An Xtra Happy Birthday; July 31st

Just like yesterday we have two Eurostars to celebrate today! Two birthday girls this time; one from Portugal, the other from Malta. Between them they have three Eurovision participations and also three finals! Going with our (fairly) usual “the oldest first” policy; let’s get to it!  

Ira Losco, 36

Ira Losco has represented Malta at Eurovision twice; in 2002 and 2016. In 2002 she performed the song “7th Wonder”, finishing in an impressive 2nd place, a mere 12 points behind Marie N and her “I Wanna” for Latvia. Fourteen years later she returned to the Eurovision stage. This time she took it one step further from a wonder to a miracle, with “Walk On Water”. She qualified for the grand final as number three from her semi-final. On the Saturday, however, she didn’t do quite as well; finishing just outside the top 10, in 12th place.

Filipa Azevedo, 26

Filipa represented Portugal at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. She performed her song “Há dias assim” in the first semi-final. She managed to qualify for the grand final as number four from her semi. In the final she finished 18th.

All of us here at escXtra hereby send our warmest congratulations to Ira and Filipa on their Xtra special day!  

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