Eurovision 2023: Czechia – Vesna – My sister’s crown
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Eurovision 2023: Czechia – Vesna – My sister’s crown

Czech Republic has never made it further than sixth place in the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, the country hopes for success in Liverpool with the song “My Sister’s Crown” by Vesna, an all-female band led by singer and songwriter Patricia Kaňok. In 2017, the group released their first single: “Morana,” named after the goddess…

Eurovision 2023 – Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX – Tell me more
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Eurovision 2023 – Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX – Tell me more

This year, the 22-year-old twins Tural and Turan Baghmanov will represent Azerbaijan under the name TuralTuranX. The two have performed together regularly, but not yet on large stages. In recent years, they have mainly performed as street musicians, partly because public performances were not possible due to the pandemic. As usual, Azerbaijan chose its entry…

Eurovision 2023 – Sweden – Loreen – Tattoo
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Eurovision 2023 – Sweden – Loreen – Tattoo

Will Loreen win the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time? According to the bookmakers, it seems likely, which means that Sweden will equal Ireland’s record and Loreen will join Johnny Logan as a two-time winner. In 2012, the singer won the contest in Baku for Sweden, which also resulted in a big hit for…

Eurovision 2023 – Moldova – Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna
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Eurovision 2023 – Moldova – Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna

This year, the Moldovan selection was mainly a reunion of former contestants who were also connected to each other. Aliona Moon (ESC ’13) came third, SunStroke Project (ESC ’10 and ’17) came second, but the victory went to the Moldovan representative of 2012, Pasha Parfeni. He will also meet Loreen in Liverpool, who won in…

Eurovision 2023 – Israel – Noa Kirel – Unicorn
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Eurovision 2023 – Israel – Noa Kirel – Unicorn

Israel was the first to come up with a participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in early July. With Noa Kirel, the Israeli broadcaster is aiming high. In June 2020, the singer signed a record deal with the American record label Atlantic Records, which also represents artists such as Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and Ed…

Eurovision 2023 – Switzerland – Remo Forrer – Watergun
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Eurovision 2023 – Switzerland – Remo Forrer – Watergun

The Swiss had successful years with a fourth place in 2019 and a third place in 2021. They also made it to the final in Turin, but Marius Bear only reached 17th place and didn’t get any points from the televoters in the final. That has to be different this year with a 100% televoting…

Eurovision 2023 – Croatia – Let 3 – Mama šč!
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Eurovision 2023 – Croatia – Let 3 – Mama šč!

The group Let 3 will represent Croatia in Liverpool with the song “Mama šč!”. The group won the Croatian final DORA 2023. Let 3 (Croatian for “Flight 3”) is a modern rock band from Rijeka, Croatia, formed in 1986. The frontmen of the band are Damir “Mrle” Martinović and Zoran “Prlja” Prodanović. They first formed…

Eurovision 2023 – Ireland – Wild Youth – We are one
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Eurovision 2023 – Ireland – Wild Youth – We are one

Seven-time winner Ireland has only reached the finals once since 2013, in 2018. Five years later, the band Wild Youth will also have to ensure that with We Are One. That song won the Irish selection in early February. Wild Youth was founded in 2016 and has consisted of Conor O’Donohoe, Callum McAdam, Ed Porter,…

Eurovision 2023 – Portugal – Mimicat – Ai coração
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Eurovision 2023 – Portugal – Mimicat – Ai coração

The 39-year-old Marisa Isabel Lopes Mena, also known as Mimicat, will represent Portugal in Liverpool. She tied for first place in the jury voting with Edmundo Inácio at the Festival da Canção. However, Mimicat received the most votes in the televoting for her song ‘Ai coração’. In 2001, she previously participated in Festival da Canção…