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An Xtra Happy Birthday; November 15th

Yesterday on November 14th a Eurovision winner had a birthday. Today  as well a a Eurovision winner celebrate her birthday. She was a part of a group that conquered the world. Plus there one more who has a birthday. They both have German heritage in common. And they are only one year apart in age and their performances on the Eurovision stage. Joy Fleming and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have a birthday today!

Joy Fleming, 73

West Germany selceted Joy Flemming in 1975 to perform in Stockholm. She sang the song “Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein” and became 17th out of 19 act. She however tried three more times to enter Eurovision again. In 1986, 2001 and 2002, where she came in second place for the last to national finals.

Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 72

Anni-Frid was a member of the famous band ABBA, one of Eurovisions most famous winners. They won the show in 1974 with the song “Waterloo” with rather big diffrence. That is they got 24 points and the second place went to Italy which got 18 points.

We all here at escXtra would like to wish the two of them a great birthday.

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Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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