MAY 04: REHEARSAL IMPRESSIONS
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Welcome to an exciting day at the B&W Hall where today the BIG 5 and the host country will have their first technical rehearsal, not available for the press inside the arena. Therefore we will get you the first information and presentation of the artists plus the official YouTube videos by Eurovision.tv / EBU.
Elaiza – pronounced Ela-i-sa – that’s singer-songwriter-pianist Ela, accordionist Yvonne Grünwald and contrabassist Natalie Plöger. The young trio managed an incredible surprise by first gaining a “wildcard” for the German national final out of more than 2200 acts that had applied via Youtube, and then by winning the German ticket to Copenhagen against seven of the most famous acts of the German music scene. In Copenhagen, they will perform their self-written song Is It Right.
Molly Smitten-Downes is an up and coming Singer/Songwriter from the United Kingdom. On the 10th of May Molly will fly the flag for the UK in the Grand Final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2014. At the 59th Eurovision Song Contest Molly will perform her song Children Of The Universe, co-written with Swedish Producer Anders Hansson. Children Of The Universe blends strings and harmonies over a pounding drum beat while the lyrics promote the universal message of love and unity.
With its bouncy melodies, a healthy sense of gimmick, and the liveliness of its lyrics, Twin Twin is a perfect example of the YOLO (You Only Live Once) generation, which would rather live life to the fullest than be dragged overboard by wailing sirens of doubt.
He is one of the few people that all of Denmark is on a first-name basis with. In 2008, at the age of just 15 years old Basim came fourth in the first season of X-Factor and since then has become a household name. Now he has the honour of representing Denmark on home turf at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with a song that he wrote himself.
Music has always been an immediate need in Emma’s life. “Like drinking, sleeping, eating, I can’t help it,” she wrote in her essay for high school final examination. She’s been dedicating herself to the music since the beginning, following her father’s band gigs, starting to get on stage singing great Italian singers standards like Mina’s, until she became Italy’s top female vocalist.
The day Ruth was born she screamed so loudly during the birth that the doctors said she would be a singer. They were right. At the early age of two Ruth was singing along to the songs from Annie and at the age of six, after listening to Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé, she started singing opera.
PHOTO: SANDER HESTERMAN (EUROVISION.TV / EBU)