Anna Odobescu is a Moldovan singer. She represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with her song “Stay”. She won the national selection show O melodie pentru Europa on 2 March 2019.
In 2017, Veklenko performed the main vocal for lip-sync drag-act Lolita Zero, in her Lithuanian national final entry “Get Frighten”. Veklenko won the 2019 Lithuanian national final with the song “Run with the Lions”, and represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.
Madame Monsieur continue their series of collaborations with new single “Bandido”. “Bandido” features French rapper Kpoint and French-Polish harmonica player Greg Zlap. Although that might initially sound like a weird combination, both featured artists have successfully influenced the track’s production.
On 8 December 2016, it was announced that Pápai would be one of the thirty acts participating in the 2017 edition of A Dal, the national selection for Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the self-penned “Origo”, in which he progressed to the final and won the competition, giving him the right to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, coming in 8th place overall. He competed again in the 2019 edition, with the song “Az én apám”. He won that as well and represented Hungary again at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.[ This time, however, he failed to qualify from the semifinal.
Anna Korsun, known professionally as Maruv (stylized MARUV), is a Ukrainian singer, composer, poet and producer. She lives and works in Kyiv. A musical project called Maruv with her participation existed from February 2017 until March 2018. It was the successor of the band The Pringlez. Later, Korsun gave an interview in which she explained that now she speaks personally under the pseudonym Maruv.
In 2016 he was selected by French public broadcaster France 2 to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Amir’s song was chosen internally by France 2 by a committee headed by France 2 entertainment director Nathalie André and the newly appointed French Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest Edoardo Grassi after having received 280 submissions. The song titled “J’ai cherché” is co-written by Amir himself, Nazim Khaled and Johan Errami and contains lyrics in a bilingual mix of French and English.
Ayşe Ajda Pekkan is a Turkish singer. She is known by the titles “Superstar” and “Diva” in the Turkish media. Pekkan, who started her professional career as a movie actress, first came to attention as a singer in 1964 with the release of the song “Göz Göz Değdi Bana”, followed by her first solo single “Her Yerde Kar Var”, which earned her critical acclaim. The success of her album Süperstar in 1977 made her commonly known as Superstar in Turkey. Three further albums with the same title have been released throughout her career. Her songs “Kimler Geldi Kimler Geçti”, “Bambaşka Biri”, “Hoşgör Sen” and “Uykusuz Her Gece” made her an influential figure in Turkish music industry. On 19 April 1980, Pekkan represented Turkey with the entry “Pet’r Oil” at the Eurovision Song Contest in Den Haag, the Netherlands, where Arto Tunçboyacıyan played the percussion.
Santiago has attempted to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions. She placed fourth in Selecția Națională 2018 with the song “Auzi cum bate”, a collaboration with Romanian band Jukebox, and competed in Selecția Națională 2019 as a solo artist with the song “Army of Love”, placing third.
With ’Costa Rica’, Benjamin is yet again proving his musical diversity. With his undeniable talent to explain feelings through his music, Benjamin is preparing for a fully packed summer with shows all over Sweden and Scandinavia and is getting ready to release even more music. Benjamins own words about ’Costa Rica’: ”This song is incredibly personal to me. It’s about that stage after a break up where you feel bitter about what happened and you haven’t really let the person go. If you listen carefully to the lyrics – you know exactly what the song is about”.
Terzi was selected as one of the twenty shortlisted artists for the Ellinikós Telikós 2018 with the song “Óneiró mou” on 27 October 2017, representing Panik Records. Later, on 8 November, she became one of the five acts to be selected to move on to the televised final. Following the disqualification of two of the five acts for not having a “Greek sound”, “Óneiró mou” entered the top three. On 15 February 2018, it was reported that the record labels for the two other competing artists refused to pay a €20,000 fee to the Greek broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and were disqualified from the competition, leaving “Óneiró mou” as the only song remaining and the default Greek entry.