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Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away

Today, the sad news came to us that Dame Olivia Newton John passed away. The Dame was 73 years old. Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, but the family moved to Australia when she was only 5 years old. She returned to the UK in the sixties. She had her first hits in 1971: “If not for you” became a huge hit in several countries, followed by “Banks of the Ohio”, which became a number 1 hit in Australia. As a good friend of Cliff Richard, she was interested in participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1974 she represented the United Kingdom. Out of 6 songs, “Long live love” was chosen. She was not too happy with the choice of the British audience, who voted with postcards. However, Olivia was one of the hot favourites at the bookmakers. In the end, she became 4th. Shortly after the Eurovision Song Contest, Olivia moved to the USA. She scored no less than 5 number 1 hits, only in the years 1974 and 1975. Her worldwide breakthrough as an actress came in 1978, when she and John Travolta performed in the teenage movie “Grease”, a movie that became and still is an evergreen. The movie produced hits like “You’re the one that I want”, “Hopelessly devoted to you” and “Summer nights”. Another worldwide movie hit was “Xanadu”, two years after “Grease”. The title song was a world wide hit as well.  After these two movies she scored a worldwide hit again, the song “Physical”: After “Physical” she kept on having hits, although it became more difficult for her to have worldwide top hits. The exception came in 1990, when she and John Travolta teamed up again to record the “Grease Megamix”. In total, Olivia Newton John released 26 albums, 6 live albums and several soundtracks. In 1992, Olivia had cancer for the first time. The cancer returned in 2013 and again in 2017. In 2019, Newton-John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, including for her contribution to cancer research. Since then she was allowed to call herself Dame.

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© EBU, Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameChanel Terrero Martinez Born28 july 1991 Nationality Spanish National SelectionBenidorm Fest 2022 In Eurovision2022 Turin SongSloMo (2022) Biography Chanel Terrero, also known as Chanel, is a Spanish actress, singer and dancer. Chanel was born in Havannah. At the age of three her family moved to Spain, settling in Olesa de Montserrat (Barcelona). From the age of nine, she received singing and acting classes, and ballet classes according to the Royal Academy system.  In 2010 Chanel moved to Madrid to start her acting career. She became known throughout the 2010s participating in different musicals, highlighting some well-known ones such as “Mamma Mia!”, “Flashdance”, “The Bodyguard” and “The Lion King”. Her career knows numerous performances on the small and big screen nationally and internationally. In 2015 she participated in “El rey de La Habana” by Agustí Villaronga. As a dancer she has collaborated with different artists. In 2010, she danced with Shakira at the singer’s performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards. She was part of the dance corps of the program “Your face sounds to me” on Antena 3. She appeared at the castings for the musical West Side Story in Spain, being among the three finalists for the character of Anita. She was also among the five finalists for the same character in the new film version of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. , for which she went to New York. She participated in the Benidorm Fest 2022, the Spanish final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “SloMo”. She managed to win the contest and thus represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. She became third. Entries SloMo Country Spain Year2022 Language English, Spanish LyricsIberê FortesLeroy SánchezMaggie Szabo MusicArjen ThonenIberê FortesKeith HarrisLeroy SánchezMaggie Szabo DancersPol SotoExon NarcosMaría PérezJosh HuertaRaquel Caurín Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 459Position: 3Running order: 10

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Lucie Jones

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameLucie Bethan Jones Born20 March 1991 Nationality???????? British National SelectionEurovision: You decide 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongNever give up on you (2017) Biography Lucie Jones is a Welsh singer, actor and model. She was born in Pentyrch, Cardiff in 1991. Lucie’s career started when, in 2009, she took part in The X-Factor. She headed to the live shows, but was eliminated there. After that, she started a modelling career.  In 2010, Lucie appeared in an episode of the tv-series The Sarah Jane adventures. In 2013, she performed in the musical We Will Rock You and she had a role in the musical American Psycho. In the same year, she teamed up with Rhys Meirion for the single “You never walk alone”. Two years later, one could see her in an episode of Midsomer Murders. The soundtrack of this episode, “The ballad of midsomer county”, was released on single. She also played in two musicals: Like me and Ghost – The Musical. In 2016, she could be seen in the UK tour of Rent. On January 27, 2017, Lucie took part in Eurovision: You decide, the British national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song, “Never give up on you”, was co-written by former winner Emmelie de Forest. She won, and represented the UK in the Eurovision Grand Final, where she ended up in 15th place. After the Eurovision Song Contest, she had roles in musicals The Wedding Singer and Legally Blonde. In 2019, she got the main role in the musical The Waitress. However, in January 2020 she had to quit due to an illness, and when she recovered, she couldn’t take the role again due to COVID19. In November, 2021, she took the role again. However, in September 2020, she recorded and released a live album, “Lucie Jones: Live at the Adelphi”. In the summer of 2021, Lucie Jones made her debut at Westend with a role in the musical Les Misérables. In February, 2022, she took one of the main roles in Wicked. Entries Never Give Up On You Country???????? United Kingdom Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsDaniel SalcedoEmmelie de ForestLawrie Martin MusicDaniel SalcedoEmmelie de ForestLawrie Martin Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 111Position: 15Running order: 18

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