Joakim With Steen, better known as JOWST, is a Norwegian music producer and songwriter. He represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Grab the Moment”, along with vocalist Aleksander Walmann finishing in 10th place.
Christopher Edward Medina is an American-Norwegian singer born in Chicago, Illinois. In late 2010 he auditioned for American Idol making it to the top 40 before being eliminated. He is most famous for his hit “What Are Words”, which reached number 1 in Sweden and Norway; it also charted in Denmark and made it to number 83 on Billboard Hot 100. In 2019 Medina was announced as a candidate to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He competed in Melodi Grand Prix, with his song “We Try” alongside 9 other acts.
Kurt Calleja is a Maltese singer. Calleja represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song “This Is the Night”. He has tatoos of his songs. The song qualified from the second semi-final into the Eurovision final where it finished 21st.
Andrzej Gromala, better known by his stage name Gromee, is a Polish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Kingztown Music. In 2016 he signed a record deal with Sony Music. At the Eska Music Awards 2017 he won the award for Best DJ/Producer. He won the Polish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Together with Swedish singer Lukas Meijer, he represented his home country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song “Light Me Up” becoming the first DJ in history to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Edyta Anna Górniak is a Polish pop singer with a career spanning 3 decades. She is noted for possessing a wide vocal range of approximately four octaves. Górniak started as a musical theatre actress in 1990. She performed in the most popular musical in Polish history, the Tony Award-nominated Metro. Some of its shows took place on Broadway. With the performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 Górniak began her career as a pop singer in her native country and internationally. She is the recipient of the Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.
Samir & Viktor participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song “Groupie” in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. They performed on 14 February 2015 in the second semi-final round finishing 3rd moving to the “Second Chance” round on 7 March 2015 where they confronted Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone in “Det rår vi inte för”. Winning the round with a big margin, they qualified to the finals in Stockholm held on 14 March finishing eighth overall. “Groupie” proved very successful commercially reaching number three on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart. The duo’s follow-up single was “Saxofuckingfon”, the song peaked at number two on the Swedish Singles Chart. They took part in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song “Bada nakna”. They qualified to andra chansen through the first semi-final on 6 February 2016. They qualified to the final through andra chasen, but they ended up placing last. Their follow-up single “Fick Feeling” was digitally released on 25 May 2016. After that, the group announced they would be taking a hiatus to pursue solo endeavours. They released their comeback single “Kung” on 12 May 2017. They participated in Melodifestivalen 2018 with Shuffla, finishing in 4th place in the grand final, their best placing in Melodifestivalen yet.
On 17 December 2012, the north German regional broadcaster NDR announced that Cascada would take part in the German national final Unser Song für Malmö for a chance to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with their single “Glorious”. Cascada won the German national final which was held on 14 February 2013 in Hannover, and went on to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. On 18 May 2013, Cascada’s “Glorious” earned 18 points in the Eurovision Final, putting them in 21st place.
Eurovision 2010 winner ‘Lena’ has just recently released her new album ‘Only Love, L’ in April, which includes the singles ‘Thank You’ and Don’t Let Me Down’, but nothing stops the Eurovision winner as she has released a new single ‘Better’ with Nico Santos.
POLAND 🇵🇱/ BULGARIA 🇧🇬
Producer Borislav Milanov has released a duet by Roxie and Kristian Kostov, written by the Symphonix International team. You take one immensely popular Polish Junior Eurovision winner and add a whole dose of Eurovision runner-up, combined with a hugely successful songwriting team.
NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰
Never ‘Too Late’ for us on New Music Friday! North Macedonia’s fan favourites from Lisbon 2018 Eye Cue, are back with a brand new single.