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Jana Burčeska

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameJana Burčeska Born06 July 1993 Nationality🇲🇰 North Macedonian National SelectionInternal Selection 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongDance alone (2017) Biography Jana Burceska is a Macedonian singer-songwriter who rose to fame after competing in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Born on July 6, 1993, in Skopje, Macedonia, Jana began her music career in 2011 when she participated in the Macedonian version of the TV show Macedonian Idol. She impressed the judges and the audience with her powerful vocals and reached the semi-finals of the competition. In 2017, Jana was chosen to represent Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Dance Alone”. Unfortunately, she didn’t reach the final. In her Eurovision postcard, aired before her performance, she announced her pregnancy. Later that evening, when interviewed, in the green room, her boyfriend Alexander proposed to her and she accepted. n October 2017, Burčeska gave birth to a baby girl named Donna. In 2018, she did a fashion show, where she collaborated with Antonija Ristovska. She went on the catwalk in order to collect clothes for those in need. She also did other modelling work. She was working for her own Atelier Per Sempre. With this atelier she was involved in the 2019 Fashion Weekend Skopje. As a singer, she performed at one of the parties around Benidorm Fest 2023, the Spanish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Entries Dance Alone Country🇲🇰 North Macedonia Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsJoacim PerssonJohan AlkenäsBorislav MilanovFlorence A. MusicJoacim PerssonJohan AlkenäsBorislav MilanovFlorence A. BackingsMilena TzanovaKatya KrustevaKrustina KokorskaValentina Dimitrova Results Semi Points: 69Position: 15Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/zLTk1hqS92o

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Tijana Bogićević

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameTijana Bogićević Born01 November 1981 Nationality🇷🇸 Serbian National SelectionInternal Selection 2017Beovizija 2009 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongIn too deep (2017) Biography Tijana Bogićević (born in Novi Sad, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian pop- and soulsinger. As a child, Tijana sang in school performances, and while attending high school, she was a member of the hip hop and dance group Chess, with whom she recorded several demo songs. However, her career really started when she met Vlada Georgiev and started performing with his band as a backing vocalist in 2001. In parallel with that engagement, she founded the alternative band Shanene, which soon became one of the leading bands in the club scene. He currently lives and works in Boston, USA. As a solo singer, she participated in Beovizija 2009, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. She performed the song “Pazi šta radiš”. Tijana did not make it to the final. In 2011, Tijana got the chance to enter the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocalist for Nina at the 2011 contest. On February 27, 2017, Serbian broadcaster RTS announced that Tijana was going to represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “In Too Deep”. In the second semi-final stage of Eurovision, Tijana Bogićević failed to qualify for the Eurovision final. Tijana’s Eurovision song was followed by two songs in Serbian, “Ti imaš pravo” and “Besuslovno”. Both songs were included in Tijana’s debut album “Čudo”, which was released in 2018. In 2019, she teamed up with Sara Milutinović for the single “Širina”. In 2020, she received an Oskar Popularnosti, being awarded Pop Singer Of the Year. In the same year, a new song premiered: “Javna tajna”. She teamed up with Damir Kedžo, and on 12 February 2021 their duet “Hram” came out. The song became a hit in the Croatian national charts. In 2022, the song “Umem” was released. The song was followed by several other songs, including videos. They were all songs from a new album, “Blizu”. The album itself was released on 14 February 2023. Entries In Too Deep Country🇷🇸 Serbia Year2023 LanguageEnglish LyricsBorislav MilanovJoacim PerssonJohan AlkenäsLisa Desmond MusicBorislav MilanovJoacim PerssonJohan AlkenäsLisa Desmond BackingsJelena Đurić-MitićSanja BogosavljevićJelena PajićBoris Vidaković Results Semi Points: 98Position: 11Running order: 1 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/A0wAd-a0hXA

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Triana Park

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts MembersAgnese RakovskaArtūrs StrautiņšEdgars ViļumsKristaps Ērglis Founded2008 Nationality🇱🇻 Latvian National SelectionSupernova 2017Eirodziesma 2012Eirodziesma 2011Eirodziesma 2010Eirodziesma 2009Eirodziesma 2008 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongLine (2017) Biography Triana Park is a Latvian band consisting of vocalist Agnese Rakovska, guitarist Arturs Strautins, drummer Edgars Vilyums and bassist Kristaps Erglis.  The band was formed by Agnese Rakovska and her father (Aivars Rakovskis), joined by Edgars Vilums, Kristaps Erglis and eventually Arturs Strautins. They took part in Eirodziesma, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest  in 2008 (Bye, 4th), 2009 (Call Me Any Time You Need A Problem, 4th place), 2010, 2011 and 2012, failing to win the Eirodziesma (Latvian National Selection). In 2011, their song “Upside Down” qualified for the final of the qualifying round, but the band withdrew due to Rakovska’s illness. Triana Park’s debut studio album “EnterTainment” was released in 2010, and in August 2014 the band released the Triana Park EP, including the lead single  “Iron Blue”. The band participated in Supernova to represent Latvia with the song “Line” and was selected for Eurovision 2017. Unfortunately they didn’t reach the final in the contest. In 2018, Triana Park released another single called “Home”. The song was included in the third studio album, “Alive”, which was released in April 2018. At the same time, the new single “Domas” was released on video, followed one month later by “Dope”. “Domas” reached the number 1 spot in the Latvian charts. On 7 August of the same year another song in Latvian, “Rozā Brille” was released. In September and October, the band toured through the Baltic States. The song “Star”, a collaboration with Jānis Aišpurs, was released in October too. On 22 June 2019, a new single was released: “Tiekas divatā”, followed by “Viss Ir Izdomāts” on 9 September. On 15 October of the same year, the band presented their 4th album, “11”. In December, the song “Lavina” from this album came out. The band planned a tour in March and April 2020. However, this tour had to be postponed due to COVID19. Prior to the tour, Triana Park released a new single and video: “Kamēr”, a colaboration with Intars Busulis. On 27 October 2020, they released an EP, “Kompozīcijas”. A 26 minutes documentary about the EP was released in December. On 11 December 2021, a triptych was released called “Domu raksti”, containing three new videos.  2023 started musically for the band with songs in January and March. Entries Line Country🇱🇻 Latvia Year2023 LanguageEnglish LyricsAgnese Rakovska MusicAgnese RakovskaKristaps ĒrglisKristians Rakovskis Backings– Results Semi Points: 21Position: 18Running order: 18 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxos6ceOrRA

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Omar Naber

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameOmar Kareem Naber Born07 July 1981 Nationality🇸🇮 Slovenian National SelectionEMA 2017EMA 2014EMA 2011EMA 2009EMA 2005 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv2005 Kyiv SongOn My Way (2017)Stop (2005) Biography Omar Naber, born in Ljubljana, is a Slovenian musician and singer. He originates from a Slovenian mother and a Jordan father. In the first grade of elementary school, Omar joined the school choir and soon took on the role of soloist. In the sixth grade, he gave his first solo performance at a school event. He continued his singing career in the youth choir of RTV Slovenija, and shortly afterwards in the mixed youth choir of Ljubljana high school students, called Veter, which is still active today. He started writing his own music at the age of sixteen. In 1999, he founded a band that is still active today with minor personnel changes, with which he has recorded over 800 performances, of which over 100 are for charity. In 2001, he took second place at the music competition ‘Kdo bo osvojil Triglav‘ and immediately afterwards signed a contract with Nika Records. He worked as a backing vocalist for many Slovenian performers, both in studio recording and at performances. He recorded backing vocals for various albums. Omar achieved wider media recognition at the end of 2004 by winning Bitka Talentov in the show Spet Doma. The prize for winning the Bitka Talentov was participation in EMA 2005, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Omar won EMA and in the same year represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest with his own composition “Stop” and reached 11th place in the semi-finals. In the same year, he released his self-titled debut, an album with the simple title “Omar”, from which he recorded no less than seven hits, most of which he is the author of: “Vse, kar si želiš”, “Krasen dan”, “Stop”, “Polje tvojih sanj”, “Skrivaj sanjava”, “Omar ti teslo” and “Ves tvoj svet”. The record was a great springboard for further musical journey. The album sold more than 10,000 copies. In this year, he performed a lot outside the borders of Slovenia; in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Spain and Slovakia. In 2005, he was the most played author in Slovenia. As a performer, he was nominated for Viktor in 2006 along with Siddhartha and Neisha. In 2006, he also recorded and released his debut album in Serbia. He released his third original album called “Kareem” in 2007. It contained 15 original tracks, tjree of which were released on single: “Poseben dan”, “Vse, kar imam” and “Vladarjev um”. In 2009, Omar participated in EMA again. He managed to reach the 2nd place in the final with the song. Along with several other songs released between 2008 and 2012, the song could be found on the 2014 album “Na glavo”. Same goes for “Bistvo skrito je očem”, the song Omar sang at EMA 2011. Unfortunately, he was less succesfull with this song, not reaching the final. In 2014, he released his fourth original album, simultaneously in Slovenia and England. The Slovenian version is called “Na glavo”, while the English version is called “No Helmet”. In 2015 and 2016 Omar released a total of 6 singles. On February 25, he won EMA 2017 with “On My Way.” He represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, where he unfortunately did not reach the final. In the same year, he teamed up with Slovenian rapper Vauks for the song “Placebo” and with Bojan Cvjetićanin for the song “Aleppo”.  In 2018 Omar released two singles: “I still believe in you” and “Rad bi spet verjel”. Two years later, in 2020, his song “Fight for victory” appeared in the Irish indie film Bad Boyz. He also released two other singles: “Mamma Maria” and “Cesta in nebo”. On May 20, 2022, his song “Ogenj!” was released on video. Three months later he teamed up with Saša Lešnjek for the new song “Glas srca” Entries On My Way Country🇸🇮 Slovenia Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsOmar Naber MusicOmar Naber Backings– Results Semi Points: 36Position: 17Running order: 17 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/vbGub2klcV4 Stop Country🇸🇮 Slovenia Year2005 LanguageSlovenian LyricsOmar Naber MusicOmar NaberUrša Vlašić BackingsTeja Saksida Results Semi Points: 69Position: 12Running order: 23 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/qUTIYik9cRA

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Martina Bárta

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameMartina Bárta Born01 September 1988 Nationality🇨🇿 Czech National SelectionInternal selection 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongMy turn (2017) Biography Martina Barta (born in Prague in 1988) is a Czech singer and musician. In the years 1999–2007, she attended the Jan Neruda High School, where she studied classical music and played the French horn. After her graduation, she was accepted to study medicine. However, she decided to study singingat the department of popular music at the State Conservatory in Prague. In 2010, she succeeded in the casting show Robin Hood – Cesta ke slává, which also gave her the opportunity to have her first theater experience in the lead female role of Lady Marianne in the musical Robin Hood. In 2011, Barta was accepted to the Jazz Institut Universität der Künste in Berlin. Martina Barta performed at several jazz festivals in Germany. During her time at foreign jazz workshops she had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians such as the Roy Hargrove Quintet , American drummer Gregory Hutchinson, American pianist Aaron Goldberg and others. In July 2016, after successfully completing her studies at the Jazz Institute Berlin, she participated in the Jazz in Port Townsend workshop in the USA under the leadership of the American double bassist, composer and arranger John Clayton. During her studies, Martina Barta founded her own project called “Scotch and Soda” together with jazz singer Marcus Gartschock. In the years 2012-2016, she was a guest in the band of German rocker Henning Protzmann. As part of her graduation concert at the Jazz Institute Berlin, she founded the Czech-German project “Martina Barta & her Jazz Orchestra”. In the Czech Republic, Martina has been performing as a soloist of Felix Slováček’s big band since 2011. She was also a member of the Prague funk formation Top Dream Company and collaborated with the Prague Film Orchestra. In 2015 and 2016, she participated in the “Sinatrology” project alongside Czech and foreign performers. In addition, she collaborated with his sister Kristina Bárta, who is a Czech jazz pianist and composer. In 2016, their original song “Find Peace of Mind” was awarded in the Best Jazz Composition of 2016 at the Bohemia JazzFest. On February 16, 2017, Czech Television announced that Martina Barta was going to represent the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest. She performed “My Turn” in the first semi-final. However, she did not make it to the finals. In 2018, she took part in the competition Deutschland sucht den Superstar. In July 2020, Martina Barta released her single “What a Wonderful World”. This cover version of the Louis Armstrong hit was recorded with Czech horn player Radek Baborák and Kristina Barta. A music video was produced for this in Berlin and Prague. Martina Barta lives in Berlin. Since September 2021 she has been pursuing a master’s degree in music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, which she is expected to complete in May 2023. Entries My turn Country🇨🇿 Czech Republic Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsDWBKyler Niko MusicDWBKyler Niko Backings Štěpán JanoušekVeronika VitováMichal StrnadMarta Kloučková   Results Semi Points: 83Position: 13Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/-KT8_ZOHAXE

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Svala Björgvinsdóttir

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSvala Björgvinsdóttir Born08 February 1977 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongPaper (2017) Biography Svala Björgvinsdóttir , professionally known as Svala, Svala Björgvins or Kali, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. Svala is the daughter of Icelandic singer Björgvin Halldórsson. When she was seven years old, she was already a backing singer on an album of her father. She had her first number one hit in Iceland at the age of nine with the Christmas song “Fyrir Jól”, a duet with her father. She had another number one hit at the age of 11, again with a Christmas song, “Ég hlakka svo til”.  Svala studied ballet for 7 years with the Icelandic National Theatre Ballet. At the age of 16, Svala formed the band Scope, a band influenced by British house and disco. The band released a cover of the song “Was That All It Was” in the mid 90s which became a dance anthem and a number 1 hit in Iceland. Svala signed a contract with Skifan Records. After a few records she left Scope to join the band Bubbleflies. She wrote a few songs with Bubbleflies and toured all over Iceland performing original songs and a lot of covers. The song “I betcha” became a hit. When Svala was 18 years old she started working with the Scottish producer Ian Morrow. In 1999, she signed a deal with EMI and Priority Records in North America. The record deal was one of the biggest deals ever made with an Icelandic recording artist. Svala moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and started writing with some of the biggest hit-makers in the music business at that time. Her debut album “The Real Me” was released in 2001. The single with the same name charted on the Billboard top 40 singles chart. In 2002 Priority Records was bought by Capitol Records and Svala and all the other artists on the label transferred over to Capitol Records. Her album became a platinum selling album in Iceland. It became a succes in Spain, Japan and Germany too. Svala returned to Iceland and started writing and recording for her next solo album “The Bird Of Freedom”, which was released in 2005. It was produced by Svala herself and her father. The album went Gold in Iceland. In 2006, she and the brothers inar “Mega” Egilsson  Edvard “Eddie” Egilsson, formed the electronic band Steed Lord. In 2006 Steed Lord became WeSC Activists, joining the Swedish clothing brand for all their campaigns. In 2007 they were approached by H&M to design a clothing line which was sold in 52 stores in over 100 countries around the world. In April 2008 the band was on their way to the airport in Iceland to go touring in Scandinavia when they had an almost fatal car crash on the icy road in Iceland. Svala suffered broken bones and had serious internal injuries. She recovered from the accident and Steed Lord joined Chromeo on their US tour. Svala moved to Los Angeles again in the summer of 2009.  Svala took a break from music and moved back to Iceland. In 2015 Svala joined The Voice in Iceland as one of the four coaches. In early 2016 Svala formed the duo BLISSFUL with her husband and later in 2016 they released their first single “Elevate” which has got over 230,000 plays on Spotify. On August 24, 2017 the band released their second single “Make It Better”. On 11 March 2017, she won Söngvakepninn, the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Paper. Unfortunately, she failed to qualify for the final. In July 2018, she was featured on the track “Ekkert Drama” with Reykjavíkurdætur. Svala then released the song “For the Night” at the same moment. In December 2018, Svala was featured on the track “Sex” with Baggalútur. On 26 January 2019, it was announced that Svala was returning to Söngvakeppnin as a songwriter with the song “Nú og hér”, for Þórdís Imsland. It did not qualify for the national final. On 4 September 2020, Svala released a new single, “Sjálfbjarga”.   Entries Paper Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsSvala BjörgvinsdóttirEinar EgilssonLester MendezLily Elise MusicSvala BjörgvinsdóttirEinar EgilssonLester MendezLily Elise Backings Hrönn SvansdóttirAnna Sigríður SnorradóttirÍris GuðmundsdóttirFanny Kristín TryggvadóttirÓskar Einarsson   Results Semi Points: 60Position: 15Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/UPlm18-AlGg

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Norma John

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts MembersLasse PiirainenLeena Tirronen Founded2008 Nationality🇫🇮 Finnish National SelectionUuden Musiikin Kilpailu In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongBlackbird (2017) Biography Norma John is a Finnish band formed in 2008, consisting of Leena Tirronen and Lasse Piirainen. The group represented Finland in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Blackbird”, which they wrote, composed and arranged themselves. However, the song did not make it to the finals. The follow up to the song, “Hellfire”, did not become a hit. The band has previously also operated under the name Norma John and a Backbone. In addition to Tirrosen and Piirainen, it has also included guitarist Nicolas Rehn, bassist Miikkael Anttila and drummer Otto Alahuhtala. Lasse Piirainen (b. 1982) is a Finnish pianist. He is the second regular captain of the Bumtsibum program. He has played in the orchestras of many Finnish entertainment programs (Tähdet, tähdet, Suomilove, The Voice). Piirainen also plays in the backing bands of many Finnish musicians. Lasse has also worked as a composer for a few artists such as Jesse Kaikuranna. Leena Tirronen (b. 1984[1]) is a Finnish singer. She rose to fame in Finland’s first X Factor competition, which was presented in the spring of 2010. She finished third in the contest. In late spring 2010, Tirronen signed a record contract withSony Music. Tirronen ended up using the stage name Leena Ihmeamaa in her solo career. Leena’s debut single “Piru” was released in August 2010. Her debut album was released on December 29, 2010. However, the album and the three singles released from it did not enter the sales charts at all. The collaboration between Tirrosen and Sony Music ended already in 2011.  In 2020, Tirrosen and her niece Sanni Savolainen’s Lili & Luna, a country band. They released their first single “Kolme kaljaa ja kaupunkin”. Joel Melasniemi was also part of the song’s creative team and it was produced by Pasi Siitonen. Tirronen has also worked as a songwriter; he was making five songs for her debut album. In 2015, Jesse Kaikuranta released the single “Lobotomy”, which was written by both Leena and Lasse. Entries Blackbird Country🇫🇮 Finland Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsLasse PiirainenLeena Tirronen MusicLasse PiirainenLeena Tirronen Backings– Results Semi Points: 92Position: 12Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufba0nOz0fQ Biography Norma John is a Finnish duo consisting of pianist Lasse Piirainen and vocalist Leena Tirronen. Tirronen placed third on season one of X Factor Suomi in 2010

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Slavko Kalezić

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameSlavko Kalezić Born04 october 1985 Nationality🇲🇪 Montenegrin National SelectionInternal selection 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongSpace (2017) Biography Slavko Kalezić is a Montenegrin singer and actor. He was born in Titograd, Yugoslavia (currently Podgorica, Montenegro). Slavko studied at the Academy of Performing Arts at Cetinje, Montenegro. After his studies he became a part of the Ensemble of the Montenegrin National Theatre. He played several roles in theater and movies like “L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie” in 2010, “Lokalni vampir” in 2011. In 2011 he released a single called “Muza”. He had a role in the romantic comedy “Budva na pjenu od mora” from 2012 until 2014.  In 2013, Kalezić rose to fame by competing in series 1 of X Factor Adria, the Serbian pan-regional version of The X Factor. Unfortunately he failed to make it to the live shows and the Final. In 2014, after X Factor Adria, Kalezić released the album “San o vječnosti”. Singles included most notably “Krivac”, “Feel the Music” and “Freedom”. Slavko was, in 2017, internally selected as the Montenegrin entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with his song, “Space”, on 29 December 2016. He represented Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Space”. Slavko did not qualify to compete in the final. In July 2017, he auditioned for the fourteenth series of the UK The X Factor. Also here, he did not make it to the live shows. Slavko was invited by RTP and OGAE Portugal to travel to Lisbon and perform at a number of events during the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Slavko performed remixes of his Eurovision 2017 song “Space” along with new single “El Ritmo” in Lisbon. In April 2018 hepublished a book called Moja Istina (My Truth) about his experience at Eurovision 2017 and The X Factor. It was published in Montenegrin with a view to having it translated to English later on. In November 2019, he produced and performed a one-off show at the Ramada Hotel in Podgorica of the same name, telling the story of the book in a musical multi-media show. In 2020, Slavko joined a campaign of the Montenegrin government around the COVID19 measures. In November of that year, he had a role in the play “Posjeta”, and in March 2021 “Đokonda”. With the monodrama “Soulfood”, he celebrated 15 years of acting. In October of the same year, he played a role in “Omladina bez boga”. In April 2022, Slavko could be seen on stage in a play called “Djeca sunca”. In May of the same year, a new single, “Ko smo mi?” was released. In July, he played a role in “Pokojnik” with the Montenegrin National Theatre. In December 2022, Slavko went to the field of ballet, in the play “Cippolino”.   Entries Space Country🇲🇪 Montenegro Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsAdis EminićIva BoršićMomčilo Zeković MusicMomčilo Zeković BackingsOliver KatićMarko NikolićIgor Stanojević Results Semi Points: 56Position: 16Running order: 6 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/rQ1BXJpfa4I

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Lindita

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameLinda Halimi Born24 March 1989 Nationality🇦🇱 Albanian National SelectionFestivali i Këngës 2017Festivali i Këngës 2015Festivali i Këngës 2010 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongWorld (2017) Biography Lindita was born as Linda in 1989 in Pozharan, former Yugoslavia. Pozharan is currently part of Kosovo.monly known as simply Lindita, is a Kosovo-Albanian singer and songwriter. Lindita’s first succes came after winning the sixth edition of Top Fest with the song “Ëndërroja”  in 2009. She has released several singles, mostly ballads. In the same year, together with Erti Hizmo, she participated in Festivali i Këngës for the first time. In 2013 Lindita moved to the United States. She has had collaborations with Stevie Wonder and Valerie Simpson. She has also opened for the Backstreet Boys. In December 2014 she took part in the 53rd edition of Festivali i Këngës, where she finished third.  In 2016, she participated in  American Idol. In the same year, she won Festivali i Këngës with the song “Botë”. Sherepresented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest with the English version of the song, “World”. The follow up of that song was “Rock whine”.  In 2018, she released the singles “Murday” and “Holiday”, followed in 2019 by “I betcha” and “Want my love”. In 2020, Lindita released four singles. A year later, she participated in Kënga Magjike with the song “Pa t’pa”, with which she reached a 7th place. In 2022 she released the singles “#GMFU”, “Love me like” and “Jealous”.   Entries World Country🇦🇱 Albania Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsLindita HalimiBig Basta MusicKlodian Qafoku BackingsGjergj KaçinariDenisa XhemnicaAnxhelo MihoGreta Radovani Results Semi Points: 76Position: 14Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/NyKOBMAXFFA

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Tamara Gachechiladze

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameTamara Gachechiladze Born17 March 1983 Nationality🇬🇪 Georgian National SelectionEvroviizis erovnul konkurss 2023Georgian national final 2009Georgian national final 2008 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongKeep the faith (2017) Biography Tamara ‘Tako’ Gachechiladze is a Georgian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Tbilisi, in 1983 when it was part of the USSR. Tamara took part in the Georgian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, with the song “Me and My Funky”, coming in tenth place. As a member of the quartet Stephane & 3G, she also placed fourth in the same national final with the song “I’m Free”, but another one of their songs won: they were going to represent Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song “We Don’t Wanna Put In”, until the group’s entry was disqualified for political content. Also in 2011, Tamara was supposed to participate in the Georgian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, however, due to health problems she had to withdraw. In 2017, Tamara Gachechiladze was chosen to represent Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Keep the faith”. However, she did not reach the final in the contest in Kyiv. In 2019, Tamara represented Georgia at the Golden Stag Festival in Romania. In 2020, she released a song called “Where did your love go”, followed in 2020 by “At last”. Entries Keep The Faith Country🇬🇪 Georgia Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsTamara Gachechiladze MusicAnri Jokhadze BackingsMariam AkobiaMariam JomardidzeNatia OqruashviliGiorgi TskhvariashviliGuri Pasikashvili Results Semi Points: 99Position: 11Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/agSS_a3ccgA

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