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Three days to Eurovision in Concert


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Posted 2 April, 2014, 19:30

Over the course of this week, we will be previewing the acts that are going to be appearing at Eurovision In Concert, by either through interviews, or videos of the entries. Plus we will be finding out each day more about some of the background to this keenly anticipated event, which is already sold out.

My number one

Everyone who has attended Eurovision In Concert in the past will have gone away with some great memories from the event, but what has been the favourite moment over the last five years for organiser René Romkes?
"My personal favourite memory was last year's special guest Carola. She's probably my favourite Eurovision Song Contest artist, it was great to have her in Amsterdam last year. She gave a flawless performance and she definitely knew how to entertain the audience. I also loved the fact that my favourite Dutch singer, Ruth Jacott, accepted our invitation to host Eurovision In Concert in 2012."
No doubt fans who attend the 2014 event will also leave with enduring memories. So let's look at five more of the acts who will be appearing at the event. Maybe your favourite will be amongst them?

Azerbaijan

It’s been a long way for a 29-year-old Dilara Kazimova to join the Eurovision family. First time Dilara took her chance in the Azerbaijani national selection as a band member of Unformal in 2008, when the country debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest. The band finished second in the national selection. Later, in 2010, Dilara qualified to the final as a part of a female duo Milk & Kisses. For the 2014 contest she sings Start A Fire composed by Stefan Örn, Johan Kronlund and Alessandra Günthardt

Watch Dilara Kazimova perform Start A Fire

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United Kingdom

In 2008 scored her first UK top ten hit with Raindrops, a collaboration with superstar DJ Sash! In 2012 Molly won best Urban/Pop act at Live and Unsigned, a highly regarded UK Contest for unsigned artists and acts. 2013 brought in more success as Molly was awarded winner of 'Best Song' at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards for her original track Lost Generation. She has composed the song Children Of The Universe along with Anders Hansson.

Watch Molly perform Children Of The Universe

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Lithuania

Vilija Matačiūnaitė started her professional singing in 2004, when she turned 18 and decided to compete in an international singing competition Amber Star in Latvia, where she won second place. A year later, in 2005 she decided to participate in one of the most successful Lithuanian TV reality singing competitions - The Way To The Stars. Again, she was among the leaders and took second place. After this contest she became a famous singer in the country. She will perform the song Attention, composed by herself along with Viktoras Vaupšas.

Watch our interview with Vilija Matačiūnaitė

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Moldova

Throughout her career as a singer, Cristina Scarlat gained great experience by competing and winning prizes in a wide range of festivals and contests, including the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Belarus. Cristina will sing the song Wild Soul in the contest, composed by Ivan Akulov and Lidia Scarlat.

Watch our interview with Cristina Scarlat

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Belgium

For Axel Hirsoux, taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream come true. This humble young man from Charleroi will soon take to the stage in Copenhagen to show the world what he has to offer musically with the song Mother, composed by Rafael Artesero and Ashley Hicklin.

Watch Axel Hirsoux perform Mother

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Tomorrow we will look at some more songs and interviews with acts who will be at Eurovision In Concert 2014.
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