Artsvik will represent Armenia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the Armenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Depi Evratesil, in December 2016. Her song is called Fly With Me.
Artsvik was born on 21st October 1984 in Armenia. When she was 5 years old she and her family moved to Moscow, Russia. After graduating from school, Artsvik decided to continue her studies as a speech therapist psychologist at Moscow State Pedagogical University. However music was always a big part of her identity. Since her early childhood Artsvik was singing, creating melodies and exciting everyone around her.
17 year old Isaiah is an Indigenous Australian recording artist with big dreams. He will represent Australia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Don't Come Easy.
With a population of only 5000 people, Moama, just outside of Melbourne Australia, is hardly the kind of place you'd expect to find a superstar. Well, no one told Isaiah that. In just two years, the talented teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams, to one of Australia's most promising artists. Along the way he's won The X Factor Australia and released a debut single, It's Gotta Be You, that charted all over the world and notched up millions of international streams. All that at just 17 years of age.
Nathan Trent is a Singer/Songwriter in the genres Pop and R’n’B. He writes, composes and arranges his own music and will represent Austria in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Running On Air.
Singer and songwriter Nathan Trent was born in Innsbruck in 1992, the son of an Italian mother and an Austrian father, and was raised bilingually. At the age of three, he began taking violin and piano lessons, and played as a child in various productions for the State Theatre in Innsbruck. Nathan participated in a number of talent shows in Germany and Austria before moving to Vienna to study at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, graduating with a distinction in his bachelor degree in 2016.Nathan began writing his own songs at the age of eleven, and has continued to develop and perfect his own personal style. Today, he writes, composes and arranges his own songs, including Running On Air, his entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Dihaj is the stage name of singer and musician Diana Hajiyeva who will represent Azerbaijan in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Skeletons.
Dihaj graduated from the Baku Music Academy in 2010 and moved on to The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. While in the UK, Diana got involved with the local underground music scene by singing in a progressive trance trio Looper & Mancus. Around that time, she decided to start her own band. In 2014, she created Dihaj, an electronic music collective from Baku. The band's breakthrough single was I Break Again. Diana co-wrote it with Azerbaijani jazz pianist Isfar Sarabsky. Music critics have called the band "experimental doom pop," praising the post-rock guitar riffs, semi- acoustic drum set and atmospheric vocals. As the lead singer of Dihaj, Diana has performed at numerous music festivals including Women in Paradise in Amsterdam and Kulturos Naktis in Vilnius. In 2015, Dihaj won the Caucasian Music Awards Phoenix as The Debut of the Year.
Naviband are Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk and will represent Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Story of My Life. Ksenia is described as "a bullet" where as Artem is "calm reasonable".
Artem Lukyanenko and Ksenia Zhuk make up Naviband. Artem, 24, is a journalist and professional guitar and piano player. Ksenia is 25 and a vocalist. Naviband have been performing since 2013 and in 2014 they received their first award for thesingle Abdymi Mine at the National Music Awards in Belarus. The song was nominated for Best Song of the Year in Belarusian. Naviband have recorded three studio albums and toured extensively in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2016, they presented the official anthem of the Belarusian national football team, Naperad Belakrylyja. Naviband won the right to represent Belarus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the national selection earlier this year. Their entry, Story of My Life, will be the first entry for Belarus that will be performed in Belarusian.
Blanche, aka Ellie Delvaux, will represent Belgium in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song City Lights.
Blanche captured the attention of Pierre Dumoulin, a Belgian singer/songwriter, who began writing songs with her voice in mind before they even met. When put in touch, the two artists immediately connected and their teams began to collaborate. The duo paired up with producer Tim Bran, known for his work with London Grammar, Aurora, Birdy, among others. The final result was City Lights, an adventurous yet accessible pop track, set with a haunting chorus. With a strong yet fragile voice, the song is modern and contemporary, forming an exciting and striking debut single.
Kristian Kostov may only be 17 years old, but his experience, poise and talent go beyond his young age. He will represent Bulgaria in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Beautiful Mess.
Kristian Kostov started his musical journey at the age of 6. After going solo when he was 11 years old, he took part in many competitions, but the first big boost for Kristian’s career was his 2014 appearance on Russia’s The Voice Kids, where he was mentored by for Eurovision Song Contest winner Dima Bilan. In August 2015, Kristian left Russia to take part in Season Four of the X Factor Bulgaria, where he finished as a runner-up. His Bulgarian debut, Ne si za men, was released by his record label Virginia Records, topping the official national airplay chart for two weeks. It was followed by an English version, You Got Me Girl. Kristian's nextsingle, Vdigam Level, was a number one hit for 14 weeks and has now received almost six million views on YouTube.
Dubbed Mr Voice, Jacques Houdek is one of the biggest pop stars in Croatia and a multi-award winning artist. His song for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is My Friend.
Jacques Houdek was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1981. He is the leading singer of the younger generation of Croatian vocalists and began his career in 2000. For the last 16 years, his original performances of different musical genres have been captivating audiences of all ages. His hits include songs such as Stotinama Godina, Zauvijek Tvoj and Srećom Imam Tebe,.Jacques' rich discography boasts 13 albums which have been certified silver (5 times), gold, platinum and diamond. He is also a mentor on The Voice of Croatia and has performed thousands of concerts over the years.
Hovig will represent Cyprus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Gravity.
Hovig Demirjian is a singer songwriter of Armenian origin born in Cyprus in 1989. At the age of 16, Hovig started performing in various clubs, getting noticed in the artistic community in Cyprus. In 2009 Hovig participated in The X Factor Greece. In 2010 and 2015 Hovig tried to represent his country in the Eurovision Song Contest by competing in the national selection, reaching the final on both occasions. This year broadcaster CyBC internally selected Hovig for the 2017 competition. This year he collaborated with composer Thomas G:son with the song Gravity
Anja won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the Danish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and will represent Denmark in Kyiv with the songWhere I Am.
Anja finished second in Melodi Grand Prix last year but came back to make her childhood dream come true by representing Denmark in Eurovision Song Contest. She is 21 years old and was born and raised in Australia, but both her parents are Danish and most of her relatives lives in Denmark. In 2014 she won the third season ofThe Voice Australia. Her song this year is calledWhere I Am.
Alma is a talented young woman with an ethereal voice. A pianist and singer-songwriter, she presents her single Requiem in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Digital platforms named her one of the most promising emerging artists of 2017. Alma is a stellar, talented young woman, pianist, singer and songwriter with a unique and ethereal voice. She presents her new single Requiem which reveals her quest for never ending love, with poetic and dreamlike lyrics.
Levina will represent Germany in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Perfect Life.
Germany's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is the perfect liaison of Nordic metropolitan charm, a husky voice of international class, and a song that will delight Europe. Levina easily eclipsed 2,000 aspiring acts at the German preliminary show and now deservedly represents Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Perfect Life.
A gifted young musician, singer and actress, Demy has gained both national and international acclaim since 2011 and will represent Greece in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song This is Love. Demy's love with music started at a very early age, with piano lessons at the young age of five, before she even went to school. Meanwhile, she enrolled for the school choir and also attended music theory and harmony lessons. To this day she continues to take vocal coaching as well as piano lessons.
Believer, fighter, singer, dreamer, father and Samurai – the many faces of Joci Papai, Hungary’s representative at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Origo.
Joci's breakthrough came in 2005 and after he released his first album and was featured in numerous top-charting singles as well. Recently Joci Papai reshaped his musical style, creating an exciting and unique blend of authentic gypsy music and modern pop. This can be heard in his entry for the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest entitled Origo.
After two appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing singer it is now time for IMRI to take the lead. Third time lucky? IMRI sings in Hebrew, English and Spanish, he acts, he plays the guitar and the piano and...I Feel Alive!
IMRI, 25, born and raised near Tel Aviv, won this year's Rising Star singing competition TV show, and the ticket to represent Israel in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The young singer is already a veteran of the Eurovision stage, as a two-time backing vocalist, for both the "golden boy", Nadav Guedj, in 2015 in Vienna, and the man "made of stars", Hovi Star, last year in Stockholm. IMRI is currently a second-year Visual Communications bachelor's degree student.
Francesco Gabbani was born in 1982 and was destined to be a musician. Singer, lyricist and composer, Francesco has won Sanremo twice in a row and is about to release his third solo album. And in Occidentali's Karma he dances with an ape!
Hailing from Carrara in Tuscany, where his parents ran the town's only instrument shop, Francesco Gabbani grew up on music. In 2010 he left his first band Trikobalto to pursue a solo career. Francesco shockingly decided to quit performing to concentrate on composing when, in 2015, his publisher BMG persuaded him to enter a song for the Newcomers section of Sanremo Festival. His song Amen won and subsequently went Platinum in Italy.
Sunstroke Project were formed in 2008 and will represent Moldova in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Hey Mamma.
Sunstroke Project incorporate violin, saxophone and dance music. In 2010 the group represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest alongside Olia Tira. It was after the 2010 contest that saxophonist Sergey Stepanov became a YouTube sensation known all over the world as the Epic Sax Guy. The video of him performing at the contest went viral and has been watched millions of times.
JOWST who will represent Norway in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest alongside Aleksander Walmann on vocals. They will perform the song Grab The Moment.
Joakim With Steen is the name behind JOWST. At 15 he developed an interest in punk rock and songwriting. After finishing music producer school, where he also worked as a teacher, Joakim started working as a sound engineer and producer. Vocals on Grab the Moment are by Aleksander Walmann. He is from a musical family and took interest in music at a young age. In 2012, he took part in the Norwegian edition of The Voice,, where he reached the finals.
Kasia Moś will represent Poland in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Flashlight.
Kasia Moś was born in 1987 into an artistic family. She is the daughter of Marek Moś, a conductor, violinist, chamber musician and director of the chamber orchestra AUKSO. Joanna, Kasia's mother, is also a musician and plays the violin. Kasia's brother, Mateusz, is a violinist and composer and produced her debut album.
Salvador Sobral is a singer who manages to put across a unique musical sensibility and magnetism on stage. He will represent Portugal in Kyiv with the song Amar Pelos Dois (For The Both Of Us), penned by his sister Luisa.
Salvador Sobral studied Psychology but his overwhelming passion for music took over and he has proved to be one of the great promises in the Portuguese and Spanish music scene. While he lived in the US and in Barcelona, where he studied at the prestigious school Taller de Musics, he carried out several musical projects: he composed for himself but at the same time he created audacious performances inspired by Chet Baker, took in bossa- nova and lent his songs the sweet sonorities of Latin America.
Ilinca and Alex Florea are the winners at the 2017 Eurovision Romanian national selection with the song Yodel It!
Ilinca comes from a family of musicians and she has been studying music since she was seven years old. She started with festivals throughout Romania and results gradually started to appear. At 14 she took part in X Factor as a member of a four-piece girl band, reaching the live shows. At 16 she took part in The Voice of Romania, where she reached the semifinals along with Loredana, and she continued to take part with her coach in the national tour and to collaborate with several cultural institutions in the country.
Discovered after performing acoustic covers on social media, the young artist Manel Navarro will represent Spain in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Do It For Your Lover, which has already become a radio hit in his country.
Manel Navarro, 21, is a young composer and singer whose music is a mixture of influences from Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran. Manel, always carrying his guitar, breaks the mould of pop music, with the rhythm of his brilliant songs. The singer and composer performs in the style of the tradition of James Bay or Passenger.
The winner of Melodifestivalen 2017, Robin Bengtsson is a singer and songwriter, among other things. He loves music, travelling, family, cars, motorcycles and will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with I Can't Go On!
At the age of 13, Robin started playing the guitar, after having played trumpet for years. In 2008 at 17, he entered Swedish Idol and literally blew the judges away with his soulful and mature voice. Everyone agreed that there was something very special about his voice and personality! Since then he has toured with his band, written music, released a couple of singles and not least gained lots of experience.
OG3NE are three sisters who will represent The Netherlands in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lights and Shadows.
The Dutch vocal group OG3NE is made up of three sisters: Lisa (22) and twins Amy and Shelley (21). The name OG3NE represents their mother's blood type O and the genes that tie the three sisters together. In 2014 they were the world's first ever group to win The Voice and their great breakthrough in the Netherlands followed in 2016.The very personal and harmonious Lights and Shadows is a musical tribute to their mother, written by their father Rick, to inspire those whose families are disrupted by illness. Their mother has been seriously ill for several years. The impact on their close, musical family is huge.
The band O.Torvald will represent Ukraine in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Time.
O.Torvald was established in Poltava, Ukraine in 2005. In 2006 the band moved to Kyiv where they began performing live. Zhenia Halych is the band's front man and and to date, the group have released five albums. The band also have a large audience of fans. In 2015 they toured Ukraine and Europe and last year released their latest album; #OurPeopleAreEverywhere which was produced by Kyrylo Matiushenko from Belarus.
Lucie Jones will perform her emotive song Never Give Up On You for the United Kingdom at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.
Lucie Jones is a singer and actress from South Wales and has a wealth of stage experience, beginning with The X Factor in 2009 where she was a finalist. From there she embarked on a highly successful musical theatre career. Lucie's credits include playing Cosette in Les Miserables, Kelly in The Prodigals, Meatloaf in the We Will Rock You World Arena Tour, Victoria in American Psycho The Musical and Molly Jensen in Ghost, The Musical. Lucie won the DIMF Best Actress in a Musical Award for her performance as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical. She is currently playing Maureen Johnson in the 20th anniversary tour of RENT! The Musical. An avid sports fan, Lucie has sung the Welsh national anthem at sporting events in The Millennium Stadium and Twickenham Stadium and God Save the Queen at Wembley Stadium. Lucie is excited and honoured to be representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.