With the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmo being just a few months away, we thought it would be neat to take a closer look at some of the returning artists. It’s quite common for artists to return to ESC on multiple occasions. Some fans love it, some prefer to see new talent so before too many new entries are known, let’s have a look at the returning artists from 1990 & forward.

 

Four artists returned in last year’s contest. Kaliopi for Macedonia who previously participated in the 1996 contestwith the song “Samo ti”, which placed in 26th position in the pre-qualifying round.[57][58] FINISHED 13th

Željko Joksimović for Serbia[60] both previously participated in 2004. Željko’s had represented Serbia and Montenegro in 2004 with the song “Lane moje” which placed second in that year. Jónsi Iceland 2004 performed “Heaven” in 2004, which placed 19th.[61] FINISHED 3rd

For a second consecutive year Jedward participated for Ireland, after their 8th place finish at the 2011 with the song “Lipstick.

 

EUROVISION 2011

 Lena Meyer Landrut

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Dino Merlin  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999
Lena  Germany 2010 (winner)
Gunnar Ólason (part of Sjonni’s Friends)  Iceland 2001 (part of Two Tricky)
Dana International  Israel 1998 (winner)
Zdob şi Zdub  Moldova 2005

 

EUROVISION 2010

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Feminnem  Croatia 2005 (for Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Niamh Kavanagh  Ireland 1993 (winner)

 

EUROVISION 2009

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Sakis Rouvas  Greece 2004
Chiara  Malta 19982005

 

EUROVISION 2008

Charlotte Perrelli

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Roberto Meloni (part of Pirates of the Sea)  Latvia 2007 (part of Bonaparti.lv)
Dima Bilan  Russia 2006
Charlotte Perrelli  Sweden 1999 (winner)

 

EUROVISION 2007

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Evridiki  Cyprus 19921994
Eiríkur Hauksson  Iceland 1986 (part of ICY)
1991 (for Norway, part of Just 4 Fun)
Karolina Gočeva  Macedonia 2002
Edsilia Rombley  Netherlands 1998

 

EUROVISION 2006

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Anna Vissi  Greece 19801982 (for Cyprus)
Eddie Butler  Israel 1999 (part of Eden)
Viktoras Diawara (part of LT United)  Lithuania 2001 (part of SKAMP)
Fabrizio Faniello  Malta 2001
Ich Troje  Poland 2003
Carola  Sweden 19831991 (winner)

 

EUROVISION 2005

Selma - Eurovision Song Contest 2005 Iceland

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Constantinos Christoforou  Cyprus 19962002 (part of One)
Elena Paparizou  Greece 2001 (part of Antique)
Selma  Iceland 1999
Chiara  Malta 1998

 

2004 and 2003 – no returning acts

 

EUROVISION 2002

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Constantinos Christoforou  (part of One)  Cyprus 1996
Monica Anghel  Romania 1996 (Pre-qualifying round)

 

2001 – no returning acts

 

EUROVISION 2000

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Alexandros Panayi (part of Voice)  Cyprus 1995
Serafín Zubiri  Spain 1992
Roger Pontare  Sweden 1994

 

EUROVISION 1999

Doris Dragovic

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Doris Dragović  Croatia 1986 (for Yugoslavia)
Darja Švajger  Slovenia 1995

 

EUROVISION 1998

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Danijela  Croatia 1995 (part of Magazin)
José Cid (part of Alma Lusa)  Portugal 1980

 

EUROVISION 1997

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Alma Čardžić  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1994
Maarja-Liis Ilus  Estonia 1996
Şebnem Paker  Turkey 1996

 

EUROVISION 1996

Marianna Efstratiou

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Mariana Efstratiou  Greece 1989
Elisabeth Andreassen  Norway 1982 (for Sweden, part of Chips)
1985 (part of Bobbysocks!, winner), 1994
Arzu Ece  Turkey 1989

 

EUROVISION 1995

Artist

Country

Previous Year(s)

Arzu Ece  Turkey 1989 (part of Pan)

 

EUROVISION 1994

Artist

Country

 

Previous Year(s)

Evridiki  Cyprus 1992
Sigga  Iceland 1990 (part of Stjórnin), 1992 (part of Heart 2 Heart)
Elisabeth Andreassen  Norway 1982 (for Sweden, part of Chips)
1985 (part of Bobbysocks!, winner)
Marie Bergman  Sweden 1971 & 1972 (part of Family Four)

 

EUROVISION 1993

Tony Wegas

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Tony Wegas  Austria 1992
Tommy Seebach  Denmark 19791981
Katri Helena  Finland 1979

 

EUROVISION 1992

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Wind  Germany 19851987
Sigga (part of Heart 2 Heart)  Iceland 1990 (part of Stjórnin)
Grétar Örvarsson (part of Heart 2 Heart)  Iceland 1990 (part of Stjórnin)
Linda Martin  Ireland 1984
Mia Martini  Italy 1977

 

EUROVISION 1991

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Thomas Forstner  Austria 1989
Stefán Hilmarsson (part of Stefán & Eyfi)  Iceland 1988 (part of Beathoven)
Eiríkur Hauksson (part of Just 4 Fun)  Norway 1986 (for Iceland, part of ICY)
Hanne Krogh (part of Just 4 Fun)  Norway 19711985 (part of Bobbysocks!, winner)
Carola  Sweden 1983

 

EUROVISION 1990

Artist

Country

Previous year(s)

Ketil Stokkan  Norway 1986

 

Who will return in 2013? Several famous faces are already trying their luck in some of the National Finals. What are your thoughts? Do you like returning artists or should it be a one shot only concept? We’d like to hear your thoughts on our forum

 

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