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The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 has an ample amount of contestants ready to try their hand at winning the title this year in Vienna, Austra. Note: This list does not (and nor did the previous update) contain any of the seven countries that are given the Straight to Final status. The following reflects the regular representative choices from Moldova onward:
Moldova: Singing I Want Your Love, is 22-year-old Eduard Romanyuta. Born in the Ukraine, he is another participant who is very familiar with the Eurovision Song Contest. He attempted to represent his home country a total of three times in previous Eurovisions; this occurred in the years of 2011, 2012, and 2013. This year, however, he participated in the O Melodie Pentru Europa 2015 (the Moldovan national final), and ended up being picked to represent the country in Vienna, Italy.
Montenegro: Representing this country at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is veteran recording artist Knez. He has released eight studio albums as of 2012, and his work is also included on three compilation albums. At 47 years old, he is one of the older participants in this year’s show. His song choice has not yet been revealed.
Norway: Both the Eurovision representative and song choice for this country have not yet been announced. The date upon which this information will be revealed is March 14.
Poland: Another professional recording artist, Monika Kusynska, was chosen today as the Polish representative for Eurovision 2015. She has one studio album under her belt, and two hit singles. One of these singles, entitled In The Name of Love, will be the song performed by Kusynska for the competition. The 35-year-old is also a paraplegic, as a result of a an extremely serious car crash that took place back in 2006, and requires a wheelchair for mobility purposes.
Portugal: After beating out two other contestants for the crowning title of Festival da Canção (the Portuguese national final), Leonor Andrade was chosen as the singer to represent the country in Vienna for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. She will be singing Há um Mar que nos Separa
Romania: For Eurovision 2015, Pop-rock group Voltaj will be performing the song De la capat (From The Beginning), a track that has been garnering a substantial amount of views and high praise since its release in November 2014. Back in 2005, the band won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Romanian Act. They have released six studio albums so far, as well as a handful of singles.
Russia: Both the Eurovision representative and song choice for this country have not yet been announced. The date upon which this information will be revealed also has yet to be announced to the public.
San Marino: Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini will be representing their country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Both singers have previously represented this country during the Junior Eurovision Song Contest; Perniola competed in 2013 as a solo act, and Simoncini in 2014 as part of the all-female group The Peppermints. Their song choice will be announced on March 13.
(to be continued)
By Rebecca Grace
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