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Croatia: Five Things to Know About Mia Dimšić

Last month, at this year’s edition of Dora, Croatia chose Mia Dimšić as its next Eurovision champion. With the song “Guilt Pleasure”, she won with more than a 70 point lead over her next closest competitor. But what accounts for her landslide victory from both the jury and televoters? Let’s find out how we got here: She Never Dreamed She …

Azerbaijan: Five Things to Know About Nadir Rüstəmli

Last month, Azeri broadcaster İTV announced that 22-year-old rising star Nadir Rüstəmli would represent The Land of Fire at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. But how did such a seeming newcomer land this important gig? As it turns out, he’s not a newcomer at all. He’s a Lifelong Musician Born on July 8, 1999, in the coastal city of Salyan, …

Lithuania: Five Things to Know About Monika Liu

Earlier this month, Lithuania chose Monika Liu as The Roop‘s Eurovision successor at the third edition of Pabandom iš naujo!. It was a decisive victory, with only Lolita Zero coming anywhere close to matching her televote scores. Though she may not be a name to people outside of Lithuania, Monika‘s domestic career so far laid the groundwork for her PiN! success.   …

Latvia: Five Things to Know About Citi Zēni

To read about Citi Zēni in their own words, read our interview with the band from February 4.  No Eurovision act this season has made a bigger splash than Citi Zēni did in the first 15 seconds of their Supernova-winning entry “Eat Your Salad”. So it should have come as no surprise that Latvia, Eurovision’s notorious wildcard nation, chose them …

Austria: Five Things to Know About Lum!x and Pia Maria

Last week, it was announced that teenage wunderkinds Lum!x and Pia Maria would be representing Austria in Turin with the song “Halo”. DJ and producer Lum!x was a long-rumored name, but vocalist Pia Maria is a newcomer to the music scene. Let’s find out a little bit more about the talented twosome. Pia is a Makeup Master Born in 2003 …

Israel: Five Things to Know About Michael Ben David

Two contests after Netta‘s wild, outsider energy won Israel its fourth Eurovision victory, the country is sending another flamboyant superstar: Michael Ben David. But who is this 25-year-old entertainer bringing “I.M” to life on stage in Turin? You know the drill: He’s a True ‘Cinderella Story’ Michael Ben David‘s life has not always been easy. Born the second of six …

Ireland: Five Things to Know About Brooke Scullion

After a disappointing couple years of Eurovision results, Ireland returned to a national selection this year. The chosen artist, Brooke Scullion, will be competing in Turin in May with the song “That’s Rich”. This is just one more event in the whirlwind that has been Brooke’s life for the past two years. What’s she been gettin’ up to? Let’s find …

North Macedonia: Five Things to Know About Andrea

North Macedonia has chosen, and Andrea will be heading to Turin in May to represent her country at Eurovision. But who is this suave songbird following in the footsteps of Vasil and Tamara Todevska? Only one way to find out: She Had Her Own ‘Harlem Renaissance’ Andrea was born on Valentine’s Day, in the year 2000, in Skopje. When she was …

Spain: Five Things to Know About Chanel Terrero

On Saturday, Spain crowed its Benidorm Fest champion: 31-year-old stunner Chanel! A relative unknown, at least in the Spanish music scene, Chanel came into the contest as a bit of an underdog. That quickly changed after her semi-final performance of “Slo Mo”. Eurovision fans celebrated Chanel‘s vocal chops and choreography skills, and she quickly rose to the top of the betting …

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