Popular Swedish artist Peter Jöback has entered Melodifestivalen on two previous occasions, and in his home country, his career has gone from strength to strength. He has built a reputation for himself as one of Sweden's premier musical stars, and is soon to become historic.
Former Swedish Eurovision entrants Jill Johnson and Lena Philipsson are to feature in special concerts on the 16th and 20th of January. Broadcaster SVT will be recording the events with the intention of broadcasting the show in the coming months.
Dutch trio 3JS announced through their official website the release of a compilation album entitled Tot Zoverder...Het Beste van 3JS on the 25th of January, coinciding with their Bronnen theatre tour which is due to get underway on the 10th of January.
Pastora Soler and Doris Dragovic will be the special guests at a Christmas concert tour in Croatia. They were invited by the tenor Ivo Gamulin Gianni to share the stage with him at these charity shows that takes place in Split, Zagreb and Osijej on the 14th, 16th and 20th of December respectively.
They got their European breakthrough in Germany when they finished 5th at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest and now A Friend In London's Tim Schou and Sebastian Winther Olsen will come back for an intimate concert in support of charity. The concert takes place in Landau on the 1st of December.
Since their win in 2006, Lordi have been plagued by problems. Their popularity waned, only to explode once more. Add to the equasion frequent changes to the line up and you have a recipe for the stereotypical rockband story. Lordi have however overcome their difficulties and are back, bigger and brasher than ever before.
Liliane Saint-Pierre already had a well established career when participating on home soil for Belgium in 1987 with Soldiers of Love. Her entry was surprisingly enough not a hit the first time around, but experienced something of a renaissance on various Belgian charts this autumn. Saint-Pierre will be giving a rather unique concert this coming January.
Åge Sten Nilsen and Benedicte Adrian both represent two genres that are pretty far apart from one another, rock and avantgarde pop. In a surprise collaboration with another former Norwegian entrant, Benedicte Adrian, Christmas comes early for both Queen and Eurovision fans in the form of a seasonal edition of the Queen tribute show We Will Rock You.