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©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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Thea Garrett

About Quick Facts NameThea Garrett Born15 March 1992 Nationality🇲🇹 Maltese National SelectionThe GO Malta Eurosong 2010 In Eurovision2010 Oslo SongMy Dream (2010) Biography Thea Garrett was born on March 15, 1992, in Ħal Tarexin, Malta. She has been studying voice technique and interpretation with soprano Gillian Zammit. She studied musical theatre for ten years at the Masquerade Theatre School, where she participated in performances of “The King and I” and “Beyond the Barricades” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. Thea also earned qualifications from Trinity Guildhall College in Musical Theatre, Voice Technique, and Drama. For two summers in a row, Thea attended a week-long workshop at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She was also chosen to be the secondary vocalist in the West End for Paco Peña, a famous Spanish singer. Thea participated in the British Voice of Tomorrow festival, where she was among the top thirty contestants out of hundreds. In late 2009, Thea sang with the well-known Italian singer Gigi D’Alessio at the opening of his world tour in Rome and later in Milan, where Gigi played the piano for her. Currently, Thea is a member of the gospel group “Enkor,” where she also sings as a soloist. On February 20, 2010, Thea Garrett won the right to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song “My Dream.” The song was composed by Jason Cassar and had lyrics by Sunny Aquilina. In Oslo, Norway, Thea performed in the eleventh position in the first semi-final on May 25, 2010. Unfortunately, she did not advance to the finals, finishing in twelfth place, just seven points short of qualifying. In 2011, she released two singles, “Frontline” and “Walk On By”. Additionally, Thea remained active in musical theatre, a field in which she has extensive training and experience. In 2012, she moved to London in order to study musical theatre. She also has been active in jewelry design. Living in London, she played roles in several musicals. She took a private tuition with Charles Miller in 2016. Entries My Dream Country🇲🇹 Malta Year2010 LanguageEnglish LyricsSunny Aquilina MusicJason Paul Cassar BackingsJes SciberrasPamela BezzinaNadine AxisaJackie Pace Delicata Results Semi Points: 45Position: 12Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/iwgF3TC2Kj0?si=KCOkm3h0lPdyxOjq

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Vilija Matačiūnaitė

About Quick Facts Namevilija matačiūnaitė Born24 June 1986 Nationality🇱🇹  Lithuanian National SelectionPabandom iš naujo! 2022“Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2017“Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2014“Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2005“Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2004 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongAttention (2014) Biography Vilija Matačiūnaitė is a Lithuanian singer, actress and songwriter. She was born on June 24, 1986 in Vilnius. From childhood, she trained her voice at several schools and from several teachers. At the age of 16, she formed a group and recorded several songs. She sang in the groups Cordage and Corner. In 2002, she participated in the Latvian TV music competition Fizz Superstar. In 2004, she participated in the Eurovision national final for the first time with the group Sugarfree. In the same year she placed second at the international song contest Amber Star in Jūrmala with the dance group Keep Distance.  In 2005, Vilija participated in the national selection of the Eurovision Song Contest with the same dance group and with the song “Oh my God” made it to the Lithuanian final, where she took 7th place. In the summer of 2005, she participated in the festival – contest Draugų veidai in Moldova. She was admitted to university, but postponed her studies due to the musical project Kelias į žvaigždes, where she took second place. After the reality show, Vilija signed a contract with LNK, which obliged her to belong to this tv station until 2008.  In 2006, she spent the first half of the year touring Lithuania with concerts of gratitude with members of the Kelias į žvaigždes show. The same year, Vilija released her debut solo album “Mylėk”. She worked at the “Lietus” radio station and co-hosted the show Širdelės. In 2007, Vilija triumphed in the National Music League Midsummer battle. She participated in the international reality show Hello, Jurmala!. In 2008 she participated in the LNK musical show Žvaigždžių duetai 2, where she took 4th place. On May 24, 2008, the premiere of the rock opera Prisikėlęs took place. Vilija played the role of Mary Magdalene. In the LNK TV show Mano žvaigždė, Vilija was awarded the title/figurine of “My Most Athletic Star”. In 2009, she participated in the concert “The Power of Love – Bite Land” in Juodkrantė.  For a while, Vilija could not sing due to vocal cord disease, but she successfully recovered, continued her studies of pop music at Vilnius College, and filmed a Lithuanian series Mano mylimas prieše, where she played one of the main roles. Vilija and her partner Artur Bajor participate in the project Kviečiu šokti. Vilija also participates in the LNK music project Lietuvos Daina, where Lithuanian evergreens are performed.  Vilija started the year 2011 with a new manager Martynas Tyla and announced that she was going to0 participate in the national final for the Eurovision contest. She was supposed to sing the song “Dreams” but later withdrew from the competition due to technical difficulties. She participated in the LNK music project Žvaigždžių duetai and reached the semifinals.  At the end of January, Vilija recorded the song “Pasiekti žvaigždes danguje”, Vilija released a radio single with a club-style song “Gonna Get All” with DJ Funky M. She also participated in the international festival Golden Talent 2011 in Georgia. At the end of March, Vilija formed the group Round-A-Sound. Vilija and the Group Round-A-Sound performed at the annual festival “Gatvės muzikos diena”. In 2013 Vilija participated in the LRT music project Auksinis balsas, where the most famous Lithuanian performers will compete for the golden voice title. She won the contest. Vilija hosted of the music project Romeo and Juliet.  Vilija also performed the role of Juliet in the rock opera Romeo and Juliet. On October 16, she introduced a new single “Beautiful Love”. In 2014, Vilija participated in the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Vilija created the song “Attention” specifically for Eurovision, with which she is vying for Eurovision. On March 1, she won the contest. Unfortunately, she didn’t reach the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2015, Vilija took a break and was out of sight for a while. In the fall, she released a single “Meilės debesy”. Vilija also recorded a song with rapper Medonas called “Tuo tikiu”. Vilija participated in the LRT music project Vario audra, where orchestras compete, she was one of their captains.  In 2017, she participated in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “I See the Lights”, but did not pass the first stage of selection. Vilija became a participant in the BTV show Muzikinis iššūkis, where every week the participants change partners and have to perform a different song. Vilija made it to the final with only one performance, when she performed Justė Arlauskaitė’s song “Po mano oda” with Neringa Nekrašiūtė. Vilija and Neringa’s duet won based on the viewers’ decision. In 2022, she participated in the national selection “Pabandom iš naujo!” with the song “101”. She made it to the semi-finals, where she placed sixth and did not qualify for the final. Entries Attention Country🇱🇹 Lithuania Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsVilija Matačiūnaitė MusicViktoras VaupšasVilija Matačiūnaitė BackingsEglė GadeikytėAlgė MatekūnaitėLina Žilinskaitė DancersŠarūnas Kirdeikis Results Semi Points: 36Position: 11Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/qOGEtw7tmik

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Tanja

© Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameTatjana Mihhailova-Saar Born19 June 1983 Nationality🇪🇪 Estonian National SelectionEesti Laul 2021Eesti Laul 2019Eesti Laul 2014Eurolaul 2003Eurolaul 2002 In Eurovision2014 Copenhagen SongAmazing (2014) Biography Tatjana Mihhailova, also known as Tanja, is an Estonian pop singer and actress of Russian descent. Born on June 19, 1983, in Kaliningrad, Russia, Tatjana moved to Estonia at a young age. Her passion for music was apparent early on and she began her journey in the entertainment industry as a teenager. In 2002, Tatjana formed the duo Nightlight Duo with fellow musician Jaan Pehk. The group entered the Eurovision Song Contest preliminary competition in Estonia (Eurolaul) in 2002 and 2003, but did not win. In 2004, Tanja, alongside producer and composer Timo Vendt, formed the band Jz Belle. Their self-titled debut album, released that same year, exclusively consisted of cover songs. This was followed by their second album “Teemant” in 2006, from which three singles were launched for radio airplay. Upon concluding the Jz Belle project, Tanja joined Sunday Mood, a band that also featured Timo Vendt and Canadian guitarist Alex Pier Federici. Their English-language album, “Something more”, was released in 2009 and met with considerable success in the Baltic nations. During this time, Tanja also performed in the theatrical show Queen – The Doors of Time at the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu. She shared the stage with Broadway performer Tony Vincent and Estonian singer Rolf Roosalu. Tanja secured the second place in Laulud tähtedega (Estonian version of Just the Two of Us) during the 2010/2011 season.  Tanja released her 6th solo album, “Gemini”, in 2012. Three singles, “Supernatural”, “Sind ootan ikka veel” (featuring Mikk Saar), and “All In My Head”, were released from the album. She also came second in “Laulupealinn” in November 2011. In 2013, she took the third place in the TV show Su nägu kõlab tuttavalt (Your Face Sounds Familiar). In later seasons she became a judge in the show. In 2014, Tatjana, as Tanja, once again represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Amazing”. Her performance, which included a complex dance routine, was praised for its energy and execution but did not advance to the final. In 2015, Tanja released a new album, “Elan päev korraga”, of which “Külmunud maa”, “Elan päev korraga”, “Hääletu peal” and “Kustuta tuled”, were also released on singles. She also performed a lot with 4 man band The Swingers. At the end of the year, she did a Christmas tour together with Mikk Saar, with whom she married in 2016. In 2016, Tanja sang the end song in the Russian version of the movie Lotte and the moonstone secret. Together with her husband, she hosted the Eesti Music Awards 2017. She did a Memory 2017 tour together with Koit Toome, Lauri Liiv, Merili Johanson and Merle Jalakas. In July, she did the comments at an ETV+ Laulu ja Tantsu Pidu. Beside performances with her husband Mikk Saar and with The Swingers, she also performed with her own band. She did a Christmas tour in December 2017 together with Marta Laan and Nele-Liis Vaiksoo. A year later she did the same thing, but with The Swingers. It was with The Swingers that Tanja and Birgit took part in Eestilaul again in 2019. With the song “High Heels In The Neighbourhood” they reached the 7th place in the final. They also took part in the Eesti Muusika Karika (Estonian Music Cup) and reached the semifinals. As a voice actor, Tanja could be heard in the Estonian version of the movie Ugly Dolls. In July, The Swingers came with a single, “Meie siesta”, again with Tanja and Birgit. In November 2019, Tanja released a new solo single, “Kõik”. In September 2020, it was followed by the song “Hurricane”. Two months later, Tanja had a leading role in the musical Nunnad Hoos (Sister Act). And Tanja wrote a book, a biography called “Milles on süüdi taburet?”. In 2021, Tanja took part in Eestilaul again, this time with the song “Best Night Ever”. She reached a 3rd place in the final of Eestilaul. In May of the same year she released another song “Paar sammu veel”.  She made a summer tour in 2022, where she sometimes played with her own band, some of the concerts were with the Tallinn Police Orchestra. She also became a member of the jury in Tantsud tähtedega (Dancing with the stars) in 2022. In June 2023, Tanja released a new song, “Millal veel?”. In addition to her music career, Tatjana has also achieved success as an actress. She starred in the Estonian musical drama Georg, based on the life of singer Georg Ots, where she played Ots’ wife. Tatjana’s performance was critically acclaimed, showcasing her versatility as an entertainer. Entries Amazing Country🇪🇪 Estonian Year2014 LanguageEnglish LyricsTatjana Mihhailova MusicTimo VendtTatjana Mihhailova BackingsMarilin KongoMarvi VallasteKaire Vilgats DancersArgo Liik Results Semi Points: 36Position: 12Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/wi9Q1ufjooE

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Safura

About Quick Facts NameSafura Alizadeh Aliyev Born20 September 1992 Nationality🇦🇿 Azerbaijani National SelectionLand Of Fire 2010 In Eurovision2010 Oslo SongDrip Drop (2010) Biography Safura Alizadeh Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Səfurə Əlizadə; born 20 September 1992) is a celebrated Azerbaijani pop singer  Safura was born into a family with a rich artistic background; her father is a professional painter, and her mother, a pianist. Demonstrating musical talents from a very young age, Safura made her first stage appearance at six. She was part of children’s bands “Sharg Ulduzlari” and “Bulbullar” and received formal music training in violin and piano at the “Baku Musical School No2.” Additionally, she also learned to play the saxophone. After graduating from school No23 in Baku, she attended the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, later moving to Sweden to further her career. Safura rose to fame after winning the national contest “Pop Idol” (season 8) in 2009. In 2010, Safura won the Azerbaijani national final, leading her to the Eurovision stage in Oslo, Norway. Her Eurovision journey was supported by a team of professionals, including the song’s writers Anders Bagge, Stefan Örn, and Sandra Bjurman, and the choreography was designed by JaQuel Knight. Her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 marked a significant milestone in her career, where she represented Azerbaijan and secured the 5th place in the final with her song “Drip Drop,” achieving this feat at the tender age of 17. The song “Drip Drop” not only brought her international fame but also charted in several countries, including Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and Turkey.Following Eurovision, she embarked on a promotional tour across Europe and participated in various music festivals. Safura’s discography includes two albums, “It’s My War” released in 2010, and “Möcüze” released in 2021. The lead single from “It’s My War,” “Drip Drop,” achieved chart success in multiple countries. Another single, “March On,” was released from the same album. Over the years, she has released several singles, including “Tonight” in 2014, “High on Your Love” in 2020, and “L.O.V.E” in 2021. Despite facing challenges, such as terminating a contract with Euteria due to restrictive conditions, Safura has continued to pursue her music career and explore new opportunities. She also became a member of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party in 2011. Safura’s personal life includes her marriage to Farhad Aliyev, the son of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Industry and Energy, Natig Aliyev, in 2013. They have three children together, two sons born in 2014 and 2019, and a daughter born in 2017, balancing her personal commitments with her professional achievements. Entries Drip Drop Country🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Year2010 LanguageEnglish LyricsSandra Bjurman MusicStefan ÖrnAnders Bagge BackingsSamantha PowellMarlene StrandAnna BergenholtzJohanna Eriksson DancerDenis Khrystyuk Results Semi Points: 113Position: 2Running order: 7 Results Finals Points: 145Position: 5Running order: 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRAN7AzEKak

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Christos Mylordos

About Quick Facts NameChristos Mylordos Born30 April 1991 Nationality🇨🇾 Cypriot National SelectionPerformance 2011 In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongSan aggelos s’agapisa (2011) Biography Christos Mylordos (Greek: Χρίστος Μυλόρδος) (Nicosia, April 30, 1991) is a Cypriot singer. On September 10, 2010, he won the talent show Performance, the Cypriot version of X Factor, with the song ‘Love Supreme’ by Robbie Williams. With 11,004 votes, he comfortably beat Louis Panagiotou (5,924 points), who represented Cyprus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. As a result, he was chosen to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany with the song ‘San aggelos s’agapisas’. However, he did not manage to qualify for the final. The song “Giates mafineis mono” was the follow up of this song in 2012.  Christos started working at the Asmation Live Stage in Nicosia in 2013, as one of the permanent performers there. With 5 other Cypriot artists, he formed a team and worked together until May 2014. A new collaboration started in February 2015, with the VSeven Live Club in Paphos. In May of that year, Christos’ new single “Na pou girises” was released. He later became member of the Venue Club team in Larnaka. That lasted until May 2016. He left the Venue Club for a short time to return in October. Since 2017, Mylordos performs in several clubs. He especially sang in the Baraki club in Nicosia. That stopped in March 2020, due to the COVID19 crisis, but in June he left Baraki. However, in June 2021 he started to perform again at Baraki. In February 2022 he started performing in the Classico All Day Bar in Nicosia until it closed in December of the same year.   Entries San Aggelos S’Agapisa Country🇨🇾 Cyprus Year2011 LanguageGreek LyricsMichalis Antoniou MusicAndreas Anastasiou BackingsChrissie Andreou MaroulliAgathaggelos AgathaggelouChristos NikolaouPavlos PolichrinisAntoniou Antonis Results Semi Points:Position:Running order: Results Finals Points:Position:Running order: https://youtu.be/RxkBW0ey5BU?si=kGQqH-mZLDVaMMPV

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Eric Saade

About Quick Facts NameEric Khaled Saade Born29 October 1990 Nationality🇸🇪 Swedish National SelectionMelodifestivalen 2021Melodifestivalen 2015Melodifestivalen 2011Melodifestivalen 2010 In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongPopular (2011) Biography Eric Khaled Saade, born on October 29, 1990, in Kattarp, Sweden, is a renowned Swedish singer and songwriter. With a Swedish mother, Marlene Jacobsson, and a Palestinian Lebanese father, Walid Saade, Eric’s multicultural background has significantly influenced his music career. After his parents’ divorce, he lived with his mother and is the second of eight siblings and half-siblings. Inspired by icons like Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, and Justin Timberlake, Saade developed a passion for singing early on. His career took off in 2007 as a founding member of the Swedish boy band What’s Up!, alongside Robin Stjernberg, Ludwig Keijser, and Johan Yngvesson. The band gained popularity with hits like “Go Girl!” and “If I Told You Once,” and even recorded a theme for Disney’s Camp Rock. Saade embarked on a solo career in 2009, signing with Roxy Recordings and releasing his debut single, “Sleepless.” His breakthrough came in 2010 with “Manboy” in the Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Eurovision selection, where he finished third. The success of “Manboy” was followed by his debut album, “Masquerade,” which went gold in Sweden. In 2011, Saade won Melodifestivalen with “Popular,” representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest and finishing third. “Popular” achieved significant success, going double platinum in Sweden and charting internationally. Saade continued to release music, including “Hearts in the Air” and “Hotter Than Fire,” a duet with Dev. His albums “Saade Vol. 1” and “Saade Vol. 2” further established his presence in the music industry, with “Saade Vol. 1” achieving platinum status. In 2012, Saade released “Imagine” with Tone Damli and explored new musical styles with singles like “Miss Unknown” and “Marching (In the Name of Love).” His next album, “Forgive Me,” showcased a shift in his musical direction. Saade made a notable return to Melodifestivalen in 2015 with “Sting,” placing fifth in the finals. He continued releasing music, including his EP “Saade” and participating in the reality TV-show “Så mycket bättre” in 2017. In 2019, Saade released his fifth studio album, “Det svarta fåret,” and in 2021, he competed again in Melodifestivalen with “Every Minute,” finishing second. Saade’s diverse career also includes hosting Melodifestivalen 2019 and winning Let’s Dance 2022, showcasing his versatility as an entertainer. Entries Popular Country🇸🇪 Sweden Year2011 LanguageEnglish LyricsFredrik Kempe MusicFredrik Kempe BackingsFernando FuentesJoel Börjesson DancersRobin HaghiAlvaro EstrellaDaniel Gill Results Semi Points: 155Position: 1Running order: 8 Results Finals Points: 185Position: 3Running order: 7 https://youtu.be/Zhn4DFHhM3U?si=a3u0AiLS0M7bXp4J

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Farid Mammadov

About Quick Facts NameFərid Məmmədov Born30 August 1991 Nationality🇦🇿 Azerbaijani National SelectionMilli Seçim Turu 2013Milli Seçim Turu 2011 In Eurovision2013 Malmö SongHold Me (2013) Biography Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijani: Fərid Məmmədov, born 30 August 1991, Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer. At the age of six, he joined the music group named Bülbüllər founded by Aybeniz Haşimova as a lead singer. Mammadov completed his secondary education at Elitar High School and continued his studies at the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. He also worked at the Baku Jazz Center. In 2011, Farid Mammadov participated in the 3rd week of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Milli Seçim Turu. However, he did not make it to the final. He released his first single “Gəl yanıma” in 2012 Two years after his first attempt, he was more lucky: again, he participated in Milli Seçim Turu. In the final, he came first with the song “Hold Me” and thus earned the right to represent Azerbaijan at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest held in Malmö, Sweden. In the Grand Final, he reached the 2nd place. The follow up song for his Eurovision performance was “K tebe”, and in 2014 “Hər an Yanımda”. In 2015 he performed at the closing ceremony of the 1st European Games, along with Sabina Babayeva. In 2016 Farid Mammadov married and moved to Los Angeles. Entries Hold Me Country🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Year2013 LanguageEnglish LyricsJohn BallardRalph Charlie MusicDimitris Kontopoulos BackingsAlvaro EstrellaFernando FuentesJennie Jahns DancersAlexander KuzmenkoIyrine Nevmyvanaya Results Semi Points: 139Position: 1Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: 234Position: 2Running order: 20 https://youtu.be/S7C3S2zuVp8

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Loïc Nottet

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameLoïc Edward Nottet Born10 April 1996 Nationality🇧🇪 Belgian National SelectionInternal selection 2015 In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongRythm Inside (2015) Biography Loïc Nottet is a Belgian singer, songwriter and dancer. He was born in Charleroi in 1996.  In 2014, Loïc Nottet gained recognition after participating in the TV show The Voice Belgique, the Walloon edition of The Voice. Although he reached the finals, he did not win. Following his stint on The Voice, Nottet signed a record deal with Sony Music Belgium. In November 2014, Nottet was chosen by the RTBF to represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. His song “Rhythm Inside” was unveiled in March of that year. Nottet successfully advanced to the grand final on May 23, 2015. The day after the semi-final, “Rhythm Inside” entered the iTunes charts in 23 countries and reached number one in Belgium. It also topped the Flemish Ultratop 50 for four weeks starting from May 30, 2015. Nottet’s single earned a platinum certification in Belgium. During the final on May 23, 2015, Nottet achieved fourth place. It was one of Belgium’s best results in Eurovision history, with only Sandra Kim, Urban Trad, and Jean Vallée achieving higher rankings, albeit in smaller competitions. In 2017, Nottet released his debut album titled “Selfocracy.” The album included the hit single “Million Eyes” and his third single “Mud Blood,” both of which gained popularity in Wallonia and France. “Million Eyes” reached number 23 on the Flemish Ultratop 50 and number 2 on the Walloon Ultratop 50, earning a gold certification. The song even received a diamond certification in France, a rare achievement for a Belgian artist. “Mud Blood” didn’t perform as well in Flanders but had several weeks on the Walloon and French charts. “Selfocracy” became the best-selling album in Wallonia, according to Ultratop’s year-end overview. Later in 2017, Nottet embarked on his Selfocracy Tour, promoting the album in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom.  In addition to his musical accomplishments, Nottet won the sixth season of the French TV show Danse Avec Les Stars in partnership with Denitsa Ikonomova in 2015. He also received the MTV European Music Award for “Best Belgian Act” in 2017. Nottet released two more singles, “Doctor” and “Go to Sleep,” in late 2017, which were not included in his debut or second album. In 2018, Nottet surprised fans with a new single called “On Fire,” which quickly climbed the Belgian download charts, reaching the 23rd position on the Walloon Ultratop 50. Shortly after, he released the music video for the single on his YouTube channel. “On Fire” served as the lead single from his second album, released in 2019. Nottet also announced additional shows in Brussels and Paris. Following the second single “29,” the release of “Heartbreaker” achieved high chart positions in both Wallonia and Flanders. In 2020, Nottet announced the Sillygomania Tour, which was initially postponed due to COVID-19 and took place in late 2021. The tour culminated with a sold-out show at Vorst Nationaal. After concluding the Sillygomania Tour in 2021, Nottet closed the chapter on “Selfomania” (a combination of “Selfocracy” and “Sillygomania”). In November 2022, he made a comeback with the release of his single “Mélodrame,” accompanied by a music video that quickly surpassed a million views. On February 9, 2023, Nottet released his first novel titled “Les Aveuglés: Le Palais Des Murmures.” He had started writing the book five years earlier while still engrossed in “Selfocracy.” Nottet mentioned that the book’s themes strongly overlap with those explored in “Selfocracy.” Entries Rythm Inside Country🇧🇪 Belgium Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsBeverly Jo Scott MusicLoïc Nottet BackingsKatie BernsteinMichael StorrsSusanna Marie CorkSarah CoveyNicolas Dorian Results Semi Points: 149Position: 2Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: 217Position: 4Running order: 13 https://youtu.be/G48p8eNhnd8

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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 https://youtu.be/xVCokUW3BUo

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