An Xtra Happy Birthday; October 18th

Four Eurovision stars had birthday yesterday, however there are three of Eurovision singers that celebrate their birthday today! Their entries are not that similar but all have made effort to have an active and vibrate dancing in the background. Who thought that “Roman soldiers” in some kind of human hamster wheels would be a good idea? Loucas Yiorkas, Olivia Lewis and Loboda have a birthday today.

Olivia Lewis, 39

Through the national selection, Malta Song for Europe, Olivia was selected to perform at Eurovision 2007 in Serbia. That was the 11th time she participated in the national selection, with placing in 2nd place the three previous years. Despite her big devotion to the song contest her Song “Vertigo” did not make it to the final.

Svetlana Loboda, 35

Both the jury and the public of Ukraine thought that Loboba was the best option in 2009 to represented her nation in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore she sang in Russia that year. With huge stage props and “Roman soldiers” at her side, Svetlana advance to the Final. At the final her song “Be My Valentine!” got 70 points leaving her in 12th place.

Loucas Yiorkas, 31

In 2011, Greece´s Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation selected Loucas Yiorkas and five others to represent Greece in Eurovision. Along with Stereo Mike and performed the song “Watch My Dance”. They had huge success with the public televotes where he got 3rd place. However after uniting the result with jury votes the song only got 120 points at the final, leaving in it 7th place.


We all here at escXtra would like to wish the three of them the very best on their birthday.

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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