An Xtra Happy Birthday; August 28th

Today´s Eurovision birthday girl performed for Denmark, same as yesterday´s birthday girl. Performing almost two decades before. They even had similar end results. It´s Gry Johansen birthday today!


Gry Johansen, 52

Gry won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 1983 with the the song “Kloden drejer (The globe spins)”. Therefor she got to represent Denmark at Eurovision in Munich, Germany. Lively performance with a interesting dresses and “shrimp” back up. She scored 16 points at the final, that gained her 17th place out of 20. To add a bit more, this wasn´t Gry´s first performance at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, she was a backup singer in 1980, when she was 15 years old. Furthermore it wasn´t her last time either, she entered three times, 1985, 1989 and 2000.

Gry Johansen ´s English version

Back in the days people mostly sang in their own language, but made sometimes made covers in other languages. Following is her English version ” We´re like Starlight”. One could speculate if this version would have done better. What do you think?

All of us here at escXtra wish Gry the best on her birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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