Both singers hail from different corners of the globe but have stood on the Eurovision stage representing France. Canadian warbler Natasha St. Pier and Indonesian beauty Anggun are poles apart in terms of musical genres but found common ground on the concept album Thérèse, Vivre d'Amour.
Since she represented the Netherlands at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest Michelle has changed music style. Out On My Own has been replaced with a significantly more rocky attitude. With her band EinsteinBarbie she is now nominated for the prestigious Grote Prijs van Nederland.
Quirky Russian rockers Mumiy Troll are currently sailing around the world on board the ship Sedov and have their latest english langauge album Vladivostok was given a simulatneous April release in the US and Russia. Now it's the turn of the UK, with the band making a number of appearances there this summer.
Natasha St. Pier has, like her counterparts Céline Dion and Lara Fabian a place in the elite club of chanteuses representing another country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry Je N'ai Que Mon Âme opened many doors for her to the French speaking market and Francophile fans can rejoice, as she returns with a brand new album Bonne Nouvelle.
Two times Danish finalist, Johnny Hansen, is being harassed by a female stalker accusing him of being his late wife unfaithful and even of having killed her. Despite several warnings she continues and Johnny has now pressed charges against her. Other Danish finalists have tried it as well.
First 161 songs were cut down to 62 which have now been cut down to 24 songs that will participate in the Maltese semi-final, which has been moved to the 3rd of February. Still in the running to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time is Fabrizio Faniello.
As mentioned in our earlier article, the duo behind fan favourite Nótt, performed by Jóhanna are giving it another go this year. María Björk Sverrisdóttir and swede Marcus Frenell have teamed up with Fredrik Randquist to compose a new entry for next year's Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins.
Former Turkish representative Hadise, who gave Turkey a fourth place at the Eurovision Song Contest, behaved scandalously as a member of the jury panel in the latest episode of The Voice of Turkey when she failed to recognise theTurkish representative from 2001, Sedat Yüce.
On a new album David Civera looks back at his ten years on the music scene. From the beginning of his career he always wanted to record an album with a renewed version of his favorite classic songs. On A Ritmo De Clásicos he finds a way to put his own personal stamp on each track.