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© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameDiana Hajiyeva Born13 June 1989 Nationality???????? Azerbaijani National SelectionMilli Seçim Turu 2011Internal selection 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongSkeletons (2017) Biography Diana Hajiyeva, a.k.a. Dihaj, is an Azerbaijani singer and songwriter. She was born on June 13, 1989 in Mariupol, Ukraine. Diana, who has been involved in music since childhood, took piano lessons and became interested in jazz music. At the same time, he worked in the Bəri bax music collective. In 2006, she graduated from secondary school. After that he entered the Baku Music Academy and acquired the profession of “Choir Conductor”. During these years, she began to deal with jazz professionally. Diana currently works at the Baku Jazz Center. Diana created a music group called Dihaj, in which her husband Ali Nasirov was also a member. The group mainly played music in the genre of now pop, electronica and experimental. Diana lived for some time in London, the capital of England, where she studied at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performances. Diana also performs as a solo singer under the name Dihaj. Diana Hajiyeva participated in the national selection to represent Azerbaijan at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. In 2011, Diana Hajiyeva’s debut music video “Find Yourself” was shot. On December 5, 2016, Public Television announced that Diana Hajiyeva was going represent Azerbaijan at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The song “Skeletons”, which Diana should perform on the Eurovision stage, was presented to listeners in March 2017. Diana, who reached the final of the competition, took 14th place in the show. After the competition, Diana’s debut album “The End of Sunrise” was released in July. On March 23, 2018, the new song “We shall see them sometimes” was released. In the same year, Diana co-wrote a song she performed with Elnur Huseynov: “Dreamer”. In 2019, the band performed at the “Into the Wild” festival in Azerbaijan. Dihaj chose the platform Bandcamp to publish a couple of soundtracks in December of that year. On February 11, 2020, Diana released a new video: “The essence”. In July of the same year, she teamed up with Etibar Asadli for a new video.  On July 7, Diana Hajiyeva and Jazz Trio performed in the park of the Heydar Aliyev Center as part of a festival. Entries Skeletons Country???????? Azerbaijan Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsSandra Bjurman Musicİsa Məlikov BackingsJennie JahnsJohan D. SeilKristian TåjeMarie Nordmark SjöströmVitaliy Zagoruiko Results Semi Points: 150Position: 8Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: 120Position: 14Running order: 12

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Francesco Gabbani

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameFrancesco Gabbani Born09 September 1982 Nationality???????? Italian National SelectionFestival di Sanremo 2017Festival di Sanremo 2020 In Eurovision2020 Kyiv SongOccidentali’s karma (2017) Biography Francesco Gabbani is an Italian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born in Carrara. He began his artistic career as a musician playing blues, funk and jazz. At eighteen he signed his first record deal and recorded his first album with the group Trikobalto. The video clips of the two singles from this album were played on the main musical television broadcasters and allow Trikobalto to perform in the main Italian festivals. In 2010, Trikobalto  released their second album. A tour in France followed. Trikobaldo opened for Stereophonics. In the same year Gabbani left the band and signed a new record deal for the realization of his first solo project. In 2011 Gabbani released four singles. In 2014 he released his first solo studio album, “Greitist Iz”. In 2016 he presented himself in Sanremo Giovani with the song “Amen”. He won the Nuove proposti trophy. In the months following the victory, his song became a commercial success, reaching the fourteenth position in the charts and receiving a gold disc for it and later even a platinum disc. The single was also added to Gabbani’s second studio album “Eternamente ora”. Then he began a promotional tour and opened concerts for national and international artists such as Franco Battiato, Francesco Renga, Simply Red and Anastacia. Later Gabbani wrote the soundtrack of the film “Poveri ma ricchi”. In the same year he worked as an author for other interpreters. In 2017 he participated at the festival of San Remo again, now in the Sezione Big. His song “Occidentali’s karma” won the festival. The single Occionali’s Karma, was a great commercial success both in Italy – where it reached and maintained the first position of the charts for three consecutive weeks – and in the rest of Europe. He participated in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, being one of the favourites to win it. In the end, he became 6th. Soon after the contest, a new album “Magellano” was released. April 4 announced the release of his third studio album Magellano, [13] released on April 28. Three more singles were extracted from it. Following the release of the album, Gabbani embarked on a 44-date tour. In May 2018 he released the single “Selfie del selfie”, originally released as the album’s ghost track. In 2019 Gabbani released the single “È un’altra cosa”, followed by “Duemiladiciannove”. On January 31, 2020 he announced his fourth album “Viceversa”, while a few days later he took part in the Festival di San Remo with the single of the same name, with which he ranked second. A third single was released in June. To promote the new album, in the summer of 2020 he went on tour  with 11 concerts throughout Italy. On 3 September 2021 Gabbani presented the single “La rete,” aimed at anticipating his fifth album. In the same year he collaborated on the soundtrack of the television series Un professore with the single “Spazio tempo”.  on the 11th of March. 22. the new album “Volevamo solo essere felici” was released. In June, it was followed by the Francesco Gabbani Live 2022 tour. On April 8, 2022, he hosted his first television program, together with Francesca Fialdini.   Entries Occidentali’s Karma Country???????? Italy Year2017 Language???????? Italian LyricsFrancesco GabbaniFilippo GabbaniLuca Chiaravalli MusicFrancesco GabbaniFilippo GabbaniLuca Chiaravalli BackingsFilippo GabbaniChantal SaroldiNausicaa MagariniDaniele SariFilippo Ranaldi Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 334Position: 6Running order: 9

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