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About Quick Facts NameKristina Peláková Born20 August 1987 Nationality🇸🇰 Slovak National SelectionEurosong 2010 In Eurovision2010 Oslo SongHorehronie (2010) Biography Kristína Peláková, known by her stage name Kristína, was born on August 20, 1987, in Svidník, Slovakia. She is a Slovak singer. Kristína showed an early interest in music, singing, playing the piano, and dancing from a young age. She studied at the conservatory in Košice. After meeting producer Martin Kavulič and signing with H.o.M.E. production, Kristína began her active singing career. Her first single, “Som Tvoja,” featuring rapper Opak from her favorite Bratislava group A.M.O., was released in spring 2007. In 2008, she covered Beáta Dubasová’s song “Vráť mi tie hviezdy,” which brought her widespread fame in Slovakia. On November 11, 2008, Kristína released her debut album, …ešte váham. The album includes eleven tracks and two remixes, featuring the songs “Som Tvoja,” “Vráť mi tie hviezdy ’08,” and “Zmrzlina,” the latter performed with Czech singer Victoria. In 2010, Kristína participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song “Horehronie,”. She won the fifth quarter-final with 36.7% of the votes and the first semi-final with 31.2% of the votes and the highest points from the jury. On February 28, 2010, she competed in the national final and, despite a tie with another contestant, Kristína triumphed due to more viewer votes, earning her the chance to represent Slovakia at the Eurovision final in Norway from May 25-29, 2010. She performed on May 25, 2010, in the first semi-final but did not advance to the final. On September 20, 2010, Kristína released her second album, “V sieti ťa mám”. This album came in two versions: a standard edition and a digipak. The first single from Kristina’s 3rd album, “Jabĺčko,” was released on April 10, 2012, reaching 13th place on Slovak radio and also gaining airplay in the Czech Republic. The album, “Na slnečnej strane sveta”, was officially released on June 25, 2012, featuring fourteen tracks plus three bonus remixes. The album was launched on June 27, 2012, at Bontonland Megastore in Prague, where she received a platinum disc for her previous album’s sales in the Czech Republic. The second single, “Viem, lebo viem,” was released on June 23, 2012. In 2014, she released a compilation album titled “Tie naj”. Kristína’s subsequent albums include “Mať srdce”, released in 2017 with a standard and a deluxe version featuring 2 CDs, and “Snívanky”, released in 2020. She also released a duet with Michal David, “Nla Dani”. A Christmas song, “Čas zimných zázrakov”, followed. In September 2022, her song “Oceán” came out. Her next single was “Pre Teba”, released in May 2023, followed in October by “Tancuj”. She teamed up with Martin Kavulič again for a song “Tatranci”, which was released in December. Entries Horehronie Country🇸🇰 Slovakia Year2010 LanguageSlovak LyricsMartin Kavulič MusicMartin Kavulič BackingsDavid SchimmerHanku ServickúMartin MikulášekPeter ŽivnerSlavomír Kolkovič Results Semi Points: 24Position: 16Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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© EBU/Chloe Hashemi About Quick Facts NameJere Pöyhönen Born21 October 1993 Nationality🇫🇮 Finnish National SelectionUuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023 In Eurovision2023 Liverpool SongCha-cha-cha (2023) Biography Käärijä (real name Jere Pöyhönen, born October 21, 1993 in Helsinki) is a Finnish rap artist who records for Monsp Records. Käärijä has spent most of his youth in Ruskeasanta, Vantaa. He played hockey for a long time and played the drums. The enthusiasm for making his own music started in 2014. In the beginning, Käärijä’s themes revolved very strongly around gambling, and the same theme is partly present in today’s productions as well. His stage name comes from a joke among friends and refers to winning money, or “rolling” in gambling. Käärijä published music on his own until the end of 2017, when Monsp Records released his first double single “Koppi tules” / “Nou roblem”. The A-side of the single was well received, and Käärijä signed an extension contract with Monsp Records. From the beginning, Aleksi Nurmi has been responsible for the production of Käärijä, who has also produced, for example, the music of Töölö Ketterä, Sonny and Adi L Hasla. In 2023, Käärijä won UMK, the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. At the contest itself, he was one of the favourites for the victory. The televoting audience voted him to the first place. In the overall result Käärijä became 2nd. Entries Cha-Cha-Cha Country🇫🇮 Finland Year2023 LanguageEnglish LyricsJere PöyhönenJohannes NaukkarinenAleksi NurmiJukka Sorsa MusicJere PöyhönenJohannes NaukkarinenAleksi NurmiJukka Sorsa BackingsAija Puurtinen DancersMatti MyllyahoKatri MäkinenEtel RöhrJesse Wijnans Results Semi Points: 177Position: 1Running order: 15 Results Finals Points: 526Position: 2Running order: 13

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About Quick Facts MembersSopho ToroshelidzeTamar ShekiladzeMikheil ChelidzeIrakli BibilashviliDavid ChangoshviliBeso Tsikhelashvili Active2007-2017 Nationality🇬🇪 Georgian National SelectionGeorgian National Final 2011 In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongOne More Day (2011) Biography Eldrine, a dynamic band from Georgia, has made a significant mark in the music scene since its inception in 2007. Initially founded as ‘Bios’ by a trio of friends, the group underwent a transformation in 2010 with the introduction of vocalist Tamar Eldrine Wadachkoria. This period marked a new chapter for the band, leading to their participation in the Tibilisi-Altervision Festival in 2010, where they performed the song “Haunting.” The year 2011 proved to be a pivotal one for Eldrine, as they represented Georgia at the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf. Their entry, “One More Day,” demonstrated their unique sound and energetic stage presence. Competing in the first semi-final on May 10, 2011, Eldrine successfully advanced to the final, held four days later. Their performance captivated the audience and judges alike, earning them a respectable ninth place. This achievement was a significant milestone for the band, showcasing their talent on an international platform. Eldrine’s album, “Fake Reality,” released in 2011, became a sensation in Georgia, maintaining a strong presence on the Georgian Album Charts for 52 weeks, peaking at third place. This album solidified their status in the Georgian music industry and resonated with a wide audience, showcasing their ability to blend various musical styles into a cohesive and engaging sound. However, the journey wasn’t without its challenges. Intense discussions about the vocal capabilities of Tamar Eldrine Wadachkoria led to a sudden and critical change. She was replaced by the classically trained singer Sophio Toroschelidse, a decision that marked a new direction for the band’s vocal dynamics. Despite this change, Eldrine continued to thrive and evolve, showcasing their adaptability and commitment to their art. Eldrine’s discography reflects their musical journey and evolution. Their albums include “Fake Reality” (2011) and “Till The End” (2014), while their singles feature “Haunting” (2010) and the Eurovision entry “One More Day” (2011). Each release encapsulates different facets of their musical identity, from haunting melodies to energetic anthems. Apart from their studio successes, Eldrine also made their presence felt through live performances. They performed at the European Union days in Georgia, in 2016, an event that celebrates the union’s culture and values. After 2017, it remained silent around the band. Entries One More Day Country🇬🇪 Country Year2011 LanguageEnglish LyricsDJ RockMicheil Chelidze MusicBeso Tsikhelashvili Backings– Results Semi Points: 74Position: 6Running order: 9 Results Finals Points: 110Position: 9Running order: 25

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About Quick Facts MembersAntony CostaDuncan JamesLee RyanSimon Webbe Founded2000 Nationality🇬🇧 British National SelectionInternal selection 2011 In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongI Can (2011) Biography Blue is a British all guy band. In the late 1990s, Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, and Simon Webbe crossed paths in the British music scene. Bonding over their shared passion for music, they decided to form a band. Blue was born, and the four members embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. Blue’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the release of their debut single, “All Rise,” which quickly climbed the UK charts and established the group as a new force in the pop world. Their debut album, also titled “All Rise,” followed later that year. Following the success of their debut album, Blue continued to make waves in the music industry with their subsequent albums “One Love” (2002) and “Guilty” (2003). Their growing popularity led to collaborations with prominent artists such as Elton John and Stevie Wonder, as well as sold-out tours and numerous awards. Blue’s appeal extended beyond the UK, with the group gaining a loyal fan base in countries across Europe, Asia, and Australia. Despite their success, the members of Blue faced personal and professional challenges that led to the group’s decision to take a hiatus in 2005. Each member pursued solo projects, exploring different musical styles and personal interests.  In 2011, Blue regrouped to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “I Can.” Although they did not win, their participation marked the beginning of a new chapter for the band. They went on to release new music, including the album “Roulette” in 2013. In 2015, they released “Colours,” an album featuring a mix of new songs and classic soul covers. This album marked a departure from their usual style and was aimed at a more mature audience. It received a lukewarm reception and modest sales. On 30 November 2021, Blue announced an arena tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary, with Atomic Kitten supporting them. During an interview on “This Morning,” they revealed they were recording a new album, hinting at new music to accompany the tour. On 11 April 2022, the group announced their sixth studio album, “Heart & Soul,” initially set for release on 9 September 2022. The album’s release date was later pushed back to 28 October 2022. They unveiled the track listing on social media and released the first single, “Haven’t Found You Yet.” Another single, “Dance with Me,” a cover of the 2001 112 single, was released on 29 June 2022. In November 2022, Blue performed at a fan festival in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a decision that attracted criticism due to Qatar’s human rights issues and strict anti-LGBT laws.   Entries I Can Country🇬🇧 United Kingdom Year2011 LanguageEnglish LyricsCiaron BellBen CollierIan HopeDuncan JamesLiam KeenanLee RyanStarSign MusicCiaron BellBen CollierIan HopeDuncan JamesLiam KeenanLee RyanStarSign BackingsDaniel ThomasBryan Chambers Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: 100Position: 11Running order: 14

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