Here are the final 3 acts for Eurovision‘s Semi Final 2:
“The Moon Is Rising”
For Samanta, taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true – and she’s probably the only ever participant to have written a diploma paper analysing the Eurovision selection process in Latvia and Lithuania. Samanta has competed in the Latvian Eurovision selection process no less than six times, finishing second twice (in 2012 and 2013). She also tried to represent her second home, Lithuania, on two occasions in 2015 and 2017. There have been few other Eurovision acts throughout the years with this level of commitment to their goal. In 2020, Samanta finally triumphed in Latvia’s selection show with the song Still Breathing, winning the opportunity to represent her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest. Given the number of previous attempts she’d made to compete, the Latvian delegation invited her back unconditionally after the cancellation of last May’s competition.
Gjon Muharremaj, from Broc in the Canton of Fribourg, has dedicated his heart and soul to music since he was little. The singer’s story began when a childhood rendition of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love With You moved his grandfather to tears. This provided the inspiration for his stage name, Gjon’s Tears: “I want to use my music to move people in all sorts of ways, whether it’s joy, sadness or melancholy.” So impressed was his grandad that he decided to sign Gjon up to a TV talent show in his ancestral home of Albania. This proved to be a smart decision as, at the age of 12, Gjon finished third in Albania’s Got Talent. The next year he went on to reach the semi-finals of Switzerland’s Got Talent, and in 2019 he reached the same stage of The Voice (France).
Fyr Og Flamme
“Øve Os På Hinanden”
“Teenage idols your parents can understand!” – that’s how duo Fyr & Flamme describe themselves. The duo (singer Jesper Groth and writer/producer Laurits Emanuel) felt a creative spark when they discovered they share a passion for Schlager and Eurovision songwriting, specifically from the late-1970s and 1980s. Already popular in their home country, the pair of synth supremos have had big hits with their singles Kamæleon and Menneskeforbruger. Øve os på hinanden (Practice on Each Other) is inspired by Dansk Melodi Grand Prix bops of the past, borrowing from those ‘70s discos tracks and ‘80s beats that force listeners to get up on their feet and stomp on over to the dance floor. Laurits resides in a small town in Jylland with his wife and two kids, writing and producing songs, while popular comic actor Jesper lives in Copenhagen where he has become a popular face on TV and in theatres.