Hovig is Cyprus’ pick for 2017, having narrowly missed out on being chosen in 2015 with his song ‘Stone in a River’. In 2017, he’ll sing ‘Gravity’ but can he defy gravity and the odds and go on to win.
In Tako Gachechiladze, we have yet another returning artist for 2017. You may recognise the Georgian singer from the controversial banned song from 2009 ‘We Don’t Wanna Put In’. She’ll be going one step further and actually getting to perform on the Eurovision stage on 2017 when she performs ‘Keep The Faith’.
Norma John are another of the duos in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. They are made up of pianist Lasse Piirainen and vocalist Leena Tirronen and will sing the song ‘Blackbird’ following their win at Finland’s national selection show UMK in January.
Bulgaria have returned to Eurovision glory following a decent placing last year by Poli Genova. They will be hoping to build on that this year with Voice of Russia youngster Kristian Kostov and his song ‘Beautiful Mess’. But how does his song stack up? Is it more beautiful than mess?
After a whopping eleven times competing in the Maltese Eurovision selection show, Claudio Faniello was finally chosen to represent the island nation in 2017 with song ‘Breathlessly’.
What was meant to be a one off, has become a regular feature, as Australia compete at Eurovision for the third time in 2017. The theme of ex-talent show competitors continues as Isaiah Firebrace follows in the footsteps of X-Factor winner Dami Im and Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.