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Soliaris

Soliaris (real name Algimantas Minalga) is a Lithuanian pop artist born in 1985. He started his career in a vocal band called "Tabu". He became famous as a soloist when participating in a Lithuanian reality show "Dangus" (eng. Sky). After it he recorded his first solo album "Po dviguba saule" (eng. Under double sun) in May 2007. He participated in a Latvian reality show "Hello Jurmala". In 2010 Soliaris took part in the Lithuanian preselection of the Eurovision Song Contest with "So High".

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Krassimir Avramov

Krassimir was born in the small Bulgarian town of Sliven, but later on moved to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, where he studied and worked. A graduate of the National Academy for Theatrical and Film Arts (NATFIZ), he trained in pantomime. But Krassimir, being blessed with a very rare and unique male voice, the tenor-altino, could not stay silent for long. His 1997 debut album, Silent Voices topped the pop charts in Bulgaria. One year later Krassimir’s journey would continue in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, California.

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Compact Disco

Compact Disco is an elecronic band from Budapest, Hungary. The band was formed in 2008 and consists of Behnam Lotfi, Gábor Pál, Attila Sándor and Csaba Walkó. The band released their first album “Stereoid” in 2009, followed by “II”. The group have also released their most known song “I’m in Love” worldwide over the last two years, and won an MTV European Music Award for “Best Hungarian Artist” in 2011.

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Kevin

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Kevin is a band from Fleet in Hampshire, they split up a good few years ago. 2) Kevin is a Danish electronic music producer under F&W Records. 3) Kevin is a Finnish indie rock group. Band members are Antti Alén - drums, percussion, Finn Andersson - bass, vocals, Jussi Ristikaarto - guitars, organs, vocals and Ville Särmä - lead vocals, guitars. The group describes their music this way: "Imagine the MC5 moving to San Francisco, quitting hard drugs and befriending David Crosby.

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Kojo

Timo Kojo (Born. may 9th, 1953) is Finnish rock-, soul- and funk-artist. Using his surname as artist name, Kojo made his first records as a singer for band Madame George. As the band didn't have any major success, Kojo started his solo career in 1978. LP "So Mean" from 1979 got Finnish gold record award as it sold over 25 000 copies. After album "Lucky Street" Kojo's career has been more or less downhill, and he is probably best remembered from his infamous eurovision entry "Nuku Pommiin" from year 1982, which won the Finnish semi-finals, but got zero points in finals.

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NOX

There are multiple artists with this name: 1. Nox is an industrial band from Metz, France. They fromed in 1981 by Cécile Babiole, and went into a trio with Gerome Nox (G-nox), and Laurent Perrier joining the band later on. The Laurent Pernice joined in the 90's to make the line up complete. Their heavy tribal percussion, hypnotic guitars and war chants just push them as the right link between industrial and hardcore. 2. Nox is a death metal band from the The Hague, Netherlands.

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Brian Kennedy

A protege of Van Morrison, this Belfast boy is an Irish singer-song writer with a unique, gentle voice, and he puts it to good use in his many ballads. He represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. Born in Belfast on 12th October 1966, Brian Kennedy as a singer has perfect pitch and is often described as having ‘the voice which charms angels’. His first album was 'The Great War of Words' followed by 'A Better Man' in 1996 which gained quadruple platinum sales in Ireland. This led to awards for 'Best Irish Male Album' and 'Best Irish Male Artist’.

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Scooch

Scooch are a British pop band comprising Caroline Barnes, David Ducasse, Natalie Powers and Russ Spencer. They formed in 1999 after attending auditions for an "all-singing, all-dancing pop group". Signed to EMI-Parlophone, they created their image with manager Steve Crosby; the man behind Steps, and worked closely with well-established songwriters and producers Mike Stock and Matt Aitken. Scooch won a contest on the BBC Saturday Morning show Live & Kicking in 1999. They competed against a boyband to have their single released.

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