An Xtra Happy Birthday; December 1st!

Yesterday on the 30th of November three Eurovision artist celebrated their birthday. Today as well are three Eurovision singers that have a birthday today. One performed quite a while ago, while the two sang more recently at Eurovision. The youngest of them had the most success at Eurovision. Lize Marke, Eva Boto and Zoë have a birthday today.


Lize Marke, 81

Marke first took part at the Netherlands national selection in 1963 then with two songs. However her song ended in 2nd and 4th place.  In 1965 the Netherlands selected her to  perform all the songs at the national selection. “Als Het Weer Lente Is”  was the song that was selected and thus it was performed in Napels, Italy. The song however did not capture the juries, and received zero points.

Eva Boto, 22

Slovenia chose Eva Boto in 2012 to perform at Eurovision in Baku, Azerbaijan. Then only 17 years old. The song is called “Verjamem” or “I belive” and was performed at the second semi final. However the act did not advance to the final.

Zoë, 21

Austria selceted Zoë Straub to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. Therefore she sang her song “Loin d’ici” in Stockholm Sweden. The song was quite popular among the fans. The song quilified for the final where she reached 13th place.

We all here at escXtra would like wish these three Eurovision ladies a wonderful happy birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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