Guy Sebastian is an Australian singer and songwriter who was the winner of the first Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia’s The X Factor in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place. Sebastian is a coach for The Voice Australia in 2019.
Lea, a mother of two girls, has been building her solo singing career in parallel with her other responsibilities. She won at EMA 2018 where she became the Slovene representative at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Hvala, ne!”, which she wrote alongside Tomy DeClerque.
In the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Second Semi-Final held on Thursday 16 May 2019, KEiiNO qualified to the final. At the finals, their entry received the highest points from the European public’s televoting with a total of 291 points, although combined with their lesser score from the jury groups they finished in 6th place.
Since the beginning of her career, Demy has been nominated 30 times for a MAD Video Music Awards. Up to now, she has won 11 VMAs, including “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Artist” and she holds the record of the 4th most awarded artist in the history of the Greek VMAs. She has been awarded by the “MAD VMA Cyprus” and by the “SuperFM Radio Cyprus”. Also, she won at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) at the category “Best Greek Act”, among other greek artists and has been chosen as the favoutite greek artist at the international Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2018. In 2017, she represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and finished in 19th place at the Final.
Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her homeland with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. After learning to speak English, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.
After the Golden Stag festival, Ovi, who won her vote at the contest, suggested to Seling that they should perform together in the future. She accepted and Ovi called her back in November, inviting her to participate together at the 2010 Selectia Nationala. They re-recorded the original version of the song and signed up for pre-selection. They were selected as a finalist for the Romanian selection show on 27 January 2010 and won the competition on 6 March 2010. Seling and Ovi performed “Playing with Fire” live in the second Eurovision Song Contest 2010 semi-final, in Oslo on 27 May 2010. They won the semi-final and competed in the final on 29 May 2010. They finished on 3rd place. This is the second time that Romania had achieved this, its highest placement in the Eurovision Song Contest. On 1 March 2014, Paula Seling and Ovi won the Romanian National Selection 2014 and were selected as the Romanian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen with the song “Miracle”. Seling and Ovi performed “Miracle” live in the second Eurovision Song Contest 2014 semi-final, in Copenhagen, on 8 May 2014. They qualified from the semi-finals and competed in the finals on 10 May 2010 and finished on #12 place. Paula obtained about 30,000 votes in the poll, becoming “Eurovision Next Top Model 2014”. On second place was Irish Kasey Smith, and third Dutch Ilse DeLange. She won the award in 2010 as well.
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Todevska represented North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv with the song “Proud”. In the final, she finished in seventh place with 305 points and won the international jury vote. This is North Macedonia’s best result at the contest.
Badrić represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song “Nebo” (Heaven). She performed in the second semi-final and failed to reach the top ten and final cutoff, at 12th place with 42 points.
On February 26, 2005, the band won a national pre-selection contest to claim the right to represent Moldova in its first ever appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, with their song “Boonika Bate Toba” (“Grandmamma is beating da drum-a”). On May 19 they performed fourth in the running order of the semi-final and ended up in 2nd place with 207 points. Qualifying for the grand final on May 21, they drew starting position 7. After voting, they claimed 6th place with 148 points. In February 2011, the band once again won the right to represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 held in Düsseldorf. The song they performed was So Lucky. The band performed in the second semi final on May 12, in position 7. After voting they achieved 10th place with 54 points, qualifying them for the grand final on May 14. They performed in the 15th position in the grand final and ended up in 12th place with 97 points at the end of voting. The song became the band’s first and only to reach the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #153 on downloads alone.
Miki continues to spread all the happiness as we know him in his new single. If you think “La Venda” was your tune for the summer you have to add “Celébrate” to this summer playlist. Not just the song but also the video is giving us 100% summer vibes and it’s the perfect anthem for the best time these months.
Madame Monsieur is a French duo consisting of vocalist Émilie Satt and producer Jean-Karl Lucas. They represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with the song “Mercy”, finishing in 13th place in the grand final.
A Friend in London performed the song at the Eurovision 2011 and finished fifth, but caused controversy when lead singer Tim Schou said in front of a live audience “You know baby, I want to…I want to fuck you!” after Dutch singer Mandy Huydts announced that the Netherlands had awarded the song “New Tomorrow” twelve points. Schou later stated: “When the camera came and we got the first points I was so excited. I apologise, Europe! I apologise! We got the fifth place, baby!”.
András Kállay-Saunders, also known as Kállay Saunders, is a Hungarian-American recording artist, songwriter and record producer. He represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song “Running”.
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On 16 May 2009, band Regina performed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, with the song called “Bistra voda” (“Clear Water”) after winning one of ten places from the first semi-final, eventually finishing in 9th place (with 106 points).
Voltaj, meaning voltage in Romanian) is a Romanian pop rock group. They won the Best Romanian Act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005. They represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song “De la capăt”.
In February 2017, Houdek was selected to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine. He qualified for the final, placing 8th in the second semi-final and eventually placing 13th in the grand final with the song “My Friend”.