An Xtra Happy Birthday; November 26th!

Yesterday we celebrated two Eurovision birthday boys; Tom Dice and Andrius Pojavis. Today we add one more, thereby giving you three birthday boys to help us celebrate. One of them had already won the contest before the other two were even born. We give you Martin Lee, Ludwig Galea and Michał Szpak!

Martin Lee, 68

In 1976 United kingdom selected the famous band “Brotherhood of Man” to represent them at Eurovision in The Hague, Netherlands. They sang the song “Save Your Kisses for Me”, which got 164 points at the show. Thereby they won the Contest! They are still active as a group today. Martin performed with three other artists; Sandra Stevens, Nicky Stevens and Lee Sheriden.

Ludwig Galea, 40

Ludwig represented Malta at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul. He did so as half of the duo Julie & Ludwig, performing the song “On Again, Off Again”. In the semi-final, the firts of its kind in Eurovision, they finished 8th, thus qualifying for the final. There they finished 12th out of 24 contestants. Julie & Ludwig also tried their luck in Malta Song for Europe 2003, with the song “My Number One“, but they had to wait another year before winning the right to represent their country.


Michał Szpak, 27

Michał Szpak represented Poland at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. There he performed the beautiful ballad “Color of Your Life”. His performance in the semi-final secured a 6th place, thus he qualified for the grand final. In the finale he delivered a flawless perfomance, giving him a third place among the viewers, and an 8th place in total.

We all here at escXtra would like to wish the three of them a big happy birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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