Brighi will represent Romania in the Europe Online Contest 04 with the song Invizibila.
In 2011, Brighi made an important step in his career and entered the gang at HaHaHa Production, the production house that made possible the collaboration between the artist and Snoop Dogg, releasing the song Play me like a violin. For this collaboration, Brighi was chosen after several preselections. The video of the play was filmed in Milan in early 2012. Play me like a violin is broadcast abroad, in countries like Spain, Italy or Germany.
Emma Marrone has been the chosen to represent Italy in EOC 04 with the song Cercavo Amore.
Emmanuela Marrone, also known as Emma or Emma Marrone (pronounced [ˈɛmma marˈroːne]; born 25 May 1984, in Florence, Italy) is an Italian pop singer.
After working with several bands, she won the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi in March 2010, and signed a contract with record label Universal Music. On 18 February 2012, she won first place at the annual televised Sanremo Music Festival 2012 with her song "Non è l'inferno". She has recorded one EP, four albums and 15 singles, and has received two Multiplatinum, 14 Platinum discs and two Gold discs. So far she has sold more than 1,200,000 singles and discs.
Since 2012, she has publicly performed on the guitar.
In 2013 and 2015, Marrone was selected as the artistic director of one of the teams in Amici di Maria De Filippi.
She represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "La mia città", and finished 21st.
Fascinated by music that shaped her generation, she loves that, today, you can put different genres of music into one song. But for Tess, she does find herself leaning towards pop music because she started out covering pop artists like Sia and Ed Sheeran. “But I’m not stuck in one genre”, she said. “I like to listen to all kinds of music. I get bored easily and like to take inspirations from everywhere. That’s how I want people to see my music. Something that you can’t put into one box or one genre. I come from a land of diversity, and I want my music to reflect that!”
There were two performances that confirmed Tess’ conviction that music is what she wanted to do, and nothing else. “I’ve always loved to be on stage”, she continued. “I’ve been so used to it since I was little as I’ve been dancing since I was four. One of the performances you’re talking about was my first at an opening for a French artist in a big stadium in La Réunion Island. I was alone on stage, a little scared but also very excited. Even if the public didn’t know my music, they were very supportive. I just felt like I was in the right place. I felt confident and 100% myself. That’s when I knew music was the right thing for me! It was then confirmed when I did my first show in Paris opening for Gallant. I just love to feel the connection with the public”.
In 2004, Nikos Ganos participated in the first and only series of Super Idol, the former Greek version of the British talent show hit Pop Idol. He was in the "Bottom 2 or 3" from weeks four to seven and was eliminated in third place on week eight, the last week before the final. Since then Ganos has continued to release singles that have become hits in Greece and has worked with some of the biggest names of the Greek music scene like Giannis Parios, Kaiti Garbi, Giorgos Mazonakis and Marinella. In 2010 he released the song "Last Summer" which was the most successful song in Greece that year. In 2011 he performed "Last Summer" live on X Factor Greece. In 2012, he performed "Break Me In The Dark" (a remix of "Break Me") with Katerina Stikoudi at the MAD Video Music Awards. In 2013 he released his new song "I'm in love". In April 2013, Ganos has been competing in the first Greek series of Your Face Sounds Familiar and was eliminated in week 12. Each week he transformed and performed song by famous singers like; George Michael, Justin Timberlake, John Lennon, Notis Sfakianakis, Justin Bieber, Giorgos Mazonakis, Prince, Zozo Sapountzaki, and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, Sertab Erener. Ganos himself has shown interest in representing Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in the past.
Robin Schulz (born 28 April 1987) is a German musician, DJ and record producer. Most of his songs make use of manual guitar riffs. On 4 February 2014, he released the first single from his debut album, a remix of "Waves" by Dutch hip hop artist Mr Probz. This remix later received a nomination for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
His follow-up single, released 6 June 2014, was a remix of the Lilly Wood and the Prick track "Prayer in C" from their 2010 album Invincible Friends. Both remixes have charted in many European countries and the United States, leading to international recognition for Schulz. He co-founded Lausbuben Records with Daniel Bruns and Christopher Noble.
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal, although the "gothic" influence varies with each album. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was mostly gothic metal. Enter even had a hint of doom metal. In an interview, Den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with Dutch music platform 3VOOR12, den Adel stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band ... in my opinion, we are no gothic band".
Serbia is returning to the contest after 3 editions, with the new head of delegation, Uros, who has decided thorugh an internal election that Marija Serifovic will represent the country with the song Nije Ljubav To.
Marija Šerifović (Serbian Cyrillic: Марија Шерифовић, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [mǎrija ʃerǐːfoʋitɕ], born 14 November 1984) is a Serbian singer. She represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Molitva", and won with 268 points, making it Serbia's most successful Eurovision entry to date. Šerifović is the daughter of Verica Šerifović, also a notable singer. She was also one of the judges on Eurosong to choose the Irish entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2008 and sang Molitva to close the show. She was also a member of the International Jury in Melodifestivalen 2009, the selection for the Swedish entry to Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
Israel is back! New head of delegation, James, has just confirmed the participation of the Israel in the fourth edition of the Europe Online Contest with the band NAAMA, who will perform the song Slave For The City, after the decision of selecting them internally. Will Israel make the cut to the Grand Final?
Ethno groove comes to life with Naama’s strong voice and strong message, bringing to life urban beats and retro sound. Coming from a multi-cultural home, roots going all the way back from Turkey and Iraq, she manages to weave that middle-eastern vibe into soul music.
Coming from the vibrant music scene in Tel Aviv she has received wide acclaim for her first single “Slave for the City” released August 2015. So far it was chosen song of the week on 88fm national radio, and the music video that accompanies it sets a unique mosaic of sound and visual that brings to life the heart beat of middle eastern groove.
Naama has released one album in Hebrew and has been singing soul music for many years. In the upcoming EP she cooperates with Robin Banerjee, Amy Winhouse’s guitarist, after meeting on stage and then working long distance between London and Tel Aviv