An Xtra Happy Birthday; November 30th

Four Eurovision artist celebrated their birthday on the 28th of November! Today however are three singer that have a birthday today. They all got the chance to sing at a Eurovision final. Few years apart also with different score. Antonio Carbonell, Linda Wagenmakers and Boogie have a birthday today!


Antonio Carbonell, 48

Spain selected Antonio in 1996, therefore he went on stage in Oslo, Norway. His flamenco style song, “¡Ay, Qué Deseo!.” advanced from the Pre-qualifying round, however at the final it got 19 points. Therefore it ended up in 20th place out of 23.

Linda Wagenmakers,  42

Netherlands selected Linda in 2000, that means she got to perform on the Eurovision stage in Stockholm, Sweden. She started with huge black and white outfit which then was taken off showing all silvery and glittery outfit matching the song “No Goodbyes”. The song ended up in 13th place at the final.


Hungary chose Boglárka Csemer, or Boogie, an Hungarian pop artist to reprecent them at Eurovision in 2015. That is why she went on stage in Vienna, Austria. She performed the song “Wars For Nothing” at the first semi final. Like the two other birthday people of the day, she also made it to the final. At the final the act got 19 points, therefore reached 20th place out of 27.

We all here at escXtra would like to wish all of them a great happy birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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