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Duncan Laurence, is a Dutch singer-songwriter. He began his music career in 2014 and became a semi-finalist in the fifth season of The Voice of Holland. Laurence represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Arcade” and went on to win the competition.
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.
Quinta das Canções is the new proposal of André Santos and Salvador Sobral. Every Thursday the two musicians and friends will play a theme of their own, highlighting songs that inspire them. This is an unpretentious but very affective way in which André Santos and Salvador Sobral decide to honor their affections, admirations and musical influences. Free minded and without rules. That is the song.
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.
In December 2016, Alma was informed by Edoardo Grassi, who had been the head of the French delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest since September 2015, that the song “Requiem” had been selected as the French entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. On 9 February 2017, she was officially announced as the French representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song “Requiem”, composed by Nazim Khaled. As France is a member of the “Big Five”, she automatically advanced to the final, held on 13 May 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine where she finished 12th.
Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov, better known by his stage name Mélovin, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He first came to prominence after winning season six of X-Factor Ukraine. He represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song “Under the Ladder”.
Tulia is a Polish folk music group. The band was formed in 2017, in Szczecin, Poland. There are four singers in the band: Joanna Sinkiewicz, Dominika Siepka, Patrycja Nowicka and Tulia Biczak, whose name was chosen as the name of the band. They received major attention in Poland in 2017, after sharing a cover of Depeche Mode’s song “Enjoy the Silence” on YouTube. On 15 February 2019, it was announced that Tulia had been chosen by Polish state TV broadcaster TVP to represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Katarzyna “Kasia” Kowalska is a Polish pop rock singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. In 1996, she represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Chcę znać swój grzech and finished 15th out of 23 and received 31 points (including 7 from three countries (Turkey, Greece, and Bosnia and Herzegovina but very little from the other ones). Afterwards, she starred in a movie called Nocne Graffiti and recorded a song for soundtrack of the movie. She also recorded a song to the soundtrack of a Disney movie, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – the prayer of Esmeralda.
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Ilse Annoeska de Lange, better known as Ilse DeLange, is a Dutch country and pop rock singer-songwriter. As a member of The Common Linnets, she finished in second place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Ilse Annoeska de Lange was born on May 13, 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands. She started her career at the age of 8 as a lip-synching artist, which won her several contests. DeLange drew greater attention after switching to a live repertoire in both regional and national talent shows in Hilversum (Dutch city where most TV-programs are recorded). This helped her book some live-performances on national television. She formed a duo with guitarist Joop van Liefland, who introduced her to country music.