Filthy Boy – is a brand new take on the band’s BDSM-inspired anti-authoritarian techno-dystopian sound and aesthetic, and sees Klemens Hannigan and Matthias Tryggvi Haraldson delve into personal themes.
Loïc Nottet is a Belgian singer and songwriter, who finished second in the third season of The Voice Belgique in 2014 and represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which was held in Vienna, Austria, where he placed fourth with 217 points.