Artist Profile: United Kingdom 2019 – Michael Rice

This year, the United Kingdom is represented by Michael Rice. Michael was born on 25th October 1997, in Hartlepool, England. Michael came into public’s attention in 2014, when he auditioned for the 11th season of the X-Factor UK. Sadly his journey into the show lasted only until the Bootcamp stage. Last year, he attempted once…

Artist Profile: The Netherlands 2019 – Duncan Laurence

This year, the Netherlands is represented by Duncan Laurence. Duncan was born on 11th of April 1994 in Spijkennise, Netherlands. His real name is Duncan de Moor Duncan from a young age showed his interest in music, although his town doesn’t have infrastructures. He started his musical career at the Rock Academy in Tilburg. He…

Artist Profile: Switzerland 2019 – Luca Hänni

This year, Switzerland is represented by Luca Hänni. Luca was born in 08th of October 1994 in Bern, Switzerland. From a young age, he showed his interest in music. When he was in the kindergarten he took drums lessons. Later, at the age of nine, he taught himself how to play the guitar and the…

Artist Profile: Sweden 2019 – John Lundvik

This year, Sweden is represented by John Lundvik. John was born in 27th of January 1983, in London, England. He was adopted when he was just 1 week old, by Swedish that lived in England. He has never met his biological parents. John lived in England till the age of 6, when he moved with…

Artist Profile: Slovenia 2019 – Zala Kralij & Gašper Šantl

This year, Slovenia is represented by the duo Zala Kralij and Gašper Šantl. The duo is also referred to as ZalaGasper and was formed in 2018 in Maribor, Slovenia. Zala is the vocalist of the duo and Gašper is a multi-instrumentalist. He started playing the guitar at a young age. Since 2018, they have released…

Artist Profile: Serbia 2019 – Nevena Božović

This year, Serbia is represented by Nevana Božović. Nevena was born on 15th of June 1994, in Kosovska Mitrovica. Nevena is a familiar face to the Eurofans due to her two previous Eurovision participations. In 2007, she competed in the junior version of the contest, representing Serbia. Her song finished third out of seventeen songs…

Artist Profile: San Marino 2019 – Serhat

This year, San Marino is represented by Serhat. Serhat was born on 24th of October 1964, in Istanbul, Turkey. His full name is Ahmet Serhat Hacipoşalioğlu. Serhat is a well-known singer, producer and tv host. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of Istanbul University in 1988. A couple of years later, in 1994 he…

Artist Profile: Russia 2019 – Sergey Lazarev

This year, Russia is represented by Sergey Lazarev. Sergey was born on 1st of April 1983, in Moscow, Russia. When Sergey was young he practised artistic gymnastics. At the age of 10, he started acting and singing. By the of 14, he had already won his first award. In 2006 he was a contestant on…

Artist Profile: Romania 2019 – Ester Peony

This year, Romania is represented by Ester Peony. Ester was born in 1994, in Câmpulung, Romania. Her real name is Ester Alexandra Crețu. In 2001 she immigrated with her parents to Montreal, Canada. While she was in Canada she started taking jazz lessons. A few years later, she returned to her motherland and finished there…

Artist Profile: Portugal 2019 – Conan Osiris

This year, Portugal is represented by Conan Osiris. Conan Osiris’ real name is Tiago Miranda and was born on 5th of January 1989, in Lisbon, Portugal. Conan’s stage name is a combination of the main character’s name in the Japanese show “Future Boy Conan” and the Egyptian god Osiris. In 2010, he got his degree…