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Katerine Duska

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameKaterine Duska Born06 November 1989 Nationality???????? Greece National SelectionInternal selection 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongBetter love (2019) Biography Katerina Duska is a Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and lives in Pagrati, Athens. She studied law, but didn’t finish the studies. In 2014, Katerina Duska released her debut single “One in a Million”, followed by “Won’t leave” in 2015. Both songs can be found on her first album entitled “Embodiment” in 2016 . In December 2018, she appeared in a concert with musician Petros Klabanis. The song “Fire away” was selected by Nescafe Canada to be used in its advertising campaign. Katerina Duska has collaborated with many international artists such as LP, Albin Lee Meldau, Tom Baxter, Yasmine Hamdan, Oddisee and Kadebostany. She has performed on major stages and festivals in Greece and Europe such as The O2 Academy London, Rockwave Festival, and the Sofarsound’s / Amnesty International’s “Give a home” international festival. She has participated in the festivals of the Cultural Center – Stavros Niarchos Foundation and in concerts at the Athens Concert Hall.  In 2019, ERT asked Katerine Duska to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest. She accepted the offer and went to Tel Aviv to sing the song “Better love”, which became 21st in the grand final. In 2020, Katerina released a song together with Leon of Athens, “Anemos”, followed by solo singles “Sanctuary” and “Call me nyx”, “Athenian skies” in 2021 and “Of time” in 2022. Entries Better love Country???????? Greece Year2019 LanguageEnglish  LyricsKaterine DuskaDavid Sneddon MusicKaterine DuskaLeon of AthensDavid SneddonPhil Cook BackingsErasmia MarkidiEleni PozantzidouEvgenia LiakouDimitra VlachouFania Grigoriou Results Semi Points: 185Position: 5Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: 74 Position: 21Running order: 13 https://youtu.be/5pQV_-40m_U

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Duncan Laurence

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameDuncan de Moor Born11 April 1994 Nationality???????? Dutch National SelectionInternal selection 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongArcade (2019) Biography Duncan Laurence, stage name of Duncan de Moor, is a Dutch singer-songwriter. Duncan was born in 1994 in Spijkenisse. Duncan de Moor has been writing his own texts since he was 13. At the age of 17 he took part in Kunstbende, a network organization that discovers, develops and exhibits young, creative talent. In 2012 he won the local talent show Brielle’s got Talent. This allowed him to record music for a day in a studio with producer Emanuel Platino. De Moor started studying at the Rock Academy in Tilburg in 2013. With fellow students he founded the band The Slick and Suited (later simply The Slick), which played rock music combined with soul and pop. The Slick and Suited made its debut at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January 2014. In 2014, he took part in The Voice of Holland. He joined Ilse DeLange‘s team and reached the semifinals. In March 2016 De Moor decided to quit with The Slick. He graduated from the Rock Academy in 2017.  Dutch broadcaster Avrotros selected Duncan, now operating under the pseudonym Duncan Laurence,for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. With the song “Arcade” written and composed by himself. On March 7, Arcade was presented in a Dutch TV-show. He became the hot favourite to win the contest. Duncan Laurence actually won the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.  The previously planned Dutch club tour in October and November 2019 sold out within a week after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. After these concerts, Laurence gave concerts in other European countries and was added to the Pinkpop 2019 line-up. For March 26, 2020, a concert in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam was recorded. However, this was later moved by Laurence to November 17, 2020 because he needed more time to work on new music. In October of the same year, he released his second single “Love Don’t Hate It”, which reached number 6 in the Dutch charts. On May 13, 2020, Laurence released his first EP titled “Worlds on Fire”, featuring the single “Someone Else”. In November  of the same year, Laurence released his debut album “Small Town Boy”. This was preceded by the single “Last Night” and a collaboration with Armin van Buuren entitled “Feel Something”. In December 2020, “Arcade” went viral on the social media platform TikTok. This resulted in “Arcade” entering the UK top-40. In the USA Duncan performed in the show Today and, in duet with Fletcher, in the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Arcade” entered the USA Billboard Hot-100 Singles Chart and reached the #30 spot. A new tour started on October 21, 2021. After performances in the Netherlands, 7 other European countries will be visited between October and November 2022. In 2022 he was one of the coaches in the Flemish The Voice Kids. Entries Arcade Country???????? The Netherlands Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsDuncan LaurenceJoel SjööWouter Hardy MusicDuncan LaurenceJoel SjööWouter Hardy BackingsSarina VoornKris RietveldMarcel Swerissen Results Semi Points: 280Position: 1Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: 498Position: 1Running order: 12 https://youtu.be/R3D-r4ogr7s

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Tamta

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameTamta Goduadze Born10 January 1981 Nationality🇬🇪 Georgian🇬🇷 Greek National SelectionInternal Selection 2019Eurovision 2007 (Greece) In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongReplay (2019) Biography Tamta Godouatze, known by her stagename Tamta, is a Greek-Georgian singer who lives and works mainly in Greece. She was born in a village near Tbilisi in the Georgian SSR where she spent her childhood.  In 2003 Tamta became 2nd in the show Super Idol.  In the same year, she released the song “Eísai to állo mou misó” together with the winner, Stavros Konstantinou. It quickly became a radio success.  In early 2006, she released her first album, entitled “Tamta”. Her first solo song, entitled “Ftais”, was a great success. The songs “Den teleiónei étsi i agápi” and the duet with Grigoris Petrakos “Einai krima” also stood out from the same album. In May 2006, she appeared at the Mad Video Music Awards with Mihai Traistaru. They sang his Eurovision song “Tornero”. In addition, she was awarded the “Best New Artist” award.  Also in 2006, she was awarded the best debut singer at the Arion Music Awards. She was one of the key voices in the children’s film “Arthur and the minimoys”. In 2007, Tamta participated in the Greek final of Eurovision, with the song “With Love”. She became 3rd. In the winter season 2007-2008, performed at the “Kéntro Athinón” with Giannis Ploutarchos, Apostolia Zoi and Giannis Vardis. At the same time, she could be heard at the soundtrack of the tv- series “Latreménoi mou Geítones”. In December 2007, she released the album “Agapise Me”. In 2008, she performed a duet with Stereo Mike at the Mad VIdeo Music Awards,”S’ Ópoion Arései”, which became one of the biggest hits of the summer. In mid-2009 she released the single “Koíta Me”, while the same summer she made a big summer tour. In the same year, she became the ambassador of the cosmetics company Avon for the extras against breast cancer. In mid-2010 she released her third solo album entitled “Thárros í Alítheia”. The tite song “Thárros í Alítheia” was a duet with Sakis Rouvas. At the MAD Video Music Awards, they won the prize for best duet with the song “Egoista”. In the winter season 2010-11, Tamta starred in the Greek version of the musical “Rent”. In February 2011 the song “Tonight” was released in collaboration with the Playmen, which became a great success.  In January 2012, her song “Nióse Tin Kardiá” became the biggest radio success of the country for that period. In the summer of 2012 he made a big tour in Greece and Cyprus. In addition, she released the song “Konta Sou” managing to reach the first place on the radio charts again.  In 2013 she released the songs “Pare Me” and “S ‘Agapao”. In 2014, she released her new song “Always Broken” with Xenia Galli. This particular song was first released in Greek, entitled “Genníthika Gia Séna”. In the 2014-2015 season she was on the jury of The X-Factor Georgia.. In 2015 she released two songs: “Den Eímai Ó,ti Nomízeis” and “Unloved”. In 2016 she released the song “To Kati Parapano”. In 2016 and 2017 she was on the jury of The X-Factor Greece. The song “Ílious kai Thálasses” was released, which was also released in English, entitled “More Than A Summer Love”. In the winter season 2017-2018, she starred in the Greek performance of the musical “Cabaret” in the Pallas Theater. In 2018 she released three new songs. On December 21, 2018, the Cypriot broadcaster RIK announced that Tamta was going to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest. She became 13th in the final. In 2019, in addition to “Replay”, two more songs were released: “Señorita” in collaboration with SNIK and “Sex With Your Ex”. In 2020, three songs were released: “S ‘Agapo”, “Yala” in collaboration with Stefan Legar and “Den Eisai Edo” in collaboration with Mente Fuerte. On July 3, the English-language EP “Awake” was released. Tamta participated in MadWalk – The Fashion Music Project, performing her new song, “N.E.R.O.” (ft. IAMSTRONG).  Entries Replay Country🇨🇾 Cyprus Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsAlex PapaconstantinouGeraldo SandellViktor SvenssonAlbin NedlerKristoffer Fogelmark MusicAlex PapaconstantinouGeraldo SandellViktor SvenssonAlbin NedlerKristoffer Fogelmark BackingsKristoffer FogelmarkLamin Camara HolménKenny LantzNiklas ArlerydBenjamin Trossö Results Semi Points: 149Position: 9Running order: 1 Results Finals Points: 109Position: 13Running order: 11 https://youtu.be/wIpEI-NhRxg

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zalagasper

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts Members Zala Kralj Gašper Šantl Founded 2018 Nationality ???????? Slovenian National Selection EMA 2019 In Eurovision 2019 Tel Aviv Song Sebi (2019) Biography zalagasper (stylized with a small initial) is a Slovenian music duo from Maribor, composed by singer Zala Kralj  and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Gasper Šantl.  They have been making music together since 2017. From April 2018 to June 2019, they were known as Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl . Together they released the singles “Valovi” in 2017 and “Baloni” in 2018. Initially, the performer on Youtube was  Gasper Šantl, featured by Zala Kralj”, since Zala Kralj was then merely a guest vocalist.  Until that time, Šantl worked with other guest vocalists as well. They met through a mutual friend. Since April 2018, they have been performing live as equal members of Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl. Under that name, they have signed a contract with Universal Music Slovenia.In October 2018, they released their third single, “S teboi”. In 2019, they contracted with EMI. They released an EP called “Štiri”. In the same year, Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Sebi”. At the beginning of June 2019, they officially changed their name to “zalagasper”, without capital and diacritics, to make it easier for people to write the name. On June 7, their fifth officially released song and the first in English, “Come to Me,” was published. This was followed by “Signals” in October. As guest performers, together with Ezra, they collaborated on the song “Dream Killers” by the Dravle Records collectiv. In 2020, their first feature album 4 was released. It was followed in 2022 by a second album, “Love letters”. Entries Sebi Country ???????? Slovenia Year 2019 Language Slovenian Lyrics Zala Kralj Gasper Šantl Music Zala Kralj Gasper Šantl Backings – Results Semi Points: 167 Position: 6 Running order: 5 Results Finals Points: 105 Position: 15 Running order: 10

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John Lundvik

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameJohn Hassim Lundvik Born27 January 1983 Nationality???????? Swedish National SelectionMelodifestivalen 2022Melodifestivalen 2019Melodifestivalen 2018 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongToo late for love (2019) Biography John Lundvik is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and former sprinter. Lundvik was born in London of a young woman from Kuwait and was adopted when he was a week old to a Swedish couple working there. The family lived in London until he was six years old. They then moved to Växjö, where he grew up.As a sprinter, Lundvik was a member of IFK Växjö’s relay team in 2005, which took the SM bronze at 4×100 meters.His musical career started when Lundvik co-wrote the song “When You Tell the World You’re Mine”, which was performed by Björn Skifs and Agnes Carlsson at the wedding of the Swedish Crown Princess in 2010. He has been songwriter for artists such as Isac Elliot, Anton Ewald and Sanna Nielsen, and has written film music for the movie Snabba Cash. In Melodifestivalen 2014, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, John wrote Anton Ewald’s contribution “Natural”. He participated in Allsång at Skansen in August 2016, among others in duet with Lill Lindfors. John Lundvik competed in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song “My Turn”. As a voice actor, John Lundvik also did the voice for “Simba” in the new Lion King movie in 2019.  where he came in third place in the final. The same year he won Melodifestivalen and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Too Late for Love”. Lundvik also was one of the songwriters for the song “Bigger than Us”, sung by Michael Rice who represented the United Kingdom. In 2020, Lundvik co-wrote the French song for the Eurovision Song Contest Tom Leeb was supposed to sing. Due to COVID19, this never happened. In 2022, he participated in Melodifestivalen again with the song “Änglavakt” and became 8th. Entries Too Late For Love Country???????? Sweden Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsJohn LundvikAnderz WrethovAndreas “Stone” Johansson MusicJohn LundvikAnderz WrethovAndreas “Stone” Johansson BackingsLoulou LamotteDinah Yonas MannaParis RenitaAshley HaynesStefan Nykvist Results Semi Points: 238Position: 3Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: 334Position: 5Running order: 9 https://youtu.be/oEdWkdVKIqQ

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Michela Pace

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameMichela Pace Born25 January 2001 Nationality???????? Maltese National SelectionX-Factor Malta 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongChameleon (2019) Biography Michela is a Maltese singer. She was born at the island of Gozo. She studied at Bishop’s Conservatory Girls School in Victoria.  Already at a young age, she started competing in song contests and talent shows. She participated in the Italian contest Voci Dal Sud and in the Baltic Song Festival in Lithuania. She submitted a song to Malta Song For Europe, the national final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. However, her song did not make it to the final. Her final breakthrough came when she won the first season of Malta’s version of The X Factor in 2019. As a prize for her win, she represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Chameleon”. The song reached an 8th position. It won the Malta Music Award for best video. After the Eurovision Song Contest, she featured in the song “Cannonbal” with Ira Losco. Other songs she featured in were “Say it first” with B-OK, “One more” with The New Victorians and “Skin deep” with Maxine, Destiny and Gaia Cauchi. The songs all reached the #1 spot in the Maltese top-10. Entries Chameleon Country???????? Malta Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsJoacim PerssonPaula WingerBorislav MilanovJohan Alkenäs MusicJoacim PerssonPaula WingerBorislav MilanovJohan Alkenäs BackingsDestiny ChukunyereAmir AshoorAmanda ArinNyat Kibreab FredrikssonAlbin Lindén Results Semi Points: 157Position: 8Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: 107Position: 14Running order: 1

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Tamara Todevska

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameTamara Todevska Born01 June 1985 Nationality???????? North Macedonian National SelectionInternal selection 2019Skopje Fest 2014 (2015)Skopje Fest 2008Skopje Fest 2007Skopje Fest 2005 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv2008 Belgrade SongProud (2019)Let me love you (2008, with Adrian & Vrčak) Biography Tamara Todevska is a North Macedonian singer. She is the sister of Tijana Dapčević.In 1991, at the age of 6, she performed at the prestigious Makfest Festival, along with then-famous singers Marianna and Rosana. In 1997 She took part in Skopje Fest together with her sister Tijana. In 2001, Tamara began her solo career with the single “Dali znam”. She performed at the Sunčane Skale Festival in Herceg Novi in ​​2002 and won third place. A follow up for “Dali znam” was released: “Mesečar” . She received several awards that year. Together with her mother Branka she won the 3rd prize at “Ohrid Fest”. A year later, Tamara won an award for best song at Makfest with the song “Nemirna”. She recorded a duet with the then megapopular hip hop group 187, a controversial song called “Seks”, which became a huge hit. In 2004, Tamara first entered the Eurovision stage as a backing vocal for Toše Proeski.In April 2005 she released her first album “Sino”. The next year “Sino” was named album of the year. Together with Vrčak she received the first prize at Makfest in 2006. The collaboration with Vrčak continued with „Loša devojka” , which became a big hit in Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. In 2007 again with a song Tamara takes second place at the Skopje Fest, the North Macedonian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.In 2008 Tamara, Adrian Gaxha and Vrcak represented North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Let me love you”. After a tour through Australia, Tamara returned with songs written by Kaliopi. In 2009, at the Budva Fest, Tamara performed “Šarena pesma”. In 2011 she recorded a duet with Vlatko Ilievski. In 2012 she planned a new tour famous DJs from North Macedonia (Zoki-Baby and Mazi).  In 2013, Tamara participated in Skopje Fest, in that year not the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.In early 2014, Tamara was awarded “Singer of the Year” at the prestigious Zlatna Bubamara na popularnosta show.  She also took part in Makfest again.2015 is a successful year for Tamara. She launched a pilot single on her long-awaited second album, “Eden den”. The single is entitled “Sovršen kraj”. Two weeks later, on July 15th, Tamara’s long-awaited album comes out after 11 years. The album contained 13 tracks. With this album, Tamara announced her big solo concert that took place later that year. In November 2015, at the MARS Radio Festival, the song “Frazi ljubovni” was awarded the absolute hit of the year.On February 18 2016, during Zlatna Bubamara na popularnosta, Tamara won no less than three awards. The album is awarded for Album of the Year, and the other two awards are for concert and singer of the year. In 2019, she represented North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest again, with the song “Proud”. She became the winner of the expert juries and reached an overall 7th place, the best score ever so far for North Macedonia. In december of that year, she participated in Kënga Magjike with the song “Monsters”. Songs that followed were “Sloboda/Rise” (2020) and “Porok” (2021). Entries Proud Country???????? North Macedonia Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsKostav PetrovSanja Popovska MusicDarko DimitrovRobert BilbilovLazar Cvetkoski BackingsAntonia GigovskaAleksandra JanevaVasil Garvanliev Results Semi Points: 239Position: 2Running order: 17 Results Finals Points: 305Position: 7Running order: 8 https://youtu.be/0pAURAsum4A Let Me Love You (with Vrčak and Adrian) Country???????? North Macedonia Year2008 LanguageEnglish LyricsRade Vrčakovski MusicRade VrčakovskiKire Kostov BackingsNada TalevskaAleksa RaifovićToma Đorđević Results Semi Points: 64Position: 10Running order: 18 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/UsM93rCP8A4

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Serhat

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts Name Ahmet Serhat Hacıpaşalıoğlu Born 24 October 1964 Nationality 🇹🇷 Turkish National Selection Internal selection 2019 Internal selection 2016 In Eurovision 2019 Tel Aviv 2016 Stockholm Song Say na na na (2019) I didn’t know (2016) Biography Serhat is a Turkish singer, songwriter, composer, producer and television presenter. He was born in Istanbul. He originally studied dentistry, but his career in showbusiness started when he established a production company in 1994. He produced the show Riziko!, a Turkish version of the American show Jeopardy!. He hosted the show himself and received several awards for it. While keeping on hosting shows, Serhat began a career in music as well in 1997. That was the year he released his debut single “Rüya”. He sang a duet with Viktor Lazlo in 2005, “Total disguise”, and with Tamara Gverdtstiteli in 2008. It took him until 2014 to release a new single, “Je m’adore”. Serhat’s working field had now changed to France and Germany. The song topped several dance charts in Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland. In 2016, Serhat represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “I didn’t know”. Although he did not reach the final, a disco version of the song reached the US dance charts. In 2018, Serhat re-released “Total disguise”, but now in duet with Helena Paparizou. In 2019, Serhat represented San Marino again with the song “Say na na na”. The song became the best scoring song for San Marino so far. In October 2020, the Spanish version of the song, “Di Na Na Na”, with Spanish lyrics by Adolfo Caiman, was released in a music video. In 2023, Serhat co-wrote the song “Unsaid” together with Jens Geerts. It was released on single by Belgian singer Els Deschepper. Entries Say Na Na Na Country 🇸🇲 San Marino Year 2019 Language English Turkish Lyrics Serhat Hacıpaşalıoğlu Mary Susan Applegate Music Serhat Hacıpaşalıoğlu Backings Giulia Wahn Chantal Hartmann Inès Schubert Johan D. Seil Sebastián Millepied Results Semi Points: 150 Position: 8 Running order: 17 Results Finals Points: 77 Position: 19 Running order: 7 I didn’t know Country 🇸🇲 San Marino Year 2016 Language English Lyrics Nektarios Tyrakis Music Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz Backings Caroline Hauwel Ellia Palazzi Emilie Weber Jessica Fagniot Ophelie Crispin Results Semi Points: 12 Position: 68 Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: – Position: – Running order: –

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Leonora

About Quick Facts NameLeonora Colmor Jepsen Born03 Oktober 1998 Nationality???????? Danish National SelectionDansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongLove is forever (2019) Biography Leonora Colmor Jepsen, known by the stage name of Leonora, is a Danish singer and songwriter.  Leonora has previously achieved three titles as junior Danish champion in figure skating. She represented her country at the 2016 World Junior Championships. She doesn’t skate on a level that high anymore, but she still works as a skater coach and choreographer. Leonora  was a member of the school’s choir, participated in the school’s musical several times and in the high school’s singer-songwriter café. On 23 February 2019, Leonora won the Danish Melodi Grand Prix and thus she went on to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv the same year. The song advanced to the final, where it achieved a 12th place. In July 2020, she released a new single called “Turquoise”. Entries Love is forever Country???????? Denmark Year2019 LanguageEnglishFrenchGermanDanish LyricsLise CabbleMelanie WehbeEmil Rosendal Lei MusicLise CabbleMelanie WehbeEmil Rosendal Lei BackingsJeanette BondeAndrea Heick GadebergSofie Niebuhr McQueenRyan JacolbeSinan Spahi Results Semi Points: 94Position: 10Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: 120Position: 12Running order: 6 https://youtu.be/mucmvTLHJQM

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Sergey Lazarev

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSergey Vyacheslavovich Lazarev Born01 April 1983 Nationality🇷🇺 Russian National SelectionInternal selection 2019Internal selection 2016Evrovidenie 2008 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv2016 Stockholm SongScream (2019)You are the only one (2016) Biography Sergey Lazarev is a Russian singer and actor, born in Moscow.  When he was 9 Sergey sang in an ensemble with his brother Paul, doing that for two years. At the same time he played in the theater of Boris Pokrovsky. In 1995, he became one of the participants in the Neposedy children’s ensemble. This ensemble performed in several television shows.  In the same year, he starred in a sitcom.In 2001, Sergey Lazarev and Vlad Topalov formed the musical project Smash!!. The idea to make their own duet project came to the guys during their work in the Neposedy ensemble. At first, their manager was Simon Naper Bell, who was previously the manager of Wham!. In August 2002, they won the New Wave contest in Jurmala. Their first video “Belle”, lasted on the top of the MTV charts for six months. At the same time, Lazarev took part in the play “Romeo and Juliet”. In February of that year, Smash!! released a debut album, which almost instantly acquired the status of gold. In 2004, the second and last album of Smash!! was released. At the end of that year Sergey Lazarev left the group and began a solo career. He also returned to the Pushkin Theater to participate in the play “Odolzhite tenora!”.Sergey’s debut album as a solo singer,”Don’t Be Fake”, was released. At the end of 2005, Lazarev won two theater awards. In 2006, he was nominated for best artist at the MTV Russia Awards. In May 2007, Lazarev’s second album was released. Sergey dubbed several films. In 2008, he participated in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song “Flyer” reached the 4th place. In March 2010, Sergey Lazarev signed a contract with the music company Sony Music Entertainment. March 31 of the same year, he released a new album that received the status of gold in June 2011. In December 2012, Sergey’s fourth studio album, called “Lazarev.”, Was released. Soon it became the best-selling in Russia, and in March 2013 it acquired the status of a golden disc. In April 2014, the Pushkin Theater premiered the play “Zhenit’ba Figaro” which became the third major role for Lazarev in this theatre. In December 2014, he released the video album “Shou Lazarev: Live in Moscow”. In 2015, Sergey Lazarev became the host of the project of Channel One, “Tantsuy!”, And also released a new single, “Eto vso ona”.In honor of the 10th anniversary of his solo career on April 1, 2015, Sergey Lazarev released a collection of his best songs in Russian, The Best (Russian Edition).In 2016, Sergey Lazarev represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “You’re the only one”. Being one of the top favourites to win the contest, he became third in the end. In December 2017, Lazarev presented his fifth studio album “V episentr”, which was his first album entirely in Russian. The album immediately topped the Russian iTunes chart, becoming platinum on the basis of sales. The album received the Muz-TV award as the best album of the year. A few months later, the next album, “The One”, was released. This album also topped the Russian iTunes chart and received the same Muz-TV award. In support of both albums, Lazarev organized a new concert program “N-Tour”, named after his son Nikita.  In 2019, Sergey represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest again. This time, the song was called “Scream”. And again, he reached a third place. In August of the same year, Lazarev presented his first mini-album “Ya ne boyus”, consisting of eight songs. The disc once again topped the Russian iTunes chart. In November 2019, a new album called “Eto ya” was released. Already two hours after the release, the album hit the second place in the Russian iTunes chart, and by the morning it had risen to the first. The album also topped the iTunes chart in Greece and Estonia. On April 29, 2020, the single “Posledniy den’ Pompeii” was released. On November 26, 2021, the eighth album was released under the name “8” (on the cover instead of a number there is an infinity sign), which included eight songs, including a cover version of Dima Bilan’s song “Mechtateli”. Previously, the songs “Ne odinochki”, “Ya ne mogu molchat” and “Aroma” were released as singles.  In February 2022, he spoke out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling for a swift peaceful resolution to the conflict. However, later on, he began adopting a pro-war stance, spreading narratives aligned with pro-Kremlin propaganda. In May 2022, it became known that Lazarev had started providing humanitarian aid to the children affected by the conflict in Donbass. On June 1 of the same year, he criticized the boycott of Russian culture worldwide in his Telegram channel. Alongside other artists from the Russian music industry, he performed the song “Vstanem” by SHAMAN in a music video released on November 4, the Day of People’s Unity. On January 7, 2023, he was included in Ukraine’s sanction lists against individuals “who publicly call for aggressive war, justify and acknowledge the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, and the temporary occupation of Ukrainian territory.” These sanctions involve asset freezes, complete cessation of commercial operations, and the halt of economic and financial obligations. Entries Scream Country🇷🇺 Russia Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsSharon VaughnDimitris Kontopoulos MusicPhilipp KirkorovDimitris Kontopoulos BackingsAdam SvenssonJennie JahnsMarie SjöströmErik SegerstedtSimon Lingmerth Results Semi Points: 217Position: 6Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: 370Position: 3Running order: 5 https://youtu.be/eNzlxEZ_JG4 You are the only one Country🇷🇺 Russia Year2016 LanguageEnglish LyricsJohn BallardRalph Charlie MusicPhilipp KirkorovDimitris Kontopoulos BackingsDaniel GillAdam Svensson Results Semi Points: 342Position: 1Running order: 9 Results Finals Points: 491Position: 3Running order: 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e94dst20C9Y

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