Here are three more acts from Eurovision’s Semi Final 2:
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. Ivana is a professional dancer, winning multiple national and European dance competitions.
Tornike is a musician, father of 3 children and a professional architect. When he founded his own band at age 19, he hadn’t even consider becoming a vocalist. While Tornike and his bandmates were still looking for a singer to fill that vacant spot, he stepped in temporarily, and the rest is history. In 2014, Tornike won the first season of X Factor Georgia, where his mentor was the future Georgian-Greek Cyprus Eurovision star, Tamta. In 2017, Tornike tried to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the industrial techno song, You Are My Sunshine, but was unsuccessful. In 2019, he returned to Georgian Idol and won the contest along with the chance to represent his nation at Eurovision.
This is Anxhela’s second attempt at representing her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest, having entered Festivali i Këngës (“Albanian Song Festival”) back in 2001. Between attempts, the singer found success in X Factor Greece, Your Face Sounds Familiar and Kënga Magjike (another popular Albanian song contest, which she won in 2017 with the song E Çmëndu). In October 2020, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) announced Anxhela as one of the contestants selected to compete in the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song Karma. Peristeri emerged victorious and was announced as Albania’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.