Eurovision Song Contest: Albania-Iceland

Eurovision Song Contest Baku 2012

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The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest song contest in Europe and Asia, more than 100 Million people watch it live every year.  This year 42 countries are participating. It will take place in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan because the winning country is always the host of the next contest. The big final is going to be on the 26th May.

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As I watch this show since I can remember, I also love looking on all the names from the different countries.

So here are the names from the 2012 contest. First column shows the country, the second, the name of the band or a singer with a stage name, in the third column you can find the real names of all artists.

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Country Singer/Band Real name(s)
Albania

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Rona Nishliu
Austria´ “Trachshittaz” Lukas PlöchlManuel Hoffelner

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Azerbaijan

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Sabina Babayeva
Belarus´ “Lightsound” Dmitry Karyakin

Vladimir Karyakin

Jacopo Massa

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Belgium

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“Iris” Laura van den Bruel
Bosnia and Hercegovina

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“MayaSar” Maja Sarihodžić
Bulgaria

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Sofie Marinova
Croatia

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Nina Badrić
Cyprus

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  Ivi Adamou
Denmark

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“Soluna Samay” Soluna Samay Kettel
Estonia

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Ott Lepland
Finland

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Pernilla Karlsson
France

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“Anggun” Anggun Cipta Sasmi*
Georgia

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Anri Jokhadze
Greece

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Eleftheria “Elle” Eleftheriou
Germany

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Roman Lob
Hungary´ “Compact Disco” Behnam LotfiGábor Pál

Attila Sándor

Csaba Walkó

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Iceland´ “Gréta Salóme & Jónsi” Gréta Salóme StefánsdóttirJón Jósep Snæbjörnsson

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This is the first part of my posts about the Eurovision Song Contest, the next will be about the name of the artists of the countries Ireland- UK.

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*The singer Anggun was born in Indonesia, but grew up in France


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5 thoughts on “Eurovision Song Contest: Albania-Iceland

  1. Eleftheria is one I’ve never heard of before, but she’s remarkably pretty. The names from last years Eurovision were nice, so it’s great to read about this years group of names.

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  4. I’ve always loved the name Pernilla, but never quite sure where it comes from or what it means (except that in English it’s a type of herb). In Finnish, is it a feminine form of Peter or Petronius, or related to the English name Pernel?

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