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Jérémie Makiese

©EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameJérémie Makiese Born15 juni 2000 Nationality🇧🇪 Belgian National SelectionInternal selection 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongMiss you (2022) Biography Jérémie Makiese, born in Antwerp to Congolese parents, is a Belgian singer and footballer. Jérémie Makiese is bilingual French and Dutch. He was registered at the age of thirteen in the football club based in Anderlecht, BX Brussels. He also played at the Youth Academy Molenbeek. He signed a one-year contract as a goalkeeperat the start of the 2021 school year  with Royal Excelsior Virton. Jérémie Makiese participated in in the ninth season of The Voice Belgium, in 2021. He chose to join Beverly Jo Scott’s team. He won the competition. On September 15, 2021, RTBF 2021, RTBf announced that Jérémie would represent his country at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. In may 2022, he went to Turin to represent his country in the contest with the song “Miss you”. Entries Miss you Country🇧🇪 Belgium Year2022 LanguageEnglish LyricsJérémie MakieseSilvio LisbonneManon RomitiMike BGRZ MusicJérémie MakieseSilvio LisbonneManon RomitiMike BGRZ DancersCédric LibambuAlpha LopezShean AssalMalik Zaryaty Results Semi Points: 151Position: 8Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: 64Position: 19Running order: 16 https://youtu.be/sB09advfF6E

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WRS

©EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameAndrei-Ionuț Ursu Born16 January 1993 Nationality🇷🇴 Romania National SelectionSelection Method In Eurovision2022 Turin SongLlámame Biography Andrei Ionuț Ursu (born in Buzău, Romania), professionally known as Wrs, pronounced in Romanian [urs], , is a Romanian dancer, singer and composer. He started dancing at the age of 12 because he was encouraged by his parents, folk music dancers. He worked as a dancer for famous artists such as Inna, Antonia or Carla’s Dreams and was part of the PRO TV ballet on shows such as The Voice Romania and Romania Got Talent. He started his musical career in the boys’ band Shot in 2015. In 2017, he left the project, moved to London and began composing music. Wrs debuted in January 2020 with the song “Why”, which received over one million views on YouTube and 400,000 streams on Spotify. The singles “Amore”, with İlkan Günüç and “Tsunami”, were successful, both digital and on the radio, and took where hits in the music charts in Romania and Bulgaria. In February 2022, Wrs released the single “Llámame”, with which he represented Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Entries Llámame Country🇷🇴 Romania Year2022 LanguageEnglish/Spanish LyricsAndrei UrsuCezar Gună MusicAndrei UrsuCezar GunăAlexandru TurcuCostel Domințeanu BackingsLaurian Manta DancersVivienne Meda-SzentyobbiAndrei Iulian AngelescuEmanuel NeaguRuxandra Anamaria Results Semi Points: 118Position: 9Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: 65Position: 18Running order: 2 https://youtu.be/nPpuwy79sHs

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Marius Bear

© EBU/Nathan Reind About Quick Facts NameMarius Hügli Born21 April 1993 Nationality🇨🇭 Switzerland National SelectionInternal selection 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongBoys don’t cry (2022) Biography Marius Bear, whose real name Marius Hügli, is a Swiss singer born in Schlatt-Haslen, in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland. Marius discovered his musical talent during his military service for the Swiss army, being noticed by one of his comrades. He studied to become a construction mechanic, but in 2016 he decided to concentrate on a musical career.. He started to perform as a street musician in Switzerland and Germany. At a music festival, he met a producer who invited him to join him in New York. He then quickly integrated into the Swiss music scene in the city.In 2017, he left for a year to study music production at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM Institute).The following year released his first EP, titled “Sanity”, which ranked thirty-sixth on the Swiss charts.In 2019 his first album, “Not Loud Enough”, was released. This album reached a 20th place in the charts. The same year, he received a Swiss Music Award in the category “Best Talent”. In 2020 and 2021, Marius took part in several television shows, including “I Can See Your Voice” and “1 gegen 100”. On March 8, 2022, it was announced that Marius had been selected by Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR to represent the country at Eurovision 2022, which is being held in Turin, Italy. His song, titled Boys Do Cry, was released the same day. Marius reached the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Entries Boys do cry Country🇨🇭 Switzerland Year2022 LanguageEnglish LyricsMarius BearMartin Gallop MusicMarius BearMartin Gallop Backings– Results Semi Points: 118Position: 9Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: 78Position: 17Running order: 5 https://youtu.be/hq2HCmHv5p4

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Nadir Rustamli

© EBU/Nathan Reinds About Quick Facts NameNadir Rashid oghu Rustamli Born08 July 1999 Nationality🇦🇿 Azerbaijani National SelectionInternal selection 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongFade to black (2022) Biography Nadir Rashid oglu Rustamli is an Azerbaijani singer. He was born in Salyan, in the Salyan region in Azerbaijan. In 2016, Nadir was admitted to the Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management, and in 2021 he graduated from that university. He started playing music as a child. During his school years, he studied piano and solfeggio at the Gulu Asgarov Music School for 7 years. In 2017, he participated in the Tələbə Baharı Ümumrespublika Mahnı Festivalına and became 2nd. In 2019, he participated in the same competition again and won it. In the same year he represented Azerbaijan at the Youthvision International Song Contest, reaching second place among 21 countries. In 2021–2022, Nadir participated in The Voice of Azerbaijan and won the competition. Nadir Rustamli, the winner of The Voice of Azerbaijan, represented Azerbaijan in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Fade to black”. Entries Fade to black Country🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Year2022 LanguageEnglish LyricsThomas StengaardAndreas Stone JohanssonSebastian SchubAnderz Wrethov MusicThomas StengaardAndreas Stone JohanssonSebastian SchubAnderz Wrethov DancersLuc Boris André Results Semi Points: 96Position: 10Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: 106Position: 16Running order: 15 https://youtu.be/tegPzHEL4ms

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Monika Liu

© EBU/Nathan Reinds About Quick Facts NameMonika Liubinaitė Born09 February 1988 Nationality🇱🇹 Lithuanian National SelectionPabandom iš naujo! 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongSentimentai (2022) Biography Monika Liubinaitė (stage name Monika Liu; born in Klaipėda) is a Lithuanian singer and songwriter. As a student, Monika moved to Boston and later to London. She currently lives in Vilnius. Monika Liu began her musical career at the age of five when she began to study the violin. She discovered singing only ten years later and immediately, in 2004, triumphed in the Dainų dainelė (Song of songs) competition. After graduating, she chose jazz music and vocal studies at the Faculty of Music of Klaipeda University. Monika later went to the USA, where she studied at the Berkeley College of music in Boston. After graduating, Monika moved to London, where she continued to compose songs. Monika has worked with the famous producer Mario Basanov, collaborated with the electronic music family Silence, recorded the song “Ne vakar” with the band Sel in 2010. She won singing competitions, and appeared successfully on the Lithuanian television project “Auksinis balsas”.  In 2015, her first album “I am” was released.  In 2019 it was announced that Monika Liu would be one of the coaches in The Voice of Lithuania. In the same year, her second album “Lünatik” was released. She later joined other projects, such as “The Masked Singer” and “I See Your Voice”, both as a member of the jury. Her third album, “Melodija”, came out in 2020. In 2022, Monika Liu participated in Pabandom iš naujo!, the Lithuanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. She won the national final and went on to represent Lithuania in the 2022 contest in Turin. The next step in her career is the release of a 4th album, “Melodija 2”.   Entries Sentimentai Country🇱🇹 Lithuania Year2022 LanguageLithuanian LyricsMonika Liu MusicMonika Liu Backings– Results Semi Points: 159Position: 7Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: 128Position: 14Running order: 14 https://youtu.be/BVqSTVJhD44

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Did six countries make a mutual deal?

Six countries have mutually agreed on the voting in this years Eurovision Song Contest. That’s what Jean Philip De Tender of the EBU said to Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws“. Earlier it was announced that the points of the aforementioned six countries were annulled. The EBU announced that there were irregularities during the broadcast. A new points list has been compiled for these countries. The EBU then looks at the voting behavior of comparable countries.This situation would concern Azerbaijan, San Marino, Romania, Montenegro, Georgia and Poland, but the EBU does not want to confirm that. It seems that the EBU had not informed the countries about the nullification of the points. Georgia and Romania were not amused. Georgia is said to have given the twelve to Ukraine and now saw them go to the United Kingdom. Romania had awarded twelve points to Moldova, which went to Ukraine.

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Systur

©EBU/Nathan Reinds About Quick Facts MembersSigríður EyþórsdóttirElísabet EyþórsdóttirElín Eyþórsdóttir Founded2017 Nationality🇮🇸 Icelandic National SelectionSöngvakeppnin 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongMeð hækkandi sól (2022) Biography Systur is an Icelandic folk trio consisting of the three sisters Sigríður, Elísabet and Elín Eyþórsdóttir, shortly Sigga, Beta and Elin. They come from a musical family. Their parents, singer Ellen Kristjánsdóttir and mezzoforte keyboardist Eyþór Gunnarsson — as well as her uncle Kristján Kristjánsson — are well-known musicians in Iceland. The three performed solo, but they also made a name for themselves as Sísý Ey — a band they formed in 2011 with DJ Oculus. In 2013 the band released their first single “Ain’t Got Nobody”, which reached number 1 spot in the Icelandic charts. They performed at the Glastonbury Festival in 2016. In 2017, the siters released their first single as a trio, entitled “Bounce from the Bottom”. They performed under the name of Tripolia. Under the names of Sigga, Beta and Elin, they won Söngvakeppnin, the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, in 2022. For the Eurovision Song Contest, they changed their names into Systur. The song they sang was in Icelandic. Systur were, during the international final in Turin, accompanied on drums by their brother Eyþór Ingi Eyþórsson.   Outside of music, they are trans rights activists, particularly for transgender children. One of the sisters is the mother of a transgender son.  Entries Með hækkandi sól Country🇮🇸 Iceland Year2022 LanguageIcelandic LyricsLovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir MusicLovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir BackingsZoe-Ruth ErwinGísli Gunnar Didrikssen GuðmundssonEyþór Ingi Eyþórsson (drums) Results Semi Points: 103Position: 10Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: 20Position: 23Running order: 18 https://youtu.be/G71c48O3j-s

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Konstrakta

©EBU/Nathan Reinds About Quick Facts NameAna Đurić born Ignjatović Born12 oktober 1978 Nationality Serbian National SelectionBeovizija 2008, 2009, Pesma za Evroviziju 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongIn corpore sano (2022) Biography Ana Đurić (born Ignjatović), professionally known as Konstrakta, is a Serbian singer and songwriter. She was born in Belgrade. Before launching her solo career in 2019, she distinguished herself as the lead vocalist of the indie pop group Zemlja Gruva!, which was founded in 2007.  Ana gave herself the pseudonym Konstrakta when she was 20, because she liked to compose rhymes in a specific way, mathematically, which is in line with her profession, architecture.   She made her debut with the lesser-known band Mistakemistake, but slowly became better known as the lead singer of a Belgrade band called Zemlja gruva!, which was formed in 2007. They released three albums: WTF Is Gruveland? (2010), Dino u Zemlji Gruva! (2013), which was inspired by the songs of the Croatian singer Dino Dvornik, and What do you really want? (2016). Some of the band’s most famous hits include “Best Wishes” (2010), “I Didn’t Know I Wanted This” (2011) and “Šta stvarno želiš?” (2013). Zemlja Gruva! He participated in Beovizija, the Serbian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, in 2008 and 2009. Konstrakta is the author of many songs of the band.  The first solo song under the pseudonym Konstrakta was released in 2019, entitled “Žvake”. Her second solo single was called “Neam šamana” (2020) In February 2022, Konstrakta released her project “Triptych”, a 12-minute music video for three songs – “Nobl”, “In corpore sano” (In a healthy body) and “Mekano”.The video and songs illustrate modern life in Serbia, each in its own way. One of the three songs, “In corpore sano”, was chosen to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. Entries In corpore sano Country Country Serbia Year2022 LanguageSerbianLatin LyricsMilovan BoškovićAna Đurić MusicMilovan BoškovićAna Đurić BackingsKristina RadenkovićMilovan BoškovićKosta Mushu ĐurakovićMaja Nosović al RandjićJovan Antić Results Semi Points: 237Position: 3Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: 312Position: 5Running order: 24 https://youtu.be/nBtQj1MfNYA

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Blanco

About Quick Facts NameRiccardo Fabbriconi Born10 february 2003 Nationality🇮🇹 Italian National SelectionFestival di Sanremo In Eurovision2022 Turin SongBrividi (with Mahmood, 2022) Biography Blanco is an Italian singer.Hewas born in Brescia to a father originally from Rome and a Lombard mother His musical carreer started in June 2020, when he published the EP “Quarantine Paranoid” on SoundCloud. He was noticed by Universal Music. They offered him a record contract. This is followed by the debut single “Belladonna (Adieu)”, while in July the follow-up “Notti in bianco” is released. He reached the 2nd place in the Italian charts with that song. In January 2021, “La canzone nostra” was made released, a  collaboration with producer Mace and rapper Salmo. It came first in the Italian singles chart Several singles followed, al chart successes. In September of that year Blanco released his debut album “Blu celeste”, produced by Michelangelo. The record, which debuted directly at the top of the Italian album chart, was certified gold after one week and platinum the following week. In February 2022 he participated in the annual Sanremo Festival, in duet with Mahmood, with whom he interpreted the love song “Brividi”. The song won the competition and the duo represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. Entries Brividi Country Country Italy Year2022 LanguageItalian LyricsAlessandro MahmoudRiccardo ‘Blanco’ FabbriconiMichele ‘Michelangelo’ Zocca MusicAlessandro MahmoudRiccardo ‘Blanco’ FabbriconiMichele ‘Michelangelo’ Zocca BackingsMichelangelo Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points:  268Position: 6Running order: 9 https://youtu.be/blEy4xHuMbY

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Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022

Ukraine has just won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. It is the 3rd time that wins. Kalush Orchestra reached the first place with the song “Stefania”. Note that both jury and televoter had different winners. United Kingdom was the winner of the expert jury, while Ukraine won a landslide among the televoters. Here you find the full result: Ukraine, 631 pts. United Kingdom, 466 pts. Spain, 459 pts. Sweden, 438 pts. Serbia, 312 pts. Italy, 268 pts. Moldova, 253 pts. Greece, 215 pts. Portugal, 207 pts. Norway, 182 pts. The Netherlands, 171 pts. Poland, 151 pts. Estonia, 141 pts. Lithuania, 128 pts. Australia, 125 pts. Azerbaijan, 106 pts. Switzerland, 78 pts. Romania, 65 pts. Belgium, 64 pts. Armenia, 61 pts. Czech Republic, 38 pts. Finland, 38 pts. Iceland, 20 pts. France, 17 pts. Germany, 6 pts. 

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