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Wild Youth

© EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett About Quick Facts MembersDavid WhelanConor O’DonohoeEd PorterCallum McAdam Founded2016 Nationality🇮🇪 Irish National SelectionEurosong 2023 In Eurovision2023 Liverpool SongWe are one (2023) Biography Wild Youth is an Irish pop rock band formed in Dublin in 2016. The band consists of lead vocalist David Whelan, guitarist Conor O’Donohoe, bassist Ed Porter, and drummer Callum McAdam. They first gained attention with their debut single, “All or Nothing”, which was released 19 June 2017 and quickly became a viral hit. Since their formation, Wild Youth has released several successful singles and EPs. They released a song called “Lose control” in September 2017. On 11 June 2018, another video was released: “Can’t move on”. The song became their first hit in the Irish musical charts. In the summer of 2018, the band was able to open for The Script. They have performed at several major music festivals, including Electric Picnic and Sea Sessions. In January 2019, Wild Youth released their debut album, “The Last Goodbye”. The first single of that album, “Close”, was released in March, followed by “Long time no see” in July. The band returned to Electric Picnic and also performed at the Indiependence Festival. In October, November and December the band had a live tour throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. After a year, on 11 September 2020, the song “Next to you” was released, followed two months later by “Through the phone”. In February and March 2022 the band toured throughout Ireland again, and they performed in London. On 3 March, they released the single “Seventeen”. In June and July of the same year, the band opened for Lewis Capaldi. Meanwhile, they released a new song, “Live without you”, followed by “Modern colosseum” in October. The song came together with another tour.T On 3 February 2023, the band won Eurosong, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “We are one”. They went on to represent their country. Unfortunately they didn’t make it to the final. Entries We Are One Country🇮🇪 Ireland Year2023 LanguageEnglish LyricsConor O’DonohoeEd PorterJörgen Elofsson MusicConor O’DonohoeEd PorterJörgen Elofsson Backings– Results Semi Points: 10Position: 12Running order: 6 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/80-4_rjW10U

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Jonida Maliqi

© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts NameJonida Maliqi Born26 March 1982 Nationality???????? Albanian National SelectionFestival i Këngës 2019Festival i Këngës 2008Festival i Këngës 2007Festival i Këngës 2005 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongKhteju tokës (2019) Biography Jonida Maliqi is an Albanian singer, born in Tirana. At a young age, she learned playing the piano and the violin. Later, she studied singing at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. At the age of 13, she participated in the Albanian national song contest Festival i Këngës 1995. After her solo debut in 1999, Jonida Maliqi participated at Festivali i Këngës for three consecutive years. In 2003, Maliqi won “The Best Performer” category at Kënga Magjike. A year later, she won the Ethno Music Award. In 2005, she won the “Best Interpretation Award” at Kënga Magjike. Maliqi starred in the Albanian version of The Ten Commandments: The Musical as Bithia in 2006. In the same year she released her debut album “Nuk Të Pres“. Together with Albanian pop singer Tuna she had a hit “Forca e Femrës”.  In 2008, Maliqi made a comeback with a new single “Njëri Nga Ata” which won Kënga Magjike. In 2010, she collaborated with Albanian rapper Big Basta in their song “Sot t’i Japim Fund”. She also participated in the 2011 Kënga Magjike. In 2013, Maliqi starred at the musical “Romeo and Juliet” as Juliet opposite Albanian Skënderaj. In 2014, she co-hosted the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars whereas in 2015 she released a new song called “Jam Bërë Si Ti”. In 2016, Maliqi appeared as a judge on the fifth season of The Voice of Albania. On 10 May 2018, Maliqi released the song “N’Errësirë”. In December 2018, Maliqi won the 57th edition of the Festivali i Këngës, and thus became Albania’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Ktheju tokës”. The song finished seventeenth in the final. In 2021, Maliqi co-hosted Festivali i Këngës 60. Together with Obie Kelz, she released a new song, “Need you”, in 2022. Other ventures Entries Ktheju tokës Country???????? Albania Year2019 LanguageAlbanian LyricsEriona Rushiti MusicEriona Rushiti BackingsArtemisa MithiTiri GjociWendi Mancaku Results Semi Points: 157Position: 8Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: 90Position: 17Running order: 2 https://youtu.be/-NAbYUoxIfg

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