After having just one Eurostar to celebrate yesterday, we’re back with another four Eurovision birthdays! Please join us in congratulating today’s three birthday girls and one birthday boy. One *almost* made it into the top three. In contrast, the others struggled at the oposite end of the score board. On this lovely October Wednesday we bring you, among others, the stunningly beautiful and talented Margaret Berger!
Isis Gee, 45
Isis represented Poland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. She qualified in tenth place from her semi-final, thus being the last qualifier. In the grand final, on the other hand, she wasn’t as successful. She only finished 24th out of 25 participants. “For Life”, though not being much of a success at Eurovision, nevertheless turned into something of a classic among fans.
Jeronimas Milius, 33
Just like Isis, Jeronimas took part in the 2008 Eurovision in Belgrade. He represented Lithuania with the song “Nomads in the Night”. Unlike Isis, however, he failed to qualify for the grand final. He finished 16th in his semi-final, out of 19 participants. This meant he continued Lihuania’s rather disappointing streak of results at Eurovision. The Baltic country had to wait another eight years before finally achieving a top 10 result.
Margaret Berger, 32
Margaret Berger represented Norway at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. After three pretty bad years for Norway, her fourth place hinted at a better Eurovision future for her country. Her cool, contemporary entry, “I Feed You My Love”, was one of the pre-contest favorites. It’s result proved once again that modern pop music has a place in Eurovision.
Elżbieta “Ela” Steinmetz (Elaiza), 25
Ela represented Germany at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. She did so as part of the group Elaiza. They performed the song “Is It Right”. Ela was also one of the songwriters behind the entry. Despite charting both in several countries, it finished in a rather diappointing 18th place. The official video for the song was almost four minutes long.
All of us here at escXtra wish Isis, Jeronimas, Margaret and Ela the very best of birthdays!