Eighteen countries will participate in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2020 on May 20th.
AUSTRIA Vincent Bueno “??”
Vincent has a rather fascinating duel-continent background. Born in Austria of Filipino heritage, over the last fifteen years or so he’s cultivated a successful career in both countries. He won a musical theatre casting show on Austrian TV as long ago as 2008.
CZECH REPUBLIC Benny Cristo “??”
Ben da Silva Cristóvão is from legendary beer city Plzeň and has been active on the Czech music scene for the last decade. He is also an accomplished jiu-jitsu performer.
ESTONIA ?? “??”
GREECE Stefania “Last Dance”
Stefania Liberakakis was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands of Greek parents. Four years ago she took part in Junior Eurovision as part of the group Kisses representing the Netherlands.
ICELAND Daði & Gagnamagnið “??”
Iceland are represented by a quirky six-piece synth-pop band comprising lead man Daði, Árný, Sigrún, Hulda, Stefán and Jóhann. They were runners-up in the Icelandic final two years ago.
MOLDOVA Natalia Gordienko “??”
Natalia took part in the 2006 contest with Arsenium where they finished in 20th place in the Athens contest. She’s from the capital Chisinau.
POLAND ?? “??”
SAN MARINO Senhit “??”
Another 2021 Eurovision is Senhit Zadik Zadik, Bologna-born of Eritrean heritage. She represented San Marino exactly ten years ago but failed to get past the semi-final.
SERBIA Hurricane “??”
Hurricane are a three-girl group from Belgrade and include Sanja Vučić who represented Serbia in the 2016 contest finishing 18th.
ALBANIA Anxhela Peristeri “Karma”
As traditional these days the first actual entry for 2021 to be selected was in Albania at their traditional Festivali i Këngës held just before Christmas 2020. Anxhela is a veteran of Albanian festivals having taken part on and off for almost two decades.
ARMENIA ?? “??”
BULGARIA Victoria “??”
Bulgaria return to Eurovision after a years gap courtesy of Victoria Georgieva from Varna. She was a finalist in X Factor Bulgaria in 2015. Since then she’s scored three hit singles in Bulgaria.
DENMARK ?? “??”
FINLAND ?? “??”
GEORGIA Tornike Kipiani “??”
Tornike is from Tbilisi and won the 2014 series of X Factor Georgia, when his coach was none other than 2019 Cypriot entrant Tamta. He won his ticket to Rotterdam by winning Georgian “Idol” on New Years Eve.
LATVIA Samanta Tina “??”
Born Samanta Poļakova in Tukums, it’s sixth time lucky for the Latvian representative in Rotterdam. She has also competed twice in the Lithuanian selection process.
PORTUGAL ?? “??”
SWITZERLAND Gjon’s Tears “??”
Gjon is of Albanian heritage and has done the rounds of casting TV shows in several countries, reaching the latter stages in Switzerland, Albania and France.