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Basim

About Quick Facts NameAnis Basim Moujahid Born04 July 1992 Nationality­čçę­čç░ Danish National SelectionDansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongClich├ę Love Song (2014) Biography Anis Basim Moujahid, known professionally as Basim, is a Danish pop singer and songwriter. He was born on July 4, 1992, in Glyng├Şre, Denmark, to Moroccan parents. Basim’s music career began in 2008 when he participated in the Danish X-Factor. His performances on the show were impressive, which led him to finish in fourth place. After X-Factor, he signed a recording contract and released his debut album, “Alt det jeg ville have sagt” (All I would have said), in 2008. His second album, “Befri dig selv” (Free Yourself), followed in 2009. Both albums included songs that became popular in Denmark. Basim reached international fame when he represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with the song “Cliche Love Song”. He finished in 9th place, a respectable position that boosted his popularity further. After Eurovision, Basim continued to work on his music. He released the single “Picture in a Frame” in 2014, which was a moderate success. In the following years, he released several other singles, including “K├Şd & Blod” (Flesh & Blood) in 2016 and “Comme Ci Comme Ca” and “Aji Aji” in 2017. His post-Eurovision career also included songwriting for other artists and appearances on various Danish TV shows. In 2018, Basim teamed up with Benny Jamz. Their single “Tilf├Žldigt” became a hit. The song was followed by “Tanker”, a solo project. Basim returned to the Danish X-Factor, but this time as a mentor in the ‘Groups’ category. His experience and knowledge of the music industry proved beneficial to the contestants under his guidance. In 2021, a new hitsingle was there for Basim: “Du g├Şr det godt”, featuring Johnson and Hedegaard. He teamed up with $HYBXI in October 2022 for the song “Bye bye”. Together with Jimilian he recorded the song “Hvem er de?”, a tribute to the national soccer team. In 2024, Basim took part in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix again. He took the 2nd place in the contest with the song “Johnny”. Entries Clich├ę Love Song Country­čçę­čç░ Denmark Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsBasimLasse LindorffKim Nowak-ZordeDaniel F├Ąlt MusicBasimLasse LindorffKim Nowak-ZordeDaniel F├Ąlt BackingsAyoe AngelicaMarcel GbekleAndy Roda DancersTobias EllehammerIvan Spadi Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 74Position: 9Running order: 23 https://youtu.be/jnCTsJkieY4

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Firelight

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts MembersMichelle MifsudRichard Edwards MicallefTony PolidanoDaniel MicallefWayne William MicallefLeslie Decesare Founded2013 Nationality­čç▓­čç╣ Maltese National SelectionMalta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongComing Home (2014) Biography Firelight is a Maltese folk-pop band. Formed in 2013, Firelight consists of siblings Richard Edwards Micallef, Michelle Micallef, and Wayne Micallef, along with their friends Tony Polidano and Daniel Micallef. Richard, Michelle, and Wayne are all accomplished singers and musicians in their own right. The band’s music is a blend of pop, rock, and folk, featuring catchy melodies, rich harmonies, and a variety of instruments, including the guitar, piano, and harmonica. Richard Edwards Micallef, the lead singer and songwriter of the band, has a strong musical pedigree. His father, Paul Micallef, was a well-known Maltese singer in the 1970s and 1980s. Richard himself has a distinguished career in music; he had previously participated in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 and 2013 as a solo artist. Their song “Coming Home”, an acoustic ballad that they performed at Eurovision 2014, was written by Richard and is about a soldier returning home from war. The song placed ninth in the semi-final and 23rd in the final. The follow up single was called “Talk dirty”, which reached the #1 spot in the Maltese charts. Their debut album “Backdrop life” was released in September, followed by a tour in Germany and Austria. In December they released a new single, “Christmas Day”. In February 2015, the band donated the appalachian dulcimer used at the Eurovision performance for charity. It was sold for ÔéČ2250,-. The money went to children’s cancer support group Puttinu Care. A new single, “Backdrop of Life”, was released in March 2015.┬á Wayne William and Richard Edwards went on with their solo carreers while the band continued performing. In July 2017, a new song “Victor The Hungarian Man” was released. After this, the band did not release any new music, but they continued performing on festivals throughout Malta. Entries Coming Home Country­čç▓­čç╣ Malta Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsRichard Edwards Micallef MusicRichard Edwards Micallef Backings– Results Semi Points: 63Position: 9Running order: 1 Results Finals Points: 32Position: 23Running order: 22 https://youtu.be/E_hT08vzHt8

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András Kállay-Saunders

About Quick Facts NameAndr├ís K├íllay-Saunders Born28 January 1985 Nationality­čçş­čç║ Hungarian­čç║­čçŞ American (?) National SelectionA Dal 2019A Dal 2017A Dal 2016A Dal 2014A Dal 2013A Dal 2012 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongRunning (2014) Biography Andr├ís K├íllay-Saunders is a Hungarian-American recording artist, songwriter and record producer. He was born in New York City to an American soulsinger and a Hungarian model. For much of K├íllay’s early life, his father was globe-trotting, performing music with renowned artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Jeff Beck, and Lou Reed, among others. Occasionally, Fernando would have K├íllay accompany him on these trips, offering his son a glimpse of his musical world. He would take K├íllay to Detroit, showing him the birthplace of his career. These experiences deeply embedded the essence of Motown in K├íllay’s being. In 2010, K├íllay visited Hungary to care for his ailing grandmother. During his stay, a television advertisement inviting gifted singers to participate in the national talent competition Megaszt├ír caught his attention. K├íllay’s career took off when he finished fourth in Megaszt├ír, subsequently signing a contract with Universal and permanently relocating to Hungary. He released two singles, “Csak Veled” and “I Love You”, under Universal, both of which soared to the top of the Hungarian charts. In August 2012, K├íllay joined forces with Swedish rapper Rebstar and American producer DJ Pain 1 for his single “Tonight”. The song made it to number four on the Hungarian Top 40, marking K├íllay’s third top 10 hit. In November 2012, K├íllay announced his split from Universal and signed a global record deal with Swedish label Today Is Vintage. His single “My Baby”, which was also his entry for the Hungarian Eurovision Song Contest “A Dal”, was released shortly after. The song was critically acclaimed, earning a near-perfect score from the jury. Following this performance, “My Baby” climbed to the top of the Hungarian iTunes chart. Its music video, directed by Los Tiki Pictures, was released in February 2013. K├íllay’s debut album, Delivery Boy, was released in 2015 on iTunes. He also represented Hungary in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he secured fifth place with his song “Running”. After the 2014 Eurovision, K├íllay founded the K├íllay-Saunders Band and produced several singles with them. He also collaborated with A Dal 2015 contestants, producing acoustic versions of their songs. His album Delivery Boy was shortlisted for the IMPALA Album of the Year Award. In the 2016 edition of A Dal, K├íllay returned, this time performing “Who We Are” with his band and singer Antonia Vai. They reached the final four but did not clinch the title. They returned for A Dal 2017 with the song “Seventeen”, making it to the final round. In the 2019 edition, K├íllay participated again as part of The Middletonz with Dutch rapper Farshad Alebatool, performing the song “Roses” and making it to the final. In the same year, he teamed up with Reni Tolvai for the collaboration in the song “Real Thing”. In June, The Middletonz released a new single. Andr├ís teamed up with T.Danny for another new single, “Nevemet”. Not even a month later, he teamed up with Miskovits and Holl├│ Feh├ęr for the song “Egy├╝tt”. On 18 September 2019, K├íllay’s 2nd album “Grind” was released. On 2 April 2020, in the middle of the COVID19 lockdown, K├íllay released a new single: “F*ck yo girl”, in the same month followed by “Light on” and a month later by “Promise”. In September, the song “Drug” was released, in October “Ola ├ę”. He teamed up with Zubi and Alex Torres for the song “She never noticed”. With Zubi, he also released the song “Generous”. With Rackley Darion he released the song “Bag”. Again with Zubi, he released “Too far”. Under the name Anevemandras he took part in A Dal 2021 with the song “Haza├ęrek majd”. A Dal was then no longer the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song was also released in English as “Coming home”. Together with Ali Bagkor, he released the song “Ocean” in April. The song reached the 1st place in the Greek Heat Top 30. It also reached the 1st place in the Greek Shazam list. He also featured in Dreambody’s song “Taking my time”. With Gabriel Gomez he recorded the song “Bujtsy”. In March 2022 K├íllay teamed up with Coyot and The Prince Karma for the song “Why”. A month later, the video for the song “Sky” followed. In September of the same year he worked together with Young Trabajo on a song “Traka”. In April 2023, he released a single called “Homesick”. He also started to perform with the Middletonz again. ┬á Entries Song Title Country­čçş­čç║ Hungary Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsAndr├ís K├íllay-SaundersIstv├ín Tab├ír MusicAndr├ís K├íllay-SaundersKriszti├ín Szakos BackingsRozina CzelovszkyKyra Fedor DancersKata KelemenS├índor Kurucz Results Semi Points: 127Position: 3Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: 143Position: 5Running order: 21 https://youtu.be/T_RxJZ3N9kE

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Sebalter

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameSebastiano Pa├║-Lessi Born01 July 1985 Nationality­čçĘ­čçş Swiss National SelectionDie Entscheidungsshow 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongHunter of Stars (2014) Biography Sebastiano Pa├╣-Lessi, (born 1 July 1985) better known by his stage name, Sebalter, is a Swiss singer, fiddler, and attorney. Between 2000 and 2002, Sebalter showcased his bass skills with a Swiss hard rock ensemble, The Stalkers. From 2002 to 2012, he switched to playing the fiddle for a Swiss folk rock group, The Vad Vuc. During his tenure, he was part of three album releases and took part in numerous tours. Sebalter then left The Vad Vuc in 2012 to embark on a solo journey. Meanwhile, in 2005, during his university days, he co-hosted a youth TV program titled Le vostre vacanze on the Swiss TSI channel. In November 2013, Sebalter’s “Hunter of Stars” was disclosed as one of the three entries for the Swiss national selection by the Italian Swiss broadcaster RSI. The song made it to the national final. Sebalter and his band staged the song at the national final show on 1 February, winning the selection. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, he made it to the grand final on 10 May. Sebalter secured the 13th position. In July 2014, he brought out the single “Saturday”. His debut studio album “Day of Glory” was released in January 2015, featuring the singles “Hunter of Stars” and “Saturday”. The album climbed to the 9th position on the Swiss Albums Chart. In 2015, he paused his music career to resume his law practice, but he continued to perform across Switzerland and Italy with Mattia Bordignon on guitar and Rocco Casella on banjo. Sebalter’s second studio album “Awakening” was launched on 20 January 2017. In the same year, he performed his track “Weeping Willow” on ESC 2017 ÔÇô Die Entscheidungsshow. Since the 2017 contest, he has been commentating during the grand final for the Swiss-Italian broadcaster RSI, alongside Clarissa Tami. In 2018, news broke that Sebalter aimed to make a comeback to Eurovision, this time vying to represent Switzerland in the 2019 contest with his song, “Carry the Light”. However, in 2019, SRF chose Luca H├Ąnni as their representative. On 13 March 2020, a new album was released, “Gente simpatica”. The album was his first one, entirely in Italian. From this album, the singles “Gente simpatica”, “La fine dell’estate” and “Corrono i baci corrono” were released. The song “Gente simpatica” was used in the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer. After COVID19, SebAlter started touring live again with his band in September 2021. In April 2022 he teamed up with Kunz, where he featured in the song “Ciao”.┬á On 6 April 2023, Sebalter’s 4th album “SebAlter” was released. Entries Hunter Of Stars Country­čçĘ­čçş Switzerland Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsSebastiano Pa├╣-Lessi MusicSebastiano Pa├╣-Lessi BackingsClaudio BodiniMattia BordignonRocco CasellaMarco CuzzovagliaChristoph Pedretti Results Semi Points: 92Position: 4Running order: 12 Results Finals Points: 64Position: 13Running order: 20 https://youtu.be/DqjoM8ZlyMc

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Ruth Lorenzo

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameRuth Lorenzo Pascual Born10 November 1982 Nationality­č笭čçŞ Spain National SelectionInternal selection 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongDancing In The Rain (2014) Biography Ruth Lorenzo Pascual, known simply as Ruth Lorenzo, is a prominent Spanish singer and songwriter. Born on November 10, 1982, in Murcia, Spain, Ruth demonstrated a passion for music at an early age. She began singing and composing music when she was just a child, with an enduring interest in opera, rock, and pop. This blend of genres would later shape her distinct and versatile music style. In 2008, RuthÔÇÖs career gained significant momentum when she decided to audition for the fifth series of the popular British music reality show, The X Factor. She impressed the judges and the audience with her vocal prowess and charismatic stage presence, making her way to the live shows and eventually finishing in fifth place. Her journey on The X Factor exposed her to a global audience and created opportunities for her to collaborate with numerous established artists in the industry. Following The X Factor, Ruth spent several years refining her craft and performing at various venues. She released her debut single “Burn” in 2011, showcasing her songwriting ability. In 2014, Ruth was selected to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest. She performed her self-penned power ballad “Dancing in the Rain,” and secured a 10th place. The song became a hit in Spain, charting at the top of the Spanish Singles Chart. Ruth released her debut album, “Planeta Azul,” in October 2014. The album featured a mix of pop, rock, and ballad tracks, many of which were written by Ruth herself. In 2015, Ruth Lorenzo featured as a judge on Lev├íntate, the Spanish rendition of Stand Up for Your Country. The show ran in February and March.┬á Her debut album, “Planeta Azul”, was reissued in a special edition on October 16, 2015. It included new and previously recorded English songs. On August 28, 2015, she launched “99,” a new single from the album. In July 2015, it was revealed that Ruth would join the celebrity impersonation show Tu cara me suena for its fourth season. In its season finale in 2016, Ruth emerged victorious with 47% of the public votes. Following her stint on television, Ruth concentrated on her music, recording her new album.┬áRuth announced in September 2016 her intentions to break a Guinness World Record on October 19, which aimed at raising funds for breast cancer research. The record involved performing eight concerts in eight different Spanish cities within twelve hours. At the close of 2016, Ruth embarked on the Voces Tour across Spain, making stops in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, and Murcia. After a brief hiatus from the music scene, Ruth returned on October 13, 2017, releasing “Good Girls Don’t Lie,” the lead single of her forthcoming second studio album, Loveaholic. Ruth also collaborated on a cover of the Spanish hit “┬┐A qui├ęn le importa?” by Alaska y Dinarama, which was chosen as the anthem for WorldPride Madrid 2017. The song topped digital platform sales charts and became a trending topic on Twitter, leading to the announcement of The Loveaholic Tour for 2018. In 2017, after leaving Virgin EMI Records and releasing a charity single with Universal Music, Ruth decided to establish her record label, Raspberry Records. She also announced the creation of her clothing line, White Lion, named in honor of her fans. “Loveaholic”, her second album, came out on March 9, 2018, featuring a collaboration with Jeff Beck and peaking at number 9 on the Spanish Albums Chart. December 2018 saw Ruth making her musical theatre debut in La Llamada, at Teatro Lara in Madrid. Throughout 2019, Ruth embarked on numerous projects, including performing at the sold-out Festival Mil┬Ěleni, starring in a travel show, releasing a new single “Underworld,” touring with La Llamada: Musical, and starring in El gran secuestro for Playz. In June 2020, Ruth unveiled “Miedo,” the first single from her third studio album, “Cris├ílida”. The title track was released on January 29, 2021. In 2021, Ruth was part of the music game show Veo c├│mo cantas on Antena 3. The following year, she guest-judged on season 2 of Drag Race Espa├▒a. As of January 2023, Ruth has been confirmed as the primary host of RTVE’s singing competition, Cover Night, alongside Ana Guerra and Abraham Mateo. On 18 May 2023, she released a new single, “T├║ (visualizer)”. Entries Dancing In The rain Country­č笭čçŞ Spain Year2014 LanguageEnglishSpanish LyricsRuth LorenzoJim IrvinJulian Emery MusicRuth LorenzoJim IrvinJulian Emery BackingsSandra BorregoMey GreenAwinnie MybabyAlana Sink├źy Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 74Position: 10Running order: 19 https://youtu.be/LY4n5FUlfDQ

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Softengine

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts MembersTopi LatukkaOssi M├Ąkel├ĄEero KeskinenHenri Osk├írTuomo Alarinta Active2011 – 2017 Nationality­čçź­čç« Finnish National SelectionUuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongSomething Better (2014) Biography Softengine is a Finnish alternative pop-rock band. The story of this band traces back to 2011, in the small city of Sein├Ąjoki, where its foundation was laid in an unlikely setting – a cottage owned by the grandparents of Topi Latukka. Topi Latukka, a key figure in the band’s formation, brought together a group of like-minded musicians. This idyllic retreat became the birthplace of Softengine. After a few years of practice, writing, and performing locally, Softengine achieved a remarkable feat in 2014, representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Their performance on the grand stage marked an important milestone in the band’s journey, amplifying their name to international audiences.┬á The momentum continued into 2015 when Softengine released their debut album.┬á While the journey of Softengine has been a testament to their collective talent and shared passion, it has not been without change. Eero Keskinen and Henri Osk├ír, both instrumental in the band’s formative years and early success, left the band in 2016. In 2017, the band made a tour throughout Finland. In the same year, the band announced that they were in the studio to write material for a new album. However, no music was released by the band, and no performances took place anymore. Topi Latukka went for a solo career. Entries Something Better Country­čçź­čç« Finland Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsNames MusicNames Backings– Results Semi Points: 97Position: 3Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: 72Position: 11Running order: 18 https://youtu.be/3FDWaFfo1CU

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Tinkara Kova─Ź

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameTinkara Kova─Ź Born03 September 1978 Nationality­č窭čç« Slovenian National SelectionEMA 2020EMA 2014EMA 2001EMA 1999EMA 1997 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongSpet/Round and Round (2014) Biography Tinkara Kova─Ź, a Slovenian singer, pop-rock musician, flutist, and educator, was born on 3rd September 1978. She began her musical journey at a young age, winning a competition at the age of nine. Noticing her talent, producer Bojan Adami─Ź offered her an extended engagement, but her parents declined due to her young age. Later, she was encouraged by composer Danilo Kocjan─Źi─Ź, who, along with lyricist Drago Mislej-Mef and Marino Legovi─Ź, wrote the song that earned her the award for most promising performer at Melodije Morja in Sonca (Melodies of the Sea and Sun). In 1997, she signed her first record contract and released her debut album, which earned her a gold award and two Zlati Petelin awards. With the song “Vetr z juga” she took part in EMA, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. She then collaborated with the world/jazz/rock project Terra Mystica, earning two more Zlati Petelin awards. Her second album was released in 1999, which received gold and later platinum status. In the same year, she participated in EMA again, where she became 2nd with “Zakaj”. As Tinkara became more involved in creating her own music and lyrics, she signed with Dallas Records (EMI/Virgin Slovenia). Her third album “Na Robu Kroga”, which featured five hit singles and corresponding videos, was released under the label. She participated in EMA again, her song “Sonce v o─Źeh” reached a 5th place. During this time, she also performed 30ÔÇô50 concerts per year, collaborated with Carlos Nunez, and became the first Slovenian artist to have a special one-hour TV show dedicated to her on German television. Her fourth album, “O-range”, was introduced at a grand concert. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) selected one of the songs from the album “O-range” as one of the top ten in the pop-rock category among 11,000 entries. Tinkara also began making inroads in the Italian, Greek, Macedonian, and Croatian markets following the licensed release of the “O-range” album by EMI International. She competed in the international music festival Megahit in Turkey in 2003 with the song “Reason why,” finishing in 5th place out of 14 countries. In 2004, for her fourth concert at Cankarjev Dom, she invited Ian Anderson, the lead singer of Jethro Tull, whose music had greatly influenced her decision to learn the flute. She also participated as a guest in his orchestral solo performances and Jethro Tull group concerts in Croatia, Italy, Austria, and Germany. In the same year, she released “Enigma”, a special four-language project with a limited edition, exclusively for Slovenia and Italy. During her tour in Italy, she participated in several important festivals and received the Gian Carlo Deganutti award for the Enigma album in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In 2005, she performed a concert with Italian rock star Elisa, attracting over 8,000 listeners, marking Slovenia’s entry into the Schengen area. Later that year, she performed in front of a 185,000-strong crowd at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican at the first meeting of Pope Benedict XVI with young people, being the only foreign guest and flutist soloist with the Vatican Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mons. Frisina. In 2009, she released a compilation album of her greatest hits, and in 2012, an album called “Rastemo” featuring re-interpretations of hits from Slovenia and former Yugoslavia. In 2013, she won the award for best performer at the Melodije Morja in Sonca festival and released an album called “Zazibanke” with a selection of Istrian, Furlan, and other folk lullabies. In 2014, she represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Spet/Round And Round’ after winning the Slovenian EMA selection. She managed to qualify for the finals, where she ended up in the penultimate place. In the summer of 2014, she performed at Melodije Morja in Sonca, opening the event with the song Mars and Venera. After her Eurovision performance in 2014, she released a new song “2X2”, performed with Toma┼ż Klepa─Ź and the Children’s Choir of O┼á Koper. They also recorded a video clip. She then presented a song in Italian, “Cuori di ossigeno”, which climbed many music charts, including in Italy.┬á She released a new album in 2016, called “Dober dan, ┼żivljenje”. An Italian album, “Cuori di ossigeno”, was released a year later. In 2019, she won again at Melodije Morja in Sonca with the song “Bodi z mano do konca” (Stay with me till the end), for which she also received the award for best lyrics. In 2020, she released a song titled “Forever,” for which she penned the lyrics herself. She performed this song as a duet with Raiven. It was one of the participating songs in EMA 2020. A new album, “Neskon─Źnost”, was released in 2021. In 2022 she performed in Melodije Morja in Sonca again and ended up as the winner. Entries Spet/Round And Round Country­č窭čç« Slovenia Year2014 LanguageEnglishSlovenian LyricsTinkara Kova─ŹHannah ManciniTina Pi┼í MusicRaay BackingsRaayLea SirkManca ┼ápikNika Zorjan Results Semi Points: 52Position: 10Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: 9Position: 25Running order: 17 https://youtu.be/CiwM1sY3u0s

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Emma Marrone

About Quick Facts NameEmmanuela Marrone Born25 May 1984 Nationality­čç«­čç╣ Nationality National SelectionFestival di Sanremo 2022Internal selection 2014Festival di Sanremo 2012Festival di Sanremo 2011 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongLa Mia Citt├á (2014) Biography Emmanuela “Emma” Marrone, professionally known as Emma, is an Italian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. Born on May 25, 1984, she gained recognition after winning the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi in March 2010. Following her victory, she signed a contract with Universal Music and embarked on a successful solo career. Since 2010, Emma has released seven solo studio albums, one extended play, and thirty-nine singles. Her music has achieved significant commercial success, with four of her albums reaching the top of the Italian Albums Chart and several singles topping the Italian Singles Chart. She has sold over 1.6 million records in Italy alone. Notable highlights in her career include winning the Sanremo Music Festival in 2012 with her song “Non ├Ę l’inferno” and representing Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with “La mia citt├á,” which placed 21st. In 2022, Emma took part in the Festival di Sanremo again, being 6th with “Ogni volta”. A new attempt came in 2024 with “Apnea”, when she was 14th. Emma has collaborated with both Italian and international artists, including Thirty Seconds to Mars and ├ülvaro Soler. She has also worked as a songwriter and producer for other musicians such as Elodie and Antonino. In addition to her musical endeavors, Emma has served as the artistic director of a team in Amici di Maria De Filippi on multiple occasions, earning two Italian Television Direction Awards. She has also showcased her acting skills in various Italian TV series and films, notably appearing in Gabriele Muccino’s 2020 film, The Best Years. Throughout her career, Emma has received numerous awards and nominations, both in Italy and internationally. Among her accolades are three MTV Italian Music Awards, one TRL Award, and nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards and the World Music Awards. In addition to her music career, Emma has been involved in social and charitable activities. She is particularly known for her work with various cancer charities, drawing from her own experience as a survivor of uterine cancer. Entries La Mia Citt├á Country­čç«­čç╣ Italy Year2014 LanguageItalian LyricsEmma Marrone MusicEmma Marone BackingsArianna MereuMorten DaugaardSimon N├ŞiersJohannes NymarkJesper Paasch Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 33Position: 21Running order: 16 https://youtu.be/8W5ZlalAMV8

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Tolmachevy Sisters

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts MembersAnastasiya TolmachevyMaria Tolmachevy Born14 January 1997 Nationality­čçĚ­čç║ Russian National SelectionInternal selection 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongShine (2014) Biography Born on January 14, 1997, in Kursk, Russia, Anastasiya and Maria showed a passion for music from an early age. Their parents nurtured their interest, enrolling them in music schools to hone their talent. Their big break came in 2006 when they won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at just nine years old. Their winning song, “Vesenniy Jazz” (Spring Jazz), made them instantly popular in their home country and across Europe. In 2007, the Tolmachevy Sisters appeared in the Children’s New Wave competition, where they took the second spot. The following year, they appeared as Snow Maidens in the Russian New Year’s Eve television show “Yolki Plyuschi” and participated in various music festivals, both domestically and internationally. As they grew older, the Tolmachevy Sisters expanded their repertoire and style, moving from childlike songs to more mature pop ballads. This evolution was reflected in their 2014 Eurovision Song Contest entry. They represented Russia with the song “Shine” and finished 7th overall. Despite some political controversy surrounding Russia at the time, the Tolmachevy Sisters received strong support from the audience and viewers, solidifying their reputation as talented and charismatic performers. Since 2016, they teach children in singing at the Studio Sisters Maria Anastasiya.┬á On October 14, 2017, the twins performed as interpreters on the opening day of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi. A year later, they received certificates and medals for their contribution, signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin. On New Years Eve of that year, they presented a new song, “S Toboy”. In 2018, they performed at the Moscow Eurovision Party. They also performed at the Fifa Fan Fest in Rostov-on-Don. On January 15, 2020, the Tolmachevy Sisters gave their very first solo concert, called “Otrazhenie”. On May 18, 2021, they gave a concert celebrating five years of their vocal studio. Later that year, a one hour interview with the sisters appeared online on YouTube. The girls are not only singers but also models and brand ambassadors. Entries Shine Country­čçĚ­čç║ Russia Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsJohn BallardRalph Charlie al FahelGerard James Borg MusicPhilipp KirkorovDimitris Kontopoulos BackingsRui AndradeAnna NilssonAnna Strandberg AnderssonJenny T├Ąrneberg Results Semi Points: 63Position: 6Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: 89Position: 7Running order: 15 https://youtu.be/BCNN1JAgWqk

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TWIN TWIN

┬ę Albin Olsson About Quick Facts MembersLorent IdirFran├žois DjemelPatrick Biyik Founded2009 Nationality­čçź­čçĚ French National SelectionLes Chansons d’Abord 2014 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongMoustache (2014) Biography TWIN TWIN is a French electro group, originally from Montreuil, in Seine-Saint-Denis. Composed of Lorent Idir, Fran├žois Djemel, and Patrick Biyik, the group is characterized by a mix of punk, electro, and rap sounds.┬á TWIN TWIN began their artistic careers with cinema: they were camera assistants and made a film with Why Not Productions. Fran├žois later worked as a bassist in various rock and hard-rock bands. Lorent experimented with slam poetry and writing, and he published his first novel “Un nageur en plein ciel” with Rivages/Noir editions. Their encounter with saxophonist Fran├žois Jeanneau changed the game and inspired a new creative dynamic in the twins, which would later lead to the formation of the group. Twin Twin was formed in 2009, initiated by Lorent and Fran├žois who were then playing in their band called Chim├Ęre in Montreuil. It was during their meeting with beatboxer and drummer Patrick Biyik that Twin Twin was born. The group’s first composition, “Vive la vie”, launched the group to explore the capital and seek popularity. In addition to music, the group adopted a very personal visual style, favoring colorful and vintage stage outfits. That same year, they won several awards: the SFR Young Talent Award and the Lance-toi en live competition, which led them to open the shows for VV Brown and BB Brunes. Over the following years, they supported several artists such as Stromae, Shaka Ponk, and Philippe Katerine. The trio also won the Prix Paris Jeunes Talents 2010 and were invited to perform at Solidays for two consecutive years, during the 2011 and 2012 editions. The group immediately marked by their joy of living and contagious optimism both in their music and in their daily life. The interviews they give for TV or websites are another opportunity for them to express their good mood. Before the release of their first EP entitled “By My Side”, two clips were released: ZXR in February 2010, and “By My Side” in November 2011. The third title of the EP, “Comme toi” involved a collaboration with Lexicon. In April 2013, the group’s first album was released: “Vive la vie”, edited by Warner Music France. On March 2, 2014, the group was announced as the French national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, with the song “Moustache”. They finished last in the Eurovision Contest with a score of two points. After Eurovision, Twin Twin went to New York to compose their second album. In December 2014 and January 2015, they played in many clubs in the city while writing new songs. It was in New York that they met Jillionaire from Major Lazer, and in 2016, it was with him that they produced the tracks that make up their second opus. They wanted to recapture the energy of their beginnings, punk, saturated guitars (Soundsystem, Die Trying), but also hip-hop (Weed in My Pocket, Beretta Gucci) and ska, dub, reggae influences (Easy Life, Always Say No, Nowhere to Go) that they mix. However, no album was released. Only a hip-hop single, entitled “Maintenant je sais”, was released in 2019. The song was followed by the songs “Paradiso”, “Vomi noir” and “Love song”. They collaborated with Guad for the song “Chez moi”. Entries Moustache Country­čçź­čçĚ France Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsLorent IdirFran├žois Ardouvin MusicPierre BeyresKim N’Guyen BackingsUlrich Kwasi DancersC├ęline BaronJonathan Jenvrin Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 2Position: 26Running order: 14 https://youtu.be/vjkqciwP034

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