An Xtra Happy Birthday; November 27th

Yesterday we celebrated three Eurovision birthday boys. Today, we more than double the number of Eurostars we need your help in celebrating. A total of seven Eurostars were born on this date; five men and two women. The oldest was born in 1945, the youngest in 1990. Their Eurovision results vary from not qualifying to the grand final, finishing last in the final to Sanna Nielsen securing a 3rd place!

Hans Kreuzmayr, 72

Hans represented Austria at the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest in The Hague. He dd so under his stage name Waterloo, as part of the duo Waterloo & Robinson. They performed the song “My little world”, finishing in a very respectable fifth place.

Vlado Janevski, 57

Vlado represented Macedonia in their first ever Eurovision, back in 1998. He won that year’s edition of Skopje Fest with the song “Ne Zori, Zoro”, thus winning the ticket to Birmingham. On the night of the final he finished 19th. As a result of this, Macedonia was not allowed to take part the year after.

Vili Resnik, 54

Vili represented Slovenia at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham. He performed the ballad “Naj bogovi slišijo”.  He finished in 18th place, right ahead of Vlado Janevski (above), thereby just securing his country’s participation the next year.

Tinka Milinović, 44

Tinka represented Switzerland at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens. She did so as part of the group Six4One. They performed the song “If We All Give a Little”. In the grand final they finished 16th out of 24 participating countries. Prior to this, Tinka had taken part in the national pre-selection in Bosnia and Herzegovina several times. Her most successful attempt was in 2005, when she tied for first place, performing Ralph Siegel’s “Sometimes I wish I Were a Child Again“. In 2002 she graced the Eurovision stage for the first time, when she was a backing singer for Maja Tatic in Tallinn.

Sanna Nielsen, 33

Sanna Nielsen represented Sweden at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. She performed the song “Undo” in the first semi-final, finishing second, thus qualifying for the final. In the grand final she finished in third place, only beaten my Conchita Wurst and The Common Linnets. Participating in the Eurovision Song Contest has been a long standing dream for Sanna, and “Undo” was her seventh attempt at representing Sweden in the contest. Her best results prior to winning in 2014 was a second place in 2008 with “Empty Room” and a third place in 2001 with “I går, i dag“.

Max Jason Mai, 29

Max represented Slovakia at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. He performed his own song “Don’t Close Your Eyes” in the second semi-final. He finished 18th and last in his semi, thus failing to reach the grand final.

Josh Dubovie, 27

Josh represented the United Kingdom at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. He performed Mike Stock, Pete Waterman and Steve Crosby’s song “That Sounds Good to Me”. Since United Kingdom is pre-qualified for the final, Josh didn’t have to take part in the semi. In the final, however, he finsihed dead last, having received only 10 points.

All of us here at escXtra wish today’s seven Eurovision birthday stars the very best of birthdays! 

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