Filipa Sousa (born March 2, 1985 in Albufeira) is a Portuguese singer who represents Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, in Baku, Azerbaijan after winning the Festival da Canção with her entry, "Vida minha" (Life of Mine). Filipa debuted in 2003, as a member of the Portuguese group, Al-Mouraria. In the same year, she auditioned for the second edition of Operação Triunfo, reaching the 30 finalist but not qualifying for the last 15. It was in 2007, that she once again auditioned for Operação Triunfo reaching the final 15, and received recognition for the public.
Sabina Babayeva (Azerbaijani: S?bin? Babayeva, born December 2, 1979, Baku, Azerbaijan) is an Azerbaijani singer. She represents Azerbaijan in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 26 May 2012 with her entry, "When the Music Dies". A graduate of the Asaf Zeynally College of Music with a degree in vocal arts, she has participated in a number of song competitions both in her country and abroad.
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.
From her official website, www.francesruffelle.com: Frances created the role of Eponine in "Les Miserables", in London's West End and on Broadway, for which she won the Tony Award, the Helen Hayes Award, Theatreworld Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Actress. She has recorded three solo albums, as well as a chant album with Sam Bonner as paTala
Mark Evans is a contestant on the BBC talent search "Your Country Needs You", where Andrew Lloyd Webber is looking for an act to represent the UK in Eurovision 2009. The winner of the show will not only get to represent the country, but ALW will also write their song. Mark also has a musical theatre background and starred as Troy in High School Musical in the West End, and in December/January 08-09 played Prince Charming in a Cinderella pantomime.
In late 1980 Nichola Martin and Andy Hill sought to create a new group to enter their song 'Making Your Mind up' in the Eurovision song contest. After successfully finding Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Bobby Gee they decided on the name Bucks Fizz (after Nichola's Favourite drink!). After winning A Song for Europe the newly formed band went on to win the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin and also created the now famous skirt ripping routine. Making Your Mind Up went straight to number one in the UK and around Europe making the band international stars overnight.
Formed at school in 2005, Denmark’s A Friend In London are four talented friends who deftly combine the complex alternative and indie influences of their youth with a boy-band pop sensibility. Tim, Ben, Ash and Seb have all had music in their veins from an early age, and the result is a debut album full of tune after unerringly catchy, rock-influenced tune. With the entire band in their early 20s, they’re as sharply-defined by their instrumental prowess as by their live performances.
Rui da Silva is a Portuguese producer and DJ, whose single "Touch Me" (featuring the vocals of Cassandra Fox) topped the UK Chart in 2001. At the time, he was the only Portuguese musician to have a UK hit and hence was the first to score a UK number one. Rui started producing house music in 1992, just as club culture was getting established in Lisbon. Noticing the lack of dance music labels in Portugal, Rui teamed up with DJ Vibe to form Kaos Records, the first label in Portugal specialized in house and electronic music.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Without a doubt, one of Almighty’s biggest acts, with a string of club smashes to their credit, is Deja Vu Featuring Tasmin. The band who’ve been together for less than two years have already scored four Pop-Tip top 20 hits and have recently, rather fantastically, enjoyed their first American single in the US Billboard Top 75! DJs and clubbers first heard Tasmin’s strong yet emotive vocal with the release of their first single...
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain) is Spain's best selling singer and the best-selling Spanish language singer of all time. Julio Iglesias has sold over 250,000,000 records in different languages and released 77 records. He thus far has performed approximately 5,000 concerts during his career. Early career to 1978
Julio was the son of Julio Iglesias Sr, a doctor. He was a professional football player with Real Madrid, where he played as goalkeeper. During this time, he also enrolled in law school.