Remember Cascada and the hit songs 'Everytime We Touch' and 'Evacuate The Dancefloor'? Well, now the group is representing Germany at Eurovision with the song 'Glorious'. As one of the countries Germany is automatically in the final.
The winner of the local X-Factor is chosen internally by RAI as he is one of the Sanremo festival participants. In 2010, he participated Sanremo festival and finished third. Mengoni’s latest album was released in September 2011 followed by Italian tour. His next album is scheduled to be published later this spring.
Malta Gianluca Bezzina, is a doctor but also a part-time singer who now represents Malta. His Eurovision entry is penned by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat.
This easy-to-pronounce-artist Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson will represent Iceland. He won the Icelandic pre-selection in early February with his song Ég á líf as he gained the highest score in the joint result of televoting and the verdict of an expert jury.
FYR Macedonia has decided to send a popular artist, humanitarian Esma Redžepova to Eurovision 2013. She has released 20 albums and recorded duets with famous Balkan artists. She will be joined in Malmo by Vlatko Lozanoski who shot to fame in 2007 after participating a talent competition. Lozanoski, 27, has also tried to win the Macedonian pre-selection for Eurovision twice.
Farid Mamedov won the Azerbaijani pre-selection which lasted for over two months. He will sing 'Hold Me' in Malmö.
Bonnie Tyler, 61, will represent United Kingdom in Malmö. She was selected internally as was her Eurovision entry, Believe In Me, composed by Desmond Child, Lauren Christy and Christopher Braide. The artist has had a long career already and her major hits include ‘Lost In France’, ‘It’s A Heartache’ and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’.
PeR -duo will represent Latvia with their song 'Here We Go'. These men took a landslide victory at Dziesma where they beat 11 others (or 10 as they had even two songs in the contest). The name comes from ‘Please Explain the Rhythm’. The group was formed back in 2007 and since then they have participated many contests and participated the Latvian pre-selection several times.