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Gréta Salóme & Jónsi – Never Forget for Iceland

One part of Iceland’s duo for Baku is a familiar name to the international fan community: Jónsi represented Iceland at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest as a soloist with the ballad Heaven. He now returns to the Contest in a duet with the multi-talented singer-songwriter Gréta Salóme and the song …

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Slovakia sends Max Jason Mai – Don’t Close Your Eyes

Once again, Slovakia opted for an internal selection to find the country’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and Slovak broadcasting company STV decided for the 23-year-old rock musician and singer-songwriter Max Jason Mai. He had risen to nationwide fame after becoming runner-up in the first season of Česko Slovenská …

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A taste of musical tradition from Moldova – Lăutar

In Moldova’s national final, held on 11 March, Pasha Parfeny won the honour of representing his home country in the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lăutar, composed by himself and Alex Brashovean, with lyrics by Pasha Parfeny. The 25-year-old singer had participated in national finals before, in 2009 …

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Soluna Samay to represent Denmark

Danish producers and songwriters Chief 1 and Remee already had a wild card to enter the Danish Melodi Grand Prix with their composition Should’ve Known Better when they discovered 21-year-old singer/songwriter Soluna Samay to perform the song in the national final on 21 Januar, and obviously it was a perfect …

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“Love Is Blind” – Lithuania’s choice for Baku

For Donny Montell, Lithuania’s representative in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, the third time is the charm: After participating in the country’s selections for the Contest in 2009 and 2011, he finally won this year’s national final, held on 3rd March, with the song Love Is Blind, written by Brandon …

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Some Greek Aphrodisiac to entice the whole of Europe…?

Since the turn of the millennium, Greece has been very successful in the Contest, with only two entries finishing outside the top ten, two third places, and of course the 2005 winning song My Number One, sung by Helena Paparizou. At this year’s Greek national final, 22-year-old Eleftheria Eleftheriou came …

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