Monday, 9 April 2012

ESC 2012, semi-final 1 - Denmark

Soluna Samay (born as Soluna Samay Kettel on August 27 1990 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a Danish singer. Soluna will represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, with her entry Should've Known Better.

Soluna's father is German musician Gerd G. Kettel (Stage name Gee Gee Kettel) and her mother is Annelis Ziegler from Switzerland Soluna grew up on the shores of Lake Atitlan. She attended the American Robert Muller LIFE school. Soluna moved to Denmark in 2000 when her parents purchased a small farm on the Island of Bornholm. Samay is multilingual speaking fluent English, Danish, Spanish and German.

Soluna's music career began at age of 5 when she joined her father on drums and soon after that she began singing. At the age of 10 she switched to electric bass, at 16 to upright bass. With her parents she spent her summers touring and playing music on the streets of Europe, and winters living in Guatemala. Soluna started to learn guitar around the age of 12, when she also wrote her first songs.

Soluna was chosen as a wildcard entry by DR1 for the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. She won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012 on January 21 over Jesper Nohrstedt and Christian Brøns & Patrik Isaksson.

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