Tereza Kerndlova represented Czech Republic at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Have Some Fun. She is back with a new single, Přísahám (I Swear), from her forthcoming new album due for release in September.
The young Sámi band from Northern Norway, BlackSheeps, who came 2nd in this year's Melodi Grand Prix with Dance Tonight as well as winning the Melodi Grand Prix Nordic contest in 2008 with Oro Jaska, Beana, have ended up in a fierce legal battle.
Turkish flash group MaNga, who recorded the highest placing for Turkey since 2003, has been nominated for the 2010 Music Awards for TRT. Another ex-representative, Mor ve Ötesi, and this year's Turkish participant, Yüksek Sadakat, will also compete against MaNga.
Minutes ago the first Norwegian qualifying heat ended. Helene Bøksle and Åste & Rikke made it to the final while two others will be in for a second chance to show that they got what it takes to represent the country at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The show also featured Alexander Rybak in an interesting collaboration with a heavy metal band.
Friðrik Ómar has previously participated both as a backing singer and as a featured artist for Iceland in several Eurovision Song Contests, making him a well known face and extremely popular with many fans. Not one to rest on his laurels, he has numerous projects currently in the pipeline.
Maria caused a major stir when she was shockingly and unjustly voted off the Idol show back in 2004. Such was her talent that she nevertheless managed to make a name for herself, achieved a good result at the Eurovision Song Contest and is now out with an excellent third album.