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Sebastian Rejman

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameSebastian Rejman Born13 January 1978 Nationality???????? Finnish National SelectionUuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongLook away (2019, with Darude) Biography Sebastian Rejman (born 13 January 1978 [1]) is a Finnish musician, actor and presenter. He was the lead singer of the Giant Leap, a melodic rock band formed in 2005 in Helsinki. The band includes, beside Sebastian Petri Somer and Sami Lehto. The Giant Leap changed to its current form when founding members Sebastian and Petri became acquainted with Sami Lehto in the summer of 2005. Sebastian and Petri are responsible for writing the songs and arranging and producing the songs for Sami. All members of the band have years of musical background. The songs on the band’s debut album, released in the fall of 2007, have been released over the years. The band’s first single, “All In My Head,” was distributed to radio stations in late May, and in the summer of 2007, it became one of the radio’s most played songs. The second single “Somebody Else” was broadcast on radio on September 17, 2007, and a music video was also made for the song. The band’s first two singles can be found on the October 31, 2007 album “Another Day Rising”. On December 7, 2007, the band acted as warmer for Bryan Adams at his Finnish gig. The band’s second album, The Giant Leap, was released in 2010. After Giant Leap froze for a while, Sebastian formed a new band called Sebastian & The 4th Line Band. Rejman is from a bilingual working-class family in eastern Helsinki and has lived in Kallio, Helsinki. He started playing guitar and singing at the age of 14. He cites Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen as his musical role models.  Rejman participated in Nelonen’s Choir War , where he conducted the Helsinki Choir. The Helsinki Choir dropped out of the race first.  In addition to the songs from The Giant Leap, Rejman and Somer did a song “Hauraalla jäällä” with Lasse Wikman and Samppa Komokallio. Rejman also composed the song “Hetki me vaan lennettiin” for Riku Torkkel with Esa Nieminen. Since 2012, Rejman has also been a TV presenter as he co-hosted Talentin with Lorenz Backman. Since then, he has hosted Splash and worked as a backstage reporter for The Voice of Finland. In 2014, he hosted the tv-show Jukebox and also co-hosted the final concert of the show We Want More program with Kristiina Komulainen. In 2017, he starred in the film “Kuudes kerta”.  Since 2018, Sebastian has a role in the hospital series Syke. Rejman represented Finland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, together with Darude.  Entries Look Away (with Darude) Country???????? Finland Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsSebastian RejmanVille Virtanen MusicSebastian RejmanVille Virtanen BackingsPetri SomerMatti LeinoHeini IkonenEtel Röhr Results Semi Points: 23Position: 17Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Damir Kedžo

About Quick Facts NameDamir Kedžo Born24 May 1987 Nationality🇭🇷 Croatian National SelectionDora 2005Dora 2020 In Eurovision2020 Rotterdam (cancelled) SongDivlji vjetre (2020, cancelled) Biography Damir Kedžo is a Croatian singer, born in Omišalj. When he was 16, Damir took part in a talent show called Story Supernova Super Talents, a Croatian version of Idol. In 2004, he joined the boyband Saša, Tin i Kedžo, with two other participants of Story Supernova. They released an album and took part in DORA 2005, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Later in 2005, they split up.  As a solo singer, Damir took part in the song contest Melodije Istre i Kvarnera. In 2008 he released an album called  Damir Kedžo”. In and around 2010 he played roles in the musicals “Joseph and his technicolor dreamcoat” and “Crna kuća”. He won the song contest Slavianski Bazaar. In 2011, he took part in DORA again, now as a solo singer. One year later, he returned to Melodije Istre i Kvarnera and won the prize of the jury. In 2015, he won the New Wave Festival in Russia.  Damir’s breakthrough in the charts came in 2017, when his duet with Zsa Zsa, “Sve u meni se budi”, reached the #1 spot in the Croatian charts. He reached the top-10 many other times and won ZagrebFest in 2019. In the same year, he had two other #1 hits: “Vidi se izdaleka” and “Poljubi me sad”. In 2020 he was chosen to represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Divlji vjetre”. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, due to the cancellation of the contest. In July 2020, Damir released his second album, “Poljubi me sad”, which reached the #1 spot in the Croatian charts. The song “Nedodirljiva” became a huge hit, followed by a song that was not on the album: “Sjeti se”. Entries Divlji vjetre Country🇭🇷 Croatia Year2020 LanguageCroatian LyricsAnte Pecotić MusicAnte Pecotić Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Ulrikke Brandstorp

About Quick Facts NameUlrikke Brandstorp Born13 July 1995 Nationality🇳🇴 Norwegian National SelectionNorsk Melodi Grand Prix 2017Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 In Eurovision2020 Rotterdam (cancelled) SongAttention (2020, cancelled) Biography Ulrikke Brandstorp is a Norwegian singer. She was born in Sarpsborg, a small village in the east of Norway. She has been practicing song and music since she was a child. She played in several local productions of Pippi Longstocking and Reisen til Julestjernen. She went on tour throughout Norway between 2011 and 2013 with  the shows The Show Must Go On II and The Thrill of Michael Jackson.  Ulrikke Brandstorp participated in the talent show Idol in 2013, and in The Voice. She was knocked out in the semi-finals. She participated in the Melodi Grand Prix 2017, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Places” and finished in fourth place. Brandstrop has since participated in the NRK competition Stjernekamp . In 2019, she played the role of Liesl, the oldest daughter of the Von Trapp family in the Sound of Music. In 2020, Ulrikke participated in the Melodi Grand Prix 2020 with the song “Attention” and so she was supposed to represent Norway in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately, due to the cancellation of the contest, that didn’t happen. In the autumn of 2020, NRK broadcasted Maskorama, a.k.a. The Masked Singer. She participated as ‘The troll” and won the competition. Entries Attention Country🇳🇴 Norway Year2020 LanguageEnglish LyricsChristian IngebritsenKjetil MørlandUlrikke Brandstorp MusicChristian IngebritsenKjetil MørlandUlrikke Brandstorp Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Tom Leeb

Quick Facts NameTom Leeb Born21 march 1989 Nationality French National SelectionInternal selection In Eurovision2020 Rotterdam (canceled) SongMon alliée (The best in me) Biography Tom Leeb is the son of humorist Michel Leeb and journalist Béatrice Malicet. The French singer, actor and comedian was born in Paris. He took lessons in theater, film, song and dance in New York for five years. In 2013, he got the role of Tom in the tv-series Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez, then played the role of Adrien in Section de recherches. The same year, he played in a movie called Paroles. In 2014, Tom played in theater together with his father in Madame Doubtfire. He appeared in the film Avis de mistral. The same year, he formed a comic duet with actor Kevin Levy. Together they created their first show Kevin et Tom. The two comedians were the first part of Gad Elmaleh at the Paris Olympia. In parallel with their show, they were launching in a new format, mini-video sequences of around 3 minutes entitled: “How …”. In March 2018, Tom Leeb became a singer and musician. He released his first single “Are we too late”. In 2020, he was chosen to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Mon alliée (the best in me)”. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen because of the cancellation of the contest. In 2021, Tom Leeb appeared in two movies: “Pourris gâtés” and “8, rue de l’humanité”. A year later, he played one of the main roles in the mini-series “L’Amour (presque) parfait”. Entries Mon alliée (the best in me) Country🇫🇷 France Year2020 LanguageEnglishFrench LyricsThomas G:sonPeter BoströmJohn LundvikAmir HaddadTom LeebLéa Ivanne MusicThomas G:sonPeter BoströmJohn Lundvik Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Kasia Moś

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameKatarzyna Moś Born03 March 1987 Nationality???????? Polish National SelectionKrajowe Eliminacje 2017Krajowe Eliminacje 2016Piosenka dla Europy 2006 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongFlashlight (2017) Biography Katarzyna Moś is a Polish singer, composer, songwriter and social activist. She was born in 1987 in Ruda Śląska. Katarzyna graduated from the Secondary Music School Fryderyk Chopin in Bytom in cello and piano. At the beginning of her career, she collaborated with the bands Stetsons, Big Band Lotharsi and The Fire. She graduated in vocals at the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music. In 2002, she recorded her first music demo, thanks to which she was noticed by Robert Janson. He wrote the song “I wanna know” for her, with which she participated in the 2006 national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2008–2009, she played Judas in The Passion with the Philharmonic Witold Lutosławski in Wrocław. In 2011, she went to Las Vegas. After returning to Poland, she recorded a few demo songs, then returned to Las Vegas to participate in auditions organized by Robin Antin, founder of the girl band The Pussycat Dolls. Soon she played a concert at the Viper Room club owned by actor Johnny Depp. During the six-month contract, she cooperated with Kelly Osbourne, Mýa and Carmen Electra, as well as with Eva Longoria. After returning to Poland in 2012, she played the role of Cordelia in King Lear staged as part of the Sacrum Profanum festival. She participated in the third edition of Polsatu Must Be the Music. She took third place in the final. At that time she recorded the song “Uwierz”with the band Tax Free. In October 2015, she released her debut studio album entitled “Inspination”. She promoted the album with the single “Addiction”. With that song, she became 6th in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2017, with the song “Flashlight”, she won the Polish national selection and thus became the representative of Poland in the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest. The song reached the final and became 22nd. On June 1, she played a concert in the Warsaw club “Progresja”, during which she presented new songs, including the song “Body”. Also in 2017, she participated in the tv show Your face sounds familiar [37]. In October of that year, she teamed up with the Finnish duo Norma John to record the song “Wild Eyes”. In 2018, she released a music video for the songs “Wild Eyes” and “Przecież”, which she created with Artur Andrus and Kuba Badach. In the years 2018–2020 she performed in the spectacle tour in the series Koncert muzyki filmowej.  On May 21, 2021, she released an album entitled “Moniuszko 200”, which she recorded with the Aukso Orchestra. Entries Flashlight Country???????? Poland Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsKasia MośPete BarringerRickard Bonde Truumeel MusicKasia MośPete BarringerRickard Bonde Truumeel BackingsMateusz Moś (violinist) Results Semi Points: 119Position: 9Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: 64Position: 22Running order: 2

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Kobi Marimi

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameYa’akov Marimi Born08 October 1991 Nationality???????? Israeli National SelectionHaKokhav HaBa 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv Song2019 Home Biography Kobi (Yaakov) Marimi is an Israeli singer and actor. Marimi was born, raised and educated in Ramat Gan. In his youth he studied at Ohel Shem High School, majoring in theater. He began singing from the age of 13. When he was in high school he was a rejected child, when his overweight problem significantly affected his life. Prior to his enlistment in the Israel Defence Forces, he was not accepted into a military troupe and later, after passing the first stage of the entrance exams for the IDF Theater, he chose not to continue with the admission process.  After his release from the IDF, he lost 50 kilograms, and began studying at the Nissan Nativ acting studio. After graduating, he starred in the play “Every living thing needs”, and appeared in the role of Natan the Gazan in the musical “Messiah Now” in the Musical Festival 2017 in Bat Yam. For this role he won the Promising Actor award at the same festival. In June 2018, Marimi participated in a children’s musical. Marimi participated in the sixth season of the reality show HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovision. In the final he reached first place. Following the victory he represented Israel at the 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv. During the show he said that he suffers from audience fear, both as an actor and as a singer. On February 20, 2019, the song “Home”, was chosen as his Eurovision song. Kobi ended up 23rd out of 26 participants in the final. About two weeks after the Eurovision final, Marimi began rehearsing for the play Spring Awakening, which premiered in August 2019 at the Habima National Theater. On September 12, Marimi’s debut single called “Yalla Bye” was released. It topped the Israeli charts. On January 26, 2020, he released the song “Lo levad”. In 2021, he released the first single from a forthcoming debut album, “Yotze mize”. On March 22, 2022, he released the song “Shot dakavt”. Entries Home Country???????? Israel Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsOhad ShragaiInbar Wizman MusicOhad ShragaiInbar Wizman BackingsOfree IsraeliYossi MarkLera AxelrodLiron Nathan LevoMaayan Bukris Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 35Position: 23Running order: 14

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