Johansson was born on 8 November 1996 in Brämhult, a suburb of Borås. In 2011, she participated in Lilla Melodifestivalen and placed fourth with the self-penned song “Jag behöver dig”. On 30 November 2015, Johansson was announced as one of the 28 participants in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song “Save Me”. She performed last in the second semi-final held on 13 February 2016, and qualified directly to the final. In the final, Johansson placed fourth with the juries, second with the Swedish public, and fourth overall. Johansson also voices Moana in the Swedish dub of the 2016 film Moana. She competed in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song “As I Lay Me Down”, qualifying once again directly to the final, where she finished sixth overall; eight with the juries, and second with the public. She was the Swedish spokesperson in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and toured with the Diggiloo Tour (in Swedish: Diggilooturnén), during the summer. She participated in Stjärnornas stjärna broadcast on TV4 in 2018, where she finished in fifth place out of eight contestants. She participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song “Not with Me”, qualifying directly to the final for the third time, where she finished sixth overall; sixth with the juries and eighth with the public.
Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut, also known by the mononym Lena, is a German singer-songwriter. She rose to fame after representing Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, winning the contest with her song “Satellite”. Both “Satellite” and her debut album My Cassette Player (2010) debuted at number one in Germany and became platinum sellers. With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo, Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five of the German Singles Chart. She represented Germany for the second consecutive time in the Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song “Taken by a Stranger”, placing tenth.
Anti-capitalist anarcho-technoclash BDSM enfants terribles Hatari were apparently up to a lot more than Eurovision while in Israel. A new single and video called Klefi/Samed (صامد) has just been released, featuring both Hatari and queer Palestinian musician Bashar Murad. Living in East Jerusalem, Murad has been generating considerable international attention for his hard-hitting lyrical content, touching on topics such as gender expression, politics, and the liberation of Palestine. Judging by the surroundings of the video, it is apparent that it was shot in Palestine itself. Hatari paid a visit to Hebron while in the region for the Eurovision Song Contest, and drew criticism from Eurovision organisers for commenting to the press about the “apartheid” they personally witnessed in Palestine. The song itself, both musically and lyrically, is a rallying call of freedom and liberation. Best enjoyed at high volume.
Samir & Viktor participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song “Groupie” in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. They performed on 14 February 2015 in the second semi-final round finishing 3rd moving to the “Second Chance” round on 7 March 2015 where they confronted Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone in “Det rår vi inte för”. Winning the round with a big margin, they qualified to the finals in Stockholm held on 14 March finishing eighth overall. “Groupie” proved very successful commercially reaching number three on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart. The duo’s follow-up single was “Saxofuckingfon”, the song peaked at number two on the Swedish Singles Chart. They took part in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song “Bada nakna”. They qualified to andra chansen through the first semi-final on 6 February 2016. They qualified to the final through andra chasen, but they ended up placing last. Their follow-up single “Fick Feeling” was digitally released on 25 May 2016. After that, the group announced they would be taking a hiatus to pursue solo endeavours. They released their comeback single “Kung” on 12 May 2017. They participated in Melodifestivalen 2018 with Shuffla, finishing in 4th place in the grand final, their best placing in Melodifestivalen yet.
David Lindgren is a Swedish singer, musical actor and television presenter. He is signed to the EMI Sweden label. In 2009 he appeared on the Swedish television show Så ska det låta on SVT in the same team as Kicki Danielsson and Putte Nelsson. In 2010, he appeared on the show for a second time with Jessica Heribertsson. His third appearance on the same popular show was on 20 January 2013, competing together with team mate Jennifer Brown.