Eurovision 2021: Moldova, Iceland, Serbia.

Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið is not to be confused with duo Will & Sigrit, Iceland’s entry into Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga.

Here are three more acts from Eurovision‘s Semi Final 2:

Moldova:
Natalia Gordienko
“Sugar”
Singer, dancer and pianist, Natalia has always has always enjoyed a musical competition, as proven by the number of awards in her trophy cabinet! Accolades include winning a major prize at the prestigious International Arts Festival Slavianski Bazaar in Belarus, and picking up the honorary title of ‘Emeritus Artist’ of Moldova in 2008. No stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, the decorated vocalist represented her nation in 2006 alongside Arsenie Todiraș (once of boyband O-Zone, famed for their smash hit Dragostea Din Tei) with the track Loca (finishing in 20th place), and was also due to compete in 2020 with the track Prison. The sweet symphony Sugar was composed by pop powerhouses Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philipp Kirkorov, with lyrics by Mikhail Gutseriev and Sharon Vaughn (who has written for a number of Eurovision acts including Jedward, Måns Zelmerlöw and Sergey Lazarev).

Iceland:
Daði og Gagnamagnið
“10 Years”
Music and family have always meant the world to Daði Freyr. They are the two essentials that inspire and motivate him to fulfil his ambitions, as well as keeping him closely connected to his beloved Iceland and the close-knit communities he has always adored. As an artist who enjoys obsessing over and dissecting the intricate craft of the three-minute pop song, Daði is a keen student of the fascinatingly diverse annual explosion of pop that is the Eurovision Song Contest. Although there was no competition in Rotterdam last year, his 2020 entry Think About Things became a hugely infectious dance sensation. The track has been streamed over seventy million times on Spotify, and it blessed the official Top 40 charts of the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ireland (where it placed in the Top 3, as it did in Daði’s native Iceland).

Serbia:
Hurricane
“Loco Loco”
As with most tropical cyclones, Hurricane were formed in the Caribbean (specifically on the island of Saint Martin), where members Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević met in 2017. The talented trio are no strangers to competing at the highest level. Sanja represented Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with her song Goodbye (Shelter), earning a respectable 115 points at the Grand Final in Stockholm. Ksenija is a singer of Montenegrin origin who provided backing vocals for her father Knez on his 2015 Eurovision entry Adio – this became the most successful entry for Montenegro so far.

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