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ICELAND – Eythor Ingi – Ég Á Líf

The Icelandic national final for Malmö 2013 was held on 2 February, and Eythor Ingi (Gunnlaugsson) came out the winner with the song Ég Á Líf (I have a life), written by Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Gudmundsson. While it was Eythor Ingi’s first participation in the national selection, the …

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RUSSIA – Dina Garipova – What If

Dina Garipova won the Russian TV talent show ‘The Voice’. Reason enough for broadcaster Channel One to internally select the 22-year old singer from the Republic of Tatarstan as the country’s representative for the 58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. And as it has become a habit for many Eastern …

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F.Y.R. MACEDONIA – Esma & Lozano – Pred Da Se Razdeni

The duet of Esma & Lozano will be representing FYR Macedonia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song Pred Da Se Razdeni (Before the sunrise), the country’s 13th entry since their Eurovision debut in 1998. On 15th March the couple presented the song for the first time on …

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UNITED KINGDOM – Bonnie Tyler – Believe In Me

The British Broadcasting Corporation BBC sticks to their concept from the last two years to send an internationally well-established name to the Contest. In early March it was announced that Bonnie Tyler (Total Eclipse Of The Heart, It’s A Heartache, Holding Out For A Hero) would represent the United Kingdom …

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LITHUANIA – Andrius Pojavis – Something

Lithuania picked their entry for the 58th Eurovision Song Contest rather early: After two semi-finals in the first half of December, on 20 December the national final was held, where the winner was chosen by a combined system of televoting and “expert” jury. 29-year old Andrius Pojavis and his self-penned …

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THE NETHERLANDS – Anouk – Birds

The Netherlands was one of the seven nations competing in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, and in terms of wins, it’s one of the most successful countries with four victories. However, the last one was back in 1975 with Teach-In and Ding-A-Dong. Especially the last decade hasn’t …

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