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Eurovision 2022: 11 Music Stars You Forgot Had Taken Part In The Song Contest

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Gearing up for the Eurovision Song Contest is always a nostalgic time, as we start looking back at some of the all-time greats from past years, from ABBA and Conchita Wurst to Bucks Fizz and Loreen.

But with so many acts competing every year, it’s inevitable that some will be less memorable than others – and it turns out that includes some pretty famous faces.

As we get ready for this year’s crop of performances, here are 11 musicians you’d completely forgotten once competed at the Eurovision Song Contest...


Represented: Ireland

Year: 2011 and 2012

How did they do? Eighth and 19th place, respectively

Best known for annoying Simon Cowell on The X Factor back in 2008, Jedward made a colourful return to our screens as the representatives for Ireland at Eurovision with the surprisingly catchy Lipstick.

A year later, they returned to the contest with the surprisingly-even-catchier Waterline. However, they didn’t fare quite as well second time around, and are yet to make it a Eurovision hat-trick (though knowing Eurovision – and Jedward – we wouldn’t rule that out).

Since competing, Jedward have continued making music, as well as appearing on Celebrity Big Brother (twice!) and a recent season of Celebrity Coach Trip, where they butted heads with their fellow passengers.

Samantha Womack

Represented: UK

Year: 1991

How did she do? Joint 10th place

Long before we knew her as EastEnders’ Ronnie Mitchell, Samantha Womack – or Janus, as she was then known – had embarked on a singing career, making it all the way to Eurovision in 1991.

Her song A Message To Your Heart ended up being her only single, after landing just within the top 10 at the contest that year, where she was supported on backing vocals by none other than Hazell Dean.

Michael Ball

Represented: UK

Year: 1992

How did he do?........

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