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Jon Lilygreen

About Quick Facts NameJon Lilygreen Born04 August 1987 Nationality🇬🇧 British National SelectionEurovision 2010: Epilogi tis kypriakis symmetochis In Eurovision2010 Oslo SongLife Looks Better In Spring (& The Islanders) Biography Jon Lilygreen is a Welsh singer and songwriter. Jon Lilygreen originates from Bettws, in the port city of Newport, where he still lives today and completed his education at Coleg Gwent in singing, guitar, and composition. During his training, he wrote his own songs, which were published in 2009 on the school’s own Coleg Gwent Green Album. Subsequently, Lilygreen performed numerous gigs in his hometown, including the Summer Sessions (2009) hosted by the Riverfront Theatre. He is signed to the independent label Long Life Records. In early February 2010, Lilygreen, together with the band The Islanders, won the Cypriot national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. Their song “Life Looks Better in Spring” was written and composed by Cypriots Nasos Lambrianides and Melis Konstantinou. They reached the final with the song.  In 2011, Jon teamed up with Jon Maguire and formed the duo Lilygreen & Maguire. Maguire was involved in music production and had been part of the pop punk band The Story So Far. Additionally, they played together in the band Editions. Their partnership was formed after they met at an open mic night at Kama Lounge in Newport, where Lilygreen was performing cover songs. During the 2012-2014 period, the duo supported Olly Murs and Westlife on their UK tours and embarked on an open-air busking tour across Wales, covering cities like Bangor, Wrexham, and Cardiff. In October 2012, they supported Scouting For Girls on tour. They announced a new single, “Dear Photograph,” for 2013, inspired by the blog of the same name, with plans to collaborate with Taylor Jones of DearPhotograph.com for the music video. Their debut studio album, “Have a Good Time All the Time,” was scheduled for release in November 2013, featuring a mix of new songs, previous singles, and B-Sides. The duo revealed their decision to part ways in January 2014, citing the challenges of the previous year. However, by June 2014, they announced a reunion and soon after released a new single, “Counting Cars.” Meanwhile, Lilygreen frequently teamed up with Scruffman (Pete Morgan, aka Bongo Peet) and Sian King for performances.  In 2017, Lilygreen took part in the X-Factor UK, where he sang, among others, “Life looks better in spring”. After the X-Factor he released an album and single, both titled “Pictures of you”. In July 2019, a new EP called “Bottlekids” was released.In September 2019 Lilygreen started performing with a new band, The Brotherhood Wedding & Party Band. In October 2020, Jon teamed up with Bmotion to feature in the song “Alive”. Entries Life Looks Better In Spring (& The Islanders) Country🇨🇾 Cyprus Year2010 LanguageEnglish LyricsNasos Lambrianides MusicNasos LambrianidesMelis Konstantinou Backings– Results Semi Points: 67Position: 10Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: 27Position: 21Running order: 5 https://youtu.be/ZGNtoR2hom4?si=5VylwyPTL_AGqBKL

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Fahree

© EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett About Quick Facts NameFahree Maisan Born10 April 1995 Nationality🇦🇿 Azerbaijani National SelectionInternal selection 2024 In Eurovision2024 Malmö SongÖzünlə apar (ft. Ilkin Dovlatov, 2024) Biography Born in Baku in 1995, Fahree grew up surrounded by the arts, with a father who was an avid jazz drummer and a grandfather renowned as an actor. Throughout his university years, Fahree diligently pursued a career in law, earning both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree over six years. Yet, during the 2020 global pandemic, Fahree experienced a revival of his early passion for music, deciding to fully embrace it. Emboldened to leave behind his potential career in law, Fahree pursued his true passion.  In June 2022, he released the track “Dance”, which was his first breakthrough. A collaboration with Mila Miles, “Apardı uzağlara”, followed in October of the same year. In February 2023, he released the song “Yollar”. On March 7th, 2024, it was announced that Fahree will represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately, he and his duo partner Ilkin Dovlatov didn’t manage to reach the final. Entries Özünlə apar (feat. Ilkin Dovlatov) Country🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Year2024 LanguageEnglishAzerbaijani LyricsFahreeMado Salikh MusicFahreeEdgar RavinHasan HaydarMila Miles Backings– Results Semi Points: 11Position: 14Running order: 12 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/QhN9r8TH2Hw?si=nuqKU-3xDYlpkHrJ

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The Islanders

About Quick Facts MembersJon GregorySylvia StrandKatherine SquireSean WattsCharalambos Kallonas Active2010 – 2011 Nationality🇬🇧 British (Jon, Katherine, Sean)🇳🇴 Norwegian (Sylvia)🇨🇾 Cypriot (Charalambos) National SelectionEurovision 2010: Epilogi tis kypriakis symmetochis In Eurovision2010 Oslo SongLife Looks Better In Spring (with Jon Lilygreen, 2010) Biography The Islanders were a British band. The band was built around John Gregory and Norwegian Sylvia Strand, who also formed a duo. They started their career in 2010, when they, along with Jon Lilygreen, represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Life looks better in spring”.  Entries Life Looks Better In Spring (& Jon Lilygreen) Country🇨🇾 Cyprus Year2010 LanguageEnglish LyricsNasos Lambrianides MusicNasos LambrianidesMelis Konstantinou Backings– Results Semi Points: 67Position: 10Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: 27Position: 21Running order: 5 https://youtu.be/ZGNtoR2hom4?si=plXLRIcCGLEB8BMf

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Electric Fields

© EBU/Corinne Cumming About Quick Facts MembersZaachariaha FieldingMichael Ross Founded2015 Nationality Australian National SelectionInternal selection 2024Eurovision – Australia Decides 2019 In Eurovision2024 Malmö Song2024 One Milkali (One Blood) Biography Electric Fields is an Australian electronic music duo, encapsulating the vibrant talents of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding and keyboardist/producer Michael Ross. Known for their unique blend of modern electric-soul music intertwined with Aboriginal culture, they skillfully sing in Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, and English, enriching Australia’s music scene with their diversity and depth. Their journey in the music industry is marked by the release of an EP, several singles, and their forthcoming representation of Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with the song “One Milkali (One Blood).” Their story begins individually, with Fielding showcasing his vocal prowess on the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011, and Ross auditioning for the same platform’s fifth season in 2013. The duo united as Electric Fields in 2015, bringing to life a sound that’s been described as a cross between Daft Punk and Nina Simone set in the Deep Forest. They debuted with the EP “Inma” in 2016, a project celebrated for its emotional depth and cultural significance, drawing praise for its blend of pop and electronic music infused with Anangu languages. Electric Fields’ impact has been acknowledged with several awards, including Best New Talent of the Year at the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards. Their journey saw them narrowly missing the chance to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, finishing second in Eurovision – Australia Decides with their song “2000 and Whatever.” Despite this, their career continued to ascend, marked by significant performances, including a collaboration with Norwegian group Keiino and appearances at major events like the Sydney Cricket Ground for Mardi Gras. As “two feminine brothers,” Fielding and Ross defy conventional boundaries, embracing their queer identity and fostering a close, non-romantic friendship. Their motto, “bypass the barriers,” exemplifies their approach to music and life, encouraging authenticity and unity. Zaachariaha Fielding, the eldest of nine, hails from Mimili in the APY lands of north-west South Australia, with a background enriched by Indigenous Australian music. His talents extend beyond music to the visual arts, where he has received significant accolades including the Wynne Prize and the Ramsay Art Prize People’s Choice prize in 2023. Michael Ross, influenced by an eclectic mix of musical greats, brings a rich tapestry of sounds to the duo. Their story, captured in the documentary “Voice From The Desert,” reflects their artistic journey and cultural heritage. As they prepare to take the Eurovision stage in 2024, Electric Fields continue to illuminate the power of music as a bridge between cultures, stories, and hearts. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the final. Entries One Milkali (One Blood) Country🇦🇺 Australia Year2024 LanguageEnglish LyricsZaachariaha FieldingMichael Ross MusicZaachariaha FieldingMichael Ross BackingsAlyson JoyceBrendan MacLeanFred LeoneSimi Vuata Results Semi Points: 41Position: 11Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/Wzpp6996QdI?si=xzvqxyUah-q3ehJK

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Teya Dora

© EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett About Quick Facts NameTeodora Pavlovska Born01 May 1992 Nationality🇷🇸 Serbia National SelectionPesma za Evrovizija 2024 In Eurovision2024 Malmö SongRamonda (2024) Biography Teodora Pavlovska (born May 1, 1992, in Bor), known as Teya Dora, is a Serbian singer, composer, and producer. Biographical Overview Born on May 1, 1992, in Bor, within the former SFR Yugoslavia, Teodora Pavlovska balanced her academic pursuits in Belgrade with music education, specializing in piano at the “Dr. Vojislav Vučković” Music School. Her musical journey continued at Berklee College of Music in Boston, focusing on vocal studies, where she shared a classroom with Charlie Puth. Her experience expanded as she provided backing vocals for renowned American artists including Grammy winners Patti Austin, Siedah Garrett, Jerry Allen, and Valerie Simpson. Post-graduation, Pavlovska spent time in New York, where she engaged in English songwriting for ARKTKT Publishing. Her introduction to the Serbian music industry came in 2018 with the song “Nema limita” for Nikolija, leading to further songwriting contributions for Serbian talents such as “Dođi mami” (2019) for Nataša Bekvalac, “Jasno mi je” for Zoi, and “Pazi se” (2020) for Jovana Nikolić. Her own vocal career took off with the release of “Da na meni je” in July 2019 under Basivity label, followed by “Oluje” in March 2020 for the TV series “South Wind.” March 2023 saw the release of “Džanum” for the sequel series “South Wind: On the Edge,” which quickly went viral on TikTok, securing the fourth spot on Spotify’s global chart of viral songs by May 22. By June, Teya Dora joined the ranks as the third Serbian artist to garner over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, following the footsteps of Konstrakta and Luke Black who had similarly surged in popularity after their Eurovision appearances. The track also made its mark on Billboard’s music chart in Croatia, landing in the sixth position by the end of April. In addition to her solo projects, Teya Dora has contributed as a songwriter to the works of other prominent artists, including Nikolija, Nataša Bekvalac, Jovana Nikolić, Anastasija, and Zoi. On March 2nd, 2024, Teya Dora was chosen to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Ramonda”. The song reached the Grand Final of the contest and gained a 17th place there. Entries Ramonda Country🇷🇸 Serbia Year2024 LanguageSerbian LyricsTeodora PavlovskaAndrijano Kadović Ajzi MusicTeodora PavlovskaLuka Jovanović Backings– Results Semi Points: 47Position: 10Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: 54Position: 17Running order: 16 https://youtu.be/4hUg64uIY_4?si=P7UBm8ED4Wn-0Wo2

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Nemo

© EBU/Corinne Cumming About Quick Facts NameNemo Mettler Born03 August 1999 Nationality🇨🇭 Swiss National SelectionInternal selection 2024 In Eurovision2024 Malmö SongThe Code (2024) Biography Nemo, full name Nemo Mettler, is a Swiss pop music personality born on August 3, 1999, in Biel/Bienne, located in the canton of Bern. They are a native German speaker. In 2012, Nemo played a role in the jukebox musical “Ich war noch niemals in New York,” inspired by the hit song by Udo Jürgens. In 2015, Nemo appeared on the show “Die grössten Schweizer Talente” as a rapper. That same year, they released their first EP titled “Clownfisch,” which reached 95th in the Swiss music charts. Their 2017 single “Du” achieved 4th place in the charts, and they were awarded the SRF 3 Best Talent prize in the same year. Since 2021, Nemo has been living in Berlin. They participated in the second season of “The Masked Singer Switzerland,” the Swiss adaptation of Masked Singer, as the Panda, and were unmasked in the fourth episode, finishing in 5th place. On November 2023, Nemo came out as non-binary in the SonntagsZeitung newspaper, announcing they adopt the neutral pronouns they/them. On February 29, 2024, it was revealed that Nemo would represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with the song “The Code.” The song reached the Grand Final and won it, gaining a landslide victory at the juries and a 5th place in the televote. After the contest, on the winners’ press conference, Nemo was critical about the organization of the contest itself. Entries The Code Country🇨🇭 Switzerland Year2024 LanguageEnglish LyricsBenjamin AlasuLasse Midtsian NymannLinda DaleNemo Mettler MusicBenjamin AlasuLasse Midtsian NymannLinda DaleNemo Mettler Backings– Results Semi Points: 132Position: 4Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: 591Position: 1Running order: 21 https://youtu.be/CO_qJf-nW0k?si=6e5mctmJ4AnLkveQ

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Baby Lasagna

©EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett About Quick Facts NameMarko Purišić Born05 July 1995 Nationality🇭🇷 Croatian National SelectionDora 2024Dora 2019 In Eurovision2024 Malmö SongRim Tim Tagi Dim (2024) Biography Marko Purišić, who goes by the stage name Baby Lasagna, was born in 1995 and has made his mark as a Croatian vocalist, lyricist, and record producer. Between 2011-2016 and once again from 2018-2022, Purišić showcased his talents as a guitarist for the Croatian rock ensemble Manntra. While part of Manntra, they made an impressive appearance at Dora 2019, clinching the fourth spot with their track “In the Shadows”. Purišić embarked on a solo venture after his departure from the band in 2022. In 2022, Purišić significantly contributed to co-writing tracks for “Ravenblack”, the twelfth studio album by German rock band Mono Inc. This album hit the number one spot on the German album sales chart, marking a pinnacle achievement for the band. Purišić’s contributions were notable, with several of his songs being selected as singles, such as “Princess of the Night”, “Empire”, “Heartbeat of the Dead”, “Lieb mich”, and “At the End of the Rainbow”. His initial solo track, “IG Boi,” was unveiled on October 21, 2023, under his alias Baby Lasagna. A couple of months later, in December 2023, he released another single, “Don’t Hate Yourself, But Don’t Love Yourself Too Much”. On February 25, 2024, Baby Lasagna won Dora, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, with a landslide. He re Croatia in the 2024 contest with the selfpenned song “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”. The song quickly became the number 1 at the betting odds. It was also the favourite to win the contest in the Eurovision week itself. Baby Lasagna won the televote and became 2nd overall. After the Eurovision Song Contest, he was welcomed back in Croatia as a hero. Entries Rim Tim Tagi Dim Country🇭🇷 Croatia Year2024 LanguageEnglish LyricsMarko Purišić MusicMarko Purišić BackingsDino JosipovićMatija Klaj Mihael Žipovski DancersLuana Kličić Sebastijan Žeželić Results Semi Points: 177Position: 1Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: 547Position: 2Running order: 23 https://youtu.be/YIBjarAiAVc?si=8M5-4PkCtD8pBaBz

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Megara

© EBU/Alma Bengtsson About Quick Facts MembersKenzyRoberVittiRa Tache Founded2015 Nationality🇪🇸 Spanish National SelectionUna Voce Per San Marino 2024Benidorm Fest 2023 In Eurovision2024 Malmö Song11:11 (2024) Biography Megara, an alternative metal music ensemble from Spain, was established in 2015. Comprised of members Kenzy on vocals, Rober on guitar, Vitti on bass, and Ra Tache on drums, this Madrid-based quartet has made a name for itself in the music scene. Identified primarily within the alternative metal genre, Megara’s sound also embraces what they term as “fucksia rock” or “fucksia metal.” This inventive label, blending the words “fuck” and “fuchsia,” signifies their desire to incorporate a broad range of musical influences without being confined to a single genre, aiming instead to embody the broader spectrum of rock music. The band’s journey began with the release of their debut EP, Muérase quien pueda, in 2015, featuring notable tracks like “Seis” and “Baños de sangre.” This was followed by their first full-length album, Siete, in 2016, and their second album, Aquí estamos todos locos, in 2018. Their rising prominence led to a performance at Resurrection Fest in 2019. Their third studio album, Truco o trato, was released in 2022. In the early part of 2023, Megara competed in the Benidorm Fest 2023’s first semifinal, earning 111 points with their song “Arcadia” and securing a spot in the final. Despite not being chosen to represent Spain at Eurovision, their participation sparked discussions, especially due to some staging similarities between their performance and that of Serbia’s Eurovision entry. April of the same year saw them announced as the opening act for Babymetal’s Spanish tour dates. Attempting another shot at Benidorm Fest in 2024 with the track “11:11,” they faced rejection from the selection committee. However, not deterred, they entered the song into San Marino’s selection for Eurovision, Una voce per San Marino. With minor lyrical adjustments to include Italian verses, they managed to impress the jury in the final, leading to their selection as San Marino’s representatives for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. Unfortunately, the band didn’t make it to the Grand Final of the contest. Entries 11:11 Country🇸🇲 San Marino Year2024 LanguageSpanish LyricsRoberto la Lueta RuizSara Jiménez Moral MusicRoberto la Lueta RuizSara Jiménez Moral DancersAria BedmarEmma Fernández Huerta Results Semi Points: 16Position: 14Running order: 10 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/IqyJvkGmAjo?si=nXITqURAaMC7qrCZ

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Luna

©EBU/Alma Bengtsson About Quick Facts NameAleksandra Katarzyna Wielgomas Born28 Augustus 1999 Nationality🇵🇱 Polish National SelectionInternal selection 2024 In Eurovision2024 Malmö SongThe Tower (2024) Biography Luna, known offstage as Aleksandra Katarzyna Wielgomas (born on August 28, 1999, in Warsaw), is a prominent Polish vocalist, lyricist, and composer.  Aleksandra was born in Warsaw. Her educational journey in music began with violin lessons. Furthering her academic pursuits, she attended a high school specializing in law and political sciences, from 2015 to 2018. Subsequently, she embarked on higher education in artes liberales at the University of Warsaw starting in 2018. Aleksandra’s musical career took off in 2010 when she joined the Władysław Skoraczewski-named Artos children’s choir at the Grand Theatre. Her involvement in operatic performances and theatrical productions at the Grand Theatre marked the beginning of her career in music. In 2018, her musical direction took a pivotal turn with her collaboration with Kayax record label on the “My Name is New” project, leading to the release of her debut single “Na wzgórzach niepokoju”. This period also saw her taking the stage at notable events, including the Night of Museums and the Pol’n’Rock Festival. 2020 was a transformative year for Aleksandra as she embraced the stage name Luna, collaborating with Michał “Fox” Król and releasing the single “Luna”. This marked a new chapter in her artistic expression, exploring new musical landscapes. She also ventured into incorporating cosmic sounds into her music, evident in singles like “Serca przemokną” and “Mniej”, featuring sounds from space provided by NASA. Her single “Zgaś” received acclaim, making its mark on the Polish music scene and receiving extensive radio play. Luna’s music, often described as “cosmic pop”, reflects her fascination with the cosmos, nature, and poetry, drawing inspiration from artists like Nick Cave and Björk. In 2024, Luna was selected to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “The Tower”, showcasing her talents on an international stage. Unfortunately Luna did not manage to reach the final with her song. Aside from her musical career, Luna has contributed to theatrical productions and is actively involved in promoting music equality as an ambassador for the Equal Spotify campaign, achieving the distinction of being the first Polish woman featured on Times Square under this initiative. Entries The Tower Country🇵🇱 Poland Year2024 LanguageEnglish LyricsAleksandra Katarzyna WielgomasMax CookePaul Dixon MusicAleksandra Katarzyna WielgomasMax CookePaul Dixon BackingsMaciej StarnawskiMarta Dywicka DancersAngus SimpsonJordan GarciaJulia Żytko Results Semi Points: 35Position: 12Running order: 6 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/ESKG8Uo1YaU?si=TIDO_9rvGULADXR0

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Silvester Belt

©EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett About Quick Facts NameSilvestras Beltė Born26 November 1997 Nationality🇱🇹 Lithuanian National SelectionEurovizija.LT 2024 In Eurovision2024 Malmö SongLuktelk (2024) Biography Silvestras Beltė, who goes by the stage name Silvester Belt, is a prominent Lithuanian singer and songwriter.  Born on 26 November 1997 in Kaunas, Lithuania, Beltė pursued his higher education at the University of Westminster in London, where he earned a degree in Commercial Music Performance. Following his graduation, he returned to Lithuania to focus on producing new material in the electronic/pop genre. Beltė’s career took a significant turn in 2017 when he emerged as the winner of the Lithuanian reality competition show Aš – superhitas (I Am a Superhit). This victory led him to relocate from Kaunas to Vilnius, where he released “Noise,” his debut single. In addition to his early success, he contributed off-screen to the production of 2 Barai, the Lithuanian adaptation of the reality competition The Bar. His competitive spirit led him to participate in the sixth season of X Faktorius, the Lithuanian edition of The X Factor, although his journey ended in the fourth week. On 19 December 2023, it was announced that Beltė would participate in Eurovizija.LT, the national selection process for Lithuania’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, with his song “Luktelk.” He competed in the first semi-final, which he successfully won, advancing to the final. His victory in the competition confirmed his position as Lithuania’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest. Silvester reached the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, where he reached the 14th place. Due to the booing of Israel and Silvester performing right after that entry, he stated it traumatized him. He had prefered to stay in the semifinal because of this. Entries Luktelk Country🇱🇹 Lithuania Yearyear LanguageLithuanian LyricsDžesika ŠyvokaitėElena JurgaitytėSilvestras Beltė MusicDžesika ŠyvokaitėElena JurgaitytėSilvestras Beltė BackingsMonika Švilpaitė DancersAndrius VrubliauskasArnas Ginevičius Kajus Kiševičius Nerijus Trilikauskas Results Semi Points: 119Position: 4Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: 90Position: 14Running order: 7 https://youtu.be/N8YuQzJLR_k?si=-KBzSFCfHdAUktox

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